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

tom keneally in the TKC

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.
Poetry at SMSA favourite poems

Our Favourite Poems — Poetry at SMSA

Join the Poetry at SMSA group to celebrate their 10th anniversary with a special reading of their favourite poems of all time.

Tom Keneally News

18 May 2018 — Special Event: ‘Airtight Alibi’ Mystery & Crime Festival 2018

Get an Airtight Alibi when you attend SMSA’s first ever Mystery & Crime Festival on Monday, 4 June.

Whether you love a hardboiled detective mystery or true crime, you’ll find plenty of murder and duplicity on offer.

Here’s the line up:

  • Deadly Words: Crime Writing Essentials panel discussion
  • Screening – The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Cultural Phenomenon talk
  • Thrilling You Softly Trivia Competition
  • Cover Up! Mystery & Crime Novel Display in the Library

Bookings Essential
Everyone Welcome

 

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3 May 2018 — The RSNSW & SMSA Present “Great Australians You’ve Never Heard Of”

The Royal Society of NSW and the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (SMSA) are proud to present a new collaborative lecture series, Great Australians You’ve Never Heard Of.

Over the course of four lectures, our esteemed speakers will share the fascinating stories of remarkable Australians who have helped create the extraordinary society we live in, but have not received the recognition they deserve, nor has the context of their contributions been understood.

Venue

Mitchell Theatre, Level 1
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Dates

Please see the Lecture Schedule

Time

6.00pm for 6:30-7:30pm
Light refreshments will be served before each lecture

Cost

$15 – SMSA & Royal Society Members & Fellows
$20 – Non-members & Guests

Bookings Essential
Everyone Welcome.
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27 Mar 2018 — Easter Opening Hours 2018

SMSA will be CLOSED over the Easter holiday weekend (Good Friday to Easter Monday, inclusive).

The Library will be re-open for business as usual Tuesday, 3 April at 8:45am.

We wish all our members and clients a safe and relaxing break!
SMSA Board and Staff

 

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