Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are kindly advised that this website includes images, sounds and names of people who have passed.
All users should be aware that some topics or historical content may be culturally sensitive, offensive or distressing, and that some images may contain nudity or are of people not yet identified. Certain words, terms or descriptions may reflect the author's/creator's attitude or that of the period in which they were written, but are now considered inappropriate in today's context.
The estimated size of the collection is over 200,000 maps. It includes:
The current collection covers Australia, in particular NSW, the Pacific region, Antarctica and extends to the rest of the world.
The collections have developed over the past 150 years with major bequests made by David Scott Mitchell and Sir William Dixson. They continue to be added to via bequests, donations, purchase and 'Legal Deposit' whereby publishers in NSW are obliged by law to provide us with a copy of any maps they produce.
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