Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2011. Quarto, dustwrapper, colour photographs, illustrations.
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 Cook's Endeavour journal, William Bligh's notebook and list of mutineers, the only surviving Australian convict uniform, The original manuscript of Waltzing Matilda, William John Will's diary, Jrn Utzon's 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.
Price: $50.00 AU