The Cosme Colony Collection is a collection of documents, personal papers, photographs and realia relating to the New Australia Colony and Cosme Colony held in Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Sydney Library. The contents of the collection are described in the Guide to the Cosme Colony Collection.
New Australia and Cosme were socialist colonies founded in Paraguay in 1893 and 1894 by a group of Australians led by William Lane.
The Cosme Colony Collection comprises two parts. Part 1 contains research material collected by the Sydney author Gavin Souter for the book, A Peculiar People (1968). Part 2 contains material from the family of John Lane, one of the original colonists and brother of William Lane.
The Cosme Colony photographs archived in Sydney eScholarship are from the Lane Family material, Part 2 of the Cosme Colony Collection.
Other than for the purposes of and subject to the conditions prescribed under the Copyright Act, items may not in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, microcopying, photocopying, recording or otherwise) be altered, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted without prior written permission from the University of Sydney Library and/or the appropriate author.