The Max Dupain Exhibition Negative Archive

In 2016 the State Library of New South Wales became the custodian of one of Australia’s most significant photographic archives – the Max Dupain Exhibition Negative Archive.

Records of the Herald Chapel

In 1984 during a clean up of the production area of John Fairfax & Sons, workers came across records of the Herald Chapel. These records, which include pre-federation union records, will provide a greater understanding of the evolution of unions in the printing industry and the role they played in workers welfare.


Sydney’s 'Daily Telegraph' (1883-1923) is the latest newspaper title to be added to TROVE.

Births, Deaths & Marriages

Begin your research with our online guide.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The Library acknowledges and celebrates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. 

Inclusion Advisory Committee review new test signage

Members of the Inclusion Advisory Committee came into the Library on  27 July 2017 to evaluate new test signage.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

Celebrating Aboriginal language revitalisation with the youngest members of our community.

It’s not all business in the Fairfax Business Archive

The Fairfax Media Business Archive is not only made up of records relating to the business of the company. Fairfax archivists also collected material to add to the archives, items which they considered would contribute to the memory and understanding of the company. 

New Sensitive Collections Policy

Read about the Library's policy that enables people to access their own information whilst ensuring sensitive collections remain protected. 

Motor vehicle accidents problem solver

The new Motor Vehicle Accidents Problem Solver can help people through the complications, pitfalls and hurdles of car insurance.

Cooking for Copyright

On Monday 31 July, librarians across Australia were cooking up delights to celebrate copyright reform.

Was your ancestor a doctor?

The Library holds a significant collection of material related to doctors that could assist you with researching your medical practitioner ancestor. 

Was one of your ancestors a whaler?

Sources include whalers logbooks, photographs, pictures of whaling and whaling stations, records of shipping movements.

How Austen became a household name

The editions that turned Jane Austen from 'little-known' to 'cult status' are now in the Library's collection.