The Path to Social Inclusion

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Join us as cross-cultural consultant and author Tasneem Chopra OAM leads a thought-provoking discussion between writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay OAM, founder of YARN Australia Warren Roberts, and writer, gender equality and mental health advocate Tarang Chawla, on what the Australian Dream looks like for people from diverse cultural backgrounds and life experiences.

Friday 31 July | 6pm AEST
Online | free


What Are You Reading?


Nothing says Winter like spending your nights rugged up in front of the fire with a book. Sound good? Check out our staff book recommendations to help you choose your next read!

From fantasy to biography, to classics and even a bit of young adult, our recommendations are sure to transport you to another world, teach you something new or just give you a giggle.


Watch the video online at the National Library’s website


Fellowships and Scholarships

A range of Fellowships and Scholarships for performers, researchers, writers and artists, and younger scholars are currently open for applications. They aim to stimulate scholarly, literary and artistic use of our collections, and engage the community.

A Library Fellowship or Scholarship will give you access to Library collections and staff expertise, financial assistance, uninterrupted research time, and an array of other opportunities.

Apply for a Library Fellowship or Scholarship now and transform your research!


Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature

Delve into the age of cartography with this unique collection of historic maps, atlases, gazetteers and travel narratives. Drawn from rich collections around the world, Mapping the World illustrates the rise of the leisure traveller as well as the political and commercial imperatives driving the charting of the globe.

Use your Library card to access this resource from home by visiting our eResources portal.

Uncovering Trove Treasures

Trove’s most recent webinar—a short overview of accounts, search and categories—was held today. A recording and transcript will be available soon on Trove’s homepage and social media channels.

You can watch last week’s recorded webinar on Trove’s digitised newspapers to learn more about browsing and searching in Trove’s most popular category.

Stay tuned for news of future Trove webinars this August as part of National Family History Month.


Book Launch: A Room Made of Leaves

Missed last week’s launch of A Room Made of LeavesCatch-up now and celebrate the launch of internationally bestselling author Kate Grenville’s first novel in nearly a decade, as she is joined in conversation by Professor Clare Wright OAM.

Book Launch: A Room Made of Leaves

Survivor Kids: Get Ready for Wild Australia

By Peter Macinnis

Learn how to survive in the wild Australian environment with the aid of Survivor Kids, a handy reference full of fascinating stories, facts and activities. From what to take on a bushwalk to finding your way out of a rip, Survivor Kids can teach you what to do in the modern world when things go horribly wrong.
Separate fact from fiction by busting some long-standing survival myths, look into the past to learn from the misadventures of others and put theory into action with activities you can do in your own backyard. So grab your hat and your backpack, pull on some sturdy shoes and get ready for an adventure!
Suitable for ages 8+


$29.99 | NLA Publishing


The National Library of Australia acknowledges First Australian peoples as the Traditional Custodians of this country and their continued connection to land, sea, and culture. The National Library pays respect to the resilience and strength of Ancestors and Elders past, present, and emerging and extends that respect to all First Australian peoples.

Images : 1Tasneem Chopra OAM, Carly Findlay OAM, Warren Roberts and Tarang Chawla2. Georgia Leak, 2020; 3. 2017 Summer Scholars at the National Library of Australia, 2017; 4. Trove Newspaper Viewer, 2020.


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