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 
email: select@nla.gov.au

December 2013 Recent Acquisitions Report

Below: Highlights from our recent acquisitions


A c.1870 photo album by Samuel Sweet of country scenes and station views of South Australia and the Northern Territory.


We Believe in our Paralympians, an archived website on helping Australian athletes get to the Paralympic Games.


Die Weltkarte des Pierre Desceliers von 1553, a 1924 limited edition facsimile of 90 copies of the ‘lost Dieppe map’ created by Pierre Desceliers, and destroyed by fire during the First World War.


An illustrated manuscript journal recording an emigrant’s voyage from London to Hobart Town in 1834.


A map by Karl Lehmann-Dumont of World War I, showing caricatures of each of the European participants from a German perspective.


The London Convict Maid, a c.1830 transportation broadside with an anonymous ten verse ballad inspired by a London servant girl known as Charlotte W.


An archived collection of community awareness campaign websites.


An 1862 ink and wash drawing, Aboriginal Family Hunting Mallee Fowl near Echuca by colonial artist, Nicholas Chevalier.


The archived website of Camp Gallipoli, a family event that will commemorate the centenary of the 25th April 1915 landing at Anzac Cove.


Six photographs of Roebourne, Western Australia in c.1910 by Ernest Lund Mitchell, showing scenes of Aboriginal life and customs.


An 1885 Gibbs Shallard & Co colour lithographed Christmas card of a cockatoo swooping under the Southern Cross over a snow covered village.


A copy of the score for Dr Leichhardt’s March, composed by his friend S.H. Marsh, published in 1846.