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Appendix 3: National Historical Collection: Material acquired and approved by Council, 1 July 2012 - 30 June 2013

Material acquired and approved 10 August 2012

JOHN AND SHIRLEY KILLEEN COLLECTION

A M20 BSA motorcycle and sidecar manufactured in 1939 and acquired from army surplus by John Killeen in 1951. Donation

JAMES NORTHFIELD COLLECTION

A coloured lithograph by James Northfield commissioned by the Aircraft Construction Branch of the Department of Supply and Development around 1942. Purchased

JACKIE HUGGINS COLLECTION

A canary yellow two-piece suit with matching blouse, shoes, scarf, badge and earrings, which belonged to Jackie Huggins. Donation

LYCETT’S VIEWS IN AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

A colour-plate book containing a series of engraved landscapes of New South Wales and Tasmania taken from drawings by Joseph Lycett. Purchased

PALING VORONKA LETTERS COLLECTION

Two letters relating to Australian aid worker Valerie Paling. The first is a letter of reference for Mrs Voronka-Tarnawska and, the second, a personal letter written in 1952. Donation

PRISCILLA TAYLOR COLLECTION

A sewing textbook, Successful Dressmaking, and a school sewing test, given to Priscilla Taylor while at Spence Cottage Home in Adelaide. Donation

WILLIAM JAMES SIMPSON COLLECTION

A monogrammed, hand-knitted vest worn by William Simpson as a child in the 1970s. Donation

ROSEANNE DAVENPORT-WEST COLLECTION

A homemade banner created by Roseanne Davenport-West and carried by her at the National Apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants first anniversary march in Canberra on 16 November 2010. Donation

MIM DEKKER COLLECTION

The painting Depression: Abuse in Children’s Homes and Work as an Adult by Mim Willson-Dekker. Donation

BRUCE BLYTH AND WILLIAM BRENNAN COLLECTION

A leather strap made by William Brennan and given to Bruce Blyth. Brennan grew up in the Christian Brothers’ homes of Castledare and Clontarf, Perth. Donation

JUNIUS CUP COLLECTION

A nineteenth-century silver trophy that is known to be the earliest extant Australian-made racing trophy. Purchased

JOSEF LEBOVIC COLLECTION

Ninety-six board games, all of which were made in Australia or have an Australian theme. Purchased

WAL FIFE COLLECTION

A former cook’s galley, which is a metal and timber road-hauled carriage, mounted on wagon wheels and containing various fittings associated with the galley’s purpose of meal preparation for rural workers in the chaff-cutting business. Donation

CSIRO WLAN COLLECTION

A number of equipment packages made up of four metal boxes containing custom electronics, a spectrum analyser and two laptop computers. It also includes a version of the custom Fast Fourier transform (FFT) integrated circuit that was originally developed by CSIRO for use in radio astronomy and then used in the wireless local area network (WLAN) system. Donation

WAGGA RAILWAY BRIDGE COLLECTION

An iron plaque, a section of iron lattice and a section of iron clamp. The lattice and clamp sections are fixed to a timber base. Donation

THE GERMAINE GREER COAT COLLECTION

A coat made by Germaine Greer in 1969 from a paisley-patterned shawl and lined with brown viyella. Donation

OWEN SWALLOW COLLECTION

A plan of Yarra View, the St John of God Home for boys at Lilydale, Victoria, as it was in the 1960s, drawn by Owen Swallow, a former resident. Donation

PATRICIA SLATTERIE COLLECTION

A memorial cardboard cross, one of two identical crosses worn by sisters Patricia Slatterie and Jeanette Blick to the National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, 16 November 2009, in memory of their deceased brother John. Donation

ANDREW AND HILARY SKEAT COLLECTION

A fibreglass and timber canoe in which the Australian environmental philosopher and activist Val Plumwood was attacked by a crocodile in Kakadu National Park in 1985. Donation

DAVID SYME COLLECTION

Two acrylic on masonite paintings produced in 1978 by Burrud (Lindsay Roughsey). Donation

