Collection Items

  • Book/Printed Material
    Australians in action: the story of Gallipoli ...
    • Contributor: Bean, C. E. W. (Charles Edwin Woodrow) - New South Wales. Public Instruction Department - Ashmead-Bartlett, Ellis
    • Date: 1915

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  • Map
    Java and Australia.
    Iava Maior e Nuca Antara [Java e Australia]
    This manuscript map of Java and the tip of northern Australia is a copy of an earlier work by the Malaysian-Portuguese cartographer Emanuel Godinho de Eredia (1563-1623). In the 16th century, Portugal sent several expeditions to explore the islands south of Malaysia; it is possible that they gained some knowledge about the geography of Australia from these missions. Some scholars have speculated that the...
    • Contributor: Eredia, Manuel Godinho De
    • Date: 1630
  • Map
    New Hydrographic Map of the Sea and New Southern Lands: Made by the Cosmographer and Mathematician Emanuel Godinho de Eredia.
    Nova tavoa hydrographica do mar de novas teras do sul / feita polo cosmographo e math. Emanuel Godinho de Eredia
    This hydrographic map is the work of Malaysian-Portuguese cartographer Emanuel Godinho de Eredia (1563-1623). At the turn of the 17th century, the Portuguese were exploring southeast Asia from their base in Malacca, searching for the "Islands of Gold" that figured prominently in Malaysian legends. Around 1602, the Viceroy of Portuguese India commissioned an expedition around the islands south of Malaysia and India. Eredia served...
    • Contributor: Godinho De Eredia, Manuel
    • Date: 1602
  • Book/Printed Material
    Deed of Settlement. The Deed of Settlement and Royal Charter of Incorporation of the South Australian Company is a key document in South Australia's history: it highlights the difference between the manner in which South Australia was established and populated and the foundation of other Australian colonies as penal settlements. It also records British economic expansionism at its peak and illustrates the interconnections between British business interests,...
    • Contributor: South Australian Company
    • Date: 1836

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    Australia in 142 Photographic Illustrations after a Decade of Experiences.
    Australien in 142 photographischen Abbildungen nach zehnjährigen Erfahrungen
    William Blandowski (1822-78) was a pioneer in many ways. Born in Gleiwitz, Upper Silesia (present-day Gliwice, Poland), he went to Australia in 1849 to compile "a natural history, a botanical classification, and a geological arrangement of this country." He joined an early gold rush in Victoria, where he invented a powerful water pump. Blandowski went on several expeditions, on which he collected numerous specimens...
    • Contributor: J. Redaway and Sons - Mützel, Gustav - Blandowski, William
    • Date: 1862

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  • Map
    A Chart of Part of the Sea Coast of New South Wales on the East Coast of New Holland from Point Hicks to Black Head. This map is one of four manuscript charts from the first great voyage of exploration by Captain James Cook, which in April 1770 made the first clear delineation of the east coast of Australia. Sponsored by the Royal Society and the Royal Navy, the expedition had several objectives. Cook was to observe and describe the transit of Venus, chart the coastlines of places he...
    • Contributor: Cook, James
    • Date: 1771
  • Map
    A Chart of Part of the Sea Coast of New South Wales on the East Coast of New Holland from Black Head to Cape Morton. This map is one of four manuscript charts from the first great voyage of exploration by Captain James Cook, which in April 1770 made the first clear delineation of the east coast of Australia. Sponsored by the Royal Society and the Royal Navy, the expedition had several objectives. Cook was to observe and describe the transit of Venus, chart the coastlines of places he...
    • Contributor: Cook, James
    • Date: 1771
  • Book/Printed Material
    Australasia truimphant!
    • Contributor: Adcock, Arthur St. John
    • Date: 1916

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    A Chart of Part of the Sea Coast of New South Wales on the East Coast of New Holland from Cape Morton to Cape Palmerston. This map is one of four manuscript charts from the first great voyage of exploration by Captain James Cook, which in April 1770 made the first clear delineation of the east coast of Australia. Sponsored by the Royal Society and the Royal Navy, the expedition had several objectives. Cook was to observe and describe the transit of Venus, chart the coastlines of places he...
    • Contributor: Cook, James
    • Date: 1771
  • Map
    A Chart of Part of the Sea Coast of New South Wales on the East Coast of New Holland from Cape Palmerston to Cape Flattery. This map is one of four manuscript charts from the first great voyage of exploration by Captain James Cook, which in April 1770 made the first clear delineation of the east coast of Australia. Sponsored by the Royal Society and the Royal Navy, the expedition had several objectives. Cook was to observe and describe the transit of Venus, chart the coastlines of places he...
    • Contributor: Cook, James
    • Date: 1771
  • Book/Printed Material
    Letter from Charles Darwin to Carl Semper. The letter presented here is from a series of letters written between 1877 and 1882 by the British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809--82), and his son, Sir Francis Darwin (1848--1925), to the German scientist Carl Gottfried Semper (1832--93). The letters are preserved in the University and State Library Düsseldorf. Semper specialized in invertebrate zoology and ecology and is best known for his extensive field studies...
    • Contributor: Darwin, Charles - Semper, C. (Carl)
    • Date: 1879

