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20 May 2020   Blog

Creative inspiration for days

Being a creative can be a tough calling these days, there is so much competition and...

14 May 2020   Blog

New, temporary online resources

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most libraries have temporarily closed the doors of their physical buildings...

12 May 2020   Blog

COVID-19: Preserving the stories of Australia

As Australians live through a global pandemic, the National Library of Australia is determined to make...

12 May 2020   Blog

Years of Saving Lives: The Australian Red Cross

They save lives and support people before and after disasters strike. They work to alleviate suffering...

8 May 2020   Blog

Tales of Old Parliament House

On May 9, Old Parliament House celebrates its 93rd birthday; the new Commonwealth of Australia finally had...

28 Apr 2020   Blog

Teaching the First World War

The way we mark Anzac Day is always, at least a little bit different each year...

24 Apr 2020   Blog

ANZAC Voices: A Legacy of Service and Sacrifice

This year’s ANZAC Day will be very different from previous ones with social distancing meaning traditional...

23 Apr 2020   Blog

Sharing Our Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s birthday is traditionally celebrated on 23 April. With theatres closed around the world, this year...

19 Apr 2020   Blog

Illustrating Indigenous Australia

If you’ve ever wondered what goes into the illustration process of a picture book, this is...

15 Apr 2020   Blog

All Things Folk at the National Library

Bring all things folk to your living room and explore the folklore collections at the National...

8 Apr 2020   Blog

This is what a feminist looks like

When I first started working for the National Library of Australia, the exhibition Deeds Not Words...

5 Apr 2020   Blog

The National Library at home

A blog post by OliviaEarlier this year, with great excitement, I packed up my life and...

31 Mar 2020   Blog

Masks, Soap and Courage

Amongst the many voices that make up the National Library of Australia’s Oral History and Folklore...

30 Mar 2020   Blog

Three months of uninterrupted research. Heaven.

Every year, thanks to our generous donors, the National Library is able to host a select...

26 Mar 2020   Blog

Luna Park - Just for Fun

Sydney’s Luna Park, nestled beside the Sydney Harbour Bridge and with Harbour frontage, has a special...

25 Mar 2020   Blog

Publishing a book in 1784

When I've seen manuscripts of famous books, I’ve thought about the process between that handwritten draft...

19 Mar 2020   Blog

A melancholy loss

On this day, 19 March 1790 – 230 years ago – HMS Sirius was wrecked on...

6 Mar 2020   Blog

Canberra Day

When I moved to Canberra from Perth in 2014, I lost my public holiday long weekend...