As Australia’s oldest library, we’ve been collecting the stories of our state and nation since 1826.
The Library now has over six million items in its collection. Here are some of them.
You may see some of these advertised in bus shelters, in your local shopping precincts or on social media.
This is just one of the ways we’re connecting stories from our collections with the communities they relate to.
If you see one of our adverts and have a story to share about the item featured, we’d love to hear from you.
The portrait is a strong image of Quong Tart probably aged in his 30s, approaching the height of his entrepreneurial
Wilhelmina (Mina) Wylie, (1891-1984), and Fanny Durack were Australia's first two female Olympic swimming representat
In 1926 Berlei, a leading designer of undergarments, in conjunction with the University of Sydney, measured the body
The portrait of Quong Tart's mother is in the style of Chinese ancestral portraits for the period.
Eric Harford Ward, a tailor's cutter of Bathurst, New South Wales embarked from Sydney on Transport A19 Afric, 18 Oct
This image is from a collection of 400 glass plate negatives taken by William Joseph Macpherson (1866-1923) between 1
This poster is from 1915 when Duke Kahanamoku, ‘world’s greatest swimmer,’ visited Newcastle.