Mapping the Pacific: The venue

Mapping the Pacific will be held at the State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney.


Large sandstone building with blue sky behind and people walking to it

The State Library  is one of the great libraries of the world, with a history dating back to 1826. Everyone is welcome at the Library – our inspiring spaces, rich collections, galleries, and cultural and learning programs are open to all. The Library collections focus on Australia; documenting the history and society of Australian people. 

The Library holds one of the most significant collections of maps and charts in Australia. The estimated size of the collection is over 200,000 items including important maps and charts documenting the discovery and exploration by Europeans of Australia's coast and inland regions.

As  you enter the Mitchell Building  you will encounter the Tasman Map   on the floor of the vestibule, constructed by Melocco Brothers 1939-1941,