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We’re having a book launch and you’re invited!
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To celebrate #HarmonyWeek and cultural diversity across the country, we are launching our new children’s book, ‘Grandma’s Treasured Shoes’. Join author Coral Vass and illustrator Christina Huynh tomorrow in the NLA foyer for an interactive book reading and craft activities: www.nla.gov.au/event/grandmas-treasured-shoes
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‘Grandma’s Treasured Shoes’ tells the story of a little girl forced to flee Vietnam for Australia with nothing but the clothes on her back and the shoes on her feet. It is a sensitively told story that helps children to understand the plight of refugees and appreciate the contribution they have made in shaping our nation. Available now from our NLA bookshop: www.bookshop.nla.gov.au/book/grandmas-treasured-shoes.do
#NLAPublishing

Check out our video about the new Australian Web Archive for a real blast from the Internet past!
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The Archive captures more than 20 years of Australian websites, which means you can revisit where you worked, what you loved, where you lived and who you were.
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Start browsing the archive here: www.trove.nla.gov.au/website

#OnThisDay 179 years ago Mt #Kosciuszko was put on the map as Sir Pauł Strzelecki became the first European to scale Australia’s highest mountain, naming it after Polish revolutionary hero Tadeusz Kościuszko.
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✏️: Mount Kosciuszko, Samuel Calvert, 1863, www.nla.gov.au/nla.obj-140429180

All National Library reading rooms will be closed on the Canberra Day public holiday, this Monday 11 March 2019, however our exhibition galleries, National Library Bookshop and Bookplate will be open.
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For more information, visit our website: www.nla.gov.au/visit-us/opening-hours

It's your final chance to see #EnlightenCanberra this weekend! We will be open both tonight and Saturday night from 6pm-9pm with plenty of activities for the whole family.
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Tonight 🌙: The kids (or kids at heart) can enjoy paint by numbers and colouring in from 6pm, our new exhibition 'Inked: Australian Cartoons' and 'Inked: Play' with guided tours at 7pm and 8pm with Director of Exhibitions Guy Hansen and live entertainment from Ned Philpot.
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Saturday 🌙: Marvel in Adam Murphy from Welly's Wonders skills as he performs live illustrations (Adam was one of the youngest animators to work for Disney and worked on movies like The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and more!), enjoy live music from The Monica Moore Trio, or unleash your inner child and do some colouring in. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍿: Satisfy your food cravings on both nights with treats from Cannoli Brothers, Cracking Corn and Sly Fox Coffee available.

We are celebrating #InternationalWomensDay with Cathy Wilcox and Judy Horacek, two female cartoonists featured in our new exhibition ‘Inked: Australian Cartoons’ who have carved out positions as strong voices in what had been a male dominated profession. They inspire us.
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Tell us about the women who inspire you?
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✏️ Women with altitude, Judy Horacek, 1995, nla.cat-vn3722383
✏️ Kevin cleans up, (pictured on the wall behind Cathy and Judy) by Cathy Wilcox, June 2016, Courtesy of the artist
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#WomenWithAltitude #IWD2019 #InkedNLA

Have you seen our projections for this year's Enlighten Festival? Did you know they are pulled from our collection and books we've published? Read more below...
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📽 Midnight at the Library - is a book written by Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Ron Brooks and published by NLA Publishing. Ron Brooks' illustrations remind us all why the work of libraries remains relevant and books can begin young lives on a journey of wonderment and imagination. Buy the book: www.bookshop.nla.gov.au/book/midnight-at-the-library.do
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📽 Blaeu Map cartouche - The 1663 Archipelagus Orientalis (Eastern Archipelago) is one of only four of its kind to survive intact. The map was the template for all maps of New Holland, or Australia, until Cook. You can see it in our Treasures Gallery or view the full map here: https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-232510007
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📽 Cartoon Comet - This cartoon from 1853 features in our new exhibition 'Inked: Australian Cartoons'
and is called 'Passing events, or, The tail of the comet of 1853'. The cartoonist George Cruikshank depicted one of the four comets seen in 1853 with the tail illustrating events of the year such as emigration to Australia, the Australian Gold Rush and more. See the full image here: https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-135582794
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📽 Flora - The Library is home to some of the finest botanical paintings and watercolours in Australia. The images in the projection are from works in our Rex Nan Kivell collection. The artists of these works are Ellis Rowan (1848-1922), Marrianne Collinson Campbell (1827-1903) and Dorothy Paty (1805 – 1836).
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📽 Fauna - This projection draws on works from a selection of 19th century artists and includes works by Neville Henry Cayley (1854-1903), his son Neville William Cayley (1886-1950) and George French Angas (1822-1886). Also included are several works from the Library’s Rex Nan Kivell collection, where the creator is unknown.
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Which one is your favourite? #enlighten #enlightencanberra

Open now! Our free exhibition ‘Inked: Australian Cartoons’ presents a selection of the best cartoons from the Library’s extensive collections. It draws from over 14,000 cartoons by dozens of different artists, covering the period before the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 up to the present.
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Plan your visit today!
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bit.ly/InkedAustralianCartoons l #InkedNLA

Cartoonists Rocco Fazzari, Judy Horacek, David Pope, Geoff Pryor, Matthew Martin and Cathy Wilcox have all visited our new exhibition ‘Inked: Australian Cartoons’. When are you planning to visit?
#InkedNLA

In 1940 Norman Tindale produced the first extensive report into Australian Aboriginal language groups. It included ‘Tindale’s Map’, now on display in the Treasures Gallery, which divided the continent into more than 250 language and nation groups.
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Tindale was an anthropologist, ethnologist and entomologist who worked at the South Australian Museum for almost 50 years. The study, updated in 1974, played a major role in dispelling the concept of terra nullius (lit. land of no-one) that had traditionally justified the European acquisition of new territory. #TreasuresTuesday #map ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Visit our Treasures Gallery: www.nla.gov.au/treasures
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✏️: Map Showing the Distribution of the Aboriginal Tribes of Australia, 1940, nla.gov.au/nla.obj-230054338

During #EnlightenCanberra we’re more than just a pretty face – we have fun activities for all ages on our podium and inside.
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This weekend we’ll have painting and craft activities in our foyer including this gorgeous giant paint by numbers canvas by Melski McVee (tonight), live illustrations from Disney animator Adam Murphy from Welly's Wonders (Saturday), popcorn by Cracking Corn, as well as live music from The Faumuis (Friday) and Richard Perso (Saturday). Come check us out!
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Activities start from 6pm and will run until 9pm. Find out more: www.nla.gov.au/event/enlighten-drawn-in

Join us on Thursday 7 March for an evening with Australian cartoonist, artist, writer and children’s book creator Judy Horacek as she gives her perspective on the Library's upcoming exhibition, ‘Inked: Australian Cartoons’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Horacek will also provide insight into her own work: what she loves about #cartoons and the cartoons she loves, how the profession has changed in the three decades that she has been in it, and her musings about whether the medium will survive in this new age.
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Free but bookings essential: www.nla.gov.au/event/lecture-with-judy-horacek
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🖌: Judy Horacek (b.1961), Mobile Phone Sunset, 2003, nla.cat-vn3724219

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