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  • John 'Johnny' Warren collection(384)

    FIFA Centennial Order of Merit medal
    Red hard cover elephant folio scrapbook relating to John [Johnny] Warrens' soccer career, 1970-1972
    Red hard cover elephant folio scrapbook relating to John [Johnny] Warrens' soccer career 1969
    Blue hard cover elephant folio scrapbook relating to John [Johnny] Warrens' soccer career, 1974

    The John 'Johnny' Warren Collection includes an extensive range of materials detailing his days playing for junior teams in the Botany area of South Sydney in the 1950s, through his senior club years in the 1960s and 1970s, and national representative career as a Socceroo from 1965 to 1974. The collection also details Warren's later work as a soccer coach and administrator, journalist and television commentator, and incorporates files and publications related to his work as a government advisor and advocate for the sport.

    Warren was Australia's most famous soccer player who tirelessly championed a sport regarded as a minor footballing code in this country. An attacking midfielder of great speed and skill, he played in the NSW State League and was chosen to represent Australia in 1965. His national representative career stretched over a decade, culminating in his participation in the 1974 World Cup in West Germany. After retiring as a player, Warren worked as a coach, administrator, journalist and television commentator promoting the sport he loved. He became the face of Australian soccer, championing the sport for many years through a long and cherished partnership with his colleague and friend Les Murray on SBS Television.

  • Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1(7553)

    Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
    A Christmas Remembrance
    Entrance to Woronora River, Como, N.S.W
    Barrenjoey and the golf links, Palm Beach
  • Jim Bradman collection no. 1(133)

    Vesteys Suck Black Blood
    'Vesteys Suck Black Blood'
    'Gurindji Land Rights Now'
    Sticker 'Smash Vesteys Racism'
  • MacKenzie collection(1473)

    Wet specimen - Horse - brain
    Wet specimen - Pig - whole specimen preserved
    Wet specimen - Koala - arm muscles
    Wet specimen - Horse, kidney
  • Timothy Millett collection(314)

    Convict love token from W. Griffiths, 1825
    Convict love token from H.S., 1836
    Convict love token from Alex D. Senior, 1839
    Convict love token from William Reynolds, 1829

    The Timothy Millett collection comprises 307 convict love tokens dating from 1762 to 1856, and seven contemporary documents relating to the criminal justice system including: recommendations to commute the death sentences of Hester Sampson and Thomas Hayes to life transportation; a calendar of prisoners awaiting trial in the goals of Durham, Newcastle and Northumberland; a request to the Middlesex assizes for rewards to be paid; a printed copy of George Skene's last speech prior to execution; a printed broadside listing prisoners in Dorchester jail awaiting transportation; and a 60 page handwritten account of the life of Thomas Jones, who was transported twice and finally hanged at Winchester Prison in 1856.

    Convict love tokens, typically made from smoothed-down coins and engraved or stippled with a message, derive from traditional sailors' farewells. The production of these 'leaden hearts' rose as criminal indictments increased in Britain, with the majority produced during the 1820s and 1830s. As mementos made by or for convicts facing transportation (or death) to leave behind for their loved ones, the tokens provide a poignant, personal insight into the transportation system.

  • Springfield - Faithfull Family collection(3501)

    Voiture de Gala, Musee des Voitures a Trianon
    Card with sketch of gum nuts
    Depicts four children in garden at front of Pinea

    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.

  • Turner and Valentine Families collection(177)

    A group of happy children at Cowley House, the Mission home for children, situated at Cronulla
    Card in memoriam of Barbara Strachan Stool
    Carn signed by Mabel Valentine to pledge that she will abstain from intoxicating drinks 1880
    Colin Turner of Dunoon
  • Anne Stockton collection no. 1(1158)

    Wou Teh Shing, Stone Contractor, Hankow, 29 January 1927
    Purchase slip from Takeda Bros. and Co., 1931