Lord Carrington is coming to town

Discover one of the jewels of the State Archives Collection, as the Carrington Albums embark on a regional tour, hosted by Museums of History NSW.

Travel back in time to colonial NSW and view the exquisite handcrafted illuminations in these albums from the 1880s. You'll marvel at the rare snapshot of a bygone era, and learn about the history of the Carrington Albums and their journey around the world.

Talk schedule

6 March


Mudgee Library: 64 Market Street, Mudgee 2850

7 March


Dubbo Library: Cnr Macquarie and Talbragar Street, Dubbo NSW 2830

14 March


Orange Library: 147 Byng Street, Orange NSW 2800

15 March


Bathurst Library: 70-78 Keppel St, Bathurst NSW

22 March


Grafton Library: 126-144 Pound St, Grafton NSW 2460

23 March


Port Macquarie Library: 32 Grant St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

29 March


Dixson Library, University of New England: Arts Road, Madgwick Dr, NSW 2350

30 March


Tamworth City Library: 466 Peel Street, Tamworth NSW 2340

3 April


Kiama Library: 7 Railway Parade, Kiama NSW 2533

4 April


Maitland Library: 480 High St, Maitland NSW 2320

For talk locations and times please view our schedule. This is a free event but bookings may be requried, please check with the individual library for more information.

Paintings from the Lord Carrington Address showing landscape and local fauna vignettes

Carrington albums – illuminated addresses

On 2nd January 2014 State Records NSW received 22 Presentation albums from the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

On This Day

12 Dec 1885 - Lord Carrington appointed Governor of NSW

On 12 December 1885 Charles Robert Carrington, Lord Carington, began his tenure as Governor of New South Wales