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Bellinghausen-Natouralis Papers

This collection comprises the papers (including correspondence), photographs, prints and ephemera of brothers Vladimir and Rostislav Bellinghausen-Natouralis.

The brothers were Russian emigres living in Paris and Brazzaville before emigrating to Sydney after World War II. They were the great-grandsons of Captain FF Bellinghausen the Antarctic explorer; however, none of the material in this collection is connected to Captain Bellinghausen. Rather, it reflects the brothers' lives, careers and involvements with Russian emigre associations.

Access and Availability

This collection is not catalogued online. Material may be accessed through the Cultural Collections Reading Room in the Baillieu Library. Requests for material can be made online prior to visiting the reading room. To request material, please use our online request form.

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