Paul Brunton: Lecture 1- The Thrill of the Chase
Paul Brunton: Lecture 1
The Thrill of the Chase: Great State Library collections and the people who acquired them
Join Emeritus Curator Paul Brunton for an insider’s view of the how the great research libraries must pursue their quarry with knowledge, persistence, diplomacy and sometimes a bit of craftiness. The stories behind these collections can be fascinating and indeed unbelievable.
This lecture deals with the acquisition of three major collections - the initial bequest from David Scott Mitchell; the papers of Lachlan Macquarie and his family; and the William Bradley journal and maps and the loss of a major item, Cook’s Endeavour Journal.
- The bookseller and HCL Anderson: How the Mitchell Bequest was saved for the nation, 1905
- Lady Strathallan regrets: The punch-up over the Macquarie papers, 1914
- The Trustees relent: The Cook Endeavour journal and the Bradley First Fleet journal, 1923
If you want to book the 3-part The Thrill of the Chase series
Enquiries Tel: 9273 1593
Lecture dates 15, 22 & 28 August, 11am-12pm, Metcalfe Auditorium
Cost: Friend $20 /- lecture or $55 for series / Guest $28 /- lecture or $80 for series