Recent acquisitions highlights
Updated periodically, these listings give brief descriptions of some of the more significant items recently added to the National Library's collections. Included are new items for the Printed, Pictures, Manuscript, Oral History, Map, Asian and Electronic Collections.
Recently acquired material may also be found by using the 'New items' tab in the Library's catalogue, or by browsing the New Book and journal displays in the Main Reading Room.
To find out more about how the Library acquires collection items read building our collections or contact:
Overseas Collection Development
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Below: selected highlights from December 2012 Recent Acquisitions Report
Drawings by Philip D. Vigors of a head and shoulders ink and wash portrait of a woman, shells found at Port Essington, and 48 coloured drawings of shells gathered around Sydney, 1st January 1850. Available online soon.
Original drawing by John Olsen, including a self-portrait with Debussy and Debussy's daughter, illustrating a manuscript note addressed to John Truscott, 1984.