Get Curious about Tasmanian stories

Media Release

9th August 2021

The 91 Stories exhibition has opened today showcasing some of Tasmania’s favourite stories in the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, located in the State Library and Archives Building.

The exhibition includes unique historical objects, rare and mysterious artefacts and documents, each telling the story of an important historical event, including the personal lives of past Tasmanians.

In April this year, we invited the Tasmanian community to nominate their favourites from the many stories held in our cultural collections. A final 91 items were chosen from the public submissions, with the number reflecting the heritage-listed 91 Murray Street building in Hobart where these treasures are housed.

A carefully curated selection of the items will be on show in the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, with the full exhibition available online from 9 August, via a Flickr gallery.

While the stories of many of these objects and items are well told and well known, many are still untold, and the exhibition seeks to change that.

Our stories make us who we are today, and Libraries Tasmania holds a wealth of cultural stories and history in its care– the untold, the forgotten, and the infamous.

It is an important exhibition to raise the awareness of our cultural collections and our rich Tasmanian history, so much of it located right in the heart of Hobart at 91 Murray Street.

For more information and to access the full Flickr gallery when it is launched on 9th August, visit

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