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Jigsaw treasures from the Special & Rare Collections

Special & Rare collection at the UTAS Library

Midwood Collection - Miss Sarah Bignell

20 pieces - easy
63 pieces - moderate
120 pieces - hard

Miss Sarah Bignell, school teacher at Hobart Ladies College, Anglesea Barracks. On the School wall was a framed text 'Follow after Truth'.

Caricature drawn by Thomas Claude Wade Midwood, Hobart, Tasmania, 1854-1912. Midwood was  Tasmania’s first cartoonist of note. His output of caricatures of Hobart identities was prolific.

Find out more about Midwood or view more of Midwoods digitised works in the  UTAS SPARC repository


image of map from The Royal Society Collection

The Royal Society Map Collection - Nova Orbis Tabula in Lucem edita A.F.de Wit.

20 pieces - easy
63 pieces - moderate
120 pieces - hard

Frederick de Wit (1630-1706) was a Dutch mathematician and cartographer and one of the leading mapmakers of the Golden Age of Netherlandish cartography. (RSMp/8)  See more in Mapping Van Diemens Land and the Great Beyond
Explore more of The Royal Society Collection in the  UTAS Open Repository


Special & Rare collection at the UTAS Library

Olive Pink Collection - Clianthus speciosum

20 pieces - easy
63 pieces - moderate
120 pieces - hard

Watercolour on card painted by Olive Pink at Wire Creek, South Australia 25/7/30.
Identified by Olive Pink as Clianthus speciosum (Dimensions 18.5x25.5cm)

Olive Muriel Pink (1884-1975), artist, Aboriginal-rights activist, anthropologist and gardener, was born on 17 March 1884 in Hobart
Find out more about Olive Pink or explore more of Olive Pinks digitised works in the  UTAS SPARC repository


Special & Rare collection at the UTAS Library

Lantern Slide Collection - Queen Victoria

20 pieces - easy
63 pieces - moderate
120 pieces - hard

Coloured lantern slide of Queen Victoria

Explore more digitised lantern slides in the  UTAS SPARC repository


jigsaw image of art work - Eastern Story by Petrescu

Tyler Collection - ‘Eastern Story’ – Corneliu Petrescu

1973, oil on paper, 40 x 49cm
20 pieces - easy
63 pieces - moderate
120 pieces - hard


Corneliu Petrescu (1924-2009) was a Romanian artist and life-long friend of Australian Geoffrey Tyler. Tyler worked for the IMF and amassed a personal art collection, predominantly of Romanian art, which was received by the University in 2013.

jigsaw image of art work - George and the Dragon by Petrescu

Tyler Collection - ‘George and the Dragon’ – Corneliu Petrescu

1976, mixed media on board, 29 x 24cm
20 pieces - easy
63 pieces - moderate
120 pieces - hard


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