The State Library of NSW is the oldest library in Australia. It started as the Australian Subscription Library in 1826. It was then purchased for 4,100 pounds by the NSW Government in 1869 and became the Sydney Free Public Library. In 1895 it was renamed the Public Library of New South Wales until its most recent name change in 1975, when it became the State Library of New South Wales.
Gary Cook will tell us of its historical and heritage connections to the City and about the many historical items within its collection. The talk will be a virtual tour of many of these elements.