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No 68 Spring 2001

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The La Trobe Journal

is published by the State Library of Victoria Foundation twice yearly in Autumn and Spring.
Editorial Committee: John Barnes (editor), Sandra Burt (assistant editor), John Arnold, Cathrine Harboe-Ree, Yvonne Hurley, Wallace Kirsop, Jack Moshakis.
Editorial addresses: Editor, The La Trobe Journal, State Library of Victoria Foundation, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000. E-mail:
Contributions are invited on scholarly topics, and are subject to refereeing.
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Single copies (when available) may be purchased from the Foyer Desk of the State Library): $20 (inclusive of GST).
All photographs in this number of The La Trobe Journal are from the State Library of Victoria unless stated otherwise. Photography by Adrian Flint and Peter Mappin, Photographic Unit, State Library of Victoria.
Cover: Ludwig Becker (1808-1861), First Camp from Duroadoo, 1861. Pen and ink, 14.0 × 22.5 cm. Signed and dated l.r. 18 Feb. L.B. La Trobe Australian Manuscripts Collection, State Library of Victoria. For more detail see the article by Gerard Hayes, pages 39–42. Other Burke and Wills expedition drawings and water-colours are reproduced with annotations in Marjorie Tipping, ed., Ludwig Becker: Artist & Naturalist with the Burke and Wills Expedition, Melbourne University Press/ Library Council of Victoria, 1979.
This drawing will be one of the many unique items in the forthcoming exhibition, Burke and Wills: from Melbourne to Myth. Organised by the National Library of Australia and drawn largely from the collections of the State Library of Victoria, this major exhibition will be at the National Library March-May 2002, at the Art Gallery of South Australia June-August, and at the State Library of Victoria September-November.
The La Trobe Journal
No. 68 Spring 2001


From the Editorial Chair 2
Obituary Estelle Canning 3
Judith Scurfield The Map Section of the State Library 4
Miles Lewis Maps for Building Research 17
Thomas A. Darragh This Beautiful Work of Art’: Skene and Slight's Continental Australia 31
Gerard Hayes Annotation: Ludwig Becker's ‘First Camp from Duroadoo’ 39
Susan Ballyn Jean Baptiste Lehimas de Arrieta: The First Spanish Settler in Australia? 43
Frances Thiele Recreating the Polite World: Shipboard Life of Nineteenth-Century Lady Travellers to Australia 51
John Barnes Library Profile: Keith Murdoch 63
The La Trobe Journal is edited by John Barnes, assisted by Sandra Burt, and is published twice a year by the State Library of Victoria Foundation.
ISSN 1441-3760