About 50 objects for 50 years

In 2017 Curtin University celebrated 50 years of innovation since the commencement of classes at the Bentley campus of the West Australian Institute of Technology in 1967, which later become the Curtin University of Technology. Since the inception of the institute the University Library has been acquiring not only books, but many ‘objects’ which are part of the library history. Most of these are housed within the Special Collections storage located in the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library, very safe and secure and out of sight. Beginning in January 2017, the 50 objects for 50 years project features significant items drawn from the Library Special Collections, … Continue reading About 50 objects for 50 years

14. Captain Cook’s journal of his first voyage around the world, a literal transcription of the original manuscript.

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.