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  • Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1(7553)

    Bathurst, showing King's Parade and a large building, possibly the courthouse
    Union Club, Sydney
    Body of water in Tasmania, with a large rock cliff
    The Cliffs, Manly, N.S.W
  • Lady Nelson Painting collection(2)

    Oil painting depicting H. M. Brig. Lady Nelson
    Rectangular, gilt timber plaque inscribed H.M. BRIG

    This oil on canvas painting of the ship the Lady Nelson is in the style of the British School, C.1830, and measures 35cm x 52.5cm.

    The Lady Nelson was built at Deptford in England in 1799 and selected by the Admiralty in 1800 to provide exploration services to the Colony of New South Wales. After an illustrious career as a survey craft, including its use by Lieutenant James Grant and Matthew Flinders (as an accompanying craft of HMS Investigator), and as a supply vessel, the Lady Nelson was seized by pirates off Timor in 1825. The crew were killed and the vessel scuttled at Baba Island. The historical significance of this painting covers three key themes: the ship's association with the settlement of Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Tasmania, Port Phillip and northern Australia; the importance of detailed surveying in the exploration of the Australian coastline; and the early efforts to exploit Australia's natural resources, in particular the discovery of coal.

  • Springfield - Faithfull Family collection(3501)

    Cote D'Azur. Citrons-Fleurs et Fruits
    Pencil sketch depicting two women by a river near the ruins of a church
    Lychins Flos Jovis

    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.

  • Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection(32)

    Painting depicts
    Painting depicts the rectangle hollow log used as a gong in the Yabadorowa ceremony
    Painting depicts a fresh water crocodile
    Painting depicts the hollow logs used in the gong ceremony and
  • Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4(75)

    Bark painting 'Gubabingu mortuary ceremony' by Binyinyuwuy, Milingimbi, 1967
    Bark painting 'The Gadadangul Snake' by Paddy Dhatanju, Milingimbi, 1967
    Bark painting 'Wagilag Ritual' by Dawidi Djulwadak, Milingimbi, 1967
    Painting is divided into several panels and depicts several creatures, men and tools
  • Lorraine Coutts collection(4)

    Poster for the 4th Annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sports Awards, Melbourne 3 November 1993
    Poster titled 'Advance Australia Where?'

    Poster commemorating 20 years of the Aboriginal Flag, 1971-1991

    Poster published by the Council of Aboriginal Reconciliation

  • Myrtle Wilson collection(87)

    Certificate awarded for first prize at the Coonamble Pastoral and Agricultural Association 80th Annual Exhibition  for a knitted poppy tea cosy
    Certificate awarded at the Traralgon and District Agricultural Society's 80th Spring Exhibition, 1968 for a tatted butterfly doily
    Third Prize awarded to Mrs V.M. Wilson for 'Best Handworked Table Centre or Tray Cloth' at the 1971 Broken Hill Show
  • Olive Pink collection(77)

    Pointed metal knife blade hafted into a rounded knob of adhesive
    Wooden toy shield
    Pigmented oval shield