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Appendix 3: National Historical Collection – material approved by Council, 1 July 2014– 30 June 2015

Material approved 21 August 2014

AGRICULTURAL MIGRATION COLLECTION NO. 2

A  linen-backed colour lithograph, titled Australian Jarrah. Commissioned  around 1930 by the Empire Marketing Board (EMB), the original artwork  was painted by Scottish painter, muralist and illustrator, Keith  Henderson (1883–1982) and printed around 1930 for HM Stationery Office  by Waterlow and Sons Ltd. Working with significant artists, designers  and London’s major design houses, the EMB’s poster subcommittee had a  major influence on British interwar art and the advertising industry.  Purchase

COUSINS FAMILY COLLECTION

A 0.22 single-shot  rimfire carbine rifle made by HM Quackenbush & Co in Herkimer, New  York State, United States of America, produced between the late 19th  century and about 1914. Ernie Leach and his family used this rifle in  the first half of the 20th century to shoot rabbits on their property at  Lyons Creek in the Tinderry Range of southern New South Wales during  periods of rapidly increasing rabbit populations. Donation

COX FAMILY MEDALS COLLECTION

Ten  medals awarded to Edward and EK Cox for merino wool exhibited at major  exhibitions in Australia and abroad, two framed prize certificates and a  substantial array of historical documents. The collection records an  extraordinary 22-year period during which EK Cox and his father  Edward secured major prizes for their merino wool. Culminating in the  presentation of a gold medal at the 1878 Paris Exposition, the hard work  of EK Cox and his father during these decades built a business  reputation that endured for generations. Purchase

KEVIN LANGBY COLLECTION

A  horseracing whip used by jockey Kevin Langby (born 1946) when he rode  famed racehorse Gunsynd (1963–83) to victory in the Epsom Handicap at  Randwick Racecourse in Sydney in 1971. Well-known racecourse clocker and  television personality Arthur Thomas (‘Clarence the Clocker’) Davies  (1912–84) acquired the whip following the race with the intention of  holding a fundraising auction. Donation

BRENDAN AND JANET LYONS COLLECTION

A  character jug, with associated mould, featuring a portrait of  Australian prime minister Joseph Lyons and three personal objects – a  brooch, a powder compact and a coin purse – associated with his  politician wife, Dame Enid Lyons. The silver Glomesh coin purse (1940s)  and oval-shaped opal and silver brooch were part of Dame Enid’s personal  collection, while the engraved sterling silver compact was presented to  her during a visit to Edinburgh in August 1935. The gold-coloured  earthenware jug was designed by Gordon Cummings and made by Campbell’s  Pottery Works, Tasmania. Donation

DONALD MCMICHAEL COLLECTION NO. 3

First  issue of the Sydney Herald newspaper, published on 18 April 1831. Early  newspapers were an important part of colonial society providing news,  advertising space, information and, often, an alternative opinion to the  official view of the government. For historians they provide an insight  into the public interest of the day and are a rich source of community  history. The Sydney Herald, which was sold to John Fairfax and Charles  Kemp in 1841, was renamed the Sydney Morning Herald the following year.  It is the longest continuously running newspaper in Australia. Donation

MURALAMBEEN BICORNUAL BASKET COLLECTION

Two  decorated lawyer cane baskets acquired from the Allingham family of  Muralambeen station in the Ingham and Herbert river region of  Queensland. They are fine examples of north Queensland rainforest  baskets, which were and continue to be produced in a restricted area,  ranging approximately from Townsville to Cooktown. There are only a  small number of makers remaining with the skills to practise this  technique. Purchase

NORTH-EASTERN NEW SOUTH WALES BAG COLLECTION

A  bag woven using a looping technique from a rush known locally as  ‘dulloom’. The four distinctive diagonal lines that are woven into both  sides of the bag are characteristic of bags made and used by Aboriginal  people from the far north-eastern corner of New South Wales. Women made  and used these bags to carry personal belongings and food. Purchase

RSPCA WELFARE INSPECTOR COLLECTION

A  beige polyester-cotton blend, short-sleeve shirt made in Australia by  ‘Ambassador Clothing Co’. It has blue epaulettes and RSPCA Queensland  Inspectorate insignia on each shoulder. The shirt was worn during 2013  by one of the 22 animal welfare inspectors employed by RSPCA Queensland.  Nationwide, over 100 inspectors respond to reports of cruelty, enforce  protective legislation and educate owners on animal care. Donation

‘SKULLS, COLLECTORS, MUSEUMS’ MONOGRAPH COLLECTION

Fourteen books, printed between 1790 and 1937 addressing topics of bio-anthropological interest. The collection features significant works by major contributors to the field of comparative anatomy and phrenology, and  documents the scientific interests and cultural beliefs that would  result in the collection of thousands of Australian Aboriginal ancestral  remains, many of which are, or have been, the responsibility of the  Museum’s repatriation unit. Donation

