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Appendix 3 - National Historical Collection: Material acquired and approved by Council 1 July 2006 - 30 June 2007

Material acquired and approved 19 July 2006

Acton Sod Turning collection

A ceremonial shovel used by Prime Minister John Howard on 1 October 1998 to turn the 'first sod' to mark the building of the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

Donation

RF Alder collection no. 2

A homemade spirit level and a broadmouth shovel.

Donation

Diana Baxter collection no. 2

Correspondence relating to early pastoralist Janet Templeton (1785–1857).

Donation

John Boddington collection

The clock from the wreck of the Southern Cloud, Australia's first major civil aviation disaster.

Donation

Julie and Antonia Bos collection

A collection of furniture used by itinerant shearers between 1920 and the 1960s, as well as objects that illustrate wool production and domestic household technology during the first half of the twentieth century.

Purchase

David Collins collection

Two first edition volumes of An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales: With Remarks on the Dispositions, Customs, Manners &c. of the Native Inhabitants of that Country by David Collins, published in 1798.

Purchase

Adi Dunlop collection

A multicoloured crocheted conical hat-shaped beanie made by Adi Dunlop for the Alice Springs Beanie Festival.

Donation

Sipau Audi Gibuma Headdress collection

A headdress made by Sipau Audi Gibuma from the Torres Strait.

Purchase

Goobalathaldin (Dick Roughsey) collection

The Coming of the First Missionary, by Dick Goobalathaldin Roughsey, painted in 1981.

Purchase

T, K, N and J Helms collection

Two travelling trunks used by Rudolph Andreas Christian Helms and Margrethe Ingeborg Helms (nee Møller), when they migrated to Australia from Denmark in 1885 and 1922, respectively.

Donation

Graham and Inoa Inglis collection

A bomb fragment from the Darwin Post Office site, destroyed in 1942 during the first Japanese air raid on Darwin.

Donation

Irrigation (Deniliquin and Tatura) collection

A collection of objects relating to the practice of irrigation in Deniliquin, New South Wales, and Tatura, Victoria.

Donation

Olive King collection

Three Australian and 10 commemorative medallions and plaques belonging to Sergeant Olive King, a Sydney woman who served as a volunteer ambulance driver in Europe during the First World War.

Purchase

Major Thomas Livingstone Mitchell collection

A first edition copy of Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia with Descriptions of the Recently Explored Region of Australia Felix, and the Present Colony of New South Wales, by Major Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, published by
T & W Boone, London, 1838.

Purchase

Nineteenth-century North-West New South Wales Aboriginal Artefacts collection

A shield, lil-lil club, three boomerangs and two fluted fighting clubs from north-west New South Wales.

Purchase

Margaret O'Callaghan collection

A commemorative plate produced as a souvenir for the cancelled 1949 visit of King George VI to Australia and New Zealand.

Donation

Jan Phillips collection

Two East-West Airlines flight attendant uniforms from late 1970s to early 1980s.

Donation

Project 2000 Taskforce collection

An Olympic Flame cauldron, a Canberra Olympic football banner and two Fédération Internationale de Football Association flags.

Donation

The Reverend JW Schomberg collection

A homemade gramophone, three boxes of gramophone needles and 35 records dating from the early 1930s.

Donation

Dr A Stepanas World War II Displaced Persons collection

A leather wallet handmade by Agota Stepanas while in a displaced persons' camp in Germany after the Second World War, and a plywood suitcase.

Donation

David and Gianna Sudholz collection

A nature study book used and compiled by Mary Kendall, a school teacher working at Natimuk, western Victoria, in the early twentieth century.

Donation

Lorie Thompson collection

An Anzac Day 2/4th Field Ambulance banner.

Donation

Merle Tonkin collection

An Ancient Order of Druids collar and a Masonic long service jewel.

Donation

Wagilag Sisters 1920s Bark Painting collection

This painting on bark is the oldest known example of the Wagilag story, a significant religious story from north-eastern Arnhem Land.

Purchase

Petronella Wensing collection

A 1953 painting by Alec Rotteveel of a Friesland (Dutch) farmhouse, and two wooden chairs, belonging to Dutch immigrants, Petronella and Michael Wensing.

Donation

Dulcie Williams collection

A basket crafted by specialist Masig Island weaver Dulcie Williams.

Purchase

Material acquired and approved 19 October 2006

Anzac Pilgrims collection

Eight souvenirs from Anzac Day ceremonies held at Gallipoli.

Donation

Arthur Billington collection

Two Aboriginal boomerangs.

Donation

Martin Boyd Pottery Tumbler collection

A 'Darwin' series tumbler by Martin Boyd.

Purchase

John Burdett collection

A collection of objects belonging to Frank Burdett, who served in the citizen forces during the First World War and provided support to Australia's war effort on the home front as a volunteer in the Second World War.

