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The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc (formerly the Lu Rees Archives) is celebrating its 50th Birthday.  That is, 50 years of devoted collecting, organising, describing and cataloguing Australian children’s literature.

Emily Rodda’s many translations

The collection* has grown to include over 57,546 books.  Some 5,577 of these books are in overseas translations in 79 languages. This has been achieved with generous assistance from authors, illustrators, publishers, partners and sponsors.

The National Centre has also over 570 research files, with significant collections of authors’, illustrators’ and publishers’ papers, manuscripts and artwork.

Visitors are welcome during opening hours while online access is available 24/7 for our national and international followers.

To congratulate us with a Birthday message contact

* Collection at September 2023

See also:
The Significance of the collection
Forthcoming Events – NCACL
50th Birthday Messages
50th Birthday Viewings


Australia’s literary past, present and future are preserved in the National Centre, through the stories that touched our hearts and stirred our imaginations as children. It documents and shares the creative process and inspires the next generation of readers with research collections, exhibitions and outreach activities.