Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Macquarie's Collector Chest
Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  ABC  |  April 1, 2014
Classification: General Classification: General
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One librarian's 30 year quest for the holy grail of Australiana! The amazing story of the Macquarie Collector Chest: a stunning piece of colonial furniture, decorated with some of the earliest painting of Newcastle and filled with hidden drawers and compartments displaying remarkably well preserved natural history specimens from the earliest years of the colony. What's even more amazing is that this beautiful chest was created by a ragtag bunch of convicts in one of the most brutal penal settlements of Australia.

One librarian's 30 year quest for the holy grail of Australiana! The amazing story of the Macquarie Collector Chest: a stunning piece of colonial furniture, decorated with some of the earliest painting of Newcastle and filled with hidden drawers and compartments displaying remarkably well preserved natural history specimens from the earliest years of the colony. What's even more amazing is that this beautiful chest was created by a ragtag bunch of convicts in one of the most brutal penal settlements of Australia.

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