SONGLINES – TJAYANKA WOODS COLLECTION

A  painting and three limited edition screen-prints on paper by  Pitjantjatjara artist Tjayanka Woods. Woods works with Papulankutja  Artists in Papulankutja community (or Blackstone) at the foot of the  Blackstone Ranges in Western Australia, approximately 60 kilometres  west of the tri-state border. These works form part of the Museum  collection that represents episodes of the Seven Sisters story. They  were written on Martu, Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara  lands, which are sites along the songline. Purchase

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COMPANY COLLECTION

A  set of four octavo booklets produced by the South Australian Company:  First Report of the Directors of the South Australian Company (1836),  Supplement to the First Report (1837), Second Supplement to the First  Report (1837), South Australian Company Condensed Report (1838). The  collection gives insight into the early establishment of South Australia  as a British colony and its patronage and administration by George Fife  Angas (1789–1879) in his role as chairman of the South Australian  Company. Purchase

RANDOLPH WARDEN COLLECTION

A carved,  wooden kangaroo figure, made by an unknown Aboriginal craftsperson in  the late 1940s. Victor Warden bought the figure in 1947–48 from one of  the Aboriginal people selling souvenirs to passengers on the  Trans-Australian Railway (TAR) during stops on its journey across the  Nullarbor Plain. Purchase

JACK WHERRA COLLECTION NO. 2

A  shield made by Jack Wherra, a noted Kimberley Aboriginal artist, with  incised iconography on both sides. Wherra’s realist carvings represent  aspects of contact history from the north Kimberley as well as his life  story and cultural identity. Purchase

CAMERON WRIGHT COLLECTION

A  letter written by two authors in iron gall ink on a folded piece of  paper, dated 7 February 1807. The first part of the letter was written  by William Bligh, and is followed with a response by the respected  merchant, Robert Campbell. Bligh’s letter is addressed to the  administrators of the East India Company and refers to the scarcity of  grain in the colony of New South Wales. He requests permission for  Robert Campbell’s brig Perseverance to be allowed to transport grain  from China to Sydney. On the second page of the letter is a guarantee  from Campbell indicating that he will carry out his obligation and will  not trade with any other ship or vessel. Donation

Material approved 23 October 2014

LEONARD ANDY COLLECTION

Five boomerangs, each one painted by Leonard Andy with a design illustrating the artist’s concerns for the environment of his traditional country, Mission Beach in Far North Queensland. The designs relate to the environmental damage caused by tourism, land clearing, rubbish and the threat to native animals from the pressures of new development and a growing population. Purchase

AUSTRALIAN INLAND MISSION FRONTIER FETE AND EXHIBITION 1928 COLLECTION

A large collection of material displayed at the Presbyterian Church’s 1928 Australian Inland Mission Frontier Fete and Exhibition, an event held over three days in April 1928 in the Sydney Town Hall. The collection includes a diverse range of the objects displayed there, as well as some of the associated display labels. Donation

BEALIBA GOLD NUGGET COLLECTION

A 21.5-ounce gold nugget discovered in June 1957 by farmer Arthur Stewart near Bealiba, Victoria. Nuggets from the Victorian goldfields are rare because most have been melted down for weighing and sale. The Bealiba nugget is an example of the alluvial gold deposits that attracted hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world to the Victorian goldfields in the second half of the 19th century. Purchase

CECIL BOWDEN COLLECTION

A painting, There Only Crime Was, Born Aborignal, painted by Cecil Bowden (born 1939). Bowden was placed in Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home as a baby in the 1940s. At 10 years of age he was transferred to Kinchela Aboriginal Boys’ Training Home where he remained until adulthood. Like many Aboriginal people, Bowden uses his art to express his situation. This work represents his understanding of the incarceration of Aboriginal people, whose crime was, in his words, being ‘born Aborignal’. Purchase

MICHAEL COOK COLLECTION

A suite of 10 inkjet prints by Michael Cook, a Bidjara artist from south-west Queensland. In many of the images, the unlikely figure of an Aboriginal man dressed in the red-coated garb of a British soldier of the 18th century is juxtaposed with a native creature and an object related to the colonial presence. The collection explores colonial and Indigenous difference from an Indigenous perspective, and acts as a vehicle for discussion of colonisation. Purchase

SUSAN AND ANDREW GIBSON COLLECTION

A collection of over 60 dolls, toys and accessories. Most of the toys show evidence of extensive use but some, including some of the dolls, are in good condition. The collection relates to a decade of use from the mid-1920s to the mid-1930s, which was well into the era of mass production of toys and toy brands but preceded the postwar merchandising of toys based on film and television productions. They were played with by Susan and Andrew Gibson of Burrungurroolong station, near Goulburn, New South Wales. The collection has been preserved largely intact by the family, and offers a rich insight into childhood and the nature of play in that era. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by the Gibson family in memory of Andrew and Susan Gibson

GURNAI–KURNAI COLLECTION NO. 1

An Aboriginal basket made by the renowned Bidawal maker Elaine Terrick from East Gippsland, Victoria. The small, circular, coiled basket is made from mat rush. The weaving technique and style of the basket is typical of the south-east Australia region. The handle was made using buttonhole stitch. The basket is an example of the way in which traditional materials, techniques and skills are reworked in a contemporary context. Purchase