Donation

Cairns and Far North Queensland Environmental Centre collection

A possum suit and two banners used in the 1980s by the conservation movement during its campaign to achieve World Heritage listing for the rainforests of Far North Queensland, now the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

Donation

Allan Coogan collection

Six traditional ceremonial objects including a string bag, handheld fishing net and dancing stick, headband, plumed ceremonial ornament and a spear, made by the Yolngu people of the Yirrkala community.

Donation

Kevin Hannan collection

A mourning locket belonging to Winnie O'Sullivan, the fiancée of Australian boxer Les Darcy.

Donation

Rhys Jones collection

Computer equipment used by Professor Rhys Jones (1941–2001) during field-based research in 1981 into the prehistory of the Kakadu region.

Donation

John Kelly collection

An enamel mug and 'make-do' fruit tin billycan used by John Kelly, a stockman and shearer who lives and works on the Wytaliba/ Weilmoringle cattle station in north-western New South Wales.

Purchase

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection

A dingo-skin rug made in 1871.

Donation

John Murray collection

Two embroidered silk postcards and handkerchiefs from the First World War, and a program from the Anzac Day ceremonies held at Serapeum in Egypt in 1916.

Donation

Lucille Pead collection

A souvenir boomerang from the XVI Olympic Games held in Melbourne, 22 November to 8 December 1956.

Purchase

The Reverend and Mrs WH Robinson collection

A souvenir napkin ring and dress worn to the ball for the opening of Parliament House in Canberra in 1927, attended by His Royal Highness the Duke of York.

Donation

Lionel Rose collection no. 1

Boxing trunks belonging to Aboriginal boxer, Lionel Rose.

Purchase

Scout Heritage Centre collection

A copy of the Jamboree Daily, the official program and location map published for the 1935 Australian Boy Scout Jamboree in Frankston, Victoria.

Purchase

Harold Stevens collection

An A1 Autographic Kodak Junior camera, camera case, instruction booklet and tripod used during the 1920s and 1930s by amateur photographer Harold Stevens, to document family life at his home in Rockdale, Sydney.

Donation

Material acquired and approved 14 February 2007

Ainslie Primary School collection

A 'jungle gym'.

Donation

Art Exhibitions Australia collection

A chromolithograph, Goldsmith's Work from Australia, about 1862, and a colour lithograph, A View of the Principal Thoroughfare as It Appeared in the First week in August, 1853, Shewing the Second Church Erected for the Diocese of Melbourne, about 1853.

Donation

William Beausang collection

A collection of 140 objects commemorating the life of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and other early Australian aviators, collected by William Beausang, who worked for Kingsford Smith as an engineer in the late 1920s.

Donation

Don Bradman collection

A cricket bat used by Don Bradman in the first test match against England, at Trent Bridge, in 1934.

Purchase

Bristow-Smith collection

A brass nameplate bearing explorer Ludwig Leichhardt's name, dated 1848.

Purchase

John Coleman collection

A 1950s child's dress-up cowboy suit made by the Sydney toy manufacturing company Lindsay's & Co.

Donation

Dog Registration Tag collection

Eight copper dog registration tags dating from 1893 to 1932, incorporating the 'Advance Australia' coat of arms.

Purchase

Elizabeth Durack collection

Four watercolours by Elizabeth Durack.

Purchase

Groote Eylandt Women's Material collection

A collection of objects made and used by women from Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria, for the collecting, cooking and preparing of food.

Purchase

Alex Gurney collection

Four caricatures on masonite by Australian cartoonist Alex Gurney.

Donation

Frank Gurrmanamana collection no. 2

A woven grass fish-trap.

Purchase

Gwenda Heginbothom collection

A ceramic coffee service decorated with an image of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Donation

Irene Kopievsky Ben Chifley Tie collection

A necktie worn by Ben Chifley, a letter from his widow Elizabeth Chifley, and a petrol ration ticket.

Donation

Alan and Mary Lockett collection

A timber jack.

Donation

Joe McGinness collection

A wharfie's hook and tuckerbox.

Donation

Miss Australia Company collection

The Miss Australia crown, the Miss Australia Charity Queen tiara, and 34 photographs of Miss Australia titleholders from 1953 to 1987.

Purchase

Miss Australia Memorabilia collection

A Miss Australia Quest silver pendant, pianola roll and calico apron.

Purchase

Albert Namatjira Prints collection

Four Albert Namatjira prints produced by Legend Press after 1957.

Purchase

Odette O'Neill collection

Twelve artefacts (including woven baskets, carvings and arrowheads) collected in the late 1930s.

Donation

Lin Onus collection

Firing the Humpy, an oil painting by Lin Onus.

Purchase

Trevor Reed collection

Three charts of the Murray River, drawn and used by paddle-steamer skippers.

Donation

Strongman collection

Handmade hub caps, steering wheel, armrest, interior sun visor, front grille, stamped window glass, number plate, tools and other material used during the construction of the Holden prototype no.1.

