• 3 August 2021, 9:00am to 29 October 2021, 5:00pm
Footscray Park
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Some of the books featured in the 2020 online exhibition ‘Books in the Special Collections’ are now on display at Footscray Park Library.

The books displayed in the four cabinets at Footscray Park Library provide a glimpse of the themes prevailing within four collections.

The Special Collection

Books from the Special Collection (also known as the Rare & Valuable Books Special Collection) are showcased in the cabinet within the Learning Hub. Discover books about Australian literature, western suburbs history, transport, history to preserve and all things Australian:

See list of Special Collection books on display and click on a book title to view book details.

PNG & the Pacific collection

Books from the PNG and the Pacific collection are in the cabinet next to the service desk. The books relate to language and culture, regional history, social structures, community and economic development, and physical space and place:

See list of PNG and the Pacific collection books on display and click on a book title to view book details.

John & Shirley McLaren collection

Books from the John and Shirley McLaren collection are on display in the cabinet near the staircase and lift. This display reveals themes such as stories and storytellers, poems and plays, multiculturalism, Australian stories and connections to collections:

See list of John and Shirley McLaren collection books on display and click on a book title to view book details.

Ruth & Maurie Crow collection

The display of books from the Ruth and Maurie Crow collection, in the cabinet near the ITS kiosk, highlights themes such as urban planning, women's issues, labour economics, social issues and services, and conservation:

See list of Ruth and Maurie Crow collection books on display and click on a book title to view book details.

For information about this Library display and past exhibitions, check Library Guide Special Collections: Exhibitions at VU.

For queries about the Special Collections, email [email protected].

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