GURNAI–KURNAI COLLECTION NO. 2

A basket made by Thelma Carter (1910–1995), a distinguished Gurnai basketweaver from East Gippsland in Victoria. Carter was one of a long line of Lake Tyers women who wove grasses into useful and beautiful objects. Basketry has a long history in Aboriginal culture, and Carter’s basket represents both continuation and innovation; it is closely associated with women’s identity within the community. Purchase

VALDA HOGAN COLLECTION

A letter to the Museum from Valda Hogan explaining why she is telling her story and a copy of the envelopes that she sends each pension day to the St John of God Brothers, Burwood. These items attest to Hogan’s lack of education and her struggle for justice, which are two major influences on Hogan’s life. The written content testifies to Hogan having been deprived of education by those who brought her up, which was a common experience of children in care at that time. The words also illustrate Hogan’s pursuit of justice for herself and others, in particular her two brothers. Donation

JAMES MCGOWEN COLLECTION

A collection of objects including court dress worn at the 1911 coronation of King George V; a ceremonial trowel, spade and scissors used at various civic functions; an inkstand; and a parliamentary folder. The objects belonged to James Sinclair Taylor McGowen (1855–1922) and relate to his time as the first Labor premier of New South Wales. Donation

E WINIFRED MCINNES COLLECTION

An aluminium pressure cooker with black plastic handle, pressure gauge and pressure gauge window, manufactured by the domestic manufacturing arm of the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) in the early post-Second World War period. Following the end of the war the CAC began to produce aircraft parts and domestic goods, such as furniture, bathtubs and pressure cookers. At that time, pressure cookers, which reduced both the time and energy required for cooking, were considered a revolutionary household appliance. Donation

MARALINGA BOOMERANGS COLLECTION

Two wooden boomerangs dating to the 1950s during the period of nuclear testing at Maralinga in South Australia. One is marked ‘MARALINGA/NOV.1956’ and, according to one source, it was acquired in exchange for contaminated clothing. The other boomerang is marked ‘MARALINGA/1957’ with a mushroom cloud painted between ‘MARALINGA’ and the date. Purchase

ANDRÉE PÉLISSIER MILLINERY COLLECTION

Eleven hats, 19 hat blocks, two headstands, 19 pedestals, bases and mould shapes, a mallet used for moulding and a range of archival material. Andrée Pélissier was one of four French milliners who came out to Australia in late 1948 – early 1949 at the instigation of Norman Myer. Offered two-year contracts, the milliners brought their hat-making equipment with them and created a collection of 60 hats for the opening of the Marie France salon in Myer’s Bourke Street, Melbourne, store. Purchase

RISING FAST COLLECTION

An inscribed horseshoe that is believed to have been worn by New Zealand-born racehorse Rising Fast (1949–78) in 1954 during his winning Melbourne Cup race ridden by Jack Purtell (born 1921), and a miniature gold-coloured Melbourne Cup trainer’s trophy on a wooden base awarded to the horse’s trainer, Ivan J Tucker (born 1911). Purchase

SONGLINES – DEREK JUNGARRAYI THOMPSON COLLECTION

A ceramic work by Pitjantjatjara artist Derek Jungarrayi Thompson (born 1976). It was made in 2013 during Thompson’s artist residency in Jingdezhen, China. Thompson works with Ernabella Arts in Pukatja community, which is located on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands at the eastern end of the Musgrave Ranges in far north-west South Australia. Purchase

JOHN MCDOUALL STUART COLLECTION

A pocket watch presented to the explorer John McDouall Stuart by the Royal Geographical Society in 1859, and a selection of personal documents and letters. The watch has a white enamel face with roman numerals and a subsidiary seconds dial. It is marked with the maker’s details – Brock, George Street, Portman Square, London – and the serial number 9921. It sits in an 18-carat-gold case that is engraved: J M Stuart/from the/Royal Geographical Society/of London/9th May 1859. It was presented to Stuart in recognition of a successful expedition. In 1862, he went on to successfully cross the continent from south to north. His route was used for the Overland Telegraph Line, the Adelaide–Darwin railway, and the Stuart Highway. Purchase

CONWAY TIGHE COLLECTION

Material associated with the Lincoln Park Dairy, which was located at 70 Lincoln Rd, Essendon, Victoria, between approximately 1926 and 1987. The objects belonged to and were used by proprietors Hugh, Margaret, Conway and Patrick Tighe. Dairy farming and distribution has long been central to Australia’s industrial, labour and agricultural history. Despite evolving patterns of urban living and consumerism, the Tighe family carried out local milk deliveries for 60 years until 1987, far later than many of their contemporaries. Donation

