Library of Dreams Treasures from the National Library of Australia
National Library of Australia | ISBN 9780642277022
Hardback – 132 pages
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Library of Dreams interprets and celebrates a diverse selection of treasures from the rich and varied collections of the National Library of Australia. The book examines over 50 of the most popular items, page by page, in the Librarys collections, including:
James Cooks Endeavour journal
William Blighs notebook and list of mutineers
The only surviving Australian convict uniform
The original manuscript of Waltzing Matilda
William John Wills diary
Jrn Utzons models for the design of the Sydney Opera House
The manuscripts relating to the trial of Lindy Chamberlain
Beautifully illustrated throughout, this souvenir publication examines what makes a national treasure and inspires readers to take a closer look at what libraries reveal about Australias heritage. The publication will appeal to a broad range of readers, in particular those with an interest in Australian history and anyone who loves beautiful, rare objects and appreciates Australian culture.