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  • J B Young Ltd collection(228)

    Special resolution passed at meetings of the Members of J.B Young Limited, 1936
    J B Young Limited furniture store, Fyshwick
    Wages book
    Program for the official opening of J.B Young Limited, Queanbeyan, May 23 1956
  • Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1(7551)

    Cooks River, Marrickville, N.S.W
    Burwood Park
    Racing Colours - At The Post
    South Head
  • Betty Hall collection(58)

    Album containing 97 menus, 20 seating plans and 47 photographs from Parliament House dining rooms...

    The Betty Hall Collection represents a unique collection of material relating to the history of the Parliamentary Dining Rooms in the Provisional Parliament House.

    This collection was put together by Mr H L Napthali who worked as the Chief Steward in the Parliamentary Refreshment Rooms from 1939 - 1945. He moved to Canberra in 1939 after having worked in the NSW Parliamentary Refreshment Rooms. While at Provisional Parliament House Mr Napthali supervised a staff of fifty people and was responsible for purchasing as well as servicing the various bars and dining rooms within the House. He was also responsible for organising special dinners for commemorative occasions and for overseas visitors. Mr Napthali accumulated material relating to the history of the Federal Parliament both when worked in the NSW Parliament and in the Federal Parliament.

  • Vane Lindesay collection no. 1(71)

    Letter from Maurice Horn informing Vane Lindesay, 1976
    Letter from Maurice Horn, discussing illustrations for the book he is editing titled
    Letter dated 9/10/1976 from Maurice Horn to Vane Lindesay
    The inked-in image: a survey of Australian comic art
  • Springfield Merino Stud collection(166)

    Special Prize card awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, Wagga Wagga, 1890
    Champion Prize card awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, 1887
  • Anne Stockton collection no. 1(1158)

    Wou Teh Shing, Stone Contractor, Hankow, 29 January 1927
    Received three letters so pleased Georgie very happy at school pleasant trip love from all, Innes
  • Bothwell Museum collection(192)

    Tintype portrait of a young man
    Tintype portrait of a young child
    Factory made rubber clothes peg.
    Wire peg with round wooden handle and wooden rollers
  • Joan Richmond collection(50)

    Envelope to Mrs. John Richmond
    Three black and white postcards with envelope from Joan Richmond - England
    Nandi Sacred Bull, Banares
    Rally car competitor's number plate 223 RALLYE MONTE-CARLO

    The Joan Richmond collection consists of items related to the motor racing career of Joan Richmond. These include a racing suit, goggles, a trophy, number plates, a personal journal, letters, photographs and newspaper clippings.

    Joan Richmond (1905-1999) was a successful racing car driver at a time when women racing drivers were not only a rarity, but competed in the same events as men. Richmond's first major event was the 1931 Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island in which she drove a Riley and placed a creditable fifth. Shortly after, Richmond and four friends embarked on an overland journey from Australia to Europe in order to compete in the Monte Carlo rally. This journey is credited as the first international overland tour to have originated from Australia. Following the group's successful completion of the rally, Victor Riley offerd to sponsor Richmond and in 1932, she supported the English racing car driver, Elsie Wisdom, to win the 1000 Mile Race at Brooklands. Throughout the 1930s, Richmond stayed in England and competed in more motor racing events, including several Monte Carlo rallies and the Le Mans 24 Hour race. She returned to Australia in the 1940s but was unable to continue her motor racing career due to a lack of money and sponsorship. Joan Richmond died in Melbourne in 1999.