Material approved 19 March 2015

ESMA BAMGARTEN COLLECTION

A Forehand & Wadsworth pistol purchased and carried by horse-drawn coach driver Albert Baumgarten. Coach driving remained a risky business in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when Baumgarten operated a coaching business between Tumbarumba and Wagga Wagga in southern New South Wales. The pistol records his sense of vulnerability as a rural coach driver, and the nature of crime in the sparsely settled pastoral and agricultural districts of inland Australia. Donation

JOHNNY CADELL COLLECTION

A brown leather stockwhip with a herringbone-patterned, five-tiered leather handle and 20-strand plaited leather thong, made by noted Aboriginal horseman and whipmaker, Johnny Cadell. The stockwhip was made for Paddy Marshall, a Scottish immigrant and linesman who met Cadell while both were working in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Treasured as a keepsake by Marshall, the whip was never used and was prominently displayed in his house. Purchase

GILLIAN CHARCHALIS COLLECTION

Five convict bricks with frog marks, from Port Macquarie and Morpeth, New South Wales. Frog marks are etched on the face of bricks to enable recording of the quota of bricks produced by each brick-making gang. Four bricks originating from the Port Macquarie penal settlement feature whipping triangles and cat’s paw frog marks. The fifth brick, from Morpeth, features a horseshoe frog mark. Donation

SYD COULTHARD COLLECTION

A branding iron, UTD, which stands for Urrampinyi Tempe Downs. UTD was the registered brand of the former Tempe Downs station, now known as the Urrampinyi Iltjiltajarri Aboriginal Land Trust, a 4750-square-kilometre station located on the Palmer River between Watarrka (King’s Canyon) and Finke Gorge national parks. The branding iron is a reminder of the key role of Aboriginal people in the development of the cattle industry in central and northern Australia, and forms part of the history of their subsequent struggle for recognition, equal wages, land rights and ownership of their ancestral lands. Donation

CYCLING IN AUSTRALIA – CINEMA ADVERTISING COLLECTION

Two 1930s glass, cinema-advertising slides promoting Australian bicycle manufacturers Malvern Star and Hartley Cycles. The slides were used in theatres in Ballarat, a major regional Victorian town that had an established association with cycling. One slide was produced by specialist Melbourne lantern-slide firm Alex Gunn & Sons; the other slide-maker is unknown. These slides are rare examples of cinema slide advertising for Australian bicycle brands. Purchase

CYCLING IN AUSTRALIA – WAYVILLE SHOWGROUNDS COLLECTION

Two printed paper posters promoting major cycling events held at the Wayville (Adelaide) Showgrounds, South Australia, in 1939 and 1940. The posters feature photographs and some autographs of significant Australian riders of this period including Hubert Opperman, Deane Toseland and Keith Thurgood, as well as record-breaking woman cyclist, Miss Jean McCuish. They are rare examples, in good condition, of ephemeral advertising materials about track-cycling competitions in Australia. Purchase

TONY DIMECK COLLECTION

Two large flags that were produced for the celebration of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887 and the Federation festivities in 1901. The collection demonstrates the social context in which the celebrations took place and provide insight into civic enthusiasm as a means for Australia to assert its position within the British Empire. Donation

SHARYN EGAN COLLECTION

Two handmade, oval-shaped baskets; one is made from woven meadow grass and flax to form a shallow basin, the other from dried seaweed. Sharyn Egan (born 1957) is a Noongar woman born in Subiaco, Western Australia. At three years of age she was removed from her parents and brought up at the New Norcia Mission. Egan’s experience of being removed from her family had a profound effect on her life. Her art reflects the trauma, emotion and deep sense of loss and displacement that she experienced as a result of her removal. Purchase

ERUB ERWER META COLLECTION NO. 1

A series of sculptural objects made from ghost net, which evoke different aspects of the Erub (Darnley Island, Torres Strait) artists’ relationship to the marine environment. The collection comprises sculptural forms of a full-sized dinghy, Loyalty, sand and coral anchors, a fishing spear, two oars, a petrol tank, an outboard motor (60 horsepower), six fish and a squid. The ghost net was collected from beaches by rangers on Erub. Purchase

THE FORESTER KANGAROO COLLECTION

A taxidermy specimen of a 1.2-metre-high female kangaroo. The Forester kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) is the largest marsupial in Tasmania, and is a subspecies of the eastern grey kangaroo, which is common on mainland Australia. The specimen was prepared by the taxidermy department at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in 2013. Purchase

GUNYBI GANAMBARR COLLECTION

Gudurrku (Brolga) is a bronze cast sculpture of two brolgas by Yolngu artist Gunybi Ganambarr. This collection is an outstanding example of a Yirrkala artist’s use of contemporary media to illustrate a traditional theme. Purchase

NANCYE GRANT COLLECTION

A platypus-skin rug made from 49 pelts sewn together in rows and attached to a felt backing. The rug, thought to have been made in the late 19th century, was given to the donor, Nancye Grant of Oatlands, near Launceston, Tasmania, in 1934. It is likely that the pelts were gathered locally, as platypus were then plentiful in the streams and rivers around the area. Although the platypus is protected throughout Australia today, in the past there was widespread hunting of this unique animal. Many hunters and trappers made a living by selling platypus skins to local furriers. Donation

