Exhibition Talk: Remarkable Voyages and Scenes from Colonial Life

The den of the hairy wild man from Botany Bay
26 August 2014, 12.30pm-1.30pm
Conference Room, Exhibition Gallery, Level 4


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James and Bettison Treasures Curator Nat Williams reveals new items in the Treasures Gallery rehang. Some of the intriguing items include Bennelong’s 1796 letter, the first known writing by an Indigenous Australian, and Moses Griffith’s rainbow lorikeet watercolour from 1772, the first depiction of an Australian bird.

Treasures Gallery

Read past blogs by Nat Williams

Listen to the Mapping Our World podcast Maps by Night: Nat Williams Curator Talk from Tuesday 25 March 2014

Read more about the origins of the James and Bettison Treasures Curatorship


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