Dome at dusk: The search for the Great Southern Land

bookings required

Abraham Ortelius, World map (detail) 1574, History of the Book Collection, State Library Victoria
12 July 2018, 6:00pm6:30pm
Location Dome Galleries, Level 4
The Dome
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

From the ancient Greeks to James Cook, the European imagination was gripped by an unknown southern land that was thought to balance the northern hemisphere’s landmasses.

Discover the legends of this fictional southern land, thought to be home to all manner of strange creatures, and learn about Australia’s part in this fascinating history during this talk in the World of the Book exhibition.

About Dome at dusk

Join us under the Dome at dusk for a series of specialist collection talks. Enjoy an evening of curiosity with our curators as they reveal the stories behind some of their most exciting collection discoveries in the dome galleries.