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The State Library is the keeper of Victoria's history – and home to millions of stories. Get to know the treasures and curiosities from our incredible collection, and hear tales from our community and from inside the Library.
Herbert Swire was 22 years old when he joined a scientific voyage to Antarctica on board the ship, HMS Challenger.
On 27 May 1967, Australians voted in an historic referendum to change how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were referred to in the Constitution.
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From librarians and technicians to photographers and conservators, we have more than 300 staff who work to run Australia’s oldest public Library.