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11 May 2021   Blog

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   Blog

Zimmermann + Athol Shmith: Fashion Photography

In September 2020, fashion label Zimmermann launched their 2021 Spring Collection, Wild Botanica. The collection features...

8 Mar 2021   Blog

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   Blog

Discover the Music Collection

A small but striking sculpture on display in the Special Collections Reading Room symbolically invites you...

26 Feb 2021   Blog

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   Blog

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   Blog

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...

5 Feb 2021   Blog

A Century of Australian Advertising Posters

What can we learn from the sentiment and imagery used to sell Australians of the past...

22 Jan 2021   Blog

Belinda Murrell on writing memoir

People often used to ask me, ‘have you ever thought about writing a book with your...

19 Jan 2021   Blog

Summer Long Reads - Part 3

Before COVID-19 and physical distancing, before bushfires and closed borders, the ‘great Australian dream’ for Australians...

15 Jan 2021   Blog

In the blood: Kate Forsyth on creativity and DNA

We all know that we inherit the colour of our eyes from our parents.If you sneeze...

12 Jan 2021   Blog

Summer Long Reads - Part 2

The Great Australian Dream Before COVID-19 and physical distancing, before bushfires and closed borders, the ‘great...
8 Jan 2021   Blog

Summer Reading Recommendations

The NLA Publishing team has put together a selection of reading recommendations to keep you entertained...

8 Jan 2021   Blog

Researching literature from home

For those who may not be able to visit us here at the National Library, have...

5 Jan 2021   Blog

Summer Long Reads - Part 1

Before COVID-19 and physical distancing, before bushfires and closed borders, the ‘great Australian dream’ was likely...

23 Dec 2020   Blog

Bold Women in Print

The early twentieth century was a golden period for Australian literature. This was particularly true of...

18 Dec 2020   Blog

An era in office: the Menzies collection

Australia’s longest-serving prime minister, Sir Robert Menzies, held office between 1939 and 1941 and again between...

17 Dec 2020   Blog

Are We There Yet?

Few experiences evoke more nostalgia than childhood holidays in Australia. Stuffing suitcases with sporting equipment, favourite...