Digitisation Update 14 November 2023
The ANU Library Digitisation Team are continuing to digitise rare and special materials from the ANU Library and ANU Archives.
This update details some of the recent items digitised as part of the ongoing ANU digitisation project.
More information about the digitisation procedure is available at the ANU Policy Library.
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Dunlop Rubber Company photographs
Established in Melbourne in 1893, the Dunlop Rubber Company became one of the most recognisable in Australia during the 20th century, with its products particularly prominent in the motor industry and a variety of sports.
442 photographs and advertisements relating to the Dunlop Rubber Company are now available online.
The collection, dating from circa 1900 to 1950, provides insight into the operations of one of Australia’s most significant companies. They also provide visual documentation of early Australian sporting events, including the first motor grand prix held in Australia.
Aboriginal Pastoral Company records
A selection of materials including maintenance, maternity, child endowment documents, wage books, and photographs relating to several Pastoral companies are now available online. Some of the records include the Aboriginal and European names of people and their family members (usually their mother), plus their dates and places of birth. Records may also include information about the movements of Aboriginal people, such as when they arrived at a particular station.
Ian Maddocks Pari photographs
This is a collection of photographs taken by Professor Ian Maddocks during his time living and working in Pari, Papua New Guinea in the 1960s and 1970s. Professor Maddocks and his wife Diana ran a village clinic in Pari, with Professor Maddocks also serving as Dean of Medicine at the University of Papua New Guinea. During his time in Pari, Professor Maddocks amassed a large amount of research about the local people and culture, including material on Pari anthropology, history, linguistics, and theology.
Diana Howlett Papua New Guinea slides
This stunning collection of colour slides was produced by geographer Professor Diana Howlett during her fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Samoa, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, and Solomon Islands between the 1950s and 1980s. The slides provide visual documentation of the people and landscape of these nations, with a focus on agriculture and economic development.
- Thesis by Nicholas Scroxton: Late Pleistocene climate and environment from speleothems on Flores, Indonesia: vegetation, volcanoes and Homo floresiensis (2014). This thesis focusses on the small hominin Homo floresiensis, popularly known as the "Hobbit" and explores possible causes of its extinction.
- Sharing recovery through Gamblers Anonymous (2023). Publication by Gamblers Anonymous, which states “If you find yourself reading this book, you, or your family or friends, are concerned about your gambling. As compulsive gamblers we understand because we’ve been there. With this book we offer our collective experience, strength, and hope”.
- The Aboriginal electoral information service: report of the review 1987-88, Loveday, Peter; Randall, A.; Sanders, Will; Jaensch, Dean (1988). In mid-1987, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) appointed a research team from the ANU and Flinders University to undertake a review of the Commission's Aboriginal Electoral Information Service (AEIS).