To celebrate the purchase of three original Scott sisters works through the University’s Reta Light Memorial Trust and Vera Deacon Regional History Fund, Special Collections in the Auchmuty Library hosted a 'Welcoming the Scott Sisters back to Newcastle Exhibition' dedicated to their legacy in the service of science and art.
The Exhibition was held 20 September 2011 - 26 October 2011. It featured the three Scott sisters works purchased just prior to its opening, together with printed illustrations from the books. Additionally on display were works of the University’s Natural History Illustration students; life- size models; and material concerning the ongoing restorative work of the Kooragang Wetland Rehabilitation Project. Volunteers involved with this Project have been working on Ash Island, the original home of the Scott Sisters, over the past 18 years.