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  • Map
    Karta Vostochnogo berega Novogo I︠U︡zhnogo Vallisa. 1823.
    Карта Восточного берега Нового Южного Валлиса. 1823.
    Dopolnitel'nye karty: Plan porta Zhakson.- [1:61 700]. Original map at: National Library of Russia From the atlas "Атлас Южного моря сочиненный флота капитан командором Крузенштерном." Дополнительные карты: План порта Жаксон.- [1:61 700].
    • Contributor: Kruzenshtern, Ivan Fedorovich
    • Date: 1824
  • Map
    Karta zemli Van Dimena i Proliva Bassa. 1823.
    Карта земли Ван Димена и Пролива Басса. 1823.
    Dopolnitel'nai︠a︡ karta: Plan porta Filipa.- [1:463 000]. Original map at: National Library of Russia From the atlas "Атлас Южного моря сочиненный флота капитан командором Крузенштерном." Дополнительная карта: План порта Филипа.- [1:463 000].
    • Contributor: Kruzenshtern, Ivan Fedorovich
    • Date: 1824
  • Map
    British and German New Guinea.
    British & German New Guinea
    This 1906 map of British New Guinea, German New Guinea (also known as Kaiser-Wilhelms-land), and the Bismarck Archipelago was produced by the Geographical Section of the General Staff of the War Office of Great Britain. Germany annexed the northern area of the island of New Guinea in 1884, together with islands of New Britain and New Ireland. The Germans renamed the former New Pomerania...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section - Great Britain. War Office. Intelligence Division
    • Date: 1906
  • Book/Printed Material
    Women of the Empire in War Time: In Honour of their Great Devotion and Self-Sacrifice. This book was published in London in 1916 by the Dominion of Canada News Company to celebrate the contributions and sacrifice of the women of the British Empire in support of the Allies during World War I. Among the individuals extolled is Edith Cavell, a British nurse working in Brussels, who saved both German and Belgian lives and who was executed in 1915 by...
    • Contributor: De Beck, A. M.
    • Date: 1916

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  • Book/Printed Material
    British New Guinea (Papua) In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. British New Guinea (Papua) is Number 88 in a series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Get Out! The Indies Must be Liberated.
    D'r uit! Indië moet bevrijd
    This 1945 recruiting poster by the Dutch artist Nico Broekman shows a Japanese soldier being booted from the island of Bali, and the caption, "Get Out! The Indies Must Be Liberated." During World War II, Japan occupied the Dutch East Indies in early 1942. After the surrender, a large number of Dutch submarines and some aircraft escaped to Australia and continued to fight as...
    • Contributor: Brouwer, Cor De - Broekman, Nico
    • Date: 1945
  • Book/Printed Material
    Samoafahrten, Otto Finsch (1839-1917) was a German ornithologist and ethnographer who was involved in the establishment of Kaiser Wilhelms-Land, a German protectorate located in the northeastern part of present-day Papua New Guinea. Finsch worked as a curator at the Museum of Natural History and Ethnography in Bremen. He was awarded an honorary doctorate for his ornithological work by the University of Bonn in 1868 and...
    • Contributor: Finsch, O[Tto] - Finsch, O. (Otto)
    • Date: 1888
  • Book/Printed Material
    Funafuti ; Funafuti is a coral atoll that is part of Tuvalu, a sovereign nation located in the west-central Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia. This book is an account of a scientific expedition in 1897 to Funafuti, which at the time was part of the British protectorate of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands. The author, Janet William Edgeworth David, the wife of Professor T....
    • Contributor: David, Caroline Martha
    • Date: 1899
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Panorama Gur'evskogo zavoda.
    Панорама Гурьевского завода.
    The "Kuzbass" autonomous industrial colony was created in 1921. It was organized by American workers, who took on the obligation of inviting from the United States and Western Europe some eight thousand skilled workers and specialists to industrialize the Kuzbass. The Soviet government turned over to the colonists a number of Kemerovo mine shafts and an unfinished coking plant. To recruit volunteers to work...
    • Date: 1926
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    AIKovt︠s︡y na prirode.
    АИКовцы на природе.
    The "Kuzbass" autonomous industrial colony was created in 1921. It was organized by American workers, who took on the obligation of inviting from the United States and Western Europe some eight thousand skilled workers and specialists to industrialize the Kuzbass. The Soviet government turned over to the colonists a number of Kemerovo mine shafts and an unfinished coking plant. To recruit volunteers to work...
    • Date: 1924
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Koos Fis v 1930-e gody.
    Коос Фис в 1930-е годы.
    The "Kuzbass" autonomous industrial colony was created in 1921. It was organized by American workers, who took on the obligation of inviting from the United States and Western Europe some eight thousand skilled workers and specialists to industrialize the Kuzbass. The Soviet government turned over to the colonists a number of Kemerovo mine shafts and an unfinished coking plant. To recruit volunteers to work...
    • Date: 1930
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Molodozheny Nell i Koos Fis.
    Молодожены Нелл и Коос Фис.
    The "Kuzbass" autonomous industrial colony was created in 1921. It was organized by American workers, who took on the obligation of inviting from the United States and Western Europe some eight thousand skilled workers and specialists to industrialize the Kuzbass. The Soviet government turned over to the colonists a number of Kemerovo mine shafts and an unfinished coking plant. To recruit volunteers to work...
    • Date: 1920
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Koksokhimicheskiĭ zavod.
    Коксохимический завод.
    The "Kuzbass" autonomous industrial colony was created in 1921. It was organized by American workers, who took on the obligation of inviting from the United States and Western Europe some eight thousand skilled workers and specialists to industrialize the Kuzbass. The Soviet government turned over to the colonists a number of Kemerovo mine shafts and an unfinished coking plant. To recruit volunteers to work...
    • Date: 1920
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Kemerovskiĭ rudnik. Veloprobeg "Shcheglovsk - Anzhero-Suzhdinsk".
    Кемеровский рудник. Велопробег "Щегловск - Анжеро-Суждинск".
    The "Kuzbass" autonomous industrial colony was created in 1921. It was organized by American workers, who took on the obligation of inviting from the United States and Western Europe some eight thousand skilled workers and specialists to industrialize the Kuzbass. The Soviet government turned over to the colonists a number of Kemerovo mine shafts and an unfinished coking plant. To recruit volunteers to work...
    • Date: 1928