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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.
10 Aug 2021
The past is present: Putting family history in context
Family history is more than deaths, dates and departures. We’re interested in interpreting what these events...
3 Aug 2021
Collecting Chinese Australian stories
The National Library is collecting the stories and histories of Chinese Australians.
30 Jul 2021
2021 Appeal Raises Record Amount
The Library's 2021 fundraising appeal raised a record amount to support the digitisation of the papers of the Australian Federation of Women Voters.
26 Jul 2021
Collecting Fijian Australian Stories
The Library is collecting the stories of Fijian Australians.
7 Jul 2021
Take a Look at the National Library of Australia
Take a Look is a new installation from the National Library of Australia, exploring Australian stories through the Library’s collections.
2 Jul 2021
Preservation story: saving scrunched records
In 2017, National Library Fellow Dr Sue Chen found a fragile Chinese document, along with several...
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...
28 May 2021
Charlotte Clark: a woman discovered and imagined
Dr Judith Nangala Crispin is a poet and visual artist with a background in music. Much...
19 May 2021
The Globes of Vincenzo Coronelli
Inside the entrance of the Main Reading Room at the National Library sit two handsome globes...
11 May 2021
Old Parliament House: A Building of ‘Firsts’
On 9 May 2021, Old Parliament House celebrated it’s 94th birthday and I have been pondering...
13 Apr 2021
Zimmermann + Athol Shmith: Fashion Photography
In September 2020, fashion label Zimmermann launched their 2021 Spring Collection, Wild Botanica. The collection features...
8 Mar 2021
Canberra Day Meets International Women's Day
I wrote a Canberra Day post last year, which came out of my dismay at no...
5 Mar 2021
Discover the Music Collection
A small but striking sculpture on display in the Special Collections Reading Room symbolically invites you...
26 Feb 2021
Harvest: Enlighten 2021 at the National Library
Explore some fruity tales from the National Library’s collections as part of Enlighten 2021. Inspired by...
26 Feb 2021
Exclusive Q&A with Nicky Zimmermann
In this exclusive interview with the National Library, Nicky Zimmermann discusses how she drew creative inspiration...
25 Feb 2021
Zimmermann + Ellis Rowan at the National Library
Erythrina insularis F.M. Baily, family Fabaceae and butterflies, Papua New Guinea, nla.cat-vn1168540, alongside a look from...
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