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Murray River, 1877

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We invite you to discover our digitised collections. The National Library digitises selected items in its collections to provide users with easy online access to some of Australia’s most significant cultural materials.

Explore the Australian story through captivating pictures, rare historical maps, early Australian printed music, manuscripts belonging to famous Australians, selected printed works from our Australian and overseas collections, and selected audio recordings of our oral history and folklore items.

To find out more about the Library's digitisation strategy and progress so far read Digitisation - overview and the progress reports for Pictures, Maps, Manuscripts, Printed Music, Books & Serials and Audio.

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  • 2/1st Australian Army Topographic Survey Company, Kokoda, New Guinea 1944
    2/1st Australian Army Topographic Survey Company, Kokoda, New Guinea 1944

This Second World War topographic map of Kokoda shows the location of villages, tracks, a canoe route, seaplane bases and mission stations. Map images from the Library’s Digital Collection are interactive. Use the Zoom control to pan and examine details.