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  • Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1(7553)

    Australian Natives - The Bicycle Race
    Flowers, flags, a bird and a poem
    Sepia photograph of a bridge
    Flannel Flower Babies Grow in Australia (They bring love)
  • Warakurna Tjanpi collection no.2(5)

    Yilkaringkatjanyayi Pitja (Has the Plane Come?) by Dianne Ungukalpi Golding
    Yarnangu Painting Tjarra (Person with Painting) by Nora Holland, Dianne Ungukalpi Golding and Eunice Yunurupa Porter
    Y'iwarra Kultu Warakurnala Kutu (The Road to Warakurna) by Jean Burke
    Untitled basket by Nancy Nyanyarna Jackson
  • Reverend John Grosse collection(71)

    Stories from Australian History (Second Edition)
    Childrens Ezy-bilt construction toy kit
    Nib pen
    The Beatles: Away with Words
  • Springfield Merino Stud collection(166)

    First Prize card awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, Wagga Wagga, 1887
    Prize card awarded to Mr AL Faithfull Goulburn 1888
  • Dr Herbert Basedow collection(424)

    Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow
    Film negative - People in front of shelter, possibly at Yalata station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920
    Glass plate negative - Mother and child, Sunday Island, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916
    Glass plate negative - Rock paintings, Forrest River, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916
  • Betty Hall collection(58)

    Menu for Luncheon on the 27th September 1945 at Parliament House, Canberra
    Single sheet seating plan for a luncheon at Parliament House, Canberra to Senor M.E. Hubner, Chilean Charge D'Affaires, Wednesday 18th July, 1945
    Menu for Luncheon at Parliament House, Canberra, 3 March 1938

    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.

  • Warakurna History Paintings collection(33)

    Partinyintjarra (Mt Toller) by Eunice Yunurupa Porter
    Macauley and McDougall by Jean Burke
    Walking Man by Eunice Yunurupa Porter
    Cutline. Warakurna to Warburton by Judith Yinyika Chambers, Dorcas Tinnimay Bennett and Martha Ward

    This collection consists of thirty-three paintings produced by Warakurna Artists for a collaborative commercial exhibition with the Outstation Gallery in Darwin. The exhibition, 'History Paintings - All the Stories got into our minds and eyes', opened in May 2011.

    The collection is significant as a broad and comprehensive body of work that presents a series of (related) Aboriginal perspectives on events in Australian history, some of which fundamentally challenge other accounts in the historical record. The collection documents the historical perspective of Ngaanyatjarra people who currently reside in the community of Warakurna. Contextualised by more customary mythic narratives, most of the works address historical events and provide an insight into the Aboriginal experience of contact on the colonial frontier. Taken together, from the Seven Sisters Dreaming to football carnivals in Warakurna today, the collection encompasses 100 years (and more) of history in the Ngaanyatjarra lands.

  • Springfield - Faithfull Family collection(3501)

    Handwrittern program for the Hay Show
    Envelope addressed to W P Faithfull Esq, Springfield, Goulburn
    Pencil sketch depicting the ruins of a church

    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.