Digitisation Update - December 2020

The ANU Library Digitisation Team are continuing to digitise rare and special materials from the ANU Library and ANU Archives.
22 December 2020

This update details some of the recent items digitised as part of the wider ANU digitisation project. More information about the digitisation procedure is available at the ANU Policy Library.

Tooth Hotel Albums – Sydney and Country Pubs

A historical photo of a man standing at the bar of a pub

Photographic Albums of Sydney Tooth and Co. Hotels - Sydney and Country Pubs

The Tooth & Co. Ltd collection continues to be one of the most requested collections in the ANU Archives as patrons, local historians, genealogists, architects and heritage professionals have shown a great interest in the institution of the Australian Pub.

These albums include some of the earliest photographs in the collection as well as interior photographs of hotels and pubs from all over New South Wales. 1,258 photographs have been digitised and join the vast collection of Tooth & Company Hotel Cards on Open Research.

The Land of the Lyrebird: A Story of Early Settlement in the Great Forest of South Gippsland

A historical photo of a group labeled 'Prioneer Gathering Moyarra 18 - 3 - 13'

First printed in 1920, The Land of the Lyrebird records the settlement of South Gippsland by Europeans as written and compiled by the South Gippsland Pioneers Association. The volume contains first-hand accounts of settlement; early photographs of land clearing; documentation of the development of South Gippsland into pastoral land; and records of the annual rainfall in Gippsland from the time of settlement. Marking 100 years since it was published, it has now been uploaded to Open Research as the first online open access copy.

ANU COVID-19 Archive

The coronavirus pandemic has had an extraordinary impact on the world and the ANU community. The ANU Archives are curating a digital archive to reflect the leadership role, research contribution and local experience of the University during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 archive will include a curated collection of statements, and research outputs that have guided the university and the nation, as well as the ANU community experience through records from staff, students and supporters.

We are seeking your contribution so that we can document experiences of this time. Content of the ANU COVID-19 Digital Archive will support current and future researchers understand the impact of the pandemic. Make your submission today through the Open Research repository.

Charles Morris Woodford’s Journals

The Charles Morris Woodford collection contains diaries; photographs; correspondence; sketches; and research notes related to the natural history, geography and ethnography of the Solomon Islands and other Pacific Islands from 1884–1915. Woodford made a number of expeditions to the Solomon Islands where he was the first white man to travel significantly inland. As such, his journals represent the earliest written accounts of those areas.

Burns Philp Ship Ledgers

Burns Philp and Company LTD Sydney document from 18 October 1905

These Burns Philp ship ledgers outline the reporting of ships clearing customs in Sydney and instructions to ship pursers and agents running vessels in the British, New Guinea Service of the Shipping Company Burns Philp and Co. The records show the operations of Burns Philp and Co. in the South Pacific prior to and after the establishment of the South Seas branch, which became the largest subsidiary of Burns Philp and Co.

Other additions

New directions in international relations? : Australian perspectives
Richard Higgot

Denuclearisation in Australia and New Zealand: Issues and Prospects
Andrew Mack

Nuclear Allergy: New Zealand’s Anti-Nuclear Stance and the South Pacific Nuclear-Free Zone
Andrew Mack

Inside Stories: Australia at War
A series of 6 audio cassettes digitised for the ANU Flood Replacement Project
Tim Bowden, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Roger McDonald interviewed by J. Tranter
An audio cassette digitised for the ANU Flood Replacement Project
J. Tranter