The John and Shirley McLaren Collection contains rare and valuable books on Australian, New Zealand, and South Pacific fiction (novels, plays and poetry) and criticism. Also included are a number of works on colonial and post-colonial literature in the Asia-Pacific region. These items come from the personal collection of John McLaren.
Themes explored this month are Stories and Storytellers, Poems and Plays, Multiculturalism, Australian Studies, and Connections to Collections.
The books in the 'Connections to Collections' theme highlight the connections that exist between the individual collections which are within the VU Special Collection.