2000

Music publishing and selling in Australia
Cristabel (composer, editor and arranger), Cole's Music of the Bells. (Melbourne: E W. Cole, c.1898.)

Music publishing and selling in Australia

November 2000 -  February 2001

The exhibition shows examples of the music printing and selling activities of Australia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The scores and books displayed ranged from the early published works of Isaac Nathan in the 1840s; representative works of publishers including E W Cole, Allans, Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre and Rams Skull Press; to the music scores of Henry Handel Richardson, discovered and published by Currency Press in 2000.

Early Australian history
Colour plate of the Major Mitchell cockatoo from Major Mitchell's 1831 account of his explorations.

Early Australian history

6 April - 30 June 2000

The Australiana section of the Monash Rare Book Collection facilitates research into the lived experience of our ancestors.

This exhibition included the accounts of early discoverers, settlers and explorers, as well as most of the landmark Australiana volumes: Dampier's account, Captain Cook's three voyages, the First Fleet Journals, as well as such natural history classics as Gould's Birds of Australia, Von Mueller's own specially illustrated set of Flora Australiensis,  and a set of his educational specimens of Australian plants.