Treasures & curios

Since it was first established in 1856, the State Library of Victoria has sought to share its many treasures with the general public. Now you can discover some of our most beautiful, rare and unusual treasures online, and learn more about their history and the people who created them. Drawn from the Library's Rare Books, Pictures, Maps, Australian Manuscripts and Children's Literature collections, this selection of 21 items reveals the depth and diversity of the Library's vast collection.

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