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17 May 2022   Blog

Celebrating Indonesia's National Book Day

The National Library of Australia holds the largest collection of Indonesian language material in Australia and...

4 May 2022   Blog

A day in the life of your election campaign material

What happens to your election material after you've donated it? Learn more about the National Library's election ephemera campaign.

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28 Apr 2022   Video

Fellowship presentation: Bird Lovers

Hear from 2021 Fellow, Russell McGregor, as he compiles a history of birdwatching in Australia from the late nineteenth century through to the present day.

A blue book cover reads 'The Idea of Australia - A search for the soul of the nation'
28 Apr 2022   Video

Author talk: The Idea of Australia

Julianne Schultz talks about her most recent book, which challenges our notions of what it means to be Australian and asks timely and urgent questions about our national identity.

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28 Apr 2022   Video

Curator talk: On Stage

Join Dr. Susannah Helman, curator of the On Stage exhibition, as she discusses collection highlights from the exhibition.

27 Apr 2022   News

Community Heritage Grant: Canberra Fire Museum

In 2021, the volunteers of the ACT Fire Brigade Historical Society were thrilled to receive a Community Heritage Grant to preserve the Canberra Fire Museum collection.

21 Apr 2022   News

Finding family military history

If you're researching your family's military history, the Library is full of resources to help you find your way.

20 Apr 2022   Blog

Behind the scenes with the Summer Scholars - Part 2

Summer Scholars Anita Gowers and Suzannah Henty share their experiences of studying at the National Library of Australia.

19 Apr 2022   News

Community Heritage Grant: Maruku Arts

Maruku Arts received a Community Heritage Grant in 2020 to conduct a significance assessment of the extensive Maruku Arts collection.

14 Apr 2022   Blog

Circus Stories: Recollections from the oral history collection

The circus has a long tradition in Australia and it’s a spectacle that has evolved over time. Learn about circuses and their place in Australian hearts.

13 Apr 2022   Blog

The long and short of Australia's best-loved nature trails

From red desert to white sand beaches, Australia's dramatic landscapes and extraordinary biodiversity make it a regular feature on must-see destination lists.

12 Apr 2022   News

Community Heritage Grant: Monbulk RSL's Mrs Aeneas Gunn Memorial Library

A community heritage grant is helping to conserve and promote the Mrs Aeneas Gunn Memorial Library.

11 Apr 2022   News

What's on in Autumn

While the last few rays of sun light up our golden leafy exterior, find out what's on at the Library this season.

6 Apr 2022   Blog

Meet the 2022 National Folk Fellow 

Our 2022 National Folk Fellow is Dr Mahesh White-Radhakrishnan, who came to the Library to research...

6 Apr 2022   News

Public holidays in April - Opening hours

Public holiday closures The National Library, including Bookplate Café, the National Library Bookshop and our exhibition...

1 Apr 2022   Blog

Take a Look at the National Library's performing arts collections

This new installation explores Australian stories of music, theatre and dance through the Library's collections.

31 Mar 2022   Blog

Behind the scenes: creating a performing arts book display

Follow our Reading Room staff as they curate a performing arts book display.

25 Mar 2022   News

Behind the scenes with the Summer Scholars

Meet the 2022 Summer Scholars and hear about their experiences studying in the Library.