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Linking the nation's memory
Progressing the work of the Collections Council of Australia

by Margaret Birtley

This paper was presented as the Inaugural ANU National Collections Lecture at the Australian National University on 27 September 2005.

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A First Fleet Treasure Trove
A comment on the acquisition by the National Library of Australia of the Ducie collection of George Raper artworks

by John Thompson

At the end of 2005, after months of delicate negotiations, the National Library of Australia announced the purchase of a previously unknown collection of 56 watercolours of botanical and ornithological subjects drawn and painted in Sydney in the years 1788-1790, the cradle period of European settlement at Port Jackson.

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