|March 11, 2010||to||June 16, 2010|
Mitchell Library Sydney major historical exhibition to mark it’s 100th birthday.
- 9 March – 16 June 2010
- Mitchell Library Sydney FREE
The renowned Mitchell Library, home to Australia’s most historically significant cultural collection, is holding a major public exhibition to mark its 100th birthday. The free ONE hundred exhibition will reveal 100 of the Mitchell Library’s most surprising, significant and intriguing objects – many never seen by the public before – ranging in date from the 15th century to the present day.
Highlights of the exhibition include:
• Joseph Banks’ Endeavour journal and William Bligh’s Bounty logbook;
• The Macquarie Collector’s Chest, 1818 – an extraordinary handcrafted cedar
chest containing a riot of natural history specimens collected in Newcastle;
• Frank Hurley’s stunning Antarctic and WW1 photography;
• James Cook’s first map of the Southern Hemisphere produced in 1771;
• Original manuscripts of Seven little Australians by Ethel Turner; The man from
Snowy River by A. B. Paterson and The Secret River by Kate Grenville;
• A confronting hand-made art book documenting ‘War on terror’ 2008; and
• A year’s worth of junk mail (weighing 26 kg) received by one Sydney home.
The exhibition is open to the public and live online with dynamic content and behind the scenes information at the official centenary