Over the last few months we have been looking at the oldest books in the Curtin Library collection to find those that are rare, unusual or somehow noteworthy. This copy of The Countesse of Pembroke’s Arcadia is the oldest English language … Continue reading 41. The Countesse of Pembroke’s Arcadia, 1633.
The Curtin Library holds a number of children’s gift books, keepsakes and annuals published from 1850 to the early 1900s. Object #38 Aunt Louisa’s Keepsake was published in 1868 and is one of the most illustrated. We’ve chosen to highlight the … Continue reading 38. Holiday reading – Aunt Louisa’s Keepsake, 1868.
While working on the Library map collection Library staff discovered this 1842 Map of India, the oldest map in the collection. Geographer to the Crown The map of … Continue reading 35. Map of India by James Wyld, 1842.
In September of 1971, three years after the commencement of students at the Bentley campus, the WAIT library building named in honour of Dr Thomas Logan (Blue) Robertson was completed. … Continue reading 29. Bust of Dr Thomas Logan Robertson, 1972.
When Domestic medicine: or, a treatise on the prevention and cure of diseases by regimen and simple medicines; with an appendix, containing a dispensatory for the … Continue reading 28. Domestic medicine, 1779.
The Story of Karrawingi the Emu, 1946 Book of the Year In 1946 the Children’s Book Council of Australia established annual book awards to promote children’s … Continue reading 27. The Story of Karrawingi the Emu, 1946.
Curtin Library holds a significant collection of children’s books. The oldest date from the middle 19th century to the early 20th century and are stored in the John … Continue reading 25. Thirty old time nursery songs, 1907.
The object selected this week is music composed by our very first University Librarian Geoffrey Allen, Watercolours Suite for flute and pianoforte. Written in 1989, the … Continue reading 24. Watercolours Suite, 1989.
There are a few objects found in the nooks and crannies of the Curtin Library that have mystified us. This one looks like an old sewing … Continue reading 23. Edison Phonograph, c1908.