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Set on Lake Burley Griffin, the National Library of Australia

Set on Lake Burley Griffin, the National Library of Australia

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Place to Visit: National Library of Australia

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The National Library of Australia is a repository of more than seven million books and a whole lot more. Here you can find Australia’s finest collection of Australian literature and heritage documents.

Treasures Gallery

One of the wonderful attractions of the National Library is the Treasures Gallery. Here, there are exhibits as well as maps, books and manuscripts pertaining to Australia’s history and heritage. They also have paintings, audiovisual presentations and artefacts from historical figures and times.

One of the most outstanding is Captain Cook’s journal from his journeys on the Endeavour. The exhibits are changed on a regular basis, ensuring a different experience whenever you visit.

The Collections

The collections held by the library include some of the earliest European works about the ’Great Southern Land.’ to modern day works. There are books, magazines, photographs, maps, music sheets and everything to do with this country, the Pacific and indigenous culture.

Visit the Library in Canberra

Located just off King Edward Terrace (see map) in Parkes, Canberra by the Commonwealth Ave Bridge.

Phone +061 6262 1111

Visit their Website from the links page National Buildings.

Attractions, Museums and Art Galleries

Further reading about the Attractions in Canberra.

More about Canberra ACT.

The NLA is located in the National Monuments Triangle.



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