Treasures of the State Library of Victoria

Bev Roberts
State Library of Victoria
Hardback 176pp Illustrated ISBN 9781920683177

From manuscripts and maps to comics and computer games, the Library's collections offer unexpected insights into what makes Victoria and Victorians unique. Treasures of the State Library of Victoria, published to celebrate the Library's 150th anniversary in 2004, encourages readers to discover the changing face of life in Victoria since the time of first contact between Aboriginal and European cultures.

This lavish publication showcases more than 200 images, sourced from the Library's world-class collections including those of rarely seen photographs, prints, publications, letters, maps and memorabilia. Each chapter highlights special aspects of the collections and demonstrates their astonishing depth and diversity, covering topics as diverse as settlement and separation, the discovery of gold, Ned Kelly, the arts, Melbourne style, sport and natural history.

This book is out of print, but you can find it in the Library's collection.