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Trove now has its very own blog where you can learn more about this popular service.-- posted on: 19 November 2013
Help the National Library of Australia ensure the survival of one of the rarest maps in the world, Joan Blaeu's 1663 Archipelagus Orientalis.-- posted on: 30 October 2013
Tuesday, 11 March, 2014 - 10:36
Mapping our World: Terra Incognita to Australia, featuring many of the greatest maps in the world, has become the National Library of Australia's most successful exhibition.
Monday, 3 March, 2014 - 16:44
The grants of up to $15,000 are available to community groups around the country to help preserve and manage locally held, nationally significant cultural heritage collections of documents and objects for future generations. Applications, which should be submitted online at www.nla.gov.au/chg, close on Friday 2 May 2014 at 5pm (AEST).
Wednesday, 8 January, 2014 - 15:24
The Director-General of the National Library of Australia, Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, today welcomed the 50,000th visitor to the Library’s summer blockbuster exhibition, Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia.
Wednesday, 13 November, 2013 - 14:43
They are the maps that inspired the idea of Australia. Rare, priceless and rarely allowed out of Europe's great vaults. Until now.
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Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia showcases maps from the world’s greatest collections – many of which have never been seen in Australia. These are the maps that shaped our world – taking us on a journey from ancient and medieval notions of a Great South Land to Flinders’ 1814 chart of Australia.
The National Library of Australia’s greatest treasures are now on permanent display in the new state-of-the-art Treasures Gallery. The Treasures Gallery features some of the Library’s most prized items collected over the past 100 years, including Lieutenant James Cook’s journal of the Endeavour and the first document printed in Australia, a 1796 playbill.
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The Big Book of Australian History, by award-winning writer Peter Macinnis, helps tell Australia’s story to its children – using images and facts from the National Library of Australia’s 10-million-strong collection.
In 1889, Australia’s finest bush poet Banjo Paterson, published his ballad Clancy of the Overflow. In creating the now-legendary free-spirited stockman, Paterson summed up the essence of the Australian outback.