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Toulgra, a native of New South Wales, 1802 by Nicolas-Martin Petit

The Library has recently acquired the portrait of a young Eora man from Sydney, drawn by French artist Nicolas-Martin Petit in 1802. Toulgra, or "Bull Dog" as he was also known, would soon be exiled to Norfolk Island following conflict with white settlers along the Hawkebury River.

Lessons learnt as a literary judge

Meet our 2018 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards  Senior Judge,  Suzanne Leal.

On loan

Each year the Library loans artworks, books, manuscripts and objects for national and international exhibitions.

Family Fun-day: Celebrate Multicultural March

Bring the whole family and celebrate Multicultural March with stories from around the globe.

Marking the Spanish Expedition to Sydney in 1793

See our free display commemorating the Spanish Malaspina Expedition in Sydney. 

Across the curator's desk: Nauru album 1920-1953

Senior Curator, Geoff  Barker, shares a rare album of early Nauru photographs compiled by T. H. Cude.

A street art tour of Redfern with Indigenous Services

Catch a glimpse of street art in Redfern and find out how this medium documents Indigenous life in New South Wales.  

Celebrating women and stories from across the globe

In this Q&A, Edith Ho and Michelle Lee discuss the inspiration behind sharing stories from around the globe.

Celebrate Multicultural March at your library

The State Library of NSW and public libraries across NSW provide a range of multicultural services and resources for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Across the curator's desk: A manuscript on vellum

Maggie Patton, Manager of the Library's Research and Discovery team, shares a rare religious text from the first half of the sixteenth century.

Planning ahead?

Find legal answers about wills, estates and planning ahead

Here and now: Waterloo

Documentary photographer Fiona Wolf-Symeonides was drawn to the inner-city Sydney suburbs of Redfern and Waterloo —  an area with a dense concentration of public housing.

Across the curator's desk: A picturesque tour along the river Ganges

 Senior Curator, Geoff  Barker, shares one of the cornerstone pictorial works on India.

Q&A Dr Stephen Wan

Meet Dr Stephen Wan, the CSIRO research scientist who worked with the Library to create its innovative social media archive.

eresource update: Frontier Life

Frontier Life is a fascinating insight into the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in the early colonies of Australia, North America, Africa or New Zealand.