Archive for January, 2016

King Charles on the scaffold, bound in copy of King Charls his speech made upon the scaffold London, 1649

The trial and execution of a King

January 29, 2016

Our stories:

The Library holds some of the earliest printed accounts of the trial and execution King Charles I. The pamphlets are part of the Emmerson collection, one of the great private libraries of early English books in the world.

Old Tom by Leigh Hobbs. Copyright: Leigh Hobbs.

Kids’ big book spectacular coming soon

January 28, 2016


There are just two weeks to go until the inaugural Kids’ big book spectacular at the Library, a day of free family fun to celebrate the wonderful world of children’s literature and illustration.

Our women

Our women

January 24, 2016

Social life & customs, Such was life:

Our women was a magazine in the 1950s and ’60s which focused on the social issues, contributions and opinions of women in Australia.

Hard rock, hard roll: some deaths in the family

Hard rock, hard roll: some deaths in the family

January 22, 2016

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

Its been a tough start to the year with the loss of some truly iconic rock music figures.

Rowman & Littlefield, 2014

New ebooks in Arts for your epleasure

January 8, 2016

Rare Books & Arts:

The ebook shelves continue to grow, and even Elvis is getting in on the act.