CHINESE IN AUSTRALIA RARE BOOKS COLLECTION

A book, an advertising flyer, and a group of 18 parliamentary papers from 1862 to 1891. These documents reflect the anti-Chinese attitudes that were prevalent at the time. Purchased

Material acquired and approved 25 October 2012

NSW CENTENARY OF FEDERATION COMMITTEE COLLECTION

The Nations Within a Nation float (with accompanying trailer) and a long fabric language banner from the Journey of a Nation: The Federation Parade, held in Sydney on 1 January 2001. Donation

AUNTY MARGARET P MCLEOD COLLECTION

A black T-shirt featuring a photograph of Aboriginal activist Charles Perkins and, on the reverse, a listing of the performers at the annual Survival Day festival in Sydney on 26 January 2001. Donation

SIR ISAAC ISAACS COLLECTION

A blackwood walking stick from the estate of former Australian Governor-General, judge and politician, Sir Isaac Isaacs. Purchased

EMU CREEK GOLD COLLECTION

Four gold nuggets and a piece of paper in which the nuggets were wrapped. Purchased

PHILIP WIRTH COLLECTION

An umbrella handle cut down to form a riding crop. Purchased

DAVID HAUSWIRTH COLLECTION

A 200-page binder used by automotive engineers and designers at General Motors workshop in Detroit during the construction of the first three test vehicles that were to become Australia’s first Holden car. Purchased

DAME STEPHANIE SHIRLEY COLLECTION

A wooden walking stick made in late nineteenth-century Australia. It presents a carved history of Australia, with the inscription ‘Advance Australia 1888’, indicating that it was intended to mark the centenary of settlement. Donation

DAISY BATES COLLECTION

A black skirt, long-sleeved ribbed top and white scarf owned and worn by Daisy Bates; Bates’s personal copy of the first edition of her book The Passing of the Aborigines (1938), which features some of Bates’s handwritten notes and corrections and an inscription by the Hon Sir George Murray; Bates’ copy of ‘Kabbarli’, a 1948 script about her life by Doris Dyson; eight photographs of Bates in her final years (late 1940s); and, about 30 newspaper article clippings relating to Bates. Donation

SWAN RIVER EMIGRANT MANUAL COLLECTION

The book The Colony of Western Australia: A Manual for Emigrants to that Settlement or its Dependencies. Purchased

THOMAS SIMMS COLLECTION

A leave pass issued to convict Thomas Simms in 1843. Such passes were issued to convicts who already held a ticket of leave and were therefore working and living independently within a specified police district. Purchased

CARRUTHERS FAMILY COLLECTION

A full-length, bespoke, cream silk and tulle court dress with a silk underskirt. Donation

BERT OLDFIELD COLLECTION

A number of items that belonged to William Albert Oldfield, the Australian wicketkeeper between 1922 and 1937, a period that included the controversial 1932–33 Bodyline series. The objects are a 1935–36 test series baggy green cap, a 1936–37 test series blazer, and a pair of wicketkeeper’s gloves used by Oldfield during the 1930s. Purchased

CARBINE LITHOGRAPH COLLECTION

A hand-coloured lithograph of 1890 Melbourne Cup winner Carbine, painted and published by Fred Woodhouse junior, after the original pictures painted by him and printed by JM Ferguson of Melbourne. It includes text detailing the horse’s racing achievements, breeding, owner and trainer. The lithograph is part of the Woodhouse’s Australasian Winners series. Purchased

GEORGE BARRINGTON COLLECTION NO. 3

Two books, purportedly by George Barrington. These include a rare early provincially printed Lancashire edition of A Voyage to New South Wales, one of only four known copies of the first and most significant text attributed to Barrington, and a second edition of The History of New South Wales (London, M. Jones, 1810), unchanged from the first edition of 1802, but with a new preface and 39-page supplement. Purchased

MARTIN SHARP COLLECTION NO. 2

A colour-offset lithograph Legalise Cannabis, printed in red and black ink on gold metallic-foil paper, designed by iconic Sydney artist Martin Sharp, former art director of political and satirical 1960s underground magazine Oz, and currently Australia’s foremost pop artist. Purchased

