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Mitchell Library: 100 years

14 May 2012

Make sure you don’t miss the fascinating exhibition Mitchell Library: 100 years that’s being displayed at the Hurstville City Museum & Gallery until Sunday 27 May 2012.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Steve McMahon said the exhibition was part of the Mitchell Library’s centenary celebrations.

“The library celebrated its centenary in 2010 and as part of the celebrations it is touring 45 regional libraries,” he said.

“Mitchell Library: 100 Years is a travelling panel display from the State Library of NSW showcasing 25 items from the collection.”

Mayor McMahon said that the Mitchell Library was built on a collection of 40,000 books bequeathed by David Scott Mitchell in 1907.

“Some of the more interesting items highlighted on the panel include Joseph Banks’ Endeavour journal 1768-1771, Macquarie Collector’s Chest 1818, Utzon’s award winning sketch of the Sydney Opera House 1957, Shane Gould’s private diary of the Munich Olympics in 1972, and a confronting hand-made art book documenting ‘War on terror’,” he said.

Mayor McMahon said the exhibition was also celebrating 40 years of library services in the Penshurst.

“There will also be a display on the history of library services in the Hurstville local government area that will showcase rare and interesting items from the Hurstville City Library, Museum & Gallery collections,” he said.

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Media contact: 
Tanya Abraham
Manager Public Relations and Events
9330 6008 or 0411 748 953


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