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 the Great Lakes and Manning region from 23 to 25 November.
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, 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 the Great Lakes and Manning region.
“Over the past two years 300 schools have enjoyed the Library’s popular FAR Out! Treasures to the Bush initiative, and I’m thrilled it is heading to the Great Lakes and Manning region for the first time to show primary school students these amazing items, relating to the discovery and exploration of our nation,” says Mr Grant.
Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead welcomed news the collection would be enjoyed by local students.
“This collection will give 635 students and teachers the chance to be among the first in the Great Lakes and Manning region to view the actual handwritten letter of NSW convict Mary Reibey, extraordinary Indigenous artwork and Indigenous word lists from the local area.”