Events

The Unidentified Project

Why stop now?! Even though our exhibition Unidentified is over and done with, there are still some names missing from the faces. We will be posting these portraits one at a time on our Facebook Page and continuing the quest to identify their subjects. We will also be giving you all the information and stories we have gathered so far.
So spread the word - “Do you recognise anyone?”

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On This Day...

Friday, 18 August 2017 to Friday, 17 August 2018

Join us on Facebook for smashing front pages and links to the fantastic resource that is TROVE. We will be posting every available issue, of every Advocate newspaper, every day, for a whole year! Starting Friday 18 August.

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Lunchtime Talks

Saturday, 19 August 2017 to Sunday, 15 April 2018

Discover the personal journeys and cheeky stories of some of The Advocate’s most well-known and well-loved identities!
Dates and Times TBC - Stay tuned for details!

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We Need Your Help!

Saturday, 19 August 2017 to Sunday, 15 April 2018

We are keen to get as many issues of Advocate newspapers, available on The National Library’s TROVE website, properly transcribed and searchable as possible! Simply go to www.trove.nla.gov.au and head to newspapers to get started. If you need help, just ask us!

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Come and Play with... Typewriters

Saturday, 11 November 2017 to Sunday, 17 December 2017

Come and get hands-on with real objects from our collection!
WEEKENDS ONLY

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Nic Haygarth - 'On The Ossie': Tasmanian osmiridium and the fountain pen industry

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Millions of words flowed from the serpentine hills of western Tasmania. The Waratah and Adamsfield districts produced ‘point metal’ osmiridium, used to tip the gold nibs of fountain pens. For a time in the early 1900s Tasmania had a world monopoly on point metal ‘ossie’ – an alloy much more valuable than gold.