National Treasures from Australia's Great Libraries

This month's issue of
the "National Library of Australia News" reports on the upcoming touring exhibition National Treasures from Australia's Great Libraries. Years in the planning this exhibition will bring together such items as Ned Kelly's helmet (from his seige at Glenrowan) and his Jerilderie Letter (which was the inspiration for Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang), Captain James Cook's Endeavour journals, John Lewin's Birds of New Holland from 1808, P.L. Travers's annotations on her copy of the Disney screenplay for the film Mary Poppins, and Shane Gould's diary from the 1972 Olympics.

It looks like being a collection to cater for all tastes. The exhibition will start at the National Library in Canberra (from 3 Dec 2005 - 12 Feb 2006) and will then move on to the State Library of Victoria and then to all other State Libraries around the country.

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