Series S3608 - COVER ART

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AU WA S3608

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COVER ART

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  • 1955-07-01 - (Creation)

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AU WA A497 - LIBRARY SERVICE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1955-01-01 - 1964-01-01)

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Name of creator

AU WA A642 - LIBRARY BOARD OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1952-09-30 -)

Administrative history

The Library Board of Western Australia was established under the provisions of the Library Board of Western Australia Act 1951 which came into force by proclamation on 30 September 1952. The functions of the Board initially were: to encourage and assist local authorities to establish free public libraries; to coordinate those public libraries into a State wide system; to allocate subsidies to public libraries; to provide for the training of librarians and assistant librarians; and to advise the Minister for Education and participating bodies on matters of general policy relating to libraries.

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Watercolour illustrations of wildflowers, used by the State Library Board of Western Australia, as cover art for their Annual Report. Several of the artworks are initialled, MBD, for Mary B. Devlin, a botanical illustrator. The covers were collected by F.A. 'Ali' Sharr, State Librarian from 1953 to 1976, from the Government Lithographic Office and donated to the State Library, including the State Archives, in 1967.

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Archivist's note

Formerly registered as Battye Pictorial 3254B

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