Who was the first man and woman from the First Fleet to come ashore at Port Jackson

David Collins Wrote: The governor, with a party of marines, and some artificers selected from among the seamen of the Sirius and the convicts, arrived in Port Jackson, and anchored off the mouth of the cove intended for the settlement on the evening of the 25th; and in the course of the following day sufficient ground was cleared for encamping the officer’s guard and the convicts who had been landed in the morning. Continue reading

New guide for collecting cultural material released

A new guide prepared by the Ministry for the Arts for public museums and galleries outlines the legal and international obligations when purchasing or borrowing cultural works.

The Australian Best Practice Guide to Collecting Cultural Material will assist museums, galleries, libraries and archives to navigate the complex ethical and legal requirements of acquiring works by incorporating national and international guidelines into a single document. Continue reading