The Pacific

Virtual exhibition

All items included are from the Rare Books Collection, Monash University Library

View virtual exhibition: The Pacific
Image is taken from Atlas to Krusenstern's Voyage around the world, 1803-1806.

This is an exhibition of around 100 items ranging from the early eighteenth-century to the early twentieth-century. It covers European discovery and exploration of the Pacific, the activities of the missionaries, traders and blackbirders, as well as accounts by those who visited for pleasure. The material forms part of our extensive collection of travel literature.

Exhibition opening: Opening address given by Matt  Tomlinson, Lecturer in Anthropology, Monash University
Curator: Richard Overell, Rare Books Librarian.
When: The exhibition closed on 29 February, 2008.
Where: level 1, ISB wing, Sir Louis Matheson Library, Clayton campus.