Past Projects

Original NSW 1790 map




Dick & Pip Smith

The discovery of Lord Howe Island is closely linked with the settlement of Australia by Europeans and the establishment of a penal colony on Norfolk Island. This original 1790 map shows all three settlements – New South Wales, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island, and detail of Sydney Cove.

This map provides a valuable addition to the museum collection and forms an integral part of the displays in the James Dorman Historical gallery. The donation was made by Dick and Pip Smith, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Dick’s first climb of Ball’s Pyramid in 1964, and included a custom-made frame.

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