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 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.
Using examples from library collections and private archives, this talk will demonstrate how the tangible evidence of long distance love has changed over the past 130 years from handwritten letters and carte-de-visite portraits to the email, SMS and video-calls of the digital era.
From OZ magazine, Swinging London and Sydney’s Yellow House, Martin Sharp was at the epicentre of a cultural flowering. His biographer Joyce Morgan will shed new light on the charismatic and eccentric Sydney artist.