Explore the links below to discover related resources in the Library's collections and exhibitions and additional resources located in other institutions.
Provides an insight into Sydney and the local indigenous community in the years following the arrival of the Bèerewalgal, 'people from the clouds', in 1788.
An online collection of Sir Joseph Banks papers which are held in the Mitchell and Dixson collections at the State Library of New South Wales. These amount to approximately 10,000 manuscript pages and include correspondence and reports, invoices and accounts, journals, plus a small quantity of maps, charts and watercolours.
An archive of Matthew Flinders' personal papers — his journals, letterbooks, charts and memorabilia — held in the Mitchell Library, sponsored by Mr James Fairfax, AO.
PDF guide to an exhibition held at the State Library to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the 1808 Rebellion. The exhibition ran from January to April 2008.
This research guide takes you to key resouces that document the early life of convicts and their transportation to Australia.
The National Library's online collection of George Raper's maps, drawings and manuscripts he created on board the HMS Sirius.
Three collections of drawings and watercolours held at the Natural History Museum in London. The George Raper Collection, the Thomas Watling Collection and the Port Jackson Painter Collection comprise 629 digitised images of Aboriginal people, the environment and wildlife found by the British on arrival in New South Wales.
Manuscript journal held in the National Library of Australia's collection.
The Library Shop has a selection of fine art reproductions of photographs, maps, oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and panoramas from the Library's collections available for purchase.
The William Bradley images are available as high quality digital inkjet prints on heavyweight archival paper.