Hutchison Bequest

Benjamin Hutchison was an Adelaide bookseller who bequeathed the bulk of his considerable estate to be divided equally between three Adelaide libraries: the Flinders University Library, the State Library of South Australia, and the University of Adelaide Barr Smith Library.

Money received from the Bequest is to be applied towards the 'Rare Book Department' to purchase Nineteenth Century books (including facsimiles of 19th century works).


Brown, Robert, 1773-1858. The miscellaneous botanical works of Robert Brown. 3 volumes. London, 1866-1868. (Central Special Collection - Flinders Collection 581 B879m)

Bauer, Ferdinand, 1760-1826. Ferdinand Bauer's natural history drawings: taken from the zoological specimens collected on the first circumnavigation of Australia by Matthew Flinders, Commander HMS Investigator, 1801-1803. London : Alecto Historical Editions in association with the Natural History Museum, 1997. (Central Special Collection - Flinders Collection ef741.0994 B343f )

Torrens, Robert, 1780-1864. Colonization of South Australia : Minute on the evidence given by Mr Wakefield. Facsimile reprint of the 2nd ed. published London : Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1836. Bristol : Thoemmes, 2000. (Central Special Collection 325.942 T691c.2)

John White, 1757 or 8-1832. Journal of a voyage to New South Wales : with sixty-five plates of non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions. Facsimile reprint of 1st ed. published London : J. Debrett, 1790. Ivanhoe, Vic. : Edition Renard, 2002. (Central Special Collection ef 994.4 W585j)

Wyatt, William, 1804-1886. Monograph of certain crustacea entomostraca : order branchiopoda; section lophyropa; and genera cyclops, cypris, daphinia, and lynceus, Illustrated by much-enlarged microscopic drawings, subsequently reduced by photography. Adelaide : E. S. Wigg & Son, 1883. (Central Special Collection 595.3 W976m)

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