EDWARD RISBY COLLECTION

A land grant awarded to Edward Risby by Governor Macquarie in 1813, entitling him to 30 acres in the Argyle district of Van Diemen’s Land. The grant features the signatures of other colonial notables, such as Henry Antill, Macquarie’s aide-de-camp, and CW Whalen.  Purchased

BARRIE AND JENNIFER HADLOW COLLECTION

A wooden shield, digging stick, club, coolamon and mulga wood spear, and two egg-shaped wooden objects collected in Central Australia in the 1950s. Barrie Hadlow bought the boomerang, club and shield in 1955–57 on the outskirts of Hermannsburg. Jenny Hadlow bought the spear, container and two wooden items at Curtin Springs in 1957. Donation

ALBY CLARKE COLLECTION NO. 2

This collection consists of a lightweight road bicycle hand-painted with Gunditjmara designs. Albert ‘Alby’ Clarke, a Gunditjmara man from Warrnambool, has been a professional cyclist since 1950. Purchased

Material acquired and approved 7 March 2013

Note: At Council meeting no. 143 (7 March 2013) Council approved in principle the inclusion of historical material to the National Historical Collection. The Council formally endorsed the inclusion of the material to the National Historical Collection at meeting no. 145 held on 28 August 2013.

KALGOORLIE WEAPONS COLLECTION

Three Aboriginal weapons: a wooden spear tip, spearthrower with incised designs, and club or throwing stick. Purchased

JIM MAPLE-BROWN COLLECTION

The collection complements and extends the existing holdings of material relating to the Faithfull family of Springfield station, south of Goulburn. It comprises about 360 individual and groups of items. The collection includes drafting equipment, family photograph albums, and various items of family correspondence. It also includes an extensive collection of archival material relating to the Fonthill Merino stud, which was developed and managed by Jim Maple-Brown from the early 1950s to the early 2000s. Donation

THE KYOGLE COLLECTION

Framed prize certificates awarded for a wheat collection and a Merino ram, a prize cup awarded for grain, a handwritten receipt, and two photographs. Donation

HAROLD AND DORIS GILES COLLECTION

Personal and domestic items used by the Giles family at Springvale and Elsey stations, eight glass negatives of photographs taken by Harold Giles, three beadwork items made by women at Elsey station, two presentation axes, two dillybags, and stone tools. Donation

MACINANTE FAMILY COLLECTION

Material recording a close and enduring relationship between Dame Mary Gilmore and the Macinante family, including a dressing table, three handkerchiefs, two pillowslips, a brooch, three photographs, a Christmas card, a newspaper clipping, and three letters. Donation

AUTOGRAPH QUILT COLLECTION

A white cotton quilt with embroidered signatures and motifs that was probably made in Melbourne around 1894. Purchased

CAROL AND RICHARD KEMP COLLECTION

A bark painting by the renowned western Arnhem Land painter and senior Kunwinjku elder, Bardayal Nadjamerrek. Donation

PATRICK MCCUE COLLECTION NO. 4

A gold fob watch presented to Patrick McCue, a distinguished dual international sportsman who represented Australia in rugby union and rugby league. Donation

ARCHIBALD WILLIAM HAYES COLLECTION

A model sulky in a glass display case, a carved toy monkey, and a row of carved wooden heads, all handmade by Archibald William Hayes. Accompanying the handmade objects is a first prize certificate from the Wollongong Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Association’s Annual Show 1908, awarded for the sulky model. Donation

JAMES SPRENT COLLECTION

A large and early map of Tasmania (1859), a sealed parchment manuscript (James Sprent’s degree certificate) in a zinc document case, a Reeves parallel ruler, three small certificates for short courses at the University of Glasgow dated 1822–23 and a wooden box. The objects relate to Sprent’s distinguished career as a surveyor in Van Diemen’s Land from 1830 until his death in 1863. Purchased

