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Enjoy this lively panel discussion about legendary restaurateur Mietta O'Donnell, whose influence helped shape our foodie culture.
Discover how social upheavals influenced couture in this fascinating discussion featuring experts on fashion and history.
Join History of the Book Manager Des Cowley for an overview of the John Emmerson collection, one of the world's largest collection of rare English...
Rare Books Librarian, Jan McDonald, reveals her two favourite volumes of botanical illustrations from the early 19th century.
Join librarian John Stevens for an overview of the Library's expansive collection of independently produced zines.
Explore the lives of three German-Australians before, after and during WWII in this video featuring Berry Family fellow Minna Muhlen-Schulte.
Watch this talk presented by Steven Kafkarisos at the 2015 Family History Feast, on the Library's rich and diverse WWI collection.
Listen to the 2015 Foxcroft lecture presented by Donald Kerr, discussing the libraries of three notable New Zealand book collectors.