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21 Oct 2021
Spring into Botanical Collections
Delve into our collections to discover flowers, gardens and wilderness through history.
14 Oct 2021
Australian Cookery Books - 1860s to 1960s: Thank you to the AEFG
Delve into the history of Australian cooking thanks to a generous donation from the Australian Ethical Food Group.
13 Oct 2021
Dance - online sheet music for you to explore
Your National Library has the largest archive of sheet music in Australia. Let's hit the dance floor.
12 Oct 2021
Forgotten objects inspire creativity in The Imagineer
Christopher Cheng tells stories inspired by household objects.
11 Oct 2021
Announcing the recipients of the 2022 National Library of Australia Summer Scholarships
The National Library is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Summer Scholarships, marking 20...
8 Oct 2021
Announcing the recipients of the 2022 National Library of Australia Fellowships
Congratulations to the 10 recipients of the 2022 National Library of Australia Fellowships.
8 Oct 2021
Keep calm, grab some ginger beer, and go on a picnic
As Spring sets in and lockdown restrictions in some cities ease, picnics have become an increasingly...
8 Oct 2021
Exploring Pacific Collections
Learn about history, culture and ancestry in the Pacific region through the Library’s vast collections.
1 Oct 2021
League at the Library
This year, the Penrith Panthers meet the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the grand final at Lang...
29 Sep 2021
Constitution Day: Our Constitution's Section 51 in Pictures
Discover Section 51 of the Australian Constitution through the historical poster collection of the National Library of Australia.
27 Aug 2021
Creating a love of literacy: the mission behind Indigenous Literacy Day
Indigenous Literacy Day falls on 1 September every year, and the theme for 2021 is 'Celebrating...
25 Aug 2021
From Rome to Tokyo: Australia at the Paralympic Games
With the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games underway in Tokyo, uncover Australia's Paralympic history in your national collection.
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