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  • Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1(7553)

    Postcard featuring a printed oval photograph of Balmain political candidate Billy Waugh
    The monolith, Mt Buffalo, Victoria
    Group of school boys from
    A good thing draw-ers you
  • Springfield - Faithfull Family collection(3501)

    Pen and ink sketch depicting a woman on horseback, a boy and cows
    Large bed of daffodils in bloom with a young girl kneeling beside them wearing a pinafore and a large hat
    Mauve satin covered ladies shoes with irridescent gelatin sequin decoration on toe and strap
    Hope's hair

    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.

  • The Christensen Fund collection no. 2(6)

    N'lle Hollande Baie des Chiens-Marins Presqu'ile Peron Entrevue avec les Sauvages
    Les marins de l'Astrolabe partagent leur peche avec les naturels.
    A Corrobirree or Dance of the Natives of Australia
    The Aboriginal Inhabitants
  • Nanette Ward collection(226)

    Black and white photograph of the Australian Cricket team at the Leicester Cricket Ground
    T. Hayward from the 1901-02 English Cricket Team to Australia
    Bottle green cricket cap with insignia the
    High Park, Toronto, Canada.
  • Milleese Morrow Boughton collection(139)

    Invitation to meet Paul and Eslanda Robeson, Paddington Town Hall, 10 November 1960
    Invitation to attend the Conseil Mondial de la Paix session de Budapest, 1953, to Bill Morrow
    Invitation from the New South Wales Peace Committee for International Co-operation and Disarmament to Meet the Robesons, 1960
    Funeral card for William Morrow 1980

    This collection is of great interest because it documents various aspects of the life of William Morrow. While not well known, Morrow is a significant figure in Australian labour history. He came from a working class background, was politicised at an early age, worked in the trade union movement, was elected as a Senator (Tasmania, ALP) and finished his career working for the NSW Peace Council. His strong commitment to international socialism led to his expulsion from the Labor Party on two separate occasions. Following his political career provides an insight into some of the major ideological and political disputes in twentieth century Australia. The collection consists of an oil portrait of Morrow, a pencil portrait and associated ephemera documenting Morrow's political career.

  • Margot Child collection(1215)

    Card to accompany cake
    God's Blessing on the Day
    Menu from wedding reception
    A card to accompany a cake
  • Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2(85)

    Bark painting depicting two circles, one black with red and white outlines and one white with red lines
    Bark painting divided into two panels by a band of white lines with circle in centre
    Painting is divided into numerous squares
    Bark painting outlined in white with black dots, divided into three panels by two horizontal lines of yellow and white with black dots
  • Dr Herbert Basedow collection(424)

    Film negative - Trig erected on Krupp Hill, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903
    Glass plate negative - Group Aboriginal children and women, Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923
    Glass plate negative - The old open-cut in pre-Cambrian clay-slates at the Daly River copper mine, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905
    Glass plate negative - Aboriginal dwellings at Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923