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Archive for January, 2017

The Lost Geography Book

An unassuming 1799 geography book was recently found on the Robertson Library Level 6 shelves. The 218 year old book, A Short and Easy Introduction to the Science of Geography, written by Thomas Keith, gives an overview of the world’s geography at the end of the 18th century. A map shows recently colonised New Holland […]

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Sanders’ first return 29 January 1987

January 2017 is the 30th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of Jon Sanders’ 1986 – 1988 non stop voyage. To qualify as a ‘true’ circumnavigation according to the Guinness Book of Records, the sailor must go above the Equator for at least 24 hours. Originally, the voyage was scheduled to turn at Cape Verde located […]

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Australia Day closure

The Robertson, Kalgoorlie and CGSB libraries will be closed for Australia Day Thursday 26 January. Some Library services may be delayed during this period. Normal hours will resume on Friday 27 January 2017.

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50 Objects for 50 Years

We’re back at work and ready to go for 2017, when we celebrate 50 Years of Innovation for WAIT and Curtin. To mark the occasion, we’ve been looking for some interesting, unique and unexpected items in the library collections. You are invited you to join us each week as we bring you 50 Objects for […]

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