Open the archives

Sometimes archival items are too precious and fragile to be on display in galleries, due to environmental conditions such as light and humidity. The State Library will have special  fortnightly viewings of items in the Reading Room on the third floor (Battye Library). Items will include; John and Alexander Forrest’s exploration diaries, John Forrest’s scrapbooks, and letters and papers from the Forrest Family collection.

1pm to 2pm Thursdays:

  • 9 May
  • 23 May
  • 6 June
  • 20 June
  • 4 July
  • 18 July