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5 Mar 2020   Blog

Australia’s Dreams – Enlighten 2020 at the NLA

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this presentation contains the names, voices and...

28 Feb 2020   Blog

Writing your family history

A history of the Higges, or Higgs family of South Stoke, in the county of Oxford...

26 Feb 2020   Blog

Intriguing Journeys: Maps of Evan Richard Stanley

As a volunteer with the National Library of Australia, you never know what tasks you might...

21 Feb 2020   Blog

The Catch

I couldn’t have been further away from the water: sitting at a desk in the National...

17 Feb 2020   Blog

Be prepared!

Every month the reading rooms here at the National Library of Australia are visited by thousands...

12 Feb 2020   Blog

A Library love story - chapter and verses

On this Library Lovers Day, National Library staff reveal their passion for the collection.

4 Feb 2020   Blog

Discovering our collections

Staff here at the National Library of Australia have been working hard on the Australian advertising...

4 Feb 2020   Blog

Sarah Stone's birds

One morning late last year, five extraordinary watercolour paintings of Australian birds were hung in the...

31 Jan 2020   Blog

A Life in Ten Acquisitions

Rex Nan Kivell's need for a grand narrative to describe his life and obessive collecting was...

24 Jan 2020   Blog

Ethel Turner’s Seven Little Australians

‘Before you fairly start this story I should like to give you just a word of...

21 Jan 2020   Blog

The World of Zines

Have you spent any time in the world of zines? You could be a zine-maker and...

6 Jan 2020   Blog

Multiculturalism& Australian Children’s Literature

The Story Time: Australian Children’s Literature exhibition showcases a fascinating portion of the extensive collection of...

22 Dec 2019   Blog

Summer of Stories: Unique to Australia

When asked to choose my favourite books from the collection of children’s literature on display in...

16 Dec 2019   Blog

Summer of Stories: A Spoonful of Magic

Mary PoppinsMary Poppins by Pamela Lyndon Travers is one of my favourite books in the National...

10 Dec 2019   Blog

Map Highlights at the NLA

The Library's Maps collection covers Australia, the world and beyond. Working with this collection, staff always...

8 Dec 2019   Blog

Summer of Stories: Childhood Revisited

As an avid reader, and editor of Story Time: Australian Children's Literature's companion publication Story Time...

6 Dec 2019   Blog

NLA Fellowships in 2019

National Library of Australia Fellowships provide an opportunity for researchers to explore the Library’s collection, blissfully...

29 Nov 2019   Blog

Summer of Stories: Playing Favourites

What a challenge: nominate my three favourite items in Story Time: Australian Children’s Literature. Which of...