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  • Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1(7553)

    Coogee Beach. Sydney N.S.W
    Presbyterian Ladies College, Sydney South view
    Hunter-Bailey & Uralla wards, R.A Hospital for Children, Sydney
    Greetings from Leichhardt
  • Dr Herbert Basedow collection(424)

    Glass plate negative - Aboriginal dwellings at Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923
    Glass plate negative - Sinkhole in limestone rock, Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920
    Glass plate negative - About to depart The Bluff station, Queensland, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919
    Glass plate negative - Aboriginal postman carrying mail between Nullabor station, South Australia, and Eucla, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920
  • Project 2000 Taskforce Olympic Games collection(4)

    Sydney 2000 Olympic Games cauldron
    FIFA Fair Play 1993
    FIFA For the Good of the Game 1977
    Canberra Olympic Games Football

    The Project 2000 Taskforce Collection comprises an Olympic Flame Cauldron, a Canberra Olympic football banner and two Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) flags.

    The aim of the taskforce based in the ACT Chief Minister's office was to maximise the sporting, cultural and business opportunities for Canberra presented by the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Canberra was one of four cities outside Sydney which held Olympic Games events, hosting 11 of the 48 soccer matches. The banners and the torch relay played an important part in popularising the Olympic Games in Canberra. The Olympic torch spent three days in Canberra prior to the Games. The football banners are examples of those placed on the main roads leading to Canberra Stadium. The blue FIFA flag was flown at the stadium and the gold FIFA flag was carried on the pitch before the teams at the start of each match.

  • Colledge Family collection(296)

    The Royal Agricultural Society Victoria,
    Royal Agricultural Society of NSW
    GRANVILLE SHOW. 1942, red felt show pennant with gold-coloured block text
    Narrandera Show medal 1930
  • Nanette Ward collection(226)

    R.B. Benjamin manager of the Australian Cricket team and Sir Thomas Tait
    Dinner menu from R.M.S. Otway that has been signed by the Australian cricket team of 1912
    Sepia photograph of the Australian Cricket team taken at Southend Ground, England 1921
    Diary of Edgar Richard Mayne, containing details of the Australian Cricket Team tour to England and South Africa, 1921
  • Springfield - Faithfull Family collection(3501)

    Card of Interlaken and Jungfrau
    Black top hat
    Envelope addressed to
    The Tourist.

    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.

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

    South East Wind
    The Black Ant, Uaipa
    South East Wind
    The Moon-Man depicted on paper, Alinda, Yirrkala, 1948
  • Emanuel Family collection(121)

    Silver medallion fom Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia presented to S Emanuel in 1905
    Emanuel Family photograph album of Go Go Station, about 1963-1967
    Emanuel Brothers stock book June 1951 - October 1965
    Emanuel Family photograph album of Go Go Station, about 1959-1963