ALLAN PRICE COLLECTION

A booklet, Frozen Lessons: A Handbook of Ski Technique. Donation

JENNIFER ANNE MURPHY COLLECTION

Fifty-eight handbells that belonged to the Lynch family bellringers, 13 miscellaneous spare bell parts, and one framed publicity poster. Donation

LORETTA EDMONSTON COLLECTION

Sixty-seven glass plates housed in four boxes, a postcard featuring the Quilpue ship being loaded with Sunshine brand agricultural equipment bound for Argentina, and six copies of the Sunshine Review. Donation

DR ROBERT GEORGE LESSLIE COLLECTION

An oak chair, a carved persimmon timber inkwell, a metal name stamp, and an 1884 edition of Australian Botany by William Guilfoyle, inscribed by the author.  Donation

NELSON’S DOG COLLAR COLLECTION

A nineteenth-century metal dog collar that belonged to Nelson, a newfoundland who, on 15 November 1881, saved cab driver Thomas Brown from drowning in a flash flood in Swanston Street, Melbourne. Purchased

CAROLINE CARROLL COLLECTION

A certificate awarded by the British Ballet Organization in 1965. Donation

ELVIE HORNSBY COLLECTION

A 1930s wedding dress made of cream satin, with pearl buttons, a high collar and a long train. Donation

CJ YEN COLLECTION

A Paddy Pallin bamboo-framed canvas backpack from around 1940–42; a fawn-coloured felt bowler-style hat with a maroon and beige grosgrain ribbon band and bow stamped with the merchant’s name ‘Yen’s Mercers Adaminaby’; a box of R Bell & Co wax vesta matches; and an Akubra hatbox. Donation

NOLA FIRTH COLLECTION

A 1950s toy koala made from kangaroo fur. Donation

STRZELECKI GOLD AND SILVER COLLECTION

Paul Edmund Strzelecki’s Gold and Silver (Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London, 1856). The book is a supplement to Strzelecki’s Physical Description of New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land (1845). Purchased

RM THOMAS GOLDFIELDS BOOK COLLECTION

Robert Morris Thomas’s The Present State of Melbourne, and the Gold Fields of Victoria (W Kent & Co, London, 1853), and the solander case in which it is housed. Purchased

ADAM HILL COLLECTION

A mixed media artwork by Indigenous artist Adam Hill, Bennelong Had a Point. Commission

JOHN AND SHIRLEY KILLEEN COLLECTION – ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION

Three handbooks relating to the BSA Motorcycle, handwritten notes and diagrams about the BSA, two photographic prints of the sidecar attached to a motorcycle and a cartoon drawing of the BSA motorcycle. Donation

J LEAHY FAMILY COLLECTION

A wedding dress, designed by The House of Franke, Stuart, from 1948; a red ball gown adorned with butterfly motifs, also designed by Franke, Stuart; and the 1947 and 1948 clothing coupons associated with the purchase of the wedding dress. Donation

AUSTRALIAN GOLD DIGGINGS MAP COLLECTION

An advertising handbill featuring a ‘Map of the Australian Gold Diggings’, accompanied by text describing the discovery of gold in the region north-west of Melbourne around Buninyong, as well as the subsequent rush to the area and an account of the physical nature of the region. Purchased

VICTORIA FOUNTAIN COLLECTION

A silver presentation jug made by Melbourne-based silversmith William Edwards. Purchased

HUDSON FYSH COLLECTION

A case containing a miniature set of eight medals awarded to Hudson Fysh, two ribbon bars, Royal Flying Corps cap badge, a set of medal ribbons, Australian Flying Corps badges attached to a uniform epaulette, a piece of emu feather (probably from a light horse slouch hat), and a copy of Qantas Rising: The Autobiography of Hudson Fysh (1965), inscribed by the author to his sister ‘Peggy’ Alexander. Purchased

ROVER THOMAS BARUGU COLLECTION

A painting in natural ochres on canvas, painted by Rover Thomas in 1984–85. Purchased

