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ONE hundred

Event Information

  • 8 Mar 2010 1:30pm - 15 Jun 2010 2:30pm
  • Mitchell Library, Macquarie St
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
Other Information
  • Cost: Gallery entrance fee

To celebrate the Mitchell Library’s centenary in March 2010, the exhibition ONE hundred reaches down into the riches of the Library’s incomparable and internationally renowned collection and presents just one hundred items which tell, in their unique and surprising way, some aspect of the Australian and Pacific story.

Founded on the personal collection of wealthy Sydney book collector, David Scott Mitchell, who also provided a sizeable endowment, the Library has been actively collecting for a century. Ranging in date from the late 1400s to 2008, the exhibition includes manuscripts, pictures, maps, books, oral histories, and objects: a rollcall of the famous and the notorious; the quiet achievers and the noisy larrikins; the conventional and the rebels; the remembered and the unjustly forgotten, all with a fascinating story to tell.