What’s On In June At National Library

National Library

Come in from the cold and warm up with a variety of conversations and lectures at the National Library this June. There will be an in-conversation event with two prominent Australian crime writers, presentations from two of our research fellows on their discoveries in our collections and a talk from demographer Dr Liz Allen.


  • The craft of crime: In conversation with Sulari Gentill and Chris Hammer

    Wednesday 5 June | 6.00pm to 7.30pm | $15 members; $20 non-members

    The Friends of the National Library present two of Australia’s preeminent crime writers, Sulari Gentill and Chris Hammer, in conversation with crime fiction reviewer Anna Steele.

  • Grief in World War II expressed in art and fashion with Dr Tets Kimura

    Thursday 13 June | 5.30pm to 6.30pm | Free

    Join Dr Tets Kimura as he presents a lecture on his 2023 National Library Fellowship research into how grief was experienced during the Asia-Pacific War in two different nations, Australia and Japan, and how it is identifiable in art and fashion.

  • Mining Modjeska’s archive with Dr Bernadette Brennan

    Thursday 20 June | 5.30pm to 6.30pm | Free

    Dr Bernadette Brennan will present a lecture on her 2024 National Library Fellowship research into the archives of award-winning author and editor Drusilla Modjeska.

  • Winter Tales presents Dr Liz Allen

    Sunday 23 June | 2.00pm to 4.00pm | $20

    Join Dr Liz Allen as she delivers the presentation From accommodating to accommodated: How can Australia best support people from disadvantaged backgrounds? for The National Foundation for Australian Women and the Australian Women’s Archives Program (AWAP).

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