AMAZE Gallery - on display

Current highlights include original artwork and sketches for Shaun Tan's award-winning picture book Dog. Also on display are handwritten poems, letters and objects associated with the life and work of writer Henry Lawson, who died 100 years ago on 2 September 1922.

Various fish from Poissons, ecrevisses et crabes ...

This is the earliest known book on fish with colour illustrations....

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De historia piscium libri quatuor ... 1686 by Francis Willughby

De historia piscium was written by British ichthyologist Francis Willughby. After Willughby’s...

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Flying gunard in Fischbüch, 1575 by Conrad Gesner

The flying gunard (Dactylopterus volitans) would have been sent to Gessner from the English...

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Letter to George Robertson about money issues, 1909 by Henry Lawson

Letter from the Angus & Robertson archives....

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Loneliness and trade IV, from ‘A Fragment of Autobiography’

An unpublished manuscript in bound volume from the Angus & Robertson archives.

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Business card, ‘Harry Lawson, Bulletin’, c 1890

Lawson moved to Sydney with his mother after his parents’ marriage ended in 1883. It was at his...

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Card left at Henry Lawson’s gravesite during 7th anniversary commemoration, 1929

Lawson’s health and state of mind continued to decline through the last decades of his life....

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The artist Conrad Martens (1801–1878) arrived in Sydney in 1835. Patronised by the colonial elite...

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from Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufacturers, Fashions and Politics, 1809–18 ...

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from Notebook containing sketches of goldmining equipment, buildings and technical notes, 1850s  

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The modern jigsaw puzzle can trace its origins back to the ‘dissected maps’ first produced in...

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Rationing was an essential part of life in the war years as households reused and repurposed what...

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Two hundred and fifty years after the Laws of Cricket were written in 1744, former Australian...

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Henry Louis Bertrand, known as the Mad Dentist of Wynyard Square, was gaoled in 1866 for 28 years...

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