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11 Apr 2019
Preserving our collections
Thanks to the generosity of donors during the 2018 appeal, preservation work continues on the extraordinary...
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.
Revising the Life of Bennelong
Take a Look
7 Jun 2021
Banjo Paterson: From Acquisition to Exhibition
The National Library, your home of Australian stories, is proud to be the custodian of the...
A Night In with Bri Lee
Cancelled: A Night In with Nardi Simpson
Talks / Lecture
Curator Talk: Why the Artists of the Picturesque Atlas Matter
Learning Webinar: Using the Oral History and Folklore Collection
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Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website contains a range of material which may be considered culturally sensitive including the records of people who have passed away.