Australian Multicultural Literature Collection

The Australian Multicultural Literature Collection consists of works by non-Aboriginal authors who are:

  • Residents in Australia but born overseas in a non-English speaking country and whose first language is not English
  • Australians born in Australia or Australian citizens resident overseas, of overseas born parents from non-English speaking backgrounds.

While most of this material is located in the general collection, the following categories are held in the Special Collection and may be consulted within the reading room of the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library, Sally Walker Building, Geelong Waterfront Campus:

  • rare material
  • limited editions of 500 copies or less
  • self-published works
  • small press publications
  • flimsy, pamphlet-type items
  • items signed by the author
  • costly items
  • manuscripts

Identifying material in the catalogue

Items held in the Special Collection are listed in the Library Catalogue with the prefix:


Other Web Sites of Interest:

Austlit: the resource for Australian literature