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  • Help us purchase the Shenandoah diary

    30 May 2016

    State Library seeks help to secure unique diary revealing Australia’s link to the American Civil War. READ MORE.

  • New exhibition announced

    13 May 2016

    Relive Melbourne's golden age in the stunning artistry of William Strutt, whose work encompasses the brutal fury of the Australian landscape and the human drama of life in the mid-19th century. READ MORE.

  • Story Island: an adventure in pictures

    29 Apr 2016

    Announcing a beautiful Victorian public libraries touring exhibition for young children designed to promote early literacy skills. READ MORE.