PROFESSOR IAN JACK COLLECTION NO. 2

Eleven bottles collected during Professor Ian Jack’s archaeological research of a market-gardening and goldmining site on the Palmer River goldfield, north Queensland. The glass bottles from Ah Toy’s garden are evidence of the isolated existence of Chinese immigrants in one of the most remote goldfields in Australia. It also relates to an earlier collection, compiled by Jack, of artefacts, photographs, site drawings, oral histories and archival research that documents the presence of market gardeners on the site between 1884 and 1934. Donation

ANCHOR KULUNBA COLLECTION

A woven object, probably a form of fish-trapping fence, made by Anchor Kulunba (about 1917–1996) who was the senior custodian of fish-trapping activities on Bulkay Creek, a tributary of the Tomkinson River, in Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. The net is made from milil, a jungle vine that grows in Kuninjku clan lands. The maker has used the same basic weaving technique used to make the conical mandjabu fish traps. Since Kulunba’s death, Kuninjku people have stopped making mandjabu. Purchase

MICHAEL LONG COLLECTION

A black ‘The Long Walk – Where is the love?’ T-shirt, grey trousers and a pair of reef sandals, worn by former Australian Football League-player Michael Long in 2004 when he walked from Melbourne to Canberra in an attempt to raise the profile of Indigenous issues in Australia. Donation

CERES MARTIN (NEE MOULES) COLLECTION NO. 2

A book of love poems, Man and his Mate, that was presented to Ceres Martin (nee Moules) by prominent conservationist Myles Dunphy in 1918. The book reveals aspects of human experience on the home front during the First World War. Donation

LAURIE MOORE COLLECTION

A fence post and wooden homestead slab relating to the Aboriginal bushranger Jimmy Governor. The items date from the turn of the 19th century and relate to Governor’s work as fencer on the Mawbey homestead. The Jimmy Governor story, also known as the Breelong massacres, is one of the more bloodthirsty in Australia’s bushranging history. Donation

DADDY MUCHREE (GEORGE MUCKRAY) COLLECTION

A stockwhip with a plaited leather thong and a carved wooden handle shaped at the base into a clenched fist. The letters ‘W M’ are carved into the side of the wooden handle, and a cardboard label, with the written inscription ‘Made by / Daddy Muchree / Wellington / c.1885’, was attached to the stockwhip when purchased. Muckray and his family left the Ngarrindjeri community of Raukkan, then the Point McLeay Mission, during the 1890s to establish a small farm near Wellington, New South Wales, where they farmed dairy cattle and Muckray worked seasonally as a shearer. Purchase

JAMES PITKEATHLY COLLECTION NO. 1

A large collection of items, including photographs, medals, clothing and equipment relating to James Pitkeathly (1895–1997), a Scottish migrant who worked as a mine manager and surveyor in the Hunter Valley, central Queensland and South-East Asia. Pitkeathly served in the Australian Infantry Force on the Western Front from 1916 to 1918. Purchase

JAMES PITKEATHLY COLLECTION NO. 2

A photograph album and a soldier’s pay book relating to the life of James Pitkeathly (1895–1997), a Scottish migrant who worked as a mine manager and surveyor in the Hunter Valley, central Queensland and South-East Asia. Pitkeathly also served in the Australian Infantry Force on the Western Front from 1916 to 1918. This material directly relates to the James Pitkeathly collection no. 1. Donation

BRIAN ROBINSON COLLECTION NO. 2

A linocut print, Navigating Narrative – Nemo’s Encounter in the Torres Strait, by prominent Torres Strait artist Brian Robinson. It depicts a scene from Jules Verne’s 1870 novel Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea in which Captain Nemo’s famous submarine Nautilus becomes stranded on a reef in the Torres Strait. Robinson imaginatively re-explores Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea from a Torres Strait Islander perspective. Purchase

SCOTS MAGAZINE COLLECTION

A bound octavo volume containing the 12 monthly issues of the Scots Magazine that were published in 1763. The volume contains an early map of the Torres Strait entitled ‘A curious map of some late discoveries in the Terra Australis comprehending New Guinea and New Britain’, which predates the explorations of James Cook. Purchase

DAVID CHAPLIN STERRY COLLECTION

An assortment of commemorative objects that belonged to David Chaplin Sterry (1812–1904), including an illuminated address (1888), his Postmaster-General’s Department travel pass, tickets to the 1901 Commonwealth of Australia Parliament opening, a gold locket presented to Mrs Sterry (1879), a portrait of Sterry, a 1927 Parliament House florin, exhibition catalogues from the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition and the 1888–89 Centennial International Exhibition, and the official record from the 1880 Melbourne exhibition. The collection also includes eight gold, silver and bronze medals struck in commemoration of significant national events, including the 1898 Australian Federation Convention, the Duke of Edinburgh’s 1867 visit to Australia, and seminal international exhibitions. Purchase

