Tom Keneally Centre

The SMSA is proud to be the home of the Tom Keneally Centre (TKC), Thomas Keneally’s living legacy to Australia, holding books that have significance to him.

Everyone Welcome!

Opening Hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
from 10:30am – 2:30pm.

Level 3, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney.

Tom Keneally Centre at Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts

Tom Keneally wearing a hat in the Tom Keneally Centre

Thomas Keneally - About the man

Booker Prize winner Thomas Keneally is one of Australia's best known and most respected authors.
Tom Keneally Centre

About the Tom Keneally Centre

The Tom Keneally Centre holds the research collection of world-renowned author Thomas Keneally, in addition to copies of his own works and some items from his private collection of photographs and memorabilia.
Frank Moorhouse (left) with Tom Keneally in the Tom Keneally Centre

Tom Keneally Centre - A Cultural Hub

A cultural hub, the Tom Keneally Centre is devoted to Australian literature and history, reflecting the synergy between the SMSA and Tom Keneally's approach to writing and to life; open access to knowledge, continued learning and social change.
Borrow from the Tom Keneally Centre

Borrow books from the Tom Keneally Centre

SMSA is pleased to announce that members can now borrow books from the Tom Keneally Centre collection, in addition to the main SMSA Library.

Events in the Tom Keneally Centre

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Tom Keneally Centre OPEN — Everyone Welcome

Visit the Tom Keneally Centre — Everyone Welcome. Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays every week. Find out the dates Tom Keneally will be working in the TKC.
Winter Poems

Poems for Winter

Join us in the warmth of the cosy Tom Keneally Centre celebrating the chilly months with Poetry for Winter, read by our beloved Poetry at SMSA group.
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Sulari Gentill — Crossing the Lines

Sulari Gentill, author of the popular award-winning Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, joins us to talk about her inspirations, the craft of writing, what Rowly is up to next, and her new novel Crossing the Lines

Tom Keneally News

13 Mar 2017 — New Books — March 2017

The new books for March 2017 are now available to borrow, with new ebooks and audiobooks. 

We hope you enjoy them!

  • New books may be borrowed for a period of two weeks only and may not be renewed.
  • Books remain listed as “New Books” for two months.
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New Books by Genre

Biography
General Fiction
Historical Fiction
Mystery
Non Fiction
Romance
Science Fiction & Fantasy

New eBooks, etc.

eBooks
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17 Feb 2017 — New Books — February 2017

The new books for February 2017 are now available to borrow, with new ebooks and audiobooks.

We hope you enjoy them!

  • New books may be borrowed for a period of two weeks only and may not be renewed.
  • Books remain listed as “New Books” for two months.
Search the Library Catalogue

New Books by Genre

Biography
Classics
Cooking
General Fiction
Historical Fiction
Mystery
Non Fiction
Romance
Science Fiction & Fantasy

New eBooks, etc.

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Audiobooks

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8 Dec 2016 — SMSA’s grant hits just the right note for GRC

Last Thursday, 1st December, SMSA was pleased to host the Windies from the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium (GRC) at our annual members’ Christmas party.

This group of talented young musicians, Sarah, Lucinda, Phoebe and Alexei along with their conductor Emma and adult player Sarah, traveled from Goulburn to treat our members to a variety of music during the evening. Their performance was thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance.

The Windies are the counterparts to the Goulburn Strings, an initiative of the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium that provides opportunities for students from Goulburn Public School to learn to play stringed instruments. The program has had great success in improving outcomes for the children and families involved, many of whom are from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts awarded GRC a grant of $10,000 earlier in 2016 to help support the project.

SMSA President Denis Mockler and Secretary Brian Johnston were delighted to surprise the Windies on Thursday evening with the presentation of a further grant of $5,000 for the GRC. The grant was accepted on behalf of the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium by Emma Knott, conductor and player with the Goulburn Windies.

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Goulburn Strings Project
See photos from our
Members’ Christmas Party