Displays

Current displays

AW Savage, Photographs of the Third Australian General Hospital at Lemnos, Egypt & Brighton (Eng.)

Lemnos 1915: Then and Now

Venue:
Level 1, Macquarie Street building

On display 24 February – 31 May 2015

Lemnos 1915: Then & Now combines images of contemporary Lemnos with eyewitness photographs taken in 1915 to reveal a unique perspective.

Lemnos was pivotal in Australia’s First World War campaign. The island acted as a port on the way to and from Gallipoli, providing a hospital for the wounded and a rest from the terrors of war.

In 2011 Cheryl Ward and Bernard de Broglio visited the Greek island. Using the sketch maps from 1915-6 and contemporary satellite images, they were able to match photographs in the State Library’s First World War collection to their exact location.

Caption:
Sisters Lines after a Storm
1915–16: AW Savage
2011: Cheryl Ward and Bernard de Broglio
AW Savage, Photographs of the Third Australian General Hospital at Lemnos, Egypt & Brighton (Eng.)

NSW Government/100 years of ANZAC, Lemnos 1915 WW1 Centenary Commemoration, Greek Consulate, Greek festival of Sydney

Upcoming displays

Sydney Suburban Borough Maps

Manly, from Sydney Suburban Borough Maps, 1890s
Open:
2 June 2015 – 1 September 2015
Venue:
Level 1, Macquarie Street building

On display 2 June – 1 September 2015

Higinbotham & Robinson, well-known mapmakers and lithographers, published a collection of Sydney Suburban Borough Maps in the early 1890s. A selection of 18 maps has been reproduced for this display.

The maps are compiled from official plans in the Surveyor-General and Registrar-General's offices. They are produced at different scales, however they all contain common features including a compass point with the monogram HR for Higinbotham & Robinson, details of roads, railways, tramlines and the local population.

The State Library’s collections contain over 180,000 maps and charts. In this International Map Year 2015–2016, we are celebrating maps and their unique role in our world.

Caption:
Manly, from Sydney Suburban Borough Maps, 1890s
Higinbotham & Robinson, Sydney
ML F981.1/H

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