Captain Cook’s shoe buckles and rare Indigenous word lists are among the extraordinary items from the State Library’s world-renowned collection heading to the central west region of NSW from 25 to 27 November 2014.
Deputy Premier of NSW Troy Grant said this would be the first time these prized Australian historical items from the State Library’s collection would be shown in this area.
“Over the past two years 168 schools have enjoyed the Library’s popular Far Out! Treasures to the Bush initiative, and I’m thrilled it is heading to Coolamon, West Wyalong, Lake Cargelligo and Goolgowi for the first time to show primary school students these amazing items, relating to the discovery and exploration of our continent and nation,” Mr Grant said.
Students and teachers from 19 primary schools will be among the first in their area to view the actual handwritten letters of Mary Reibey, extraordinary Indigenous artwork and Indigenous word lists from the local area.
“We’re adding more and more riches to our website every day, and providing remote access to our extensive heritage material and online resources, but seeing these original and unique historic items has a special appeal!” says NSW State Librarian & Chief Executive, Alex Byrne.
See the full media release attached.