Our curator shares the discovery of a rare account from the 1870s, of a missionary voyage through the Bass Strait, Tasmania. Read about this fascinating journey through a tiny group of forgotten islands and the people who called them home.
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 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.