Made with State Library of NSW

Celebrating the creativity inspired by the State Library of NSW collections and services. #madewithSLNSW (Inspired by Made with the British Library)
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Peter H Russell "Correa Wilson and a view of Sydney from the North Shore c1822" 2010 Correa’s ancestor Ellen Ahern arrived in the colony with her mother and sister in 1823. Her father deliberately had himself arrested in order to join his wife and two daughters and they settled in the Picton area. The view in the background is based upon a drawing by Joseph Lycett from ‘Views in Australia or New South Wales & Van Demen’s Land delineated in fifty views” in the State Library's collecton.

Peter H Russell "Correa Wilson and a view of Sydney from the North Shore c1822" 2010 Correa’s ancestor Ellen Ahern arrived in the colony with her mother and sister in 1823. Her father deliberately had himself arrested in order to join his wife and two daughters and they settled in the Picton area. The view in the background is based upon a drawing by Joseph Lycett from ‘Views in Australia or New South Wales & Van Demen’s Land delineated in fifty views” in the State Library's collecton.

Peter H Marshall ‘Freya Blackwood and a North- East view of the town of Sydney in 1812’. The background image is interpreted from a two-part panorama of Sydney from Bennelong Point, engraved by the convict Philip Slaeger after original drawings by John Eyre in Views in New South Wales : taken from Dawe's Point. It was issued in March 1812 and is in the State Library's collection.

Peter H Marshall ‘Freya Blackwood and a North- East view of the town of Sydney in 1812’. The background image is interpreted from a two-part panorama of Sydney from Bennelong Point, engraved by the convict Philip Slaeger after original drawings by John Eyre in Views in New South Wales : taken from Dawe's Point. It was issued in March 1812 and is in the State Library's collection.

In her video, East West, artist Nicole Welch references explorer Thomas Mitchell's journals "Three expeditions into the interior of Eastern Australia" held in the State Library's collection. The video features a mirror reflecting the sky as it transitions from day to night, communicating the role of the sky as a global and navigational device.

In her video, East West, artist Nicole Welch references explorer Thomas Mitchell's journals "Three expeditions into the interior of Eastern Australia" held in the State Library's collection. The video features a mirror reflecting the sky as it transitions from day to night, communicating the role of the sky as a global and navigational device.

Bathurst artist Nicole Welch has used Governor Macquarie's journals in the State Library's collection as inspiration for her series of work,s Eastern Interiors: explorations from Bathurst to Albury. She references the quote made by Macquarie as he travelled to proclaim Bathurst a settlement " At 11 o'clock, (we reached the termination of the Blue Mountains ..to view this frightful tremendous Pass"

Bathurst artist Nicole Welch has used Governor Macquarie's journals in the State Library's collection as inspiration for her series of work,s Eastern Interiors: explorations from Bathurst to Albury. She references the quote made by Macquarie as he travelled to proclaim Bathurst a settlement " At 11 o'clock, (we reached the termination of the Blue Mountains ..to view this frightful tremendous Pass"

Bathurst artist Nicole Welch made a series of photographs called Illumination which took cues from her research into the State Library's Holtermann collection; a series of photographs made by Beaufoy Merlin and Charles Bayliss in the 1880s.

Bathurst artist Nicole Welch made a series of photographs called Illumination which took cues from her research into the State Library's Holtermann collection; a series of photographs made by Beaufoy Merlin and Charles Bayliss in the

In July 2015 photographer Tony Mott did a photo shoot with singer Kasey Chambers around the Library for his upcoming exhibition at the State Library of NSW in October 2015.

In July 2015 photographer Tony Mott did a photo shoot with singer Kasey Chambers around the Library for his upcoming exhibition at the State Library of NSW in October

In the novel  the author imagines Elizabeth Cook making Cook's waistcoat in the Library's collection: ‘The silk thread was of the finest quality, and had the sheen of freshly washed hair, combed so that each strand was separate. It was smooth to touch, as Elizabeth imagined the hair of South Seas women to be. Smooth also was the cloth from which she would fashion the vest, once the embroidery was finished. It was not linen or English wool, but exotic tapa cloth from Tahiti.‘

In the novel the author imagines Elizabeth Cook making Cook's waistcoat in the Library's collection: ‘The silk thread was of the finest quality, and had the sheen of freshly washed hair, combed so that each strand was separate. It was smooth to touch, as Elizabeth imagined the hair of South Seas women to be. Smooth also was the cloth from which she would fashion the vest, once the embroidery was finished. It was not linen or English wool, but exotic tapa cloth from Tahiti.‘

Children's author Christopher Cheng used the Library's collections of censuses and early documentation in writing two of his books. New Gold Mountain explores life on the goldfields through the eyes of a Chinese boy Shu Cheong.  Set in the years 1860-61 at Lambing Flat (Now called Young in NSW).

new gold mountain my australian story - Historical Fiction - Story of the Chinese people in the Australian Gold Rush period.

Children's author Christopher Cheng used the Library's collections of censuses and early documentation in writing two of his books. Melting Pot is the diary of Chek Chee, a Chinese boy living in Sydney’s Chinese community. He is the son of a mixed marriage, trying to fit into two cultures.

Fishpond NZ, The Melting Pot (My Australian Story) by Christopher Cheng. Buy Books online: The Melting Pot (My Australian Story), ISBN Christopher Cheng

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