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State Library of NSW 2010 Note to teachers This short presentation is to orient students to the location of the State Library NSW before their visit. It also provides a brief summary of the legacy of David Scott Mitchell, the greatest benefactor to the library. Take a sneak peek at some of the treasures you might see in the ONE Hundred exhibition. We hope you find this resource informative and useful and look forward to seeing you and your students at the State Library NSW soon.
State Library of NSW 2010 P&D /2009 Celebrating 100 years of the Mitchell Library
State Library of NSW 2010 Insert photo of NSW Parliament House here Instructions Use Google Images to find photos of the following famous places near the State Library of NSW Insert photo of Royal Botanic Gardens here Where is it? doors The great
State Library of NSW 2010 How will you get there? 1.Go to com.au com.au 2.Use the State Transit Trip Planner to decide the best mode of public transport to get you from your school to the State Library of NSW. Coming
State Library of NSW 2010 Who is David Scott Mitchell? Scholar : David Scott Mitchell (DSM to his friends) graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts in 1856 and three years later as Master of Arts. In 1858 he was admitted to the Bar but never practised law or any other profession. Collector : DSM came from a wealthy family so he didnt need to work for a living. Book-collecting became his all-consuming passion and purpose in life. His aim was to gather a copy of every document relating to Australia, the Pacific, the East Indies and Antarctica. Visionary : In 1898 DSM offered his collection to the Public Library of NSW (later the State Library), provided that the Government of the day erect a suitable building to house the collection. The Mitchell Library opened on 8 March 1910 with over 60,000 books and other materials. It is one of the great national collections in the world. David Scott Mitchell Check him
State Library of NSW 2010 The State Library NSW consists of o The Mitchell Library o The Dixson Library o The State Reference Library Macquarie Night Lights at the State Library, What does the library look like? standing OUTgrowing, OUTlasting Movies have been shot here, stories have been set here, events have been held here - the librarys outstanding architectural design, both inside and out, has been showcased many times.
State Library of NSW 2010 Why collect? standing OUTgrowing, OUTlasting To document the history and heritage of NSW and Australia. To keep a record of things that are important to all Australians. To provide future generations with an understanding of what we were like. To document the life and times of the people of New South Wales across its history.
State Library of NSW 2010 Whats in the collection? Not just books! o Manuscripts o Pictures o Photographs o Maps o Coins o Sound recordings o Videos o Newspapers o Artefacts standing OUTgrowing, OUTlasting
State Library of NSW 2010 Biggest, smallest, rarest in the State Library standing OUTgrowing, OUTlasting Biggest item Three volumes called Carte topographique de lEgypte. It is 112cm x 70cm.They weigh 22 kilos each. Smallest item A minature book called the Lords Prayer. It is the size of an asprin tablet. Most valuable item Four volumes of John James Audubons Birds of America. It is valued at around $8.8 million. Total value The collections of the State Library NSW are valued in excess of $1.8 billion.
State Library of NSW 2010 What will you see? ab Whats it all Click on the image to go to the ONE Hundred website
State Library of NSW 2010 Click on the image to go on the Virtual Tour Check it Check it out for yourself Enjoy the ONE Hundred exhibition now on at the State Library NSW
State Library of NSW 2010 P&D /2009 We hope you enjoy your visit