In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
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.
"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."