Anzac Day is commemorated every year on 25 April and has been one of our nation's most important days of remembrance since its origins in 1916
The library has a small collection of books and DVDs on Australian military history, listed at this link. Please contact the library if you would like to borrow any of them.
World War I - Ypres. Australian Infantry awaiting orders to take over the line. Photographed by Capt. Frank Hurley.
Frank Hurley joined the Australian Imperial Force in August 1917 as the official photographer and this image is part of his Western Front 1914-1918 album. This collection of 75 gelatin silver photographs can be viewed online at the State Library of NSW website here
It is school holidays! The library will not be staffed from Saturday 27th March until Monday 12th April as the librarian will be at home on holidays enjoying the company of children.
Don't forget, with the school holidays approaching, that our Children's Bush Fire Collection has some delightful titles perfect for younger children. Now is the time to request any loans as they are quite popular. More information may be found here.
The library will be closed to visitors during this time and reopen on Tuesday 13th April 2021.
Image: Easter, Merriwa 1977
This standard specifies requirements for the construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas in order to improve their resistance to bushfire attack from burning embers, radiant heat, flame contact and combinations of the three attack forms.
It is available free online in PDF Personal use format until June 2021.
Use this SAI Global link. Select PDF 1 User – the cost is marked as Free. Add to cart and check out as a guest. The PDF link will be sent to your email.
The NSW Rural Fire Service, with the National Library of Australia, has digitised the entire collection of the Bush Fire Bulletin dating back to September 1952. The digitised collection also includes the Sitrep bulletin (a joint publication that incorporated both our Bush Fire Bulletin and the SES Bulletin) from 1976 to 1978.
This historical archived collection is available online in Trove.
Browse the collection.
Search the collection.
If you are looking for articles on a particular topic, e.g. the town of Merriwa, you can easily search the whole Bulletin collection in Trove.
Open the Trove search box using this link. The search box is pre-filled with the Bulletin catalogue items. There are over 6000 articles.
In the search box (after the Bulletin Catalogue items), type in AND followed by your keyword(s) e.g. AND Merriwa
Click on the search icon. The resulting articles will be listed. Please contact the library if you need any assistance.