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3 Aug 2021
Collecting Chinese Australian stories
The National Library is collecting the stories and histories of Chinese Australians.
26 Jul 2021
Collecting Fijian Australian Stories
The Library is collecting the stories of Fijian Australians.
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Learning Webinar: Using the Oral History and Folklore Collection
Sydney Writers' Festival 2021: Live screenings
Book Launch: Defiant Voices by Babette Smith OAM - BOOKED OUT
Getting Started with the National Library of Australia
23 Oct 2020
Interview with author Patricia Clarke
'Governess Wanted', The Courier (Hobart), 28 June 1848, nla.news-article2968730For educated middle-class women in 19th-century Britain, options...
30 Aug 2020
Interview with Family Historian Vanita Kumar
From 1879 to 1916, over 60,000 Indians migrated to Fiji under the Indentured Labourer Scheme. The...
27 Aug 2020
A great speech can turn the tide of history, capture emotions and speak to generations. A...
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