Treasures Gallery 2010: A Preview

Many of the National Library of Australia’s greatest treasures and some of its recent acquisitions will be displayed in a special preview of the new, state-of-the-art Treasures Gallery, scheduled to open late next year.

Treasures Gallery 2010: A Preview, opening on 22 April, will feature over 80 of the Library’s prized items, collected over the past 100 years, many of which will take pride of place when the long-awaited Treasures Gallery opens. The items range from Lieutenant James Cook’s journal of the Endeavour to Patrick White’s notebooks, from exquisite botanical paintings by Ellis Rowan to the only complete original convict uniform.

Some of the pieces have rarely been displayed, such as the model by Jørn Utzon of the design of the Sydney Opera House and a print by Pablo Picasso. Other highlights of the exhibition will include the famous 'Gallipoli' letter written by war correspondent Keith (later Sir Keith) Murdoch to Prime Minister Andrew Fisher, bushranger Ben Hall’s revolver, papers of Lindy Chamberlain and a graphic image by the official war photographer, Frank Hurley.

National Library of Australia, Exhibition Gallery
22 April 2009 - 19 July 2009
Open during library hours, free admission
Inquiries: 02 6262 1111

NOTE:
All Images are in high resolution JPEG or TIFF format approximately A4 @ 300dpi.

James Cook (1728–1779)
Journal of HMB Endeavour, 1768–1771
manuscript; 52.5 x 34.0 cm
National Library of Australia
Manuscripts Collection, MS 1
nla.ms-ms1
UNESCO Memory of the World Register

Download (5.41 Mb zip)

Albrecht Durer (1471–1528)
Passio Christi ab Alberto Durer Nurenbergensi effigiata cu varij generis carminibus fratris Benedicti Chelidonij Musophili (Little Passion)
(Nurnberge: Impressum par Albertu Durer, 1511)
38 leaves, illustrated; height 18 cm
National Library of Australia
Rare Books Collection
nla.gen-vn1539295

Download (35.91 Mb zip)

Utzon, Jørn, 1918-2008
Architect’s model for the geometry of the Sydney Opera House shells 
architectural model: wood; 29.5x89cm  approx
National Library of Australia
Pictures Collection
nla.pic-an7650469

Download (15.87 Mb zip)

Keith Arthur Murdoch(1885–1952)
The Gallipoli Letter
Papers of Keith Arthur Murdoch, 1908–1967
National Library of Australia
Manuscripts Collection, MS 2823, Series 2, Item 1
nla.ms-ms2823-2-1

Download (13.64 Mb zip)

Convict uniform, 1830s – 1840s
woollen jacket; length 76.0 cm
woollen trousers; 107.0 x 51.0 cm
National Library of Australia
Pictures Collection
nla.pic-an6393471

Download (8.74 Mb zip)

Olympic gold medal won by Miss Fanny Durack at Stockholm, 1912
gold; diam. 3.3 cm
National Library of Australia
Pictures Collection
nla.pic-an6137965

Download (12.37 Mb zip)

Ellis Rowan (1848–1922)
Eugenia cormiflora  c.1887
watercolour; 56.0 x 38.0 cm
National Library of Australia
Pictures Collection
nla.pic-an6730510

Download (19.62 Mb zip)

Colt’s Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
Ben Hall’s revolver, c.1850
metal and wood; length 12.5 cm
National Library of Australia
Pictures Collection
nla.pic-an7969455

Download (24.03 Mb zip)

Frank Hurley (1885–1962)
Deaths Highway, an Exposed Road in the Battlefield near Ypres, 1917
glass negative
National Library of Australia
Pictures Collection
nla.pic-an23816564

Download (7.10 Mb zip)

Coconut carved by a sailor on the Endeavour, 1780s
carved coconut; 15.0 x 10.0 cm
National Library of Australia
Pictures Collection
nla.pic-vn3370628

Download (25.64 Mb zip)

George Carter (1737–1795)
Death of Captain Cook  1781
oil on canvas; 151.2 x 213.4 cm
National Library of Australia
Pictures Collection
nla.pic-an2271058

Download (18.85 Mb zip)

Pieter Goos   (c.1616–1675)
East Indies, printed  c.1690
National Library of Australia
Maps Collection
nla.map-t792

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Gottfried Lindauer (1839–1926)
Tomika Te Mutu, chief of the Ngaiterangi tribe, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand  c.1880
oil on canvas; 50.8 x 40.6 cm  
National Library of Australia
Pictures Collection
http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an2282975

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