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  • Nanette Ward collection(226)

    Black and white photograph of Edgar Richard Mayne and Sidney Hand Emery on board the S.S. Niagara
    Handwritten note on the history of the Cullinan Diamond, written in Johannesburg by E R Mayne whilst on tour with the Australian Cricket Team in 1921
    Autograph book containing the autographs of Australian, English, Scottish & South African cricketers that Mayne played against during the 1921 tour to England and South Africa
    C. Blythe from the 1901-02 English Cricket Team to Australia
  • Professor Ronald Berndt collection(10)

    Wood carving of a female figure in human form
    Wood carving of a male figure in human form
    Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket
    Ground stone hatchet head with a bifacial edge, hafted in a cylindrical wooden handle
  • Jorrocks collection(1)

    Oil on linen portrait of the racehorse 'Jorrocks'
  • Canning Stock Route collection(124)

    'Kartamarti' by Jukuja Dolly Snell, 2007
    'Ngurti' by Kuji Rosie Goodjie and Jukuja Nora Tjookootja, 2007
    'Katatjilkarr to Kaningarra' by  Miriam Napanangka, 2007
    'Wikirri' by Jakayu Biljabu, 2007

    The Canning Stock Route collection is comprised of 125 works and includes paintings, drawings, baskets, boomerangs, coolamons, headdresses, carved figures and shields.

    The Canning Stock Route is a no-longer-used cattle droving route that traverses the Great Sandy and Gibson Deserts of central Western Australia. Comprised of 48 wells along an 1800 kilometres stretch of track, the route links Wiluna in the south with Sturt Creek in the north and traverses the traditional lands of nine Aboriginal language groups. The route was founded in 1905 when Alfred Canning was commissioned to investigate a route suitable for the droving of 500 head of cattle, with water sources spaced at intervals of no more than one day's walk apart. Although Canning's map records observations of the land and water resources, it makes no mention of Indigenous places and their associated meanings which the route traversed. This collection, composed of 'painting stories', sculptural works and oral histories, re-dresses Canning's omission and records the impact of the stock route on Indigenous lives and country. A six week journey with traditional owners held in July and August of 2007 inspired the artworks, many of which were produced during the journey, and provided an opportunity for more than 70 senior and emerging artists to reconnect with traditional lands..

  • Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1(7553)

    G.P.O. Sydney (General Post Office)
    A view at Safety Beach, Dromana, Vic.
    The Printing Press
    Entrance to Woronora River, Como, N.S.W
  • Dr Herbert Basedow collection(424)

    Lantern slide - Pineapple plantation, Charles Point, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905
    Lantern slide - Chambers Pillar, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920
    Glass plate negative - Emily Gap, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1924
    Glass plate negative - The main street of Derby, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916
  • Michael Cook collection(10)

    Undiscovered #8, from a series of ten prints by Michael Cook, 2010
    Undiscovered #7, from a series of ten prints by Michael Cook, 2010
    Undiscovered #6, from a series of ten prints by Michael Cook, 2010
    Undiscovered #1, from a series of ten prints by Michael Cook, 2010
  • Springfield Merino Stud collection(166)

    Champion Prize card awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, 1887
    Prize card awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, 1889
    Champion Prize card awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, 1887
    Prize card awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show
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