Author Q&A :: The Making of Australia by David Hill

David Hill’s latest offering The Making of Australia, tells the story of Australia’s remarkable development from a struggling convict settlement to a flourishing nation after 1901, through the experiences of the key players in our nation’s history. Hill is currently an honorary associate at the University of Sydney’s departments of archaeology and classics and a visiting … Read on

The history and future of the Mitchell Library

Plans for the restoration and renewal of the State Library of NSW‘s Mitchell Library were recently revised following public feedback. Paula Grunseit speaks with Richard Neville, the tenth Mitchell Librarian, about change, history, and the future of libraries. Richard Neville began using the Mitchell Library as an undergraduate when he was studying art history in … Read on

Bubonic plague in old Sydney :: A State Library of NSW photo collection

From time to time, we’ll be spotlighting amazing photo collections. Today, we look at the photos taken by John Degotardi Jr., photographer for the Department of Public Works, of the plague in The Rocks, Sydney, 1900. When bubonic plague struck Sydney in 1900, George McCredie was appointed by the Government to take charge of all … Read on

Author Q&A :: Meredith Lake. Faith in Action – the story of Rev. Hammond

From time to time, we’ll be talking to great Australian authors about their local history and what inspired them to start researching and writing their stories. This week we talk to Meredith Lake, author of Faith in Action – the story of Reverend Hammond. Meredith Lake is an historian with a PhD from the University of … Read on

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