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  • Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1(7553)

    Bondi Beach, NSW from Hotel Astra Roof Gardens
    Entrance to Cataract Gorge, Launceston
    Postcard - Father, teacher says I've gotter bring a penny wi' me to school termorrer
    The Ocean Beach, Palm Beach, NSW
  • Dr Lamont West collection(11)

    Fire drill set
    Palm leaf bound with a narrow length of palm leaf forming a circular armband

    Firedrill sheath

    Length of palm leaf bound with a narrow length of palm leaf forming a circular armband
  • Kerry Sharp collection(5)

    Drawing captioned 'Azaria Chamberlain Court Case, Darwin, Sept 82, Jo Darbyshire'
    Drawing captioned 'Azaria Chamberlain Court Case, Darwin, Sept 82, Jo Darbyshire'
    Drawing captioned 'Azaria Chamberlain Court Case, Darwin, Sept 82, Jo Darbyshire'
    Drawing captioned 'Azaria Chamberlain Court Case, Darwin, Sept 82, Jo Darbyshire'
  • Michael Cook collection(10)

    Undiscovered #3, from a series of ten prints by Michael Cook, 2010
    Undiscovered #2, from a series of ten prints by Michael Cook, 2010
    Undiscovered #1, from a series of ten prints by Michael Cook, 2010
    Undiscovered #6, from a series of ten prints by Michael Cook, 2010
  • Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2(561)

    'Mala and the bad uncles at Tjikarri (II)', painted by Johnny Warangula Tjupurrula, 1976
    'Lizard Dreaming Site at Linga-Goora (Lingakura)', painted by Ray Inkamala Tjampitjinpa, 1976
    Bark painting 'Mythical Figure' by by Bob Balirrbalirr Dirdi, Gunbalanya, 1974
    'Wilkinkarra Men's Camp', painted by Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra, 1975
  • Springfield - Faithfull Family collection(3501)

    Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver
    Unused invitation from Miss Faithfull to Mr W. H. Anderson, 16 February 1898
    Holster for a Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver
    Embroidery patterns

    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.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection(2104)

    Carved emu egg and stand
    Bark painting depicting Ganalbingu clan funerary rites by George Milpurrurru
    Dancing Ceremony of spear country by Djardie Ashley
    Painting of a landscape

    The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art collection comprises 2050 artworks and other objects. The artworks - which numerically dominate the collection - were produced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia. The accumulation of these artworks into a single collection has resulted from the choices and selections made during a 38 year period by a variety of staff working for the Council for Aboriginal Affairs (CAA), the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA), the Aboriginal Development Commission (ADC) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) at the national, regional and local levels.

    The collection spans the years following the 1967 referendum, when dramatic changes in the governance of Aboriginal people took place, up to 2005 when the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission was dissolved. It provides a snapshot of the diversity and changes in Indigenous art and its representation which occurred during the period of its formation. The small number of 'non-art' objects in the collection is also significant in providing insights into the working of the various Commonwealth bodies involved in Indigenous affairs. As well as the significance of many of the individual pieces, the collection is also significant as a whole, as a complex artefact stemming from Australia's history of governance of Australian Indigenous peoples.

  • American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) collection(218)

    Canoe Kangaroo Men Fish
    The Moon-Man, Alinda, Yirrkala, 1948
    The Scorpion (constellation), Yirrkala, 1948
    Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes
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