A Gift of Wrapping Paper

Wrapping paper rarely survives, but thanks to Bron Larner, who has been collecting this art form for over thirty years, her substantial donation will now be made available through the John Oxley Library to researchers and anyone else wishing to explore the beauty and quirkiness of this collection. 

This collection is important as it illustrates an integral part of our daily rituals - birth, marriage, and other special occasions, it also reflects contemporary fashion and changing values. Each piece of this beautifully printed paper highlights the influences of a particular period in time, whether it is popular culture, technological change or international design.  

It gives an inside look at textile design, advertising in the form of food product labels, comic characters, and Australian flora and fauna that reflect our heritage and illustrates an Australian lifestyle – truly a wonderful gift.

Janette Garrad pictured with new collection of wrapping paper.

Library Technician, Janette Garrad is wrapped with this beautiful collection.


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Wow! I'm rapt.Many thanks.

Love to see this fabulous collection. How can the general public view it ?

Hi Denise, the collection is available for viewing in the John Oxley Library Reading Room here at the State Library daily between 10 and 5. It will have to be ordered out from the repository on level 4 and the retrieval times are hourly so give us a call on 38407880 before you come in.

good stuff im wrapped

A gift of wrapping paper.. Nice :)