The text books have historic value as evidence of the changing nature of Australian relations with Asia, Britain and the United States. Continue reading
The prison record is historically significant as it provides material evidence and insight into the experience and activities of non-Anglo groups in colonial society. Continue reading
Discover the 1787 Draught Instructions for Governor Phillip that empowered Captain Arthur Phillip to establish a British Colony at Botany Bay, grant land and issue regulations to the Colony from 1788. Continue reading
The wax casts are historically significant because they interpret the story and provide evidence of the experience of those quarantined at the North Head Quarantine Station. Continue reading
Discover the leather brief case of Sir Henry Parkes.
This lithographic print of King Bungaree attributed to Augustus Earle and dated 1826 is evidence of early interactions between Ruopeans and Aboriginal people. It is a significant object from the State Library of NSW Collection.
The Proclamation of Governor Bourke, 10 October 1835 is historically significant. It implemented the doctrine of terra nullius upon which British settlement of New Holland was based. National Archives of the United Kingdom, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, U.K. Continue reading
By 1929 the world economy began to slow. Rural product prices were falling and farmers found it hard to sell their produce overseas. In the cities, businesses found it harder… Continue reading
The game has historic value as evidence of the prevailing view in the early 20th century of Australia’s ethnic purity and the desire to restrict Asians and Pacific Islanders from migrating there. Continue reading
The North Head Quarantine Station post office stamp is historically significant because it is evidence of the experience of those quarantined at the North Head Quarantine Station. Continue reading
Laws directly aimed at restricting the influx of Chinese were passed in New South Wales in 1881 and 1887… Continue reading
Discover the Secret Instructions in a letterbook to Lieutenant James Cook, dated 1768.
The first major post-war wave of migration started with displaced persons. These people had fled their countries of birth due to war, dislocation… Continue reading