Display Cases

    Unique items from the Library’s Special Collections are exhibited in two display cases located on the Ground Floor of Reid Library. The Library thanks the Friends of the UWA Library for their generous donation of one of the display cases.

    The current display in the Reid Library has been installed for the Festival of Perth Writers Week program. The display features objects such as notebooks, early draft manuscripts and memorabilia from the Manuscript Collection held in Special Collections UWA Library from the Robert Drew and Dave Warner Collections.

    The Shark Net, award winning novel by Robert Drewe is a haunting memoir that reaches beyond the dark recesses of murder and chaos to encompass an ordinary suburban backdrop. Dave Warner is a writer, musician and performer from the suburbs. His debut novel City of Light, was the co-winner of the WA Premier’s Book Awards for fiction.

    The Reformation in Print

    A UWA Library Special Collections and Centre of Medieval and Early Modern Studies online exhibition.

    On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther sent his Ninety-Five Theses to Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, the Archbishop of Mainz, criticising the Roman Catholic Church’s sale of indulgences. On the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, this online exhibition is designed to help students explore how the reformation unfolded through the emerging phenomenon of print culture, through examples from the UWA Library Special Collections. Scholars from the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies consider how the lives, images and thought of Luther, other Reformers and Catholic Reformation leaders were expressed in print, at a time when this fledgling media for communication was in rapid development.

    Text written by Susan Broomhall, Kirk Essary, Susanne Meurer and Arvi Wattel.

    Photography by Kate McVey and Rosie Inglis, UWA Library.

    Animal and human interactions, enclosing knowledge and the advent of print

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    Indulgences, Erasmus and Jacques Lefèvre d’Etaples’ French New Testament

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    Phillip Melanchthon, John Calvin and Théodore de Bèze

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    Martin Luther's various works

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    The Council of Trent and Paolo Sarpi

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