This was an exhibition of around 100 items ranging from the early eighteenth-century to the early twentieth-century. It covered European discovery and exploration of the Pacific, the activities of the missionaries, traders and blackbirders, as well as accounts by those who visited for pleasure. The material forms part of our extensive collection of travel literature.
Exhibition opening: Opening address given by Matt Tomlinson, Lecturer in Anthropology, Monash University
Curator: Richard Overell, Rare Books Librarian.
When: The exhibition closed on 29 February, 2008.
Where: level 1, ISB wing, Sir Louis Matheson Library, Clayton campus.