From tales of colonial adventure to moralising educational tracts, children’s literature in nineteenth-century Australia played a significant role in educating children as the nation’s future citizens.
Alec Chisholm (1890–1977) was once famous in Australia. Although that’s no longer so, he’s a man worth remembering. Journalist, historian, literary critic, naturalist, conservationist and encyclopaedia editor.
In 2015 the Library began sharing some of its digitised collections on Google’s Cultural Institute. This is a free site to discover exhibits and collections from museums, libraries, galleries and archives all around the world.