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  • Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1(7553)

    A peep on the Bulli Pass, South Coast, N.S.W.
    Man Sing & Co., General Merchants, Temora
    Merrigong Street, Bowral, 1907
    Farm Cove, Sydney
  • 1867 Melbourne Cup and Queen's Plate collection(2)

    1867 Queen's Plate trophy won by (Sydney) Tim Whiffler
    1867 Melbourne Cup won by (Sydney) Tim Whiffler
  • Milo Dunphy collection no. 1(102)

    Dog's coat in black fabric with bound edges associated with Milo Dunphy
    .22 revolver with a black handle and leather holster associated with Milo Dunphy

    Tin with OVALTINE RUSKS impressed in relief on the lid, used to contain a first aid kit

    Ornate leather holster for a revolver

    Included in the Milo Dunphy collection no. 1 are two Japara walkerÂ?s tents made for Harold Buckland, (original member of the Mountain Trails Club) a Japara gunny sack, dogÂ?s coat, billy cans, cooking implements, boots and clothing, fly safe mosquito net, cameras and photographic equipment, .22 revolver, double action six shot .22 revolver, brown leather holster, handmade leather dog shoes, folding wicker pram (known as Â?Kanangra ExpressÂ?) and canvas babyÂ?s pram panniers.

    Pioneering Australian architect, bushwalker and conservationist, Myles Dunphy OBE (1891-1985), was a passionate advocate and campaigner for the establishment of National Parks. The Mountain Trails Club, which Myles Dunphy established in 1914, with Roy Rudder and Bert Gallop, lead to the development of a bushwalking movement from which a voluntary conservation movement emerged. His son, Milo Dunphy AM (1928-1996), also an architect, inherited his fatherÂ?s passion and vision and followed in his footsteps as a bushwalker, explorer and conservationist. Milo Dunphy led successful campaigns to establish national parks within the Blue Mountains, stood as a candidate in two federal elections, was active in several conservation organizations and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1986. The DunphysÂ? work continues through the Dunphy Wilderness Fund, which spends one million dollars a year (since September 1996) to purchase leasehold and privately held areas of natural significance.

  • Springfield - Faithfull Family collection(3501)

    School report
    Transport by the Camel in Australia

    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.

  • Leo Murphy collection(4)

    REGA brand pneumatic kerosene tank used with a burner to heat cattle branding irons, used on Idracowra Station, NT
    Knife used to castrate cattle
    Branding iron of soft iron with
    Branding iron of soft iron with
  • Robert and Irene Goard collection(43)

    Circular metal film canister used by Frank Hurley
    Circular metal film canister
    Half plate field camera
    Debrie Parvo model 'L' 35mm hand-crank movie camera and accessories, used by Frank Hurley

    The Robert and Irene Goard collection comprises cameras and other photographic equipment owned and used by prominent Australian photographers and businessmen Charles Kerry, George Rose and Frank Hurley and amateur photographer and engineer Ernest Macartney de Burgh. The collection includes a dry whole plate field camera and a wet plate sliding box camera used by Kerry, a Lizars Challenge stereo camera owned by George Rose and a 35mm Debrie Parvo cine-camera acquired by Frank Hurley for the 1929-30 British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expeditions. It also includes a Sanderson folding plate camera awarded to de Burgh by the Institute of Engineers to recognise his securing the prestigious Telford Premium award in 1903-04.

    From the 1880s to the 1920s, professional Australian photographers such as Kerry, Rose and Hurley created an extensive record of urban and rural life in eastern Australia and developed highly successful businesses producing and selling portraits, landscape views and news and event photographs as prints, postcards and stereocards. These photographers also exhibited overseas and imported views of the world, including, for Hurley, of Antarctica, for Australian consumption. Through these practices, photographers such as Kerry, Rose and Hurley shaped both Australians' understanding of and interest in their own social and natural environments and Australians' perception of their place in the world.

  • Y Pettinato collection(42)

    Bark painting 'Emu Dance' by Tom Djawa, Milingimbi
    Bark painting titled Goanna and snakes searching for food in grass by Djikululu, Milingimbi, Northern Territory
    Bark painting Freshwater Turtles and Grass Snakes by Djikululu
    Bark painting 'Waterhole Life' by David Malangi, Milingimbi
  • American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) collection(218)

    Weapon - Spear
    Weapon - Spearthrower
    Weapon - Spear