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6 Jun 2019   Blog

Australian Joint Copying Project Reimagined

The microfilm produced by the Australian Joint Copying Project has long been a first stop for...

5 Jun 2019   Blog

Visiting Other Worlds

Zine (derived from the word magazine), refers to a small, self-published underground publication produced for personal...

4 Jun 2019   Blog

Urban foraging for zines

Zine (derived from the word magazine), refers to a small, self-published underground publication produced for personal...

28 May 2019   Blog

Questions we (sometimes) can't answer

The Newspapers and Family History team answer thousands of enquiries each year, sent to us from...

24 May 2019   Blog

Decolonising Historical Maps

**FIRST NATIONS PEOPLES ARE ADVISED THAT THIS BLOG POST MAY CONTAIN CONTENT THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED...

17 May 2019   Blog

The Art of Selling

As the National Library launches its appeal to preserve and digitise some 7,000 pre-1950 posters held...

15 May 2019   Blog

Preserving our collections

Thanks to the generosity of donors during the 2018 appeal, preservation work continues on the extraordinary...

13 May 2019   Blog

Calling all car enthusiasts!

Working as reference librarians in Australia's largest library we get enquiries about all sorts of things...

10 May 2019   Blog

Australia for the white man

Phil May (1864–1903), The Mongolian Octopus—Its Grip on Australia, The Bulletin, 21 August 1886In the 1880s...

10 May 2019   Blog

An Act of Betrayal

A.L. Jackson, Australia Vindex, Sydney Punch, 21 March 1868On 12 March 1868 a man called Henry...

18 Apr 2019   Blog

WANTED: your 2019 federal election ephemera!

Every three years Australians are bombarded with political ephemera in the run up to the federal...

16 Apr 2019   Blog

Cadets lead the march to preserve military journal

The Royal Military College (RMC) graduating classes of 1966, 1967 and 1968 are funding the digitisation...

11 Apr 2019   Blog

Preserving our collections

Thanks to the generosity of donors during the 2018 appeal, preservation work continues on the extraordinary...

11 Apr 2019   Blog

What is a micro fish?

Well, if you heard me say ‘micro fish’ you may be forgiven for thinking I was...

7 Apr 2019   Blog

Risks of the job

What are acceptable risks you would take in a job? During my career in the library...

4 Apr 2019   Blog

Inked Play

Have you ever tried to talk to children about current affairs, politics or history? How did...

3 Apr 2019   Blog

Fracturing the silence

As a local historian, I’d already delved into Trove many times, but I’d never used this...

25 Mar 2019   Blog

An ode to family history indexes

In a world where everything is seemingly available at the click of a button, finding information...