Thursday, June 14, 2012

State Library of New South Wales

The State Library of New South Wales announces the completion of a new digitisation project,
Thomas Livingstone Mitchell: Mapmaker ( which pays tribute to surveyor, cartographer, explorer and roadbuilder Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell (1792-1855).
This online collection showcases 41 maps created by Sir Thomas Mitchell. It includes both manuscript and printed maps relating to Mitchell's expeditions into the Australian interior. It highlights Mitchell's surveys that were used to build the roads of New South Wales. In addition, there are several maps showing the development of Sydney and its suburbs in the mid-nineteenth century.
Some of these maps have only come to light recently through the eRecords project that is creating online catalogue records from the Library's card catalogues and indexes.
As with the fabulous Dixson Map Collection ( that was launched last year, this online collection features stunning digitised images. Be sure to select the 'full screen' option so that you can view these maps in all their glory!
Thomas Livingstone Mitchell: Mapmaker was developed with the generous financial support of the Seniors Group of the NSW Institution of Surveyors Inc., made available via the State Library of NSW Foundation.