Rare pieces of Australian history head to the South Coast

Tuesday 2 March 2021

From the telescope of explorer Ludwig Leichhardt to the diary of an 1840s first-class passenger, students will see history come to life when the State Library of NSW brings historical artefacts to the South Coast, from 9 March 2021.

According to State Librarian John Vallance, this will be the first time these rare pieces of our shared history will be shown in the area, as part of the State Library’s FAR Out! Treasures to the Bush initiative.

“The last year has been unusual, to put it mildly. But now we are delighted to see the return of the FAR Out! program in 2021, thanks to the support of the State Library Foundation,” said Dr Vallance.

“Our first stop will be in areas affected by last summer’s appalling bushfires. We are hoping that hundreds of students and their teachers from at least five schools in the South Coast will get to benefit from the program.”

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