Library Visionaries : digitised documents from our collections

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Completed

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Electives as per History years 7-10

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War II

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 1c Progressive Ideas

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies
completed

The Emigrants' Penny Magazine, 1850-1851

Z/325/E
No. of items: Newspapers - Vol.1 no.1 (1850) - Vol.2 no.20 (1851)

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies
completed

Nurse accepting donation from swaggy, 1915, photographed by Frank Hurley

V* / Wor W 1 / 12
No. of items: Photographs - 1 large format hand-coloured photoprint

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War I

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 2a Making a Nation
completed

Drawing for an ANZAC memorial, ca. 1919-1930, by George Washington Lambert

DG V* / MOM / 1
No. of items: 1 ink and pencil drawing

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War 1
completed

Alfred William Leslie Ellis papers, mainly concerning the 4th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, 1914-1944

MLMSS 2154
No. of items: Manuscript - 1 volume of correspondence, printed and ephemera

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War 1
completed

Voyage of H.M.S. Britomart from 1837 to 1843, volume 3 / drawn by Owen Stanley

SAFE / PXC 280
No. of items: 1 album - comprising 73 watercolours and drawings, plus 1 map

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 2 Year 4 First Contacts

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 2b: Asia and the World

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War I
completed

Pamphlets relating to Australian women's suffrage, 1889-1903

Z/Q324.3/1
No. of items: Printed - collection of pamphlets and ephemera

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Progressive ideas

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History Stage 5 Depth Study 5a: Popular Culture

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War II
completed

Work on the gold fields, 1850-62, drawn by William Strutt

SSV* / Gold / 5
No. of items: Drawings - 1 pencil & watercolour sketch

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 Year 5 The Australian Colonies

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage Year 5 The Australian Colonies

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies
completed

Papers, mostly of Henry Dundas, concerning the Scottish Martyrs, 1793-1796, 1814

MLMSS 948
No. of items: 1 volume of manuscript papers

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 1c: Progressive Ideas

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War I

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 Year 5 The Australian Colonies

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War I

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War I

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 1b: Movement of peoples
completed

World War One Rejected Volunteers' Association of NSW badge, ca. 1916

R 2055
No. of items: 1 wartime badge - sterling silver

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War I
completed

Red Cross work in New South Wales : souvenir of the Great War, 1916

F940.54771/1
No. of items: Printed - 1 illustrated souvenir

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War I

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 1c: Progressive Ideas
completed

Peace flag, 1919

R 2054
No. of items: Objects - 1 cloth flag

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War I
completed

John Flood papers, 1867-1871, including weekly newspaper written on board convict ship Hougoumont, 1867

MLMSS 1542 (Safe 1 / 409)
No. of items: 1 box of manuscript material

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 Year 5 The Australian Colonies

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War 1
completed

Parkes family further papers: illuminated addresses and invitations, 1889-1908

MLMSS 3271 ADD-ON 1108 / Item 1X
No. of items: Printed - collection of ephemera

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Making a Nation
completed

At Home, 1905 : published Sydney, N.S.W. (Women's periodical)

Q396.605/2
No. of items: 7 volumes of newspapers

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 Australia as a Nation

completed

Woman suffrage, 1888-1894 : leaflets from Australia and overseas / compiled by J. T. Fischer

324.3/F
No. of items: 1 volume - newscuttings, leaflets, and documents

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 : 1c Progressive Ideas
completed

Papers on women's suffrage, 1884-1902 / compiled by Rose Scott

Z396.3/S
No. of items: Newscuttings, printed pamphlets, and other documents

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5: 1c Progressive Ideas
completed

Tasmanian Aborigines and landscapes, ca. 1835-1836 / etchings by B. Duterrau

PXA 3168
No. of items: Prints - etchings and notes

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 2 First Contacts
completed

Australian Airmen: History of the 4th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps., 1919

940.449901/1A1
No. of items: Printed - published book with illustrations

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War I

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Year 3 Australian Colonies

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5. Electives as per History Years 7-10
completed

