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Garage discovery gives rare insight into private life of Australian icon Olive Cotton

The romantic notion of hidden family secrets became a reality for photographer and writer Sally McInerney.

New appointments to Library Council of NSW

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant has welcomed three new appointments and two reappointments to the Library Council of NSW. 

Entries now open for the 2016 National Biography Award

ntries are now open for Australia’s richest prize for biographical writing and memoir – the National Biography Award 2016, with $25,000 awarded to the winner and $1,000 for each shortlisted author.

Winners of Australia's first dedicated digital fellowship announced

The State Library of NSW announces that the inaugural $30,000 DX Lab Fellowship - the first of its kind to be offered by an Australian cultural organisation - has been awarded to Elisa Lee and Adam Hinshaw.

Letter fragment recording Lasseter's fateful last words donated to NSW State Library

“I’m done for”! A letter fragment containing these fatal last words of inland explorer Harold Lasseter, discovered attached to his dead body in 1931, will go on public display for the first time.

Prized Australian history heads to Great Lakes and Manning Primary Schools

Captain Cook’s shoe buckle and a rare convict letter are among the extraordinary items from the State Library’s world-renowned collection heading to primary schools in the Great Lakes and Manning region from 23 to 25 November.

Major retrospective of rock photography in Australia at NSW State Library

The State Library of NSW is staging the first major retrospective of premier Australian rock photographer Tony Mott, featuring 300 images from his extraordinary archive.

Prized Australian history heads to Bathurst

Captain Cook’s shoe buckle and a rare convict letter are among the extraordinary items from the State Library’s world-renowned collection heading to primary schools in Bathurst from 12 to 14 October.

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