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Mapping and the Imperial Agenda

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Edinburgh-based mapmaking firm of John Bartholomew & Son Ltd printed a huge range of maps for the Australian market. Christopher Fleet, map curator at the National Library of Scotland, mines the Bartholomew Archive and poses the question: how powerful were these maps in defining broader British imperial ideologies and in shaping our views of Australia?

In association with the Australian and New Zealand Map Society

Monday 10 September, 6pm
Theatre, free
Bookings essential
Book here or call 02 6262 1111


John Bartholomew & Co. (mapmaker), ‘Exploration 1892’ on page 116 in The Australian Handbook (London, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane: Gordon and Gotch, 1893),






National Library of Australia
Parkes Place, Parkes ACT 2600