Successive stages of the Consitution of the Commonwealth of Australia, 1891, by Sir Samuel Griffith

SAFE / DLMSQ 198
No. of items: I volume - printed with manuscript annotations

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 Australia as a nation

History - Stage 5 Topic 2a Making a nation

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 2a Making a Nation
completed

Souvenir from Japanese midget submarine sunk in Sydney Harbour, 31 May 1942

R 877
No. of items: Objects - 1 metal instrument panel

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War II
completed

Engraved plaque presented to feminist Rose Scott, 1902

R 2107
No. of items: 1 plaque - silver plate

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Progressive Ideas

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 2 First Contacts

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Making a Nation

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Making a Nation

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Making a Nation

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War II

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies
completed

John Frederick Mann diary, sketchbook and album, 1 October 1846-9 August 1847

DLMS 178 and DLPX 176
No. of items: Manuscript diary, sketchbook and drawings

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Making a Nation
completed

Official World War II photographs of Australia's Pacific Campaign, 1942-45

PXA 644
No. of items: 1352 silver gelatin photoprints

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 3: Australians at War

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Making a Nation
completed

Female suffrage question, ca. 1891, by W. E. Johnson

V / 51
No. of items: 1 b&w drawing

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 1c: Progressive ideas

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Making a Nation

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Asia and the World
completed

Diaries of Sir Henry Parkes, 1 January 1891 - 28 August 1893

A 1018 - A 1019
No. of items: 2 manuscript volumes

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 Australia as a Nation

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 Australia as a Nation

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 2: Australia and Asia (Making a nation)

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 1c: Progressive ideas

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 2 First Contacts

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

completed

Bookmark commemorating Sydney Harbour Bridge, 14 Mar 1931

R 1024
No. of items: 1 bookmark: yellow metal with red cord

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 1 The Past in the Present
completed

Tarbon [i.e. Tarban] Point, showing an early steam vessel, 1830s

SSV1 / Har / Hunl P / 1
No. of items: 1 pencil drawing

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 1a: Industrial Revolution

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

English - Stage 4 Poetry

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 1: Making a Better World?

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 2 First Contacts

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

completed

Log book of the ship Marquis Cornwallis, 1796, by Captain Michael Hogan

Safe 1 / 242
No. of items: 1 manuscript volume

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 2 First Contacts

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 2: Australia and Asia (Making a nation)

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 3: Australians at War

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 2 First Contacts

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 2: Australia and Asia (Making a nation)

completed

Greenpeace and conservation badges

R 858 / 17-22
No. of items: 6 badges

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 4: Rights and Freedoms

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 5: The Globalising World

Learning across the curriculum - Sustainability

completed

Peace and nuclear disarmament badges

R 858 / 1-16
No. of items: 16

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 4: Rights and Freedoms

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 5: The Globalising World (The environment movement)

completed

Aboriginal issues badges

R 858 / 37-43
No. of items: 7 badges

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 Australia as a Nation

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 2: Australia and Asia (Making a nation)

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 2: Australia and Asia (Making a nation)

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 Australia as a Nation
History - Stage 5 Depth Study 2: Australia and Asia (Making a nation)

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 1: Making a Better World?

completed

Conditional pardon for Thomas Grace, 1848

Ag 28
No. of items: 1 folder of textual material

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 1: Making a Better World?
completed

Frank Hurley Diaries, 1917-1918, official photographer, Australian Imperial Force

MLMSS 389 / Box 5 / vols. 1-3
No. of items: 3 manuscript volumes

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

English - HSC Area of Study: Discovery
History - Stage 5 Depth Study 3: Australians at War
History - Stage 3 Australia as a Nation

completed

Gay and AIDS awareness badges

R 858 / 101-105
No. of items: 5 badges

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 4: Rights and Freedoms

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 1: Making a Better World?

