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Author Gall, Jennifer, 1959-

Title Library of dreams : treasures from the National Library of Australia / [compiled by Jennifer Gall and past and present members of the National Library of Australia]
Published Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2011
Canberra : National Library of Australia, [2011]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  025.20994 Gal/Lod  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 128 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 26 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction : to read in the libraries of dreams -- Early maps after Claudius Ptolemy -- Let us possesse our world -- The Hendrick Doncker sea atlas -- From the secret archives of the United East India Company -- James Cook's remarkable occurrences -- Secret instructions to James Cook -- Hints from the Earl of Morton -- A gentleman of large fortune -- A portrait of a princess -- A portrait of Mai -- A chief of the Sandwich Islands -- The death of James Cook -- Patterns of cloth -- William Bligh's notebook and list of mutineers -- The First Fleet journal of Arthur Bowes Smythe -- Unlikely companions -- The Port Jackson painter -- Records of a convict's lot -- A letter from Charles Dickens -- Australia's earliest existing printed document -- A New South Wales pocket almanack -- John Lewin and the birds of New Holland -- The Joseph Lycett album -- The sketchbook of Edward Close -- Desmond, New South Wales chief -- A portrait of Bungaree -- Australia's only complete convict uniform -- Acts of desperation -- Governor George Arthur's proclamation -- Husband, father, photographer -- A children's quilt from the Swan River -- Whaling and scrimshaw in colonial Australia -- A royal gift -- Emblems of misunderstanding -- John Pascoe Fawkner and 'The Melbourne advertiser' -- A race to the gold diggings -- The diary of William John Wills -- 'The Argus' press sheet -- The minstrel of the people -- Christina Rutherford MacPherson's manuscript for 'Waltzing Matilda' -- The art of Marian Ellis Rowan -- Australia's draft constitution -- Pilot charts of the Darling River -- An Olympic achievement -- Frank Hurley's image of war -- Magnificent men -- Notes from an internee -- Jørn Utzon's models for the Sydney Opera House -- John Olsen's Opera House journal -- Peter Sculthorpe and 'Sun music' -- Robert Helpmann's scrapbooks -- Papers of Patrick White -- 'Voss' and Richard Meale -- David Malouf's manuscript of 'Johnno' -- Papers of Lindy Chamberlain -- Judith Wright's 'Rockpool' -- The Mabo Case manuscripts
Summary Library of dreams interprets and celebrates a diverse selection of treasures from the rich and varied collections of the National Library of Australia
Analysis Australian
Cultural property - Australia
Libraries - Special collections
National Library of Australia
Related To complemented by (work). Library of dreams
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 116-119) and index
Subject Bungaree, -1830.
MacCarthy Mór.
Mabo, Edward, 1936-1992
National Library of Australia.
National Library of Australia. Treasures Gallery
Art -- Australia.
Cultural property -- Australia.
Libraries -- Special collections -- Australia.
Libraries -- Special collections.
National libraries -- Australia.
Author Gall, Jennifer, 1959- compiler
National Library of Australia, issuing body
LC no. 2010681623
ISBN 9780642277022 (hardback)