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16 Jan 2018   Podcast

Ray Mathew Lecture 2017

Novelist Kim Scott reveals how reclaiming Aboriginal language and story may offer a narrative of shared

16 Jan 2018   Podcast

The Golden Years of the Humanities?

Emeritus Professor Lesley Johnson explores the history of institutions that have shaped the humanities, and how

16 Jan 2018   Podcast

Tropical Cool

The industrial innovation of chilling or freezing perishable produce transformed relationships between climates and the production

Joan Blaeu, Archipelagus Orientalis, sive Asiaticus (detail), 1663, nla.cat-vn6264405
6 Dec 2017   Podcast

Collection Event

The map Archipelagus Orientalis, sive Asiaticus (Eastern or Asian Archipelago) is a historical goldmine; it records

5 Dec 2017   Podcast

Author Talk with Jelena Dokic

Unbreakable is the story of Jelena Dokic’s survival, in her own words. How she survived as

5 Dec 2017   Podcast

Author Talk with Michael Leunig

Modern life can feel like an injury. Where do we turn for hope when all seems

4 Balinese shadow puppets
1 Dec 2017   Podcast

Dramatising Taboos

In this creative presentation, Timothy Daly and actors will show how dormant historical material is turned

1 Dec 2017   Podcast

Hal Missingham's Fully Bound

On retiring from the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1971, Director Hal Missingham received

13 Nov 2017   Podcast

Death or Liberty!

Dr Guy Hansen, Director of Exhibitions, explores the significance of a watercolour sketch that shows the

13 Nov 2017   Podcast

Fellowship Presentation

National Library Fellow in Australian Literature, author Dr Gabrielle Carey explores the inspiring and unique influence

13 Nov 2017   Podcast

Fellowship Presentation

Dr Michelle Aung Thin reveals how Gordon Luce’s Burmese collection is helping her imaginatively recreate the

13 Nov 2017   Podcast

Enlightening the Child

What were Chinese children reading about Australia and the world in the late nineteenth and early

13 Nov 2017   Podcast

Author Talk with Alex Miller

For lovers of Australian fiction, Alex Miller’s novels are essential reading, with writing that reveals his

30 Oct 2017   Podcast

Author Talk with Noeline Brown

The sixties: a decade of safari suits and droopy moustaches? Living the 1960s guides you through

30 Oct 2017   Podcast

Author Talk with Michelle deKretser

In her new novel, Michelle de Kretser explores the art of fiction and how art can

30 Oct 2017   Podcast

A Month of Saturdays

Join The Saturday Paper’s chief political correspondent, Karen Middleton, for ‘A Month of Saturdays’, one of

30 Oct 2017   Podcast

Author Talk with Charles Massy

Charles Massy was once like many farmers, unknowingly contributing to the decline of the soil through

20 Oct 2017   Podcast

Author Talk with Judy Horacek

Random Life finds one of Australia’s favourite cartoonists at the height of her creative career; still