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Library of Dreams: Treasures from the National Library of Australia

Author:   National Library of Australia
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9780642277022


Pages:   132
Publication Date:   01 May 2011
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The National Library of Australia holds many treasures that tell the story of the nation in all its intricacy over the course of the past centuries. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Library of Dreams examines what makes a national treasure and reflects on the importance of libraries as custodians of history, heritage and imagination.

This publication interprets and celebrates a rich selection of items from the National Library of Australia’s collections. The items span the first sightings of Australia in the 1600s and the infamous mutiny on the Bounty in 1789, to the growth of the early colonies in the 1800s, the Federation of Australia in 1901 and the landmark Mabo ruling in the early 1990s.

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Author:   National Library of Australia
ISBN:  

9780642277022


Pages:   132
Publication Date:   01 May 2011
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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"Published to celebrate the opening of the National Library's new Treasures Gallery on October 8, 2011, this book takes the reader on a tour of some of the most popular items in the library's collection. It is a considered and absorbing study of more than 50 items of our shared heritage, including James Cook's Endeavour journal, Lt-Governor George Arthur's Proclamation and Jorn Utzon's models for the Sydney Opera House. A welcome reminder of libraries as custodians of our heritage and culture."
"This is an interesting journey from the past to the present, a revelation of the vast treasure trove in the National Library."

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Noel Shaw - Western Advocate, 2011-08-31 05:26
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"This is an interesting journey from the past to the present, a revelation of the vast treasure trove in the National Library." - Noel Shaw, Western Advocate


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William Yeoman - West Australian, 2011-08-31 04:29
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