ROBERT STEWART COLLECTION

A wooden container, a decorated rainforest shield, a bark basket, two woven baskets, five wooden clubs and a fishing net. These objects were amongst a larger collection acquired by Scottish pastoralist Robert Stewart (1836–1902) during the second half of the 19th century, when he established and ran a number of properties in north Queensland. The artefacts are accompanied by photographs of the objects as they were displayed on the walls of Culgruff House, Stewart’s residence in Scotland; these images are an example of the 19th-century fashion in Britain for domestic displays of Australian Indigenous material. Purchase

JAMES TAYLOR LIGHT HORSE COLLECTION

The collection comprises a largely complete Light Horse uniform that is associated with the personal story of James Samuel Taylor, a farrier attached to the 9th Light Horse Regiment in the First World War. The tunic, leather leggings, kit bag and pay book bear Taylor’s name or regimental number, and it is likely that a number of other parts of the uniform belonged to him. Significantly, the uniform’s history extends beyond its use in the war as it was possibly worn by Taylor at Anzac Day marches, and was later owned and added to by militaria dealers and a collector. It is through this longer history that Taylor’s uniform contributes to the story of how Australia and Australians have memorialised and valued objects from the First World War. Purchase

TREATMENT OF THE HORSE IN AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

An album containing 11 mounted albumen photographs of George Hamilton’s drawings that were used in his book The Horse: Its Treatment in Australia, which was published in Adelaide in 1864. It is likely that this album of photographs of Hamilton’s drawings was made for reference or use in reproduction work prior to the publication of his book. Purchase

JOHN ULM COLLECTION

A cane, part of Charles Ulm’s RAAF dress uniform, and a photograph showing Charles Kingsford Smith, Ulm and Garnet Malley in their RAAF dress uniforms, following their investiture ceremony at Admiralty House, Sydney, 3 June 1929, where they received Air Force Crosses from Governor-General Lord Stonehaven. Donation

LIEUTENANT-COLONEL WATCHORN COLLECTION

Objects connected with Lieutenant-Colonel Edwin Thomas Watchorn’s command of the 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen in the Boer War. It includes his military saddle, two swagger sticks in English and African style; engraved field glasses presented on the departure of the contingent, a selection of military books from his library, the diary of Private Edward Barron who served under him in South Africa, postcards of a horse at Watchorn’s house, and a letter relating to rifle shooting. The collection demonstrates that the Boer War was a conflict fought over vast distances primarily on horseback. Purchase

Material approved 28 May 2015

THE ADELAIDE ASSAY OFFICE COLLECTION

An 1852 Adelaide Pound Type 2, 22-carat gold coin. The Adelaide Pound was Australia’s first (unofficial) gold coin. It follows the holey dollar as the second most collectable Australian coin. As the intrinsic value of the Adelaide Pound was worth more than their face value, many coins were exported to London and melted down as bullion. Purchase

DARYL BLAXLAND COLLECTION NO. 2

Two convict bricks from the foundations of Fordwich House near Broke, New South Wales. Each brick weighs about 2.2 kilograms and features a diamond-shaped depression to one of the large faces. Daryl Blaxland (born 1925), a scion of pioneer John Blaxland (1769–1845) of Fordwich, Kent, collected the bricks from a pile of the half-buried foundations of Fordwich House. Donation

JOHANN FRIEDRICH BLUMENBACH COLLECTION

An 1825 medal celebrating the golden jubilee of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach’s doctoral thesis. This medal is significant for its links to Blumenbach and the impact of his research on Australian Aboriginal people. Purchase

COALITION FOR THE PROTECTION OF RACEHORSES COLLECTION

Two tins of mock pet food branded ‘Horsielicious: the racing industry’s retirement plan in a can’, two associated posters, one leaflet, two stickers and white apron. The objects were produced by the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses, a Melbourne-based animal welfare group, for use in their 2013–14 campaign ‘1% to stop the slaughter’. Donation

COPPER CHARLOTTE MEDAL COLLECTION

A single small inscribed copper medal. The medal is a relic from the voyage that transported Australia’s first European colonists. It is thought to have been produced by Thomas Barrett, a convict on board the Charlotte, one of the 11 First Fleet ships. Barrett is supposed to have produced a silver medal – the silver Charlotte medal – for Surgeon-General John White, to commemorate the historic voyage. The smaller copper Charlotte medal repeats the text on the silver medal in a slightly abbreviated form and does not include an image of the Charlotte. Purchase

DIGGING STICK OF THE DJANG’KAWU COLLECTION

A wooden digging stick, coloured with red ochre and decorated with white clay at each of the tapering ends. The digging stick was made for the opening ceremony of the exhibition Yalangbara: The Art of the Djang’kawu, which opened on 7 December 2010. Yalangbara, a significant ceremonial site in north-east Arnhem Land, is the landing site related to the creation journey of the Djang’kawu sisters and is the most important of the Marika family clan estates. Donation

