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National Library Aus 16m
Replying to @nlagovau
Find out how the Commonwealth Parliamentary Librarian Arthur Wadsworth took on the task, in next week’s talk on the history of the National Library of Australia. Wed 24 Jan, 2-3pm, bookings:
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National Library Aus 16m
It’s 1927, and you are entrusted with transporting Captain Cook’s Endeavour Journal, worth £5000, from Sydney to Canberra. How would you do it?
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Libraries Australia Jan 16
What LAACs! The Libraries Australia Advisory Committee recreates a 1981 photo on the stairs of the National Library.
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National Library Aus 22h
Replying to @tedbaxter99
You're welcome Ted. The times they are a-changin' it would seem. Have a good day also.
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National Library Aus 23h
Are we downhearted? Certainly not. How could we be? May Gibbs was born in 1877.
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National Library Aus 23h
Replying to @tedbaxter99
It would seem that way, but not according to this article:
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National Library Aus Jan 16
That's wonderful, we're so glad you enjoyed playing and learning with your little ones. Hope you're enjoying your book prize too!
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National Library Aus Jan 16
Replying to @nlagovau
Apologies, the link we posted yesterday to our new Flickr album "Musicians" was broken. But the album itself is perfectly intact: We hope you enjoy!
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National Library Aus Jan 15
From gum leaves to , there's a variety of musicians and their musical instruments to be found in the Library’s collection. Check out our new Flickr album here: …/national_library_of_austral…/n86U0w
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National Library Aus Jan 15
Thanks for sharing, though the link was broken. It looks like you meant this one?
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National Library Aus Jan 15
The announcement by that is , had us all shook up. But it won’t last.
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National Library Aus Jan 14
We're taking a lob back to 1928 to celebrate Miss Daphne Akhurst, winner of five Australian Women's Tennis titles from 1925-1930. She aced it. Image: Fairfax Archives of Glass Plate Negatives.
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National Library Aus Jan 12
Not the fanciest-looking pen, but a real treasure: it belonged to Australian poet Henry Lawson, and it currently resides in our . Help us make treasures like this available to more Australians by donating to our appeal before 28 Feb:
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Troy Bramston Jan 11
Just saw a young boy walk into the special collections reading room and ask to see this magnificent book, just one small sign of how important the royal commission into child sexual abuse has been and how it has affected so many lives
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The Stella Prize Jan 11
Bold Women in Print collection talk at the National Library of Australia: on Henry Handel Richardson, Miles Franklin and Christina Stead
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National Library Aus Jan 10
The Library holds a great many Japanese pictorial maps from the 1920s to WWII. It’s fascinating to focus on a region and see what’s going on, as we’ve done below. What’s your favourite part of this map?
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NLA Bookshop Jan 7
Wonderful article on women who fish (and the long history of women and fishing in Aus) from , author of NLA Publishing's book The Catch. 🐠 🐟 🐡 🎣
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National Library Aus Jan 9
If you’re physically back at work but your spirit is still on holidays, why not share your favourite Australian holiday destination and why?   Our favourite response will win this splendid book:
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National Library Aus Jan 8
Replying to @CarmelGiven
Excellent work . Not only were you first to answer, you were also right. Round of applause.
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National Library Aus Jan 8
So, who is this youngster, dressed, quite liberally, in such a politically correct outfit for 1913? Hint: He has a clean lean to the Right. It was rather a special time for him in 1968.
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