Prized Australian history heads to Grafton

Monday, 20 June 2016

Captain Cook’s shoe buckle and a rare convict letter are among the extraordinary items from the State Library’s world-renowned collection heading to primary schools in Grafton from 20 to 22 June.

Deputy Premier of NSW and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant said that the Library’s valuable FAR Out! Treasures to the Bush initiative has reached over 21,800 students in regional areas across the state.

NSW Deputy Premier, Troy Grant, said that this would be the first time that these prized Australian historical items from the State Library’s collection would be shown in Grafton.

“Since 2014, over 350 schools have enjoyed the Library’s popular FAR Out! Treasures to the Bush initiative, and I’m thrilled it is heading to Grafton for the first time to show primary school students these amazing items relating to the discovery and exploration of our nation,” says Mr Grant.

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