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Augustus Tulk

Join this Vicfix campaign to complete the story of our first librarian

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About Augustus Tulk

Augustus Tulk (1810–73) played an instrumental role in establishing the Library's highly regarded collection and reputation. Appointed in May 1856, just three months after the Library opened, he worked closely with Redmond Barry to oversee the collection's expansion from 400 to more than 80,000 titles, and the inclusion of a picture gallery and museums.

Historic newspapers reproduce Mr Tulk's monthly updates of libary acquisitions and visitor numbers. They also reveal the special regard in which the Library's first librarian was held, noting that 'he had the wide reading and real love of books that so often marked the old-time librarian or keeper' and continued working until a week before his death at the age of 63.

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Augustus Tulk

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