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  • Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1(7551)

    Postcard featuring two horses with jockeys in a field
    Rose Bay, from Steel Pt., Sydney
    Section of Bruck's Spinning Mills, Wangaratta, Vic
    On the Beach at Manly, Sydney.
  • Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6(44)

    Mamarika  Wind.
    Snake Jinngbirna.
    Snake Jiningbirna.
  • Springfield - Faithfull Family collection(3501)

    Christmas card
    A label with text starting
    Printed supplement from
    Print - A Frost / we are all the warmer for running on whilst they changed

    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.

  • Anne Stockton collection no. 1(1158)

    Telegram to Mr Aumuller Kamo Maru, Thursday Island
    View of a temple or pagoda style building
  • Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1(203)

    Mouse sculpture
    Snake sculpture
    Cat sculpture
    Goanna sculpture
  • American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) collection(218)

    Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.
    South East Wind
    Bark painting, Kestrels and Chicks
    The Gecko, Ipilja-ipila
  • Coulson collection(13)

    Hermannsburg style painting titled 'Haast's Bluff', by Albert Namatjira
    Hermannsburg style painting, titled 'Range Scene',  by Benjamin Landara
    Hermannsburg style painting titled 'Range Scene', by Otto Pareroultja
    Hermannsburg style painting, titled 'In the McDonnells', by Gabriel Namatjira

    This collection was selected in 1958 and 1959 by Rex Battarbee at the request of the owner's father, Mr Bill Coulson, then President of the Queensland Society of Amateur Anthropologists. There was considerable interest and appreciation of Aboriginal art at that time, of both traditional works and art produced using western materials. Mr Coulson was a collector with a great personal interest in this art. He was also the producer of two films of the outback and one film of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

  • Dr Herbert Basedow collection(424)

    Stone knife and sheath
    Glass plate negative - Plane of marine denudation at Fanny Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905(?)
    Film negative - Man with rock python, Liverpool River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928
    Film negative - entrance to a limestone cave on the Nullabor Plain, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920