The Search for the Great Southern Land
Melbourne Rare Book Week
Friday 12 July11:00am-11:45am
Friday 12 July6:00pm-6:45pm
From the ancient Greeks to James Cook, the European imagination was gripped by an unknown southern land that was thought to balance the northern hemisphere's landmasses. Discover the legends about this fictional southern land through the Maps Collection at State Library Victoria, and learn about Australia's part in this fascinating history.