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Finding Australian and New Zealand resources in the British Library

Australian and New Zealand resources can be found across the British Library's collections. Most resources can be found by searching Explore the British Library. For special format materials, it is also useful to search separate departmental catalogues. See, for example, the separate catalogues for manuscripts, the sound archive and newspapers.

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Select bibliography of resources available on Open Access

This brief list of titles is an example of the material available on the shelves in the Humanities Reading Rooms. Many more open access titles can be found by searching Explore the British Library.

Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture. Edited by Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2000.
HLR704
The dictionary of Australian artists: painters, sketchers, photographers and engravers to 1870. Edited by Joan Kerr. Melbourne; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.
HLR709.22
Australian dictionary of biography. Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 1968 -.
HLR920.094
The dictionary of New Zealand biography. [New Zealand]: [various publishers], 1990 -.
HLR920.093
Who's who in Australia. Melbourne: Information Australia, [latest ed.].
HLR920.094
The Australian national dictionary, a dictionary of Australianisms on historical principles. Edited by W.S. Ransom. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1988.
HLR427.994
The dictionary of New Zealand English, a dictionary of New Zealandisms on historical principles. Edited by H.W. Orsman. Auckland; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.
HLR427.993
Bloomfield, Valerie. Resources for Australian and New Zealand studies, a guide to library holdings in the United Kingdom. London: Australian Studies Centre, 1986.
HUR994
Australian books in print. Melbourne: Thorpe, [latest ed.].
HLR015.94
Also available online as part of Global books in print (access in Reading Rooms)
 
Ferguson, Sir John Alexander. Bibliography of Australia, 1784 - 1900. 8 vols. Sydney; London: Angus and Robertson, 1941 - 1986.
HLR994
New Zealand national bibliography to the year 1960. Editor and principal compiler A.G. Bagnall. 6 vols. Wellington: Government Printer, 1969 - 1985.
HLR015.93
The Oxford Companion to Australian history. Edited by Graeme Davison et al. Melbourne: OUP, 1998.
HLR994
The Oxford history of New Zealand. Edited by Geoffrey W. Rice. 2nd ed. Auckland; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.
HLR993
The Oxford literary history of Australia. Edited by Bruce Bennett, Jennifer Strauss. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998.
HLR820.9994
Books in Maori, 1815-1900: an annotated bibliography. (Tanga reo Maori, 1815-1900) Compiled by P. Parkinson. Auckland: Reed, 2004.
HLR011.2994

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