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Mitchell Library Celebrates 100th Birthday!

By March 10, 2010No Comments

Our world-renowned Mitchell Library opened its doors on 9 March, 1910 – yes 100 years ago. During 2010 they are celebrating one hundred years of collecting, collections and service to the people of NSW and Australia. And
100 of Australia's most surprising, significant and intriguing objects from the Mitchell collection have been released in a must-see exhibition, ONE hundred. See 100 intriguing objects over 100 days! ONE hundred, is a free exhibition, at State Library Galleries, 9 March – 16 June 2010. Prepare to be amazed by the immense breadth of the Mitchell's collection on display from maps to photos, paintings to tea leaves, stuffed birds to porcelain china and love letters to junk mail ranging in date from the 15th century to today. Each object tells a unique Australian story. Highlights include Joseph Banks Endeavour journal, the earliest photograph taken in Australia and the extraordinary Macquarie's collector chest ONE hundred is supported by 702 ABC Sydney and JCDecaux. For more details go to the State Library website: