Nov
20

Prized Australian history heads to central west NSW

Captain Cook’s shoe buckles and rare Indigenous word lists are among the extraordinary items from the State Library’s world-renowned collection heading to the central west region of NSW from 25 to 27 November 2014.

Deputy Premier of NSW Troy Grant said this would be the first time these prized Australian historical items from the State Library’s collection would be shown in this area.

“Over the past two years 168 schools have enjoyed the Library’s popular Far Out! Treasures to the Bush initiative, and I’m thrilled it is heading to Coolamon, West Wyalong, Lake Cargelligo and Goolgowi for the first time to show primary school students these amazing items, relating to the discovery and exploration of our continent and nation,” Mr Grant said.

Students and teachers from 19 primary schools will be among the first in their area to view the actual handwritten letters of Mary Reibey, extraordinary Indigenous artwork and Indigenous word lists from the local area. 

“We’re adding more and more riches to our website every day, and providing remote access to our extensive heritage material and online resources, but seeing these original and unique historic items has a special appeal!” says NSW State Librarian & Chief Executive, Alex Byrne.

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Nov
18

State Library celebrates 75 years of public libraries by announcing new state-wide initiative

The State Library of NSW will partner with public libraries across the state to rollout an exciting new initiative to give public library members 24/7 access to a wide range of online resources.

The announcement was made last night by Dr Alex Byrne, NSW State Librarian &
Chief Executive at the State Library’s Gala event in honour of the 75th Anniversary of
the NSW Library Act 1939.
“Libraries play a vital role in the cultural life of our State and nation and it’s fitting and
exciting that this announcement coincides with the state?wide celebration of the 75th
anniversary of the NSW Library Act,” says Alex Byrne, NSW State Librarian & Chief
Executive.

The announcement was made last night by Dr Alex Byrne, NSW State Librarian & Chief Executive at the State Library’s Gala event in honour of the 75th Anniversary of the NSW Library Act 1939.

“Libraries play a vital role in the cultural life of our State and nation and it’s fitting and exciting that this announcement coincides with the state-wide celebration of the 75th anniversary of the NSW Library Act,” says Alex Byrne, NSW State Librarian & Chief Executive.

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Nov
12

State Library of NSW is asking 'Where are the last of the lost war memorials?'

 

After more than 10 years of searching by volunteers, the State Library’s War Memorials
Register of NSW has located all but a few of the memorials dedicated to our servicemen
and women.
In honour of Remembrance Day and the centenary of WWI this year, the State Library is
now calling on the local community to help locate the last of NSW’s lost war memorials.
The War Memorials Register of NSW is a searchable database that was established in
2002 as an initiative of the State Library of NSW and the Returned Services League,
NSW Branch with support from the NSW Government.
Since then the number of registered NSW memorials in the database has grown to
nearly 2,400, with over 210,000 names of servicemen and women documented.
However, it is estimated that there are more than 3,000 memorials in NSW and the team
behind the project wants to know ‘where are the last of the lost war memorials?’

After more than 10 years of searching by volunteers, the State Library’s War Memorials Register of NSW has located all but a few of the memorials dedicated to our servicemenand women.

In honour of Remembrance Day and the centenary of WWI this year, the State Library isnow calling on the local community to help locate the last of NSW’s lost war memorials.

The War Memorials Register of NSW is a searchable database that was established in 2002 as an initiative of the State Library of NSW and the Returned Services League,NSW Branch with support from the NSW Government.Since then the number of registered NSW memorials in the database has grown tonearly 2,400, with over 210,000 names of servicemen and women documented.

However, it is estimated that there are more than 3,000 memorials in NSW and the teambehind the project wants to know ‘where are the last of the lost war memorials?’

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