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The First Sydney Fish Market

Behind the grand army of hawkers, and acting as sort of camp followers to them, were a number of ragged sharp-looking boys.

Crossing the Blue Mountains, Sydney

Read about the original documents and journals created by the European  pioneers who first crossed Sydney's Blue Mountains.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum on Aboriginal Rights

The State Library's c ollection includes rare posters, leaflets and photographs which pay tribute to the campaigners for a 'yes' vote at the May 1967 Referendum.

Latest Additions To Our Website Archive

Among the latest library acquisitions is the Kaldor Public Art Projects website

Unveiling Captain Cook’s Statue, 1879

On 25 February 1879, a statue of Captain Cook was unveiled in Hyde park. This event was witnessed by around 40,000 making it one of the biggest events of the year.

The Library recognises World IBD Day

On Friday May 19, the  Mitchell Library building was lit up purple in recognition of  World IBD Day.

New tricks for old material

ARCHivER and Angus & Robertson at the State Library of New South Wales, Dr Helen Bones.

Amplify: 6 months on

All about the first six months since launching Amplify, our audio transcription tool.

Scanning the Miranda Map

View the beautiful detail in this map from 1706

Fellow's Book Launch

Come to our 2015 CH Currey Fellow's Book Launch. 

Law Week 2017 celebrated in NSW public libraries

National Law Week 2017 runs from Monday May 15 to Saturday May 21. Public libraries across New South Wales will be holding many events with the aim of helping their communities to understand everyday areas of law.

2017 Jean Arnot Memorial Fellowship announced

2017 Jean Arnot Memorial Fellowship announced.

Artefact or Fiction

A new display on LGI was curated by Learning Services with students and teachers in mind. The display includes primary sources which match our curriculum linked programs. 

The colour’d image of the Sun

The State Library has acquired a beautiful first edition of Isaac Newton's important scientific work on optics.

Q&A with artist Nasim Nasr

Nasim Nasr talks to us about the work she created for the exhibition Under the sun