Newsflashes

Newsflash:

Between 10 pm Saturday, 11 July and 1 am Sunday, 12 July (AEST) access to the Manuscripts, Oral History and Pictures catalogue and the viewing of digitised items will be temporarily unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Newsflash:

The Library's reading rooms are open. Before you visit, please read Visiting the Library. 

Schools and teachers

We’ve unearthed fabulous primary sources and inspiring stories from the goldfields to share them with you.

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Eureka! We’ve dug up inspiring primary sources about the Gold Rush from the unrivalled collection of the State Library of NSW.  

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The most successful writers edit their work to create a perfect finished product. Through the study of original manuscripts from the collection, students will understand the writing and editing process.  

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Man walking in protest group holding a placard

Students engage with the online exhibition, Eight Days in Kamay, to investigate the 1970 Day of Mourning protests held in response to the 200th anniversary of the Endeavour's landing in Kamay (Botany Bay).

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Students look closely at the ways in which the Europeans interacted with the Gweagal people of Kamay (Botany Bay) during their eight day stay. The nature of this contact will be interrogated from both perspectives, as students are introduced to a range of aspects of the Gweagal people’s way of life. 

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Students research an artwork from the State Library collection and write text for an audio guide.

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A collection of learning programs for Stage 5, videos, readings from WWI diaries, stories and primary source material WWI including maps, letters, and diaries.

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Students work closely with graphic materials and newspaper articles from WWI, analysing what recruitment and conscription paraphernalia and news reports reveal about the values and attitudes of people at that time in history.

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