News: friends of the library
The University Library looks after many wonderful and unique collections of manuscripts and archives. These collections may contain correspondence, diaries and notebooks, all of which provide a valuable insight into notable researchers’ experience and approach. We know that in 2021 much of this work now happens digitally.
Come along to the first Friends of the Library event of the year: Maralinga with Garry Hiskey on Thursday 25 March.
Bookings essential! Join us on Saturday 17 October for a special benefit concert for the Barr Smith Library with the Jane Austen Society of South Australia. This will be a unique performance of pieces from Jane Austen’s rich collection of manuscript music books.
Come along to a Friends of the Library Lunchtime Discovery Event on Thursday 6 August with the joint winner of the 2019 Hugh Martin Weir Prize, Rachel Caines.
The final Friends of the Library event for 2019, on Wednesday 20 November, will be a conversation with Lainie Anderson, author of Long Flight Home - a meticulously researched novelisation of the first flight from England to Australia by the Smith brothers, which celebrated its centenary this year.
Join us on Thursday 31 October for a Friends of the Library event, with author Doug McEachern on his novel Stardust and Golden.
Mary Lee: the life and times of a 'turbulent anarchist' and her battle for women's rights, Thursday 29 August
For this month's Friends of the Library event we are joined by author Denise George, discussing her latest book "Mary Lee: the life and times of a 'turbulent anarchist' and her battle for women's rights".
The Kaurna Children’s Letters 1840-1843 to the Dresden Mission Society are an important historical collection held at the University of Adelaide library. Come along to this lunchtime discovery event to hear Associate Professor Rob Amery speak on the significance of these letters and their journey to the library.