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New $40,000 award celebrates female scriptwriters

The State Library launches the inaugural Mona Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers, the only award of its kind in Australia.

Today’s Indigenous voices to be heard loud and clear in the future!

State Library launches its landmark Indigenous Collecting Strategy

2016 National Biography Award shortlist

Six unique Australian stories shortlisted for the nation’s most prestigious biography prize.

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

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