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28 Aug 2020   Blog

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   Blog

Great Speeches

A great speech can turn the tide of history, capture emotions and speak to generations. A...

16 Aug 2020   Blog

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   Blog

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   Blog

A Season for Books

Over the past four or five months, my social media feeds have been full of the...

24 Jul 2020   Blog

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   Blog

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   Blog

George’s Marvellous (Colonial) Medicine

Been indulging in too many Covid snacks lately? Take some Turkey Rhubarb! 10 weeks of ‘iso’...

7 Jul 2020   Blog

Research skills are life skills

Libraries and librarians have always had the role of providing access to information and helping people...

5 Jul 2020   Blog

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   Blog

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   Blog

Australian World Heritage

Try to imagine south-western Victoria, near present day Lake Condah, west of MacArthur, some 30,000 years...

20 Jun 2020   Blog

Walking a Mile

Australians all let us rejoice, for we are young and freeAustralia’s national anthem highlights many wonderful...

19 Jun 2020   Blog

Sir John Monash

To many of us the name Monash conjures up associations with World War I, or maybe...

14 Jun 2020   Blog

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   Blog

Regional Newspapers

On Saturday 16 June, 1860, a notice was published in The Sydney Morning Herald:‘To ADVERTISERS AND...

31 May 2020   Blog

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   Blog

Unleash your creativity

It’s Library and Information Week! The theme for 2020 is “Create” and with everyone spending more...