1802 Barrallier’s Letter to Governor King

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

1948 Emigration Poster

The poster has historic value as evidence of post World War 2 mass migration and the attempt by the Australian government to build the nation’s population with European migrants. Continue reading

1914 Bleriot XI Monoplane

Discover the Louis Bleriot airplane, made by Bleriot Aeronautique, Levallois, Paris, France, 1914. It was flown by Maurice Guillaux with the first Australian airmail from Melbourne to Sydney in 1914. Continue reading