Margaret Thorsborne Library
2017 The Margaret Thorsborne Library was officially opened at Ninney Rise.
Margaret Thorsborne AO 1927 - 2018 was a lifetime supporter of social justice and environmental protection. Margaret generously donated her life’s reading to FoNR for a secure and fitting home into the future. Margarets collection of books were rescued after Cyclone Yasi, when some were lost. The collection includes some old, rare and valuable books.
When asked about her collection, Margaret commented "I love books. You don’t just collect books and put them on shelves, you want to read them again and lend them to friends".
The books reflect Margaret’s interests - in art, plants , animals, conservation, World War One, the Antarctic, biography and much else. They are also a tribute to her wide friendships as many titles were gifts.
"I gifted the books to FoNR and Ninney Rise. said Margaret. "I felt they’d be looked after there and it seemed a suitable place, because it was a place of historic importance and it was involved with the care of the natural environment".
The collection has been properly catalogued under the Dewey system by a wonderful team of volunteers. It is available as a reading/research library by appointment with Friends of Ninney Rise.
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