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  • Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1(7553)

    Macquarie St shewing The Astor
    Memorial Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
    Bronte Road, Sydney, NSW
    Salvation Army Citadel in Russell Street, Bathurst
  • Vane Lindesay collection no. 1(71)

    Letter from Maurice Horn inviting Vane Lindesay to contribute material to
    Letter from Maurice Horn, 1977
    Letter dated 9/10/1976 from Maurice Horn to Vane Lindesay
    Letter from Maurice Horn informing Vane Lindesay, 1976
  • Hans Kohl collection(103)

    Black and white photograph - Adelmann family with Kandas and Karoline at Herbertshill
    Black and white photograph - Adelmann in front of his house, Herbersthill, 1904
    Black and white photograph  - Mr and Mrs Adelmann at Namatanai in 1908.
    Black and white photograph - Bridge over Matahan River near Namatanai.
  • The Christensen Fund collection no. 1(67)

    Natives of Carpentaria
    The aboriginal inhabitants
    Vue de la Cote Orientale de l'Ile Schouten
  • Springfield - Faithfull Family collection(3501)

    School report
    I've a feeling we're not alone
    Anemone Hepatica
    School report

    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.

  • Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection(85)


    The Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud Collection is an extensive collection of trophies, ribbons, medals, badges, prize certificates, showing equipment and stud cattle photographs. The items are associated with a beef shorthorn stud established by the Davis family of the Corowa district in the early 1950s, and are in good condition.

    These objects record a recent expression of a long tradition of showing stud livestock at agricultural shows in Australia and Britain. Stud competitions at annual shows in Australian cities and regional centres enabled the gradual improvement of sheep and cattle herds. Shorthorn cattle proved adaptable and hardy in Australia, and became one of the dominant breeds. The Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud Collection helps to record the successful establishment of the shorthorn breed in Australia and the role of agricultural shows in enabling the improvement of cattle breeds. The collection also reflects the dramatic changes experienced by the rural sector in the second half of the twentieth century as tightening economic conditions forced many rural families, including the Davis family, to sell their properties.

  • Australia Post Historical collection(120)

    Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'
    New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box with an arched top
    Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'
    Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

    This collection consists of 87 items from the New South Wales historical section of Australia Post. The items range from furnishings that were used for the opening of the Sydney GPO in 1874 to telephones, signs, posters, and postal boxes. The material covers a period of over one hundred years of postal service in Australia.

  • Charles Hart collection(489)

    Bent bark armband from Melville or Bathurst Island
    Hair and fibre string belt from Melville or Bathurst Island
    Model of bark canoe from Melville or Bathurst Island