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The website includes items and materials where the copyright is not held by the State Library of New South Wales. We have endeavoured to contact all copyright owners and obtain permission for this use. If you believe content has been made available without permission, please refer to our takedown request position statement.

Various copying and publishing conditions apply to content in the Library's collections, depending on material type, age and whether a donor rights agreement is in place. For the copyright status of individual items, please refer to the catalogue record.

Material in the Manuscripts, oral history and pictures catalogue that is not in copyright may be used freely and for any purpose such as a school project or thesis, in a presentation to your local history society, on blogs, or for commercial purposes. Please acknowledge that the material is from the collections of the State Library of NSW.

It is your responsibility to check the copyright status of material described in the Manuscripts, oral history and pictures catalogue. If the material is in copyright you will need to seek permission from the copyright owner.

We endeavour to provide correct and up to date copyright information on all items in our collection. If you believe an item has incorrect copyright information, please contact us on our online feedback form.

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