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NationalArchivesAus May 16
WWI: Telling the stories of those who served, a special event in with and . Learn about Australians who served during World War I using some of the nation’s most significant collections. For details and bookings–
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National Library Aus May 17
Calling writers and artists: could you be one of our 2019 Creative Arts Fellows? Apply now for a Creative Arts Fellowship at the Library, worth $10,000 and offering special access to our collections and staff expertise. Applications close 1 July 2018.
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National Library Aus May 17
Replying to @gcwhite
Thanks for that Grant - fantastic! Here's the issue in discussion:
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National Library Aus May 17
Do you remember Oz, the iconic underground magazine from the 1960s? It features in our exhibition , and curator Guy Hansen has written all about it in our latest blog post 'When Oz Went Black':
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National Library Aus May 17
Replying to @pallisier
Thanks Mary Jane, we're so glad you enjoyed your time here.
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National Library Aus May 17
Needing motivation to visit your National Library? Well, for one, people who read books are likely to be kinder and more empathetic, according to a new study: Love Image:
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National Library Aus May 16
“Put your good where it will do the most!” – Tom Wolfe, Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Thank you for doing just that. Rest in Peace.
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ABC Canberra May 15
Why are there leaf blowers on top of the The great blower mystery has been solved by Listen at
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National Library Aus May 15
Have you heard of the elusive Charles Kirmess, author of the book 'The Australian Crisis'? His identity has been debated amongst historians over decades. Historian Philippa Scarlett set out to find answers in Issue 6 of , the NLA's online magazine.
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Trove May 14
What are your favourite objects in Trove? From June Trove will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Library's building with the 50 Objects Project: a showcase of great content in Trove. Tell us your favourite Trove finds for our People's Choice week!
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National Library Aus May 14
in 1968, Florence Austral died in obscurity, but at the height of her career, she was considered one of the Australia’s greatest operatic sopranos. Read more in this two-part guest blog post: Image: nla.obj-136535080
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National Library Aus May 12
“A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them” – Victor Hugo. Thank you and happy to all of our mothers. Image: Olive Cotton, My daughter and my grand-daughter, 1971, nla.obj-136347277
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National Library Aus May 11
There are countless incredible and diverse stories told by our vast collections. To share these with you, the Library collaborates with Australia’s leading writers, designers and illustrators to publish our own award-winning range of books.
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National Library Aus May 9
Last week we welcomed the great, great, great grand-daughter of a famous Australian to the Library to view a Special Collections item. Read all about it in our latest blog post: Have you discovered an intriguing connection in your ?
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Kaz Cooke May 6
The new Darren high chair. Or would you have chosen the Wayne? Found in an ephemera file at
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National Library Aus May 7
Replying to @Madelyn_Baker94
We definitely agree Madelyn :)
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National Library Aus May 7
Book-themed photographs from the National Library’s collection, showing that for people from all walks of life, there’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book. View the new album:
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National Library Aus May 6
We think Canberrans were a bit groovy back in those days. What were you wearing at the time?
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National Library Aus May 6
Meet Peter, the latest of our 50 people – he’s been researching crosswords in our newspapers collection.
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National Library Aus May 5
in #1968 we began to transfer our million-item collection to the new lakeside building – the NLA as you know it today. Revisit the 60s with us as we celebrate the building’s 50th year in our exhibition ‘1968: Changing Times’
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