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  • Dorothy Bennett collection(167)

    Mourning Rites.
    Totemic Kangaroo
    Totemic creatures.
    A Strange Sea-Creature.
  • Bali Bombings 2002 Memorial - Parliament of Victoria collection(49)

    Sympathy card
    For Bali
    Prayer card to St. Michael the Archangel
    Australians unite

    The Bali Bombings 2002 Memorial Collection - Parliament of Victoria collection is a small sample of the large amount of material left on the Victorian Parliamentary steps in the two weeks following the Bali bombing on 12 October 2002. The collection is made up of cards, letters, various paintings by children, wooden Catholic cross with fabric lei, wooden sculpture of a Balinese surfer carrying a surfboard, soft toys such as butterflies, soft koala teddy bears, dolls and football, two small Australian flags, small pieces of jewellery, some textile objects such as a satin throw and fabric flowers, vegemite jar, a 'In Memory' book signed by the members of the Ivanhoe Grammar School and community and a bound collection of children's drawings and letters from the students of Penleigh and Essendon Grammar schools.

    Late on the evening of Saturday 12 October 2002, two bombs exploded in the crowded Paddy's Bar and the Sari nightclub on Jalan Legian, Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia. Shortly afterwards a third bomb exploded at the US consulate in Denpassar, Bali. Exact figures were difficult to substantiate, but at least 202 people were killed in the first two blasts and over 300 injured. Of the two hundred or more dead, eighty-eight were Australians. The deadly attacks produced profound shock in Australia. For many, this event seemed to bring home the immediacy of global terrorism, which had come to public prominence the previous year in New York and Washington.

  • Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1(7551)

    Suspension Bridge, Nowra, NSW, 1907
    Cask Filling Department. Guinness's Brewery. Dublin
    Robbery Under Arms, No. 4
    Upper Mary St., Gympie, Queensland
  • Springfield - Faithfull Family collection(3501)

    Side porch of Springfield
    Envelope addressed to E R Deane Esq
    Ladies black patent[?] leather right shoe, with black and red beading on the front and straps
    Christmas card

    The Springfield Collection comprises about 1550 artefacts from Springfield station, south of Goulburn. It includes colonial era costume, a bushranger medal, surveying instruments, a late-19th century landau, firearms and edged weapons, wool samples and Joseph Foveaux's pocket watch and bible. The objects are complemented by over 400 photographs. This diverse collection reflects the growth and economic success of the property, responses to changes in the wool market and the daily lives of the people who have lived on Springfield.

    Springfield has grown from a 518-hectare land grant given to William Pitt Faithfull in 1828 to the current 3183 hectares with ownership remaining in the one family. William Pitt Faithfull established the Springfield Merino Stud in 1838 with ten rams selected from the Macarthur Camden Park stud. The stud evolved slowly over the years until the early 1950s when, under the management of Jim Maple-Brown, a scientific approach to wool-growing was adopted and the stud's name was changed to Fonthill to reflect this.

  • Betty Hall collection(58)

    Invitation 'To meet visiting members of the Empire Parliamentary Association of the United Kingdom and Canada', 1944
    Album containing 97 menus, 20 seating plans and 47 photographs from Parliament House dining rooms...
    Album containing 20 menus, 12 seating plans and 23 photographs from Parliament House in Canberra, dating from 1927 to 1944

    The Betty Hall Collection represents a unique collection of material relating to the history of the Parliamentary Dining Rooms in the Provisional Parliament House.

    This collection was put together by Mr H L Napthali who worked as the Chief Steward in the Parliamentary Refreshment Rooms from 1939 - 1945. He moved to Canberra in 1939 after having worked in the NSW Parliamentary Refreshment Rooms. While at Provisional Parliament House Mr Napthali supervised a staff of fifty people and was responsible for purchasing as well as servicing the various bars and dining rooms within the House. He was also responsible for organising special dinners for commemorative occasions and for overseas visitors. Mr Napthali accumulated material relating to the history of the Federal Parliament both when worked in the NSW Parliament and in the Federal Parliament.

  • Geoff Pryor collection no. 3(3)

    Divining a site for the NMA
    Cartoon depicting Peter Costello tossing a coin into a cup labelled N.M.A.
  • ET Fealy collection(248)

    Breadcarters (Northumberland) (Variation), 12 August 1946, details award wage regulations
    National Security (Man Power) Regulations 1943
  • Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 1(17)

    Punyurrpungkunya', painted by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi, 1977
    'Tingarri Dreaming', painted by Charlie Tjapangati, 1981
    'Tjunyinkya', painted by Johnnie Scobie Tjapanangka and Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula, 1977
    Mortuary post