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  • Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1(7551)

    S.S.Wallongbar at Jetty - Byron Bay
    No. 2. - From the Wreck - Adam Lindsay Gordon
    Fire Brigade Procession passing Post-Office Goulbourn, N.S.W
    The lake and brige, Yarrawonga, Vics
  • Dr Herbert Basedow collection(424)

    Glass plate negative - Ikey, Teddy and Jacky (Sunday Islanders, Western Australia) on board the 'Rita', as members of the crew, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916
    Lantern slide - Herbert Basedow, plains east of Lyndhurst, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow or unknown, 1907
    Film negative - Old man Munnkie and child surprised while rabbit hunting, southern Musgrave Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903
    Film negative - Granite hill, Moorilyanna soakage, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903
  • Political Humour Competition 1997 collection(5)

    Kim rolls over
    Quasimodo Colston
    Cannibals and Others
    Ear-biter Bruce
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection(2104)

    Barama by Waturr Gumana,
    Silk batik by Nyukana Baker
    Landscape by Greg Kelly
    Sugarbag Dreaming by Jimmy Wululu

    The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art collection comprises 2050 artworks and other objects. The artworks - which numerically dominate the collection - were produced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia. The accumulation of these artworks into a single collection has resulted from the choices and selections made during a 38 year period by a variety of staff working for the Council for Aboriginal Affairs (CAA), the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA), the Aboriginal Development Commission (ADC) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) at the national, regional and local levels.

    The collection spans the years following the 1967 referendum, when dramatic changes in the governance of Aboriginal people took place, up to 2005 when the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission was dissolved. It provides a snapshot of the diversity and changes in Indigenous art and its representation which occurred during the period of its formation. The small number of 'non-art' objects in the collection is also significant in providing insights into the working of the various Commonwealth bodies involved in Indigenous affairs. As well as the significance of many of the individual pieces, the collection is also significant as a whole, as a complex artefact stemming from Australia's history of governance of Australian Indigenous peoples.

  • Springfield - Faithfull Family collection(3501)

    Mauve leather right shoe, with a baby Louis heel and a narrow pointed toe
    Photograph of William Faithfull, father of William Pitt Faithfull
    Phyllis Boydell (nee Harrisl) - portrait by Cazneaux
    Hazel & Florence Faithfull & their nurse (English) circa 1903

    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.

  • Project 2000 Taskforce Olympic Games collection(4)

    Sydney 2000 Olympic Games cauldron
    Canberra Olympic Games Football
    FIFA For the Good of the Game 1977
    FIFA Fair Play 1993

    The Project 2000 Taskforce Collection comprises an Olympic Flame Cauldron, a Canberra Olympic football banner and two F�©d�©ration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) flags.

    The aim of the taskforce based in the ACT Chief Minister's office was to maximise the sporting, cultural and business opportunities for Canberra presented by the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Canberra was one of four cities outside Sydney which held Olympic Games events, hosting 11 of the 48 soccer matches. The banners and the torch relay played an important part in popularising the Olympic Games in Canberra. The Olympic torch spent three days in Canberra prior to the Games. The football banners are examples of those placed on the main roads leading to Canberra Stadium. The blue FIFA flag was flown at the stadium and the gold FIFA flag was carried on the pitch before the teams at the start of each match.

  • Geoff Pryor collection no. 3(3)

    Cartoon depicting Peter Costello tossing a coin into a cup labelled N.M.A.
    Divining a site for the NMA
  • Ruby Lee collection(134)

    Embroidered pocket from Australian Women's Cricket Team blazer worn by Ruby Lee, 1934-1935, sewn onto green woollen jacket
    Drawing of two women
    Christmas card from Betty Archdale to Ruby Monaghan, 1935
    Handwritten poem by Keith Dodd