We are pleased to welcome you back to the Club after the summer break with a presentation and dinner event in the Carabella Room.
Every visitor who passes through the vestibule of the Mitchell Library stops to admire the magnificent marble mosaic of the Tasman Map. The map is now on public display for the first time in 10 years at the ‘Maps of the Pacific’ exhibition at the State Library.
Over a period of only 40 years from 1606 to 1644, and based on 16 separate discoveries, the first map of Australia took shape and was not to change for another 125 years until the British explorer James Cook charted the east coast in 1770.
The story of these voyages of discovery and how the Mitchell Library managed to acquire this cartographic treasure will bring new recognition to an icon of both Dutch and Australian history.