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  • 20 June 2014

    In Anzac's Long Shadow James Brown, former army officer and current military fellow at the Lowy Institute, argues that Australia is expending too much time, money and emotion on the Anzac legend at the expense of our current serving men and women. James discusses his book at the Library in March 2014.

  • 20 June 2014

    One of the world’s leading modern historians, Professor Chris Clark, discusses his latest book 'The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914'. This special event was sponsored by Sydney Grammar School in conjunction with the Library Visionaries program of the State Library of NSW Foundation. 

  • 20 June 2014

    The History Channel gives an outline of our current World War One diary digitisation program.

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A birthday treat(y) signals a short-lived period of world peace

Being an ardent pacifist I was delighted to discover that the Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28 June – my birthday!  An examination of the souvenir programme, Victory Celebrations (Signing of Peace), revealed a route  that was to pass in front of the original Mitchell Library.  Further searching of the Library’s collections revealed this magnificent photo of the event.

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