Our Maps collection includes over 600,000 maps, from early European charts to current mapping of Australia, in print and digital form.

Our Maps collection includes over 600,000 maps, from early European charts to current mapping of Australia, in print and digital form.  You can find:

  • 200,000 post-1900 Australian topographic maps published by national and state mapping authorities
  • property and subdivision maps for each Australian state and territory - useful for family history research
  • thematic maps of land use, water and other resource management, geology and mining, transport, roads, planning and infrastructure, military mapping
  • 800,000 aerial photographs of Australia, Papua New Guinea and Antarctica
  • overseas maps, emphasising regions near Australia
  • street directories, atlases, gazetteers and reference material  

Highlights

  • Terra Australis - the earliest Dutch charting of the land that became Australia
  • Walter Burley Griffin - unravel the fledgling development of our nation’s capital with maps illustrating Griffin’s vision of Canberra
  • Atlas Coelestis - the largest star atlas ever published