JACK AMESBURY COLLECTION

An album of approximately 140 photographs, inscribed postcards and Christmas and birthday cards sent to Jack Amesbury (1903–1997) when he was a boy living and working with older brothers and sisters on dairy farms in the Lismore district. It includes postcards and other items sent by his brother while serving in the First World War in Europe, photographs of the various family members, lyrics to a war song and souvenirs. Donation

MISS AUSTRALIA 1962 COLLECTION

The collection documents Trisha Reschke’s (now Schooley) experience as Miss Australia 1962 and her participation in the 1963 International Beauty Congress (Miss International). The collection consists of two gowns, a sash and rosette worn by Reschke during the Miss International competition and a plaque given to all contestants. Donation

Material acquired and approved 23 May 2013

Note: At Council meeting no. 144 (23 May 2013) Council approved in principle the inclusion of historical material to the National Historical Collection. The Council formally endorsed the inclusion of the material to the National Historical Collection at meeting no. 145 held on 28 August 2013.

WARAKURNA TJANPI COLLECTION NO. 1

Two camel sculptures woven from grass, wool and leather created by Warakurna artists Dianne Golding, Jean Burke and Kanytjupai Armstrong. Purchased

TIRRANNA RACE CLUB COLLECTION

A complete series of minute books and other official records, documents and photographs associated with the Tirranna Race Club, which operated in the Goulburn district of southern New South Wales from 1855 until the early 1930s. Donation

ROSE KIRBY COLLECTION

Ten feather flowers, of various designs, made by Rose Kirby. Purchased

THOMAS PEEL COLLECTION

A hand-coloured etching by British illustrator Robert Seymour featuring Thomas Peel, Cousin Thomas, or the Swan River Job (London, 1 June 1829). Purchased

IRENE DAVIDSON COLLECTION

An untitled bark painting, about 1963, by Yolngu artist Narritjin Maymuru (about 1922–1982). Purchased

DR ATHOL K CHASE COLLECTION

A range of spears and other tools, women’s baskets and bags, and children’s pastel drawings. The collection also includes some items of performance attire worn by Athol K Chase when he was initiated into the Lockhart Aboriginal community. Donation

NARRITJIN MAYMURU COLLECTION

A painted bark anngum (container), attributed to senior Yolngu artist Narritjin Maymuru at Yirrkala in 1965. Purchased

BRIAN ROBINSON COLLECTION NO.1

An etching by renowned Torres Strait Islander artist Brian Robinson that is printed in three colours from one plate and published by Djumbunji Press, KickArts Fine Art Printmaking. Purchased

ROBERT PURUNTATAMERI COLLECTION

A ceramic vessel made by Robert Puruntatameri, a Tiwi potter from Melville Island. Purchased

WARAKURNA ARTISTS COLLECTION

A women’s collaborative painting Keeping Culture Strong. Purchased

CONVICT HULKS ENGRAVING COLLECTION

A hand-coloured paper engraving dating from between approximately 1776 and 1793. Purchased

WARAKURNA TJANPI COLLECTION NO. 2

Five woven fibre art pieces produced by artists from the Warakurna Aboriginal community. Purchased

DAVID DAVIS COLLECTION

The personal photograph album of Phar Lap’s owner, David Davis, which includes 36 black and white photographs, featuring each of Phar Lap’s race wins in Australia, mounted in pairs on white card on right-hand pages, each with race details inscribed on the mount. Purchased

WARAKURNA HISTORY PAINTINGS COLLECTION NO. 2

Nine acrylic paintings on canvas. Purchased

JUDITH SAMSON COLLECTION

An acrylic painting that tells the story of sisters Molly and Daisy Craig walking home to Jigalong along the rabbit- proof fence from the Moore River Native Settlement in 1931. Purchased

JOHN TAIT COLLECTION

The 1866 Melbourne Cup, made in London in 1865 by Daniel and Charles Houle, and imported to Australia by Walsh Brothers Jewellers, who ordered it on behalf of the Victorian Racing Club. Purchased

THEVENOT COLLECTION

A leather-bound first edition Relations de divers voyages curieux, by French author, scientist, diplomat and cartographer, Melchisédech Thévenot (1620–1692). Purchased