Curtin University Library holds an interesting collection of geological, geophysical and topographic maps covering areas of Western Australia and other Australian states and territories, as well … Continue reading 16. Geological sketch map of Western Australia 1894.
The journal of Captain James Cook’s first voyage around the world is one of the treasures of the National Library of Australia. It records the journey that took more than three … Continue reading 14. Captain Cook’s journal of his first voyage around the world, a literal transcription of the original manuscript.
We’ve been searching the stacks shelves, looking in boxes, and checking the catalogue to find items that may have been lying unnoticed for some time. This … Continue reading 11. Le Deche di T. Livio Padovano delle historie romane.
Small, but perfectly formed, this miniature copy of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is the smallest book in the Curtin Library collections. Measuring 51mm x 36mm, and … Continue reading 10. The Miniature Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
The first Curtin PhD thesis. The University Library holds theses submitted for higher degrees awarded by WAIT and Curtin University. While Masters programmes were undertaken at WAIT, … Continue reading 7. The first Curtin PhD thesis by William Fennell Smyth.
John Hunter’s An historical journal of the transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island, 1792. Australia Day is observed this week on January 26th. To mark the … Continue reading 4. A First Fleet Journal
During 2017 50 Objects will feature items gifted or acquired from various sources, and how they came to be part of the Curtin library story. The post for this … Continue reading 3. Books from our predecessor: the Perth Technical College Department of Architecture Library.
As Curtin University celebrates 50 Years of Innovation in 2017, the first post of the Library’s 50 Objects for 50 Years features the Western Australian Institute of … Continue reading 1. Western Australian Institute of Technology Act, 1966