Featured Acquisitions


This year for International Women’s Day we are highlighting Australian Women of Note in Art, Illustration, Circus and Activism:

ART – A breaker of traditional barriers Margaret Preston was one of Australia’s most innovative early modernists,  splitting contemporaries into a number of camps and driven by a quest to find  essential truths in which to ground a national art. Today she continues to provoke a multiplicity of opinions, and I fall in with those […]


One of these things is not like the others…

We begin 2017 with our eleventh shortlist. Although we haven’t explicitly titled this one it brings together a handful of Australiana books and ephemera, including legal documents, early newspapers and works on Aboriginals and Australian Town Planning. Item no.8, however, is something else altogether – a nineteenth century teleorama or tunnel-book, most likely created to […]