Melbourne 1880

This map was reproduced from an original engraving by Samuel Calvert held in the National Library of Australia. It was a supplement to the Illustrated Australian News, October 1880. You can download a larger version from the digital repository:

Books presented to the Library in the 1800s by Queen Victoria

To mark the upcoming Queens Birthday holiday, curators from the University Library’s Special Collections surfaced two books (pictured below) each signed by Queen Victoria and presented to the library in the 1800s.

Signed copy of The principal speeches and addresses of his Royal Highness the Prince Consort presented to the University Library by Queen Victoria
Note detail: Presented to the Melbourne University Library by Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle 1868
The principal speeches and addresses of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort: with an introduction giving some outlines of his character
Note detail: Presented to The Melbourne University Library in memory of Her great and good Husband by His broken-hearted Widow, and signed by Queen Victoria, 1864.

To Irene

This book can be found in the Grainger Museum collection at the University of Melbourne. The volume, entitled To Irene is by English-born and Australian-based musician, composer, conductor and poet G.W.L. Marshall-Hall (1862–1915).

Published by W.M. Maclardy & Company 1896, To Irene contains verse and is the first of volumes published between 1896 and 1898. The cover design (pictured) is by Arthur Streeton.

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