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Australian multicultural literature collection

About the collection

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

  • Australian residents born overseas in a non-English speaking country and whose first language is not English
  • Australians with overseas-born parents from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Find this collection

Most of this collection is available to borrow from our campus libraries.

Items held in this collection are listed in the Library Catalogue with the prefix:


The following categories can be used in the reading room of the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library:

  • 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

Get in touch

Book an appointment or visit our Burwood and Waterfront spaces. Our Archives and Special Collections are open by appointment, weekdays only.