Level 3 Mortlock Wing State Library of South Australia North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000
Benham Bookcase

Rare Books Group

Where's Mary in the manuscript drawer?

Kate Buckley

Did you hear about Mary who hid in the filing cabinet drawer?

I believe that she might have been quite contrary!

But - which Mary - which drawer?

If you want to find out more ……come to the “Rare Books” presentation in February. 

In 1981, the Society published A catalogue of the Manuscripts, which contained 179 items, including hand-written diaries, convict records, maps, sketches and watercolours. Over 150 items have added since, housed in filing cabinets in the RGSSA Library. In examining them, Library volunteer Kate Buckley has made some interesting discoveries.

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Date and Time

23 February 2023
10:30 am

Jervois Room, on the southern (North Terrace) end on the ground floor of the Mortlock Wing,

Members: $FREE
Non members: $10