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The search for the Great Southern Land

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Abraham Ortelius, Theatrum orbis terrarum, Antwerp, 1574, State Library Victoria.
12 July 2019, 11:00am11:45am
12 July 2019, 2:00pm2:45pm
Location Meet at Entry 4, via La Trobe Street
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

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

Join Sarah Ryan to discover the legends about this fictional southern land through the Maps Collection at State Library Victoria, and learn about Australia’s part in this fascinating history.

This event is in partnership with Rare Book Week.