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Monday, 7 September 2015

Treasures Gallery @ National Library of Australia

The Treasures Gallery exhibits the Library’s most celebrated items. They illustrate some of the nation’s greatest stories, from Cook and Bligh’s epic voyages to the death of Burke and Wills in central Australia and the Mabo land rights case. Recently refreshed, the gallery features one of the earliest drawings of the polar bear, the first European depiction of an Australian bird, a book of verse inscribed by Henry Lawson to his wife and a bookcase carved by the young Dorothea Mackellar. It also displays the recently listed Memory of the World Gallipoli Letter written by Keith Murdoch in 1915.

10 am–5 pm.
Free entry.
www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/treasures-gallery

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Walks, Tours and Trails @ Floresco in the Gardens

Free Guided Walks
Depart from the Visitor Centre daily at 11 am & 2 pm

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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Heroes and Villains: Strutt's Australia @ National Library of Australia

William Strutt was the first great exponent of history painting to work in Australia. His spectacular work depicting the brutal and beautiful Australian landscape, explorers and bushrangers is iconic, and informs the way we envisage colonial life in the mid-nineteenth century. Heroes and Villains brings together Strutt’s oils, watercolours, sketches and prints from the extensive collections at the National Library with dramatic works from several major Australian collections.
10 am–5 pm
Free entry

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Karaoke Salon @ Polit Bar

Free, fun & cozy @ Polit Bar. Every Tues from 8pm. Relax an enjoy a song and a bevvy or two with your friends. Great place to practice!

Click here to book.

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Sir Rex Nan Kivell @ National Library of Australia

Australia’s Greatest Forgotten Benefactor?
Nat Williams, the James and Bettison Treasures Curator, discusses the life of Sir Rex Nan Kivell (1898–1977). Nan Kivell was a man with a mysterious past who amassed an extraordinary collection, acquired by the Library in 1959. The event includes a viewing of items from the Rex Nan Kivell Collection.
The James and Bettison Treasures Curator is proudly supported by Helen James, whose wish it was to support a curatorship associated with the National Library’s collection and its display in the Treasures Gallery.

Tuesday 8 September, 6 pm
Conference Room, free
Book here or 02 6262 1271 (Mon–Fri, 9 am–12 pm)

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Treasures Gallery @ National Library of Australia

The Treasures Gallery exhibits the Library’s most celebrated items. They illustrate some of the nation’s greatest stories, from Cook and Bligh’s epic voyages to the death of Burke and Wills in central Australia and the Mabo land rights case. Recently refreshed, the gallery features one of the earliest drawings of the polar bear, the first European depiction of an Australian bird, a book of verse inscribed by Henry Lawson to his wife and a bookcase carved by the young Dorothea Mackellar. It also displays the recently listed Memory of the World Gallipoli Letter written by Keith Murdoch in 1915.

10 am–5 pm.
Free entry.
www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/treasures-gallery

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Walks, Tours and Trails @ Floresco in the Gardens

Free Guided Walks
Depart from the Visitor Centre daily at 11 am & 2 pm

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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Heroes and Villains: Strutt's Australia @ National Library of Australia

William Strutt was the first great exponent of history painting to work in Australia. His spectacular work depicting the brutal and beautiful Australian landscape, explorers and bushrangers is iconic, and informs the way we envisage colonial life in the mid-nineteenth century. Heroes and Villains brings together Strutt’s oils, watercolours, sketches and prints from the extensive collections at the National Library with dramatic works from several major Australian collections.
10 am–5 pm
Free entry

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MODERN BASEBALL & IRON CHIC @ Transit Bar

MODERN BASEBALL & IRON CHIC
Two amazing US punk-slash-whatever ready to annihilate your Wednesday night out, as part of their sideshows for Poison City’s Weekender

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Treasures Gallery @ National Library of Australia

The Treasures Gallery exhibits the Library’s most celebrated items. They illustrate some of the nation’s greatest stories, from Cook and Bligh’s epic voyages to the death of Burke and Wills in central Australia and the Mabo land rights case. Recently refreshed, the gallery features one of the earliest drawings of the polar bear, the first European depiction of an Australian bird, a book of verse inscribed by Henry Lawson to his wife and a bookcase carved by the young Dorothea Mackellar. It also displays the recently listed Memory of the World Gallipoli Letter written by Keith Murdoch in 1915.

10 am–5 pm.
Free entry.
www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/treasures-gallery

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Walks, Tours and Trails @ Floresco in the Gardens

Free Guided Walks
Depart from the Visitor Centre daily at 11 am & 2 pm

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Thursday, 10 September 2015

Heroes and Villains: Strutt's Australia @ National Library of Australia

William Strutt was the first great exponent of history painting to work in Australia. His spectacular work depicting the brutal and beautiful Australian landscape, explorers and bushrangers is iconic, and informs the way we envisage colonial life in the mid-nineteenth century. Heroes and Villains brings together Strutt’s oils, watercolours, sketches and prints from the extensive collections at the National Library with dramatic works from several major Australian collections.
10 am–5 pm
Free entry

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Lucky’s Live Lounge @ Lucky's

Unwind with handcrafted signature cocktails in Lucky’s Live Lounge. Every Thursday Lucky’s will host live music from 8-11pm.

Free entry, doors open from 5pm until late.
Bookings call 6267 1270 or email luckys_canberra@qthotels.com.au

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MONSTERPIECE @ Transit Bar

MONSTERPIECE
The three piece, ah, monster, launch their new CD!
8pm

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Tour: Behind the Scenes at the Library @ National Library of Australia

Take a tour and see a side of the Library most visitors never experience. Visit the stacks where our millions of books are stored, hear stories of some of the treasures and curiosities in our collection, and meet Charlie the robotic book trolley. Bookings not required, however a minimum of two weeks notice is required for group bookings.
Every Thursday
11:30am
Free

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Event Re-cap

Provini takes to the stage in Civic

by OutInCanberra

Canberra has never been short of Italian restaurants. In the heart of the city, La Scala was one of the longest lasting and most-loved. After an amazing 25 year run, the familiar space was taken over by the CoCu Group (consisting of nearby Tuckshop and Shorty’s, among others) to redevelop the space into another Italian restaurant that Canberrans could fall in love with. Welcome to Provini!

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