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 online collections. See our December 2014 report for the latest acquisitions or below for a few highlights.
A cabinet of quadrupeds (1805), engravings by James Tookey with historical and scientific descriptions by John Church.
The Battle of Bantam, 1601, is an illustrated ‘news-map’, created to advertise the Dutch Republic’s victory off the port of Bantam, Java.
Twelve watercolour paintings by Marrianne Collinson Campbell were acquired, increasing the Library’s holdings of work by this artist.
Recently archived was the popular television program At the movies with Margaret & David, which ceased after 28 years of broadcasting.
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