PETA EDWARDS COLLECTION

A painting by Peta Edwards featuring mixed media on board including acrylic panels coated with a rusting compound and mattress ticking. The painting illustrates a story of the Stolen Generations. It provides a unique perspective communicating the social and emotional trauma experienced by an individual and her family. Purchase

SUSIE ELELMAN COLLECTION NO. 2

Susie Elelman’s copy of her contract with the Australian Cerebral Palsy Association as state winner and Miss New South Wales 1973 titleholder in the Miss Australia competition. The contract consists of a nine-page deed (in effect from 13 October 1972 to 15 November 1973) that stipulates the state winner’s obligations throughout her 12-month reign and notes additional requirements should she be selected as Miss Australia 1973; attached to the deed is a four-page schedule of conditions of entry for the Miss Australia Quest. Donation

KERRY FLETCHER COLLECTION

Two embroidered Sorry Day badges made by textile artist Kate Campbell-Pope; a piece of embroidery made by Dandy Ruthven, featuring the first bar of music of Kerry Fletcher’s ‘Sorry song’ (1998); and a metal and plastic 1998 Sorry Day badge. Donation

JOSEPH TICE GELLIBRAND COLLECTION

A writing desk, a lock of hair and two photographs, one of Eliza Gellibrand and the other of Great Aunt Jane Macdonald Gellibrand; a small silver-plated case and a small knife blade, perhaps an ink eraser. The mahogany writing desk has a rosewood interior. Some brass inlays and the brass medallion from the lid are missing. The desk sustained some damage during a bushfire in 1906. It has two secret drawers that are revealed by releasing a concealed latch. Purchase

GOULBURN MURRAY WATER COLLECTION NO. 2

A section of the original Goulburn Weir, including a length of the dam superstructure, a gate, two piers and four granite foundation stones. The weir is Australia’s oldest irrigation diversion structure, built between 1887 and 1891 by the Victorian Water Supply Department to divert water from the Goulburn River for agricultural and domestic use in northern Victoria. The weir continues in use today, supporting over 160,000 hectares of farmland and forming part of the extensive Murray–Darling Basin irrigation infrastructure. The parts comprising this collection were removed from the weir in the 1980s during stabilisation work. Donation

KING OF MURRUMBIDGEE COLLECTION

A curved wooden boomerang made of a single piece of flat wood. Attached to the centre top surface of the boomerang is a silver plaque with an etched inscription, ‘Made and used by / THE KING OF / MURRUMBIDGEE’. The inscribed plaque links to the practice of issuing breastplates to Aboriginal people to recognise the ‘chief’ or ‘king’ of a tribe. As a commemorative object, the boomerang may have been acquired by exchange or given as a gift. Purchase

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE AND LILY SANDOVER KNGWARREYE COLLECTION

A batik on cotton from Utopia, Northern Territory. Titled Awelye, the batik was produced by Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Lily Sandover Kngwarreye in about 1987. The title refers to significant ceremonial designs that Anmatyerre and Alyawarre women paint on their breasts. The associated ceremonies are an integral part of community life. Awelye is performed by women to ensure the fertility of the land, spiritual and physical well-being and social harmony. Purchase

IVY LOVRIC COLLECTION

Objects relating to the life and career of Sydney gardening expert, Ivy Lovric, including two posters from the ‘Life. Be in it’ ‘Come n’ try gardening’ campaign featuring the ‘Aunty Ivy’ character, who was based on Lovric; five badges; and two well-used rubber stamps. The collection also includes objects associated with Lovric’s career prior to her involvement in the ‘Life. Be in it’ campaign. Donation

ELEMER MAKKAI COLLECTION

A series of photographs related to the construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme; the Eildon Weir and the GMH site at Dandenong, both in Victoria, and mining at Mt Isa, Queensland. The subject of the photographs is the social life of the workers on these projects. The photographer, Elemer Makkai, produced many of these images for sale to members of the project communities. The collection also includes photographs and negatives relating to Makkai’s journey from postwar Europe to Australia, his family, and his working life. Donation

JENNI KEMARRE MARTINIELLO COLLECTION

Three hand-blown glass containers shaped, variously, as a bicornual basket, a tiered dillybag and a fish trap; and a sculptural, multi-stranded hand-blown glass fish basket. Martinello’s glass art was inspired by her desire to use glass as a medium to ‘express her personal responses, her grandmother’s and father’s traditional country, the land itself and the survival of cultural practices such as woven eel traps, fish traps and baskets. Purchase

AILEEN MOTTON COLLECTION

An ink-and-watercolour work on paper titled Ballet with original matting and captioned information on both artist and content attached to it. Motton was a 13-year-old student at Weipa Mission Aboriginal School in 1951 when she painted Ballet for the Sunday Mail’s Children’s Art competition. Use of the title ‘Ballet’ on this depiction of dance, suggests the influence of the missionaries and the introduction of European cultural ideas. Donation

