A pair of beautiful 9 inch desktop globes have recently been acquired for the collection. The Terrestrial and Celestial globes are displayed on their original turned mahogany stands; the Terrestrial globe with a meridian ring and an attached brass pointer; the Celestial globe with meridian ring and additional moveable band.
The archives of one a rival media company can be found in the Fairfax Media business archive. Long forgotten and perhaps a name not recognisable by many, Associated Newspapers Ltd was a major media competitor of the Fairfax company until it was consumed by Fairfax Holdings in 1953.
The thousands of files that make up the Fairfax Media Business Archive tell us a lot about the people who managed the company. But what were the experiences of the printers, compositors, proof readers? Occasionally we come across records in the collection that provide a glimpse of the social side or even the sub-culture of a group within the organisation, records that gives us a sense of what it was like to work in John Fairfax Ltd.
The Fairfax Media Business Archive is not only made up of records relating to the business of the company. Fairfax archivists also collected material to add to the archives, items which they considered would contribute to the memory and understanding of the company.
Award-winning memoirist and novelist Mandy Sayer comes to the Library to speak about her latest book, Australian Gypsies: Their Secret History. Weaving together a wideranging and exuberant history of gypsies in Australia.
This talk examines how the children’s literary culture to which Catherine Helen Spence contributed, encouraged and shaped the formulation of national, moral and social character in 19th century Australia.