On the street where you live

Prevalent in Australian writing, the road has often been turned into a metaphor for life itself.

It is a place to meet, walk and talk, a place for casual community interchange and neighbourly gossip. From Tom Robert’s Bourke Street to the unpublished poems of Dame Mary Gilmore and the recollections of NSW Premier Jack Lang, the National Library of Australia’s collections are rich with the movement and bustle of the streets of Australia.

National Library of Australia Touring Exhibition with additional material developed by the Historic Houses Trust.

13 March 1993 - 9 May 1993
20°  Rain