completed

International political badges

R 858 / 67-93
No. of items: 27 badges

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 4: Rights and Freedoms

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 3: Australians at War

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 4: Rights and Freedoms

completed

Letter from James Cook to Captain John Walker, Whitby, 14 September 1775

SAFE / DLMSQ 141
No. of items: 1 manuscript letter

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 2 First Contacts

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 2: Australia and Asia (Making a nation)

completed

Samuel Thomas Gill [Sketches of Australian life]

various
No. of items: 67 watercolours and prints

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 1 The Past in the Present

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

completed

Sir Thomas Mitchell Diary, notes and field book, 1846-1855

C 67
No. of items: 1 manuscript volume

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 2: Australia and Asia (Making a nation)

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 2: Australian and Asia (Making a nation)

completed

The Daily Telegraph war cartoons, original drawings by Hal Eyre, 1915

PXD 518 /1-299
No. of items: 70 volumes of ink drawings

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 3: Australians at War

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 Australia as a Nation

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 2: Australia and Asia (Making a nation)

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 5: The Globalising World

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 6: School-developed topic (Australia in the Vietnam War era)

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 4: Rights and Freedoms

completed

'Legendary Tales of Australian Aborigines' by David Unaipon, 1924-1925

A 1929 - A 1930
No. of items: 2 volumes of textual records

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

Learning across the curriculum - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 4: Rights and Freedoms

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 2 First Contacts

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 2: Australia and Asia (Making a nation)

completed

Women's issues badges

R 858 / 23-36
No. of items: 14 badges

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 4: Rights and Freedoms

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 5: The Globalising World (Popular culture)

completed

World War 1 Collecting Project (Soldiers' Diaries), established by the Trustees of the Mitchell Library in 1918

various
No. of items: A representative selection of soldiers' diaries and photographs are listed here. At 30 June 2012, 6502 pages were digitised with Visionaries support

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 2 Community and Remembrance

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 3: Australians at War

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 2 First Contacts

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

completed

James Cook Papers, 1768-1773, and further associated papers, ca. 1775, 1830, 1901

Safe 1 / 66; Safe 1 / 83
No. of items: 2 manuscript volumes

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 2 First contacts

completed

Pardon granted to Joseph Moreton by William Bligh, 29 October 1806

Am 68
No. of items: 1 folder of textual material : manuscript

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

English - HSC Area of study: Discovery

In process

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

History - Stage 5 5a Popular Culture

Louisa Augusta Hooke collection of photographs and medal as a nurse in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service, 1914-1918

PXA 839 ; R 898
No. of items: Collection comprises 3 photographic albums and 1 silver-plated medal with ribbon

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War I

Medals of William Dyer and Roy Arthur Allen, 1911-1919

R 825
No. of items: Realia - 7 war medals and ribbons

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War I

Turon goldfields declaration and protest, dated 7 February 1853

DLADD 330
No. of items: Manuscript - declaration and petition signatures

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 1c: Progressive ideas

Sir Henry Parkes, before 1888, drawing by Phil May

P2 / 231
No. of items: drawing - ink and watercolour

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Making a Nation

The Anarchist: a collection of manuscript notes, printed matter and cartoons relating to the Sydney Anarchist Movement, 1896-1897

C497
No. of items: Manuscript - 1 volume comprising manuscript notes, printed matter and cartoons

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 1c: Progressive ideas

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Migration experiences

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 3 The Australian Colonies

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War II

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War II

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War I

The Departure (Second Class) and The Return (First Class)

ML 1238 ; ML 1239
No. of items: Engravings

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 1b Movement of peoples

Robert Rede papers, 1854-1858, relating to the disturbances at Ballarat, Victoria in 1854

SAFE / DLMSF 43
No. of items: Manuscript - 1 volume of letters, papers and reports

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 1c: Progressive Ideas

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War I

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 World War I

Sir Henry Parkes - Official documents, 1866-1889

*D 40
No. of items: 1 volume comprising manuscript documents

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Making a Nation

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

History - Stage 5 Depth Study 4: Rights and Freedoms