Purchase

Dulcie Tscharke collection

A spear-thrower painted by Albert Namatjira.

Purchase

Tania Verstak collection

This collection documents Tania Verstak's experiences as a participant and winner of the 1961 Miss Australia Quest and the 1962 Miss International contest.

Donation

Yawkyawk collection

Three woven pandanus Yawkyawk figures made by Kunwinjku artists, Lulu Laradjbi and Marina Murdilnga.

Purchase

Material acquired and approved 3 May 2007

Tony Albert collection

Campfire 2000, an artwork by Tony Albert.

Purchase

John Batman collection

Three documents relating to the private life of John and Eliza Batman.

Purchase

Tina Baum collection

A Harold Blair album recorded in 1963, featuring his songs 'The Holy City', 'How great Thou art' and 'I'll walk with God'.

Donation

Jon Belmonte collection no. 2

Clothing and documents relating to Jon Belmonte's experience as a member of the Fynwest and P&C Stevedores' trained workforce during the 1998 waterfront dispute.

Donation

Bessie Campbell collection

Reconciliation, a painting by Bessie Campbell.

Purchase

CSIRO Marine Research collection

Two expendable bathythermographs used by CSIRO Marine Research to develop a network of recorded ocean temperatures for the International Tropical Global Atmosphere program from 1984 to 1994, and for the World Ocean Circulation Experiment program from 1990 to 2002.

Donation

Donovan Family collection

A silver cigarette box, bassinette, telegram and parish newsletter.

Donation

Everitt and George Family collection

A Redington toy theatre.

Donation

Bill Fegan collection

A 'pelican' and a pair of weatherproof work over-trousers used by Bill Fegan in 1967 while working on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.

Donation

Christine Filiamundi collection

Sixteen photographs of the construction phase of the Guthega project of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.

Donation

Stan Goodhew collection

A blowlamp used by Stan Goodhew in 1954 while working on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.

Donation

Evonne Goolagong Cawley collection no. 2

Evonne Goolagong Cawley's 1971, 1974 and 1980 Wimbledon trophies, as well as two tennis racquets used by her during the 1971 and 1980 tournaments.

Purchase

Joe Gordon collection

Photographs, a steam gauging recorder, and a poster promoting the Adaminaby Grand Ball, held on 17 October 1950 to celebrate the first anniversary of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.

Donation

Ken Johnson collection

A gelignite box, slide rule, programs, invitations, manuals and project reports belonging to Ken Johnson, an engineer who worked on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.

Donation

Kids like Us — Hi-5 Performance Costume collection

Five performance costumes worn by the children's entertainment group Hi-5, as well as their Boom, Boom, Beat CD and a DVD featuring the song 'Opposites attract'.

Donation

Norm Kopievsky collection

A frying pan from the Jindabyne Dam construction camp, and two manuals related to Norm Kopievsky's work as a power station operator on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.

Donation

Tanya McIntyre collection

A screen-printed poster created by Tanya McIntyre, entitled Stop the Miss Victoria Quest, 1984.

Purchase

Samuel Marsden collection

A copy of A Short Account of the Character and Labours of the Rev. Samuel Marsden, Formerly Principal Chaplain of the Church of England in New South Wales, by Reverend William Wooll, published in 1844 to raise funds for the erection of a church in the Parish of Marsfield, Parramatta.

Purchase

Keith Montague collection

The Snowy Mountains Authority's information manual prepared by Keith Montague for the Queen's visit in 1963, together with a program and publications relating to the history and milestones of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.

Donation

Nova Peris collection

Nova Peris's gold medals from the 1994 Hockey World Cup, 1995 Hockey Champions trophy, 1996 Atlanta Olympics, 1998 Commonwealth Games and the 2001 Australian National Championships, as well as her team uniforms.

Purchase

Les Price collection

A T-square from the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme's drawing office in Cooma, and a beer tray from the Cabramurra staff wet canteen.

Donation

Frank Rodwell collection

Two hard hats used during the construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.

Donation

John Sheppard collection

Three placards requesting the public express their views on the proposed World Heritage listing of the rainforests of Far North Queensland, now the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

Donation

Vic Skermer collection

Two painted Tiwi spears made by Black Joe, or Wampi-awajawmirri, a prominent Tiwi artist at Snake Bay (Milikapiti), Melville Island, in the late 1950s.

Donation

Jan Taylor collection

This collection documents Jan Taylor's experience as a participant and winner of the 1964 Miss Australia Quest, including her participation in the 1964 International Beauty Congress.

Donation

Gay Walker collection

This collection documents Gay Walker's experience as a participant and winner of the 1972 Miss Australia Quest.

Donation

Helen Wood collection

This collection documents Helen Wood's experience as a participant and winner of the 1957 Miss Australia Quest.

Donation