Image: Leichhardt's library
A book from Ludwig Leichhardt's personal library, Introduction a l'etude de la botanique (1835) [Introduction to the study of botany].
- Stuart Humphreys
- © Australian Museum
Leichhardt’s friend James Murphy deposited Leichhardt’s relics at the Museum in 1853, where they languished for a time until Curator Gerard Krefft resurrected and displayed them with the prominence he thought due such a scientific luminary. Many of his books can be identified by the unique binding commissioned by the Australian Museum in the late nineteenth century.