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Berckelman collection of glass plate negatives, 1920-1935
The Berckelman collection's 573 glass plate negatives are mostly of scenery, including landscapes of Tonga, other Pacific islands, New South Wales with national parks in Mt. Kosciuszko and the South Coast, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Also included are ballet imagines and Norman Lindsay's manuscript of "Amatore".
Colin B. Berckelman (1907-1965) was a passionate collector of books, manuscripts and bookplates. He was an active member of the Society of Australian Genealogists, the Royal Australian Historical Society, and a founding member of the Book Collectors' Society of Australia. Following Berckelman's death, his collection was purchased by the Library in 1966/67. Most of the collection was dispersed throughout the University's libraries but the rare and significant works, manuscripts, personal archive, photographs, printing blocks, and his collection of bookplates remain in Rare Books and Special Collections.
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