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Rare Books on Longitude and Talk Coming Up

Join Paul Brunton, Senior Curator, Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW as he reveals the fascinating history of longitude. Learn about English clockmaker John Harrison who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time allowing navigators to accurately pin-point a ship's position. See three rare books published in 1763, 1765 and 1767 tracing Harrison's battles to have his amazing invention accepted. These books have been recently purchased by the State Library of NSW and go on public display for the first time.

Orange City Library
Thurs 26 February
12pm-1pm
BYO Lunch
Refreshments served

Orange City Library
Thurs 26 February
5.30pm for 6pm-7pm
Refreshments served

Please RSVP to 6393 8132.

Cowra Library
Friday 27 February
12pm  1pm
BYO lunch
Refreshments served
Please RSVP to 6340 2180.

Can you name the item pictured? It is a chronometer – John Harrison's invention.

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