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Library stages historic WWI exhibition after 100 years!

For the first time in almost 100 years an extraordinary series of hand-coloured First World War photographs will go on public display from 25 June 2016.

Library champions celebrated

The prestigious Honours of the Library Council of New South Wales for 2016 were announced at an awards ceremony last night.

Prized Australian history heads to Grafton

Captain Cook’s shoe buckle and a rare convict letter are among the extraordinary items from the State Library’s  collection heading to primary schools in Grafton.

Shakespeare First Folio heading to Kiama

Local Shakespeare fans can get up close and personal with Australia’s only original copy of the first publication of the Bard’s plays.

New photographic displays

Celebrates families of Aboriginal nations living in NSW

Max Dupain’s entire photographic collection now in the Library

The State Library of NSW is now the proud custodian of Max Dupain’s entire body of work, having just acquired the famous Australian photographer’s extraordinary personal collection.

New ‘look dater’ does detective work for family historians

A unique photo‐dating tool – the first of its kind in Australia – is set to transform the way genealogists and family historians trace their ancestors.

FAR Out! NSW Governor heading to Casino

The Governor of NSW will be a surprise guest for 150 students at Casino Public School on 20 May 2016.

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