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  • Warakurna Tjanpi collection no.2(5)

    Yarnangu Painting Tjarra (Person with Painting) by Nora Holland, Dianne Ungukalpi Golding and Eunice Yunurupa Porter
    Yilkaringkatjanyayi Pitja (Has the Plane Come?) by Dianne Ungukalpi Golding
    Y'iwarra Kultu Warakurnala Kutu (The Road to Warakurna) by Jean Burke
    Helicopter (Flat Chopper) by Polly Pawuya Jackson
  • Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1(7553)

    Pavilion, Richmond Park
    Ostrich farm, possibly in Mundooran
    Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
    Circular Quay, from the Harbour, Sydney
  • Timothy Millett collection(314)

    Convict love token from T.C., 17th July 1787
    Convict love token from Daniel Bates, 1833
    Convict love token from Richard Crucknell, 1831
    Convict love token for Mary Gibbs, 1787

    The Timothy Millett collection comprises 307 convict love tokens dating from 1762 to 1856, and seven contemporary documents relating to the criminal justice system including: recommendations to commute the death sentences of Hester Sampson and Thomas Hayes to life transportation; a calendar of prisoners awaiting trial in the goals of Durham, Newcastle and Northumberland; a request to the Middlesex assizes for rewards to be paid; a printed copy of George Skene's last speech prior to execution; a printed broadside listing prisoners in Dorchester jail awaiting transportation; and a 60 page handwritten account of the life of Thomas Jones, who was transported twice and finally hanged at Winchester Prison in 1856.

    Convict love tokens, typically made from smoothed-down coins and engraved or stippled with a message, derive from traditional sailors' farewells. The production of these 'leaden hearts' rose as criminal indictments increased in Britain, with the majority produced during the 1820s and 1830s. As mementos made by or for convicts facing transportation (or death) to leave behind for their loved ones, the tokens provide a poignant, personal insight into the transportation system.

  • ET Fealy collection(303)

    Breadcarters (Northumberland) Variation, 11 June 1945, details award wage regulations
    Breadcarters Award (Northumberland), 12 November 1943
    Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship
    Bread Manufacturer's Licence dated 26th June 1963
  • American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) collection(218)

    Wooden spear with metal blade
    Bark Painting, Fishing Scene showing Dugong and Turtle, from Groote Eylandt, 1948
    The Baijini at Port Bradshaw, Yirrkala, 1948
    Night Dwelling Spirit, Gurumuka
  • Springfield - Faithfull Family collection(3501)

    Depicts four children in garden at front of Pinea
    Program for Tirranna Race Club, 1st January 1869
    Car with two people seated in it.
    William Faithfull land grant

    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.

  • Social History Museums (South Australia) collection(172)

    Australia Day 1917, Their Sacrifice is Worth Your Sacrifice - for Soldiers, Sailors and Nurses
    Anzac Day - Lest We forget Gallipoli, 25 April, 1915
    I will help until the war is won
    Cheer-Up Society
  • Senator Jo Vallentine collection no. 1(1)

    Nuclear Disarmament Party for the Upper House in Western Australia in the 1984 Federal Elections