The Sir Zelman Cowen Collection was donated in March 2012 by Lady Anna Cowen and contains the books and journals from Sir Zelman Cowen’s Commonwealth Office Library. Victoria University has a strong connection with Sir Zelman Cowen, who was a former Australian Governor-General and distinguished legal academic.
The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre forms part of the Victoria University Office for Research and Research Training. The Centre provides training, research and support to the government, judiciary, legal practitioners, court staff and other professions associated with the legal sector.
The Collection is located in the Special Collections Room, P402, at the Footscray Park Campus Library of Victoria University and will be catalogued over the next year.