The Library Collection consists of 132 books of 18th and 19th century publications belonging to the Sturt Family.
The library reflects an extensive interest in religion, history, science, literature and politics and is consistent with the cultural mores of a man of Sturt’s standing in polite society.
Of particular historical significance is
- Bible, the King John Version, Moses Pitt, Oxford 1682 given to Charles Sturt by his mother.
- Engraved Bible by John Sturt 1725-1726
- Two volumes of Sturt’s Expedition into the interior of southern Australia. Charles Sturt – Set of 1833 and 1834
- Narrative of expedition to Central Australia, Charles Sturt 1949
- Il Goffredo overo Gerusalemne Liberata Del Sig, Torquato Tasso 1622 “To Captain Sturt, an old book from an old friend Keith Lockend 30th April 1847”
- Twenty volumes of Bell’s Shakespeare, John Bell 1788