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From the Collection: Building a National Literature


Monday April 08 - Tuesday September 03, 2024


Ballarat Research Hub at Eureka (BRHAE)


Free entry


T: 5333 0333

E: EurekaInfo@ballarat.vic.gov.au

From the late nineteenth century up until Federation, a growing sense of national identity was emerging, including amongst Australian-born and raised writers and artists. This display highlights books of poetry and prose from that transitional time by some of Australia’s best loved writers and illustrators, including Will Dyson, Adam Lindsay Gordon, Henry Lawson, Norman Lindsay, and Ethel Turner, just to name a few.

During BRHAE Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 4.30pm

Image: ‘Presents from Brisbane’ (detail) illustrated by Lionel Lindsay in ‘Sandy’s Selection’ by Steele Rudd, New South Wales Bookstall Co, Sydney, NSW , 1904. Collection of the Ballarat Libraries’ Australiana Research Collection. 

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