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2 Sep 2019
New eResources portal
The National Library is excited to announce our new and improved eResources portal! We’ve worked hard...
27 Aug 2019
Le Malingre Cryptogame
Charles Meryon (1821-1868), Le malingre cryptogame, 1860, etching, Rex Nan Kivell Collection; NK731/1 (A plate from...
27 Aug 2019
Librarian origin stories
August is National Family History Month. In 2019 we celebrated by sharing some our best tips...
20 Aug 2019
Commonwealth Electoral Rolls for family history
For those of us who not so long ago lined up to vote, electoral rolls are...
13 Aug 2019
When NED rode into town
Guest author Kate Torney, Chair of National and State Libraries Australia (NSLA) and CEO, State Library...
13 Aug 2019
'I wanted to better understand who I am...'
Family history: two words to make some of us run for the hills (for a few...
6 Aug 2019
Exiles of Erin: Irish Transportation Registers
Were any of your ancestors Irish convicts? Have you ever wanted to find out more about...
30 Jul 2019
Uncovering your family at the National Library
So you have decided to try your luck at researching your family history here at the...
23 Jul 2019
Guy Menzies: A Rebel at Heart
An Australian aviator, motorbike lover and rule-breaker, Guy Menzies was first to fly trans-Tasman solo in 1931. Librarian Gemma sheds light on Australia’s lesser known aviator.
19 Jul 2019
NAIDOC week display
Did you know that of an estimated 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, only 120...
11 Jul 2019
A la française: Francophile resources @ the NLA
The National Library of Australia has an impressive collection of Francophile (French related) resources that would...
9 Jul 2019
An Antarctic Adventure
Frank Hurley’s photographs of the Antarctic have inspired many contemporary travellers. Friends’ Committee Member Professor Diane...
4 Jul 2019
Writing Australia's First Naturalists
NLA Publishing author Lynette Russell reflects on the process of writing her new book, Australia's First...
27 Jun 2019
Author Q&A: Matthew Evans
Photographer Alan Benson In his new book On Eating Meat, Matthew Evans offers a scorching manifesto...
25 Jun 2019
A Genealogy of Thrones
Have you ever wondered whether you are descended from royalty? For many of us from humble...
17 Jun 2019
What to do with the kangaroo?
If Australians were to pick a national symbol the kangaroo would surely be it.Indigenous Australians have...
13 Jun 2019
Preserving our collections
Thanks to the generosity of donors during the 2018 appeal, preservation work will soon conclude on...
12 Jun 2019
Winter is officially upon us! It’s the best time of year to dive into a good...
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