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28 Aug 2020
Board games in the National Library
Many people don’t realise the National Library has its own extraordinary collection of board games. More...
27 Aug 2020
A great speech can turn the tide of history, capture emotions and speak to generations. A...
16 Aug 2020
Australian Dreams: The idea behind the exhibition
The idea for Australian Dreams: Picturing our Built World, an exhibition of images of the built...
13 Aug 2020
Quips and quirks of facetious mirth
If you wanted to have some fun on a voyage from Britain to the antipodes in...
2 Aug 2020
A Season for Books
Over the past four or five months, my social media feeds have been full of the...
24 Jul 2020
General Monash and his Grand Designs
If 'a man's home is his castle', then Sir John Monash's Iona Estate was nothing short...
18 Jul 2020
Mandela Day: A Reflection on Charles Perkins
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations peoples are advised that this post will contain...
12 Jul 2020
George’s Marvellous (Colonial) Medicine
Been indulging in too many Covid snacks lately? Take some Turkey Rhubarb! 10 weeks of ‘iso’...
7 Jul 2020
Research skills are life skills
Libraries and librarians have always had the role of providing access to information and helping people...
5 Jul 2020
eResources for Women’s Studies
Women's studies, at its heart, put women’s lives and experiences at the centre of study which...
28 Jun 2020
Pride Month at the National Library
For many years, June has been recognised as Pride Month. It is a time to both...
27 Jun 2020
Australian World Heritage
Try to imagine south-western Victoria, near present day Lake Condah, west of MacArthur, some 30,000 years...
20 Jun 2020
Walking a Mile
Australians all let us rejoice, for we are young and freeAustralia’s national anthem highlights many wonderful...
19 Jun 2020
Sir John Monash
To many of us the name Monash conjures up associations with World War I, or maybe...
14 Jun 2020
Exploring Antarctica with the National Library
Australia’s proximity to Antarctica means that its features and history are well recorded within the National...
7 Jun 2020
On Saturday 16 June, 1860, a notice was published in The Sydney Morning Herald:‘To ADVERTISERS AND...
31 May 2020
Reconciliation Week at the National Library
2020 marks 20 years of Reconciliation Australia shaping Australia’s journey towards a more just, equitable and...
24 May 2020
Unleash your creativity
It’s Library and Information Week! The theme for 2020 is “Create” and with everyone spending more...
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