BARBARA NICHOLSON – JACK TATTERSALL COLLECTION

A boomerang that belonged to the donor’s father, Jack Tattersall. The boomerang is incised at one end with two bands connected by longitudinal lines. At its other end is an incised triangular pattern with longitudinal grooves in the middle. It appears to be a ‘working’ boomerang rather than an artefact made for sale to tourists. Donation

GLENN PIPER COLLECTION

A commemorative airmail box given by Roslyn Foster Bowie Philp to Lord Charles Wakefield, of the Wakefield Oil Company, after it was carried by Charles Ulm in the aircraft Faith in Australia from Australia to New Zealand in December 1933; a copy of the book Faith in Australia by Ulm’s secretary Ellen Rogers; and a collection of associated paperwork – including a flyer for Castrol Oil and a page from the Antique Trade Gazette. Purchase

PETER READ COLLECTION

A booklet titled The Stolen Generation: The Removal of Aboriginal Children in NSW 1883 to 1969, by Peter Read; a ‘Sorry’ badge in the shape of Australia with supporting card, and a Parliament House identity pass issued to Read, who represented Link-Up New South Wales at Parliament House for the prime minister’s apology to the Stolen Generations on 13 February 2008. Donation

SISTERS OF ST JOSEPH COLLECTION

The material included in this collection was assembled by the Sisters of St Joseph in relation to Mary MacKillop’s canonisation on 17 October 2010. It includes the large banner of MacKillop that was used during the canonisation ceremony in St Peter’s Basilica, Rome; invitations and other items accumulated by Sr Annette Arnold during her pilgrimage to Rome; and publications, souvenirs, commemorative items and DVDs produced, purchased by, or presented to the Sisters of St Joseph. Donation

VIC SMITH COLLECTION

Two blocks of dark brown chewing tobacco, one glass jar containing a fine ash used as an additive when chewing the tobacco, and one crab net. The tobacco was found by Vic Smith sometime in the 1960s or 1970s in a cave in the northern Napier Range, north Western Australia. Smith used the net to catch crabs and prawns from the Derby jetty in the 1990s. These objects are part of the complex commercial, social and political history at the heart of colonial relations between Aboriginal people and settlers, pastoralists, missionaries and governments in Australia. Donation

STRATHDARR STATION MEDICINE CHEST COLLECTION

A timber medicine chest used on Strathdarr station near Longreach in western Queensland, probably at the end of the 19th century. The chest evokes the self-reliance required of isolated settlers in outback Queensland in the mid- to late 19th century. It is also linked to the history of Strathdarr, a pastoral property near Longreach that contributed to the development of the merino wool industry in Queensland. Purchase

TICHBORNE CLAIMANT COLLECTION

An 1871 ‘Tichborne Claimant’ medal and a single carte-de-visite titled ‘The alleged “rightful heir” age 5 years’. The face of the medal has the Tichborne Claimant’s profile with the text ‘THE TICHBORNE CLAIMANT’. The reverse shows the profile of a young boy – Henry Alfred Joseph Doughty Tichborne, the 12th Baronet – with the text ‘THE ALLEGED RIGHTFUL HEIR/AGE 5 YEARS’. The carte-de-visite also features Tichborne with the text ‘The Alleged “RIGHTFUL HEIR” Age 5 Years. (Son of the late Sir A. Tichborne, Bart.), STEREOSCOPIC CO, Copyright’. Purchase

TAMMY TIDMARSH COLLECTION

The collection consists of a pair of handmade beaded earrings. Aunty Tammy Tidmarsh is a Wiradjuri elder, Brungle community leader, artist, storyteller and long-time community advocate for ‘building youth education’. While working as a student councillor, at Evans High School, Aunty Tammy started student craft workshops that included jewellery making. Donation

VICTORIA AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY COLLECTION

Three agricultural medals awarded at the Victoria Agricultural Society show on 21 April 1858. The recipients of the medals were Robert Laidlaw for Early Potatoes, Mr Bostock for Cape Barley and Jas (probably James) Bryden for Oats. The medals belonged to John Pascoe Fawkner, who was the president of the Victoria Agricultural Society
 in 1858. Purchase

ILGA TINGEY COLLECTION

A 7-track 45-rpm vinyl record produced by Massey-Ferguson (Australia) in 1962. Titled ‘Be a True Massey-Ferguson Man’ and distributed by Australian offices to company representatives, the record was produced to introduce the new company theme tune, ‘He’s a True Massey-Ferguson Man’. Featuring music by Australian composer Vern Moore and lyrics by Massey-Ferguson (Australia) marketing manager Stan Payton, the song revealed the company’s attempts to unify its workforce and inspire loyalty with a new corporate identity. Donation

CJ YEN FAMILY COLLECTION NO. 2

A collection of 16 objects from the CJ Yen General Store in Old Adaminaby. The Yen family made a significant contribution to the community and sporting life of Old Adaminaby, and was among the district’s pioneering skiing families. After the flooding of Old Adaminaby in 1958, the Yen family’s business premises were demolished and the Yens relocated to the new town of Adaminaby where they continued to operate their businesses in new premises that were purpose-built by the Snowy Mountains Authority. Donation