Alfred Deakin Collections

Reference collection

Reference material held on open shelves in the reading room; includes recent material on Alfred Deakin, his times and Federation. Also includes other Prime Ministers and the Australian Government since Federation.

Archive collection

Consists of government material, reports etc. from the period 1850-1920, and other historic publications dealing with the themes of the time that influenced Alfred Deakin, e.g. governance, defence, religion etc.

Alfred Deakin's Library

A recreation of Alfred Deakin's personal collection which is held in the archive area. It consists of titles from Alfred Deakin's personal library at the time of his death, in editions contemporary with him (some personal copies are also held).

Manuscripts collection

Consists of primary material such as letters, pictures and objects held in the archive area.

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