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Stalin's Wine Cellar book cover
18 Sep 2020   Podcast

Author Talk: Stalin's Wine Cellar

Stalin's Wine Cellar is billed as 'the Raiders of the Lost Ark of wine'. It is

The National Bicycle Game
28 Aug 2020   Podcast

Are You Board Yet?

Did you know the National Library has a board games collection?Not only do we have hundreds

21 Aug 2020   Podcast

Book Launch: Wild Ride by Daniel Oakman

Grab your helmet and join long-time cycling enthusiast Daniel Oakman alongside National Library curator Susannah Helman

The Path to Social Inclusion panellists
31 Jul 2020   Podcast

The Path to Social Inclusion

What is the Australian dream, and does it mean the same thing to us all?Join us

Kate Grenville, cover of A Room Made of Leaves and Professor Clare Wright OAM
21 Jul 2020   Podcast

Book Launch: A Room Made of Leaves

Join us as we celebrate the release of internationally bestselling author Kate Grenville’s first novel in

10 Jul 2020   Podcast

Dreaming of a Reconciled Future

Join father and daughter, and Gamilaroi and Dunghutti people, Rod and Marlee Silva (Co-Founder of Tiddas

29 Jun 2020   Podcast

From the Ashes: Australia Re-imagined

'The more we are taking care of nature, the more we are taking care of ourselves.'Last

27 May 2020   Podcast

Fishing in Australia

Join author of The Catch: The Story of Fishing in Australia and avid fisher, Anna Clark

7 Apr 2020   Podcast

Desire Lines Book Launch

Are you still a liar?From its first icy scenes in the Arctic Circle, Felicity Volk’s new

24 Mar 2020   Podcast

Thomas Keneally's Career And The Literary Machine

Join Paul Sharrad as he explores some of the delights found while researching Thomas Keneally's papers

24 Mar 2020   Podcast

Dreams Of A Great Southern Land

Join Chet Van Duzer, Cartographic Historian and Board member of the Lazarus Project at the University

Portrait of Rosemary Follett
12 Mar 2020   Podcast

Canberra Day Oration with Rosemary Follett AO

The first woman to head an Australian state or territory government, and first ACT Chief Minister

Earle, Augustus, (1793-1838), A bivouac of travellers in Australia in a cabbage-tree forest, day break, 1838,
6 Mar 2020   Podcast

A Life In Ten Acquisitions

The need for a grand narrative in the life and obsessive collecting of Rex Nan Kivell

Map of frontier massacres across colonial Australia
6 Mar 2020   Podcast

Mapping the Sites of Frontier Massacres

Join Professor Lyndall Ryan, AM FAHA, from the University of Newcastle, as she discusses her continuing

Garth Nix and Felicity Packard
12 Dec 2019   Podcast

Garth Nix in Conversation with Felicity Packard

Join two world-class writers and old friends, Garth Nix and Felicity Packard, as they chat about

Max Dupain, Olive Cotton, Holding Camera, 1937 (detail), Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, SAFE/PXA 1951
28 Nov 2019   Podcast

Book Launch: Olive Cotton

Listen as award-winning author Helen Ennis shares her experience writing the moving and powerful biography of

Photograph of Rex Nan Kivell at El Farah, from his 1973 Christmas Card,; 2. James Mortimer, Portrait of Rex Nan Kivell,
19 Nov 2019   Podcast

One Who Has Books and a Garden Wants for Nothing - Cicero

Bibliophile Rex Nan Kivell spent his life collecting rare books that are now generously shared with

Morris Gleitzman, photo by Grey Beyer, courtesy of Penguin Random House
14 Nov 2019   Podcast

2019 Ray Mathew Lecture with Morris Gleitzman

Listen to the 2019 Ray Mathew Lecture as Morris Gleitzman explores how stories create our future