Elegy for an Elephant

Elegy for an Elephant is a story of three children seeking their father’s soul. After Elysium the elephant ends his life, his children Wonder the whale, Grace the swallow and Hope the dove embark on a journey between the sea and the stars. Elegy for an Elephant honours ways we can connect with loved ones…

Vintage Crochet

At the National Library, we know that it’s hip to be (a granny) square… Vintage Crochet presents a selection of 38 patterns for women’s, men’s and children’s clothes, as well as accessories and homewares, sourced from historical newspapers and magazines. Each pattern has been tested and updated, with modern yarn and sizing tips. A handy…

Frank

Australian photographic pioneer Frank Hurley accompanied both Mawson and Shackleton on their celebrated expeditions to Antarctica in the early twentieth century. In Frank, award winning Australian poet Jordie Albiston has redacted and combined entries from Hurley’s Antarctic diaries into a moving poetry collage. This volume offers a portrait of an individual at the end of…

Tea and Sugar Christmas

The Tea and Sugar train only came once a week on a Thursday. But the special Christmas train only came once a year. Today was Sunday. Four more days without sugar. Four more days until the Christmas train. Please, please be on time. Please don’t be late. Join Kathleen in the outback as she eagerly…