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Our role is to ensure that documentary resources of national significance relating to Australia and the Australian people, as well as significant non-Australian library materials, are collected, preserved and made accessible either through the Library itself or through collaborative arrangements with other libraries and information providers.

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From Baggy Green to Back Page: become a sporting trivia hero with the National Library of Australia
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Australia has a rich and proud, and at times controversial, sporting history. The captain of the Australian Cricket Team was once said to be the second-most important person in the country (behind only the Prime Minister). In their next Learning Program webinar, the National Library of Australia will be taking a closer look at some of our Aussie Sports Heroes and...
The National Library’s Digital Classroom is a resource open to all
With COVID-19 restrictions beginning to ease, teachers and students are returning to the classroom. However, the resources discovered during recent digital learning can continue to be utilised in our increasingly online world. The National Library of Australia’s Digital Classroom is one such offering. It is a free, online teaching resource that draws on more than 10 million collection items, representing the largest source of information in the world about Australia and...
An Ode to Nurses on International Nurses Day
In the midst of a global health crisis, one of the greatest trials the modern world has faced, communities have turned their collective and appreciative gazes towards those who have been fighting on the front line: our doctors, nurses and allied health care professionals. Across Australia and around the globe, people have been #clappingforcarers, preparing meals for those on the front line, realising just how vital health care professionals are in keeping the...