Fluke discovery of World War I officer’s diary under the floorboards during a Manly house renovation
4 September 2014
Ripping up floorboards in old houses usually yields nothing more historic than rot and rats. But the State Library of NSW is the richer for what Glen Butler found while renovating his Manly home.
17 December 2014
A unique collection of soldiers’ intimate accounts of war has been included on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register, just as the State Library of NSW releases 50,000 pages of digitised World War One diaries for the public to transcribe, announced today.
29 October 2014
A poignant collection of photographic portraits of ‘lost diggers’, discovered in a French farmhouse almost 100 years after the First World War, will go on public display at the State Library of NSW from Saturday 1 November.
1 July 2014
Intimate, personal accounts of war contained in the State Library of NSW’s rich collection of 1,100 hand-written diaries will be showcased for a first time in a major exhibition commemorating the centenary of World War One, opening 5 July 2014.