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Appendix 3: National Historical Collection: Material acquired and approved by Council, 1 July 2013 - 30 June 2014

Material approved 9 August 2013

IAN CANTLE COLLECTION

A ‘No Dams’ banner made and used in 1981–82 by Ian Cantle, environmental activist and Secretary of the fledgling Tasmanian Wilderness Society. Donation

HORTENSIA CORTÉS FERNÁNDEZ DE DIAZ EDREIRA COLLECTION

A Galician costume, silk shawl and beauty set belonging to Hortensia Cortés Fernández de Diaz Edreira, who migrated to Australia from Spain in 1961. The costume was made for her when she was 15, and the shawl belonged to her grandmother and is typical of those brought home by Spanish soldiers serving in the Spanish colony of the Philippines. Donation

JAMES FERGUSON COLLECTION

A boomerang collected in 1957 near Natawalu (Well 40), Canning Stock Route, Western Australia by helicopter pilot James Ferguson. The boomerang is linked to a compelling story of 20th-century contact. Donation

VINCENT KELLY COLLECTION

Three medals awarded to Vincent R Kelly, who famously survived falling from the Sydney Harbour Bridge in October 1930 while working on its construction. Purchase

FRANK MADDOX COLLECTION

Samples of wheat heads and grains prepared by Tasmanian farmer and wheat breeder Frank Maddox in 1894. Maddox worked closely with the Tasmanian Council of Agriculture, a forerunner of the Department of Agriculture, to breed higher yielding and disease-resistant wheat varieties. Purchase

REG AND FLORA MASON COLLECTION

A rabbit-fur coat made in about 1946 by Reg Mason for his wife, Flora. The coat illustrates how rabbits have been valued and incorporated into Australian life. Donation

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA ‘HISTORY THROUGH ART’ AWARD 2012 COLLECTION

Badu Harbour, a linocut print on paper by Joseph Au, depicting three pearling luggers at anchor in Badu habour in the Torres Strait. Purchase

VERONICA O’LEARY COLLECTION NO. 2

Eleven drawings made by Veronica O’Leary during the proceedings of the fourth coronial inquest into the death of Azaria Chamberlain. This is the only visual record of the hearing on 24 February 2012 at the Darwin Supreme Court. Purchase

PELACO KING BILLY COLLECTION

A complete set of promotional playing cards made for the Pelaco clothing company in the late 1920s. The cards are a significant example of the way in which Aboriginal stereotypes permeated settler visual culture during the early to mid-20th century. Purchase

ELLAROSE SAVAGE COLLECTION NO. 2

Au Karem ar Araigi le (Deep Sea Divers), a linocut print on paper by Ellarose Savage from Erub (Darnley Island) in the eastern Torres Strait. The print illustrates aspects of her father’s diving career. Purchase

SONGLINES – ALISON MUNTI RILEY COLLECTION

A painting by Pitjantjatjara artist Alison Munti Riley depicting sites on the Seven Sisters songline around the Amata community in South Australia. The work was made in 2011 at Tjala Arts, an Aboriginal-owned and -governed art centre in Amata. Purchase

SONGLINES – SALLYANNE ROBERTS COLLECTION

A painting by Pitjantjatjara artist Sallyanne Roberts titled Kuru Ala. It depicts and is named after a significant site on the Seven Sisters songline. The work was made in 2012 at Tjungu Palya, an Aboriginal-owned and -governed art centre in Nyapari, South Australia. Purchase

SONGLINES – WINGU TINGIMA COLLECTION

A large painting by Wingu Tingima titled Kuru Ala. The work was made in 2007 at Tjungu Palya, an Aboriginal-owned and -governed art centre in Nyapari, South Australia. Purchase

ROSE SULLIVAN COLLECTION

An original issue of the first edition of the Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Australia’s first newspaper, dated 5 March 1803. Donation

ALICK TIPOTI COLLECTION NO. 3

Two large masks, Sugu Mawa and Maza Mawa, by renowned artist Alick Tipoti from Badu in the Torres Strait. In Kala Lagaw Ya, the Indigenous language of the Western Islands, Sugu Mawa means ‘octopus mask’, and Maza Mawa means ‘sorcerer’ or ‘mask of the reef’. Purchase

PERCY TROMPF COLLECTION NO. 2

A poster designed by renowned commercial artist Percy Trompf, reproduced by Robert Harding Pty Ltd, and issued by the Commonwealth Railways Commissioner, Melbourne, in July 1930. It is a colour lithograph advertising the Trans-Australian Railway, featuring a view of Perth from Kings Park. Purchase

VICTORIAN GOLDFIELDS COLLECTION NO. 2

A gold ring, one of the earliest dated pieces of gold jewellery made in Ballarat. Purchase jewellery made in Ballarat. Purchase

Material approved 24 October 2013

SHIRLEY ANDREWS COLLECTION NO. 2

A purple dance dress worn by Shirley Andrews when she received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her contribution to Australian dance in June 1994; and a framed plaque given to Andrews by the Folk Song and Dance Society of Victoria, congratulating her on receiving the OAM. Donation

AUSTRALIAN SPORTS ANTI-DOPING AUTHORITY (ASADA) COLLECTION

Urine- and blood-testing kits, public education posters and documents related to the administration of testing programs. These document ASADA’s work in drug-testing Australian athletes who compete at state and national levels, as well as international athletes competing in events held in Australia. Donation

JEANETTE BLICK COLLECTION

A stuffed toy in the shape of a koala, given to Jeanette Blick on Christmas Day, about 1962, while she was in the Orana Methodist Home for Children, Burwood, Victoria. It was taken from her a few days later and only returned to her when she left Orana. Donation

FREDERICK CARRICK COLLECTION

The conditional pardon, no. 89/1833, granted to Frederick Carrick on 6 April 1833, and signed by Sir Richard Bourke, Governor of New South Wales. The document includes details of Carrick’s offence, sentence, trade, physical description, and arrival details aboard the HMS Glory in 1818. Purchase

CAPPY AND EDGAR DEANS COLLECTION

A wooden double-pedestal office desk designed by Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin, and made by Misha Burlakov in Castlecrag, New South Wales, in about 1925. It is one of two desks, designed by the Griffins, that were used in their Greater Sydney Development Association offices in the 1920s and 30s. Donation

GEORGE GILLTRAP COLLECTION

A 1918 ‘Australian Six’ motor car, chassis number B767, with maroon paintwork and black leather upholstery. The chassis was designed by Louis Chevrolet and manufactured by the American Motors Corporation of Plainfield, New Jersey, in 1918. It was acquired as a prototype by Australian automobile entrepreneur Frederick Gordon and used as a demonstrator model. Purchase

GRIFFITH BUSINESS CHAMBER COLLECTION

Four large umbrellas inscribed with protest messages in black and red ink, collected at a water reform meeting in Griffith, southern New South Wales, in October 2010. Donation

ELIZABETH HAGERTY COLLECTION

Two letters from James Ironside, a Scotsman who immigrated to Van Diemen’s Land in the early 19th century aboard the Deveron. They give a valuable first-hand perspective of the process of immigration during the 1800s. Donation

NORMAN HILL COLLECTION

Eight carved wooden objects purchased from the Kurrawang Native Mission in the Goldfields region of Western Australia in 1957. Purchase

HORSE AND AGRICULTURAL IMAGES AND ADVERTISING COLLECTION

A range of paper items and a tin sign relating to Australian agriculture from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The collection demonstrates the centrality of agriculture to Australia and the crucial role of horses within and around this industry. Purchase

JOHN KELLY POWDER HORN COLLECTION

A scrimshaw powder horn decorated with brass pins, dating from the early 19th century. Engraved on the horn is the cypher of John Kelly, believed to be a member of the 28th North Gloucestershire Regiment stationed in the Australian colonies. Purchase

PAUL AND CHARLES KRANZ COLLECTION

A green-painted metal cabin trunk, one of five made by Paul Kranz from galvanised tin he salvaged from the Lamatjan hydro-electric power station near Bandung in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), where he worked as an electrical engineer for the Dutch colonial authorities from 1921 to 1940. Donation

JULIE MARCUS COLLECTION

A tin trunk used by anthropologist and activist Olive Pink, a passionate Aboriginal rights activist, anthropologist and gardener. Donation

NEWCASTLE & SUBURBAN CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD BAKERY CART COLLECTION

Bakery cart no. 168, one of a fleet of horsedrawn vehicles operated by the Newcastle & Suburban Co-operative in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. Purchase

ALEXANDER NGANJMIRRA COLLECTION

A colour chalk artwork titled Royal Carriage London & Pet Dingoes, created by the Oenpelli (Gunbalanya) artist Alexander Nganjmirra in 2002. The artwork is a preliminary sketch for a larger canvas in Nganjmirra’s popular Queen sketch for a larger canvas in Nganjmirra’s popular Queen Suite sequence, in which he depicts the Queen in a magnificent carriage pulled by cattle and driven by liveried drivers, with pet dingos alongside. Purchase

HARTMANN SCHEDEL COLLECTION

A woodcut map, commonly known as Secunda Etas Mundi, from a Latin first-edition of Hartmann Schedel’s Liber Chronicarum: Das Buch der Croniken und Geschichten, popularly known as the Nuremberg Chronicle, after the city of its publication, dated 12 July 1493. Purchase

BRUCE SMITH COLLECTION

A plastic bag and plastic bucket that contained the seed of genetically modified canola sown by Cootamundra district farmer Bruce Smith in 2008. Donation

SARAH TAYLOR COLLECTION

A conditional pardon granted to English convict Sarah Taylor by Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy, Governor of New South Wales, on 9 June 1849. Donation

TEN SHILLING NOTE COLLECTION

An Australian 10-shilling note printed in 1913, with the serial number N355800. It bears the signatures of James Collins, Assistant Secretary to the Treasury, and George Allen, Secretary to the Treasury. Purchase

UTOPIA BATIK REVIVAL WORKSHOP COLLECTION

A small range of batiks produced in 2007 at Utopia, Central Australia, during the Utopia Batik Group Revival workshops. The majority of the batiks were made by artists from the original Utopia Batik Group. Purchase

Material approved 13 March 2014

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY RESEARCH SCHOOL OF EARTH SCIENCES COLLECTION

Forty-eight objects used during the 1950s and 60s at the Department of Geophysics, now the Research School of Earth Sciences, at the Australian National University. The equipment is associated with Professor John Jaeger, Dr Germaine Joplin and Professor Mervyn Paterson. Donation

JOHN AYTON COLLECTION NO. 2

Objects associated with John Ayton, a long-time employee of the Sunshine Harvester Works (later Massey Ferguson), Melbourne. Donation

MARJORIE BRAGG COLLECTION

A yellow child’s bicycle owned and ridden by Marjorie Bragg to school and around the family farm and neighbourhood during the 1950s. After getting married and moving to Gladstone, Marjorie had the bicycle repaired for her daughter who subsequently rode the bike to school for several years. Donation

WILLIAM EDWARD CAMP COLLECTION

A range of cooper’s tools, paper documents and union clearance certificates belonging to William (Bill) Edward Camp. Donation

ALAN CAPP COLLECTION

A section of a steering wheel and engine valve rocker from the Southern Cloud crash site, souvenired by a journalist in 1958 and retained by Alan Capp and his brother as significant pieces of aviation history. The section of steering wheel is in the condition in which it was found, having sustained damage during the crash of the aircraft in 1931 and subsequent weathering and bushfires during the 27 years it was lost on the Toolong Range, New South Wales. Donation

JAMES FERRIER MEDAL COLLECTION

A silver medal, in a presentation box, depicting the botanist Carl Linnaeus on one side and a floral wreath with a banner that reads ‘Society of Agriculture and Horticulture’. The medal is engraved with