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50 Treasures

50 Treasures

Celebrating 50 years of James Cook University

Take this unique opportunity to explore the people, places and events that have shaped North Queensland and the Tropics through a stunning selection of the most rare and precious artefacts, including original manuscripts and artworks, drawn from the JCU Library Special Collections.


Journey through 150 years of history as you encounter explorers and creators of all kinds and gain insights into life - on the land, in our towns and on the Great Barrier Reef.


We will be releasing new treasures over the course of the year, until all 50 Treasures have been revealed. This will include Library News blog posts for each treasure and culminate in a exhibition with our partners, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, in late October 2020. Come back regularly to see what new gems have been added.