Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Day 276: Local Landmark 7

I pulled in here between meetings so I could grab a quick photo for the day. It is of course the National Library of Australia.

I found out that the library was founded in 1901, in Melbourne, it was moved from Melbourne to Canberra in 1927 but the collections outgrew their new home in Canberra and some of the collections were stored in boxes in a grain store at the railway station, in the nurses quarters at the old Canberra hospital, in a morgue and in an old laundry. The current building was opened in 1968.

1 comment:

  1. Such a treasure trove of information you are! x