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Bedroom, David Scott Mitchell's residence, c. 1907, by unknown photographer | by State Library of New South Wales collection
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Bedroom, David Scott Mitchell's residence, c. 1907, by unknown photographer

David Scott Mitchell (1836-1907) was an avid collector of Australiana. In 1898 Mitchell agreed to bequeath his collection to the state of NSW provided that the government constructed a new Library building to house it. His gift is perhaps one of the greatest acts of benefaction ever seen in Australia. The Mitchell Library was officially opened on 8 March 1910, and opened to the public the next day, 9 March.

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From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au

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Taken circa 1907