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  • Behind the Lines 2007 collection(12)

    Castles in the air
    Humble pie
    The details'll be along later
    I make no apology

    The Behind the Lines 2007 collection consists of 68 political cartoons collected under the auspices of the National Museum of Australia's 2005-2007 Political cartooning targeted collecting project and the Behind the Lines 2007 political cartooning exhibition. There are 52 different artists represented in the collection including Alan Moir, Peter Nicholson, Cathy Wilcox, Mark Knight, Sean Leahy, Bruce Petty, Dean Alston and Ward O'Neill.

    The cartoons provide a satirical record of the major events and personalities in Australian politics in 2007. Major topics addressed within the collection include issues such as citizenship testing, the APEC summit, the rise of Kevin Rudd, the continuing conflicts in Afghanistan and Irag and an election year in which the Labour party regained the Federal Leadership. Taken together the collection provides a diverse visual archive of Australian political events in 2007 and demonstrates the quality of Australian political cartooning and illustration.

  • Nanette Ward collection(226)

    T. Hayward from the 1901-02 English Cricket Team to Australia
    Length of chestnut coloured horse hair from the horse
    Diary of Edgar Richard Mayne, containing details of the Australian Cricket Team tour to England and South Africa, 1921
    C. Blythe from the 1901-02 English Cricket Team to Australia
  • Diana Baxter collection no. 2(3)

    Mr Guthrie requests Miss Forlongs acceptance of the Necklace and Flower sent herewith
    Letter from William Gray addressed to Janet Templeton, beginning 'My Dear Cousin, The case sent here-with is by Mr Guthrie...', dated 2 March 1814
    Newspaper clipping about

    The Diana Baxter Collection No. 2 consists of the following items; a letter dated 11th February 1814 from Mr Guthrie to Miss Forlong, a letter dated 2nd March 1814 from William Gray to Janet Templeton and a newspaper clipping about Janet Templeton from 'The Argus', 1934. All objects are in good condition.

    The collection relates to Janet Templeton (1785-1857), a woman who played a significant role in the development of the Australian wool industry. Sheep and wool have long been considered of great importance to colonial Australia and wool production dominated Australian exports from the 1870s until well into the twentieth century. The fortunes of those involved in the wool industry have of course, been subject to the rise and fall of the industry itself. Recently historians have reconsidered 'givens' in Australia's pastoral history and John Macarthur's claims to be the 'father' of the industry have now been displaced, not only by his wife Elizabeth, but by other notable woman and their extended families such as Janet Templeton and Eliza Forlong.

    The Collection is also significant as it provides further information about Janet Templeton's pearl jewellery (Diana Baxter Collection), which was accepted into the National Historical Collection in 1998.

  • Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1(7553)

    QSL card for VK4-QSL
    Melbourne from the Shrine of Remembrance, Vic
    Gold Digger's Hut, Victoria, Austr
    Double storey house and a garden
  • Springfield - Faithfull Family collection(3501)

    Drafting scale
    Black and white framed photograph of the four Faithfull brothers involved in the bushranger incident
    Black top hat
    The Tourist.

    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.

  • E Redlich collection(24)

    Price list from Hermannsburg Mission, 1961
    Consignment note addressed to Mr E Redlich from the Jinke River Mission dated the 6 December 1961
  • Springfield Merino Stud collection(166)

    Second Prize awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, Wagga Wagga, 1887
    Certificate awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, 1889, First Prize
    Prize card awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, 1885
    Certificate awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, 1889, Special Prize
  • Colledge Family collection(296)

    Royal Melbourne Show Third Prize certificate awarded to MISS E. ROACH, Exhibit THE VICTOREE FOOD PRODUCTS, LADIES RIDING COMP. OVER FENCES, Class 239 No. 3880
    Photograph of a Vauxhall car being driven past ore processing machinery including a stamper battery
    Vauxhall car in front of a Penong Hotel SA.