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Arthur Streeton c. 1890, by Walter Barnett (1862-1934). Cabinet photograph (platinotype photograph on printed card). Purchased 2001.
The Australian Cricketers (detail), 1882. By an unknown artist for the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, London. Engravings. Purchased 2009.
Barry Gibb c. 1970, by Rennie Ellis (1940–1994). Gelatin silver photograph. Purchased 2005. © Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive.
Bernard O’Dowd, Poet 1919, by David Low (1891-1963). Pencil, pen and ink on paper. Purchased 2008.
Sir Charles Darling c. 1863, by Batchelder and O’Neill. Carte de visite photograph. Purchased 2010.
Chips Rafferty, 1970, by Anthony Browell (b. 1945). Gelatin silver photograph.
Dennis Lillee 1977 (printed 2010), by Bruce Postle (b. 1940). Type C print from original photographic negative.
Edward John Eyre, 1867, by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–1879). Albumen silver photograph. Gift of Sir Roy Strong from the estate of Julia Trevelyan Oman in tribute to their friendship with L Gordon Darling AC CMG and Marilyn Darling.
John Monash, 1919, by James Quinn (1860-1951). Oil on canvas. Gift of John Colin Monash Bennett 2007. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.
Henry Lawson c. 1919, by Lionel Lindsay (1874–1961). Pencil, charcoal, pen and ink on paper. Purchased 2010.
Self-portrait with gladioli, 1922, by George Lambert (1873-1930). Oil on canvas. Gift of John Schaeffer AO 2003. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.
Max Meldrum, 1951, by Graeme Inson. Oil on board. Gift of Mrs Shirley Greathead 2009.
Robert Di Pierdomenico, 1986, by Rennie Ellis (1940–1994). Gelatin silver photograph. Purchased 2006. © Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive.
William Dobell, 1942, by Max Dupain. Gelatin silver photograph. Gift of Richard King 2008.
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