Watercolour on Paper. The watercolour shows the 1804 convict rebellion at Castle Hill. Continue reading
Holey dollar, silver, Charles IV, Mexico Mint, 1806. Restruck in, New South Wales, 1813. Currency by Governor Macquarie’s Proclamation, 1 July 1813. Continue reading
Watercolour on ivory miniature in oval gilt frame. The miniature shows William Bligh in uniform of an Admiral. Continue reading
Discover the history behind the City of Sydney’s headstone, in memory of Eliz Steel who died in 1795. It was uncovered at Sydney Town Hall during excavations. Continue reading
The banner has historical value as a rare fabric banner from convict era Parramatta. Continue reading
The letter from Frenchman Francis Barrallier to Governor King in 1802 during an expedition seeking a route across the Great Dividing Range is historically significant as a rare document describing and interpreting a French view of the pre-1788 Sydney Aboriginal people’s environment and culture. Continue reading
The watercolours have historical significance as rare portraits and objects related to probably the most important figures from the early colonial period who brought civil administration, arts and architecture and a humanising and egalitarian influence that transformed New South Wales from a gaol to a colony. Continue reading
Discover the stump from Frenchmans Cove at La Perouse, New South Wales that was engraved by the crew of the Thetis and Esperance in 1824 to mark the grave of Peré Reçeveur, chaplain and naturalist to France’s great voyage of discovery in the Pacific of 1785 -1788, led by Jean François de Lapérouse. Continue reading
Discover the portrait miniature of Eber Bunker c.1810 founder of the New South Wales colonial whaling and livestock industries and builder of Collingwood House at Liverpool. Continue reading
The bicorn hat has historical value. It was owned by Matthew Flinders, one of the greatest navigators and cartographers in Australian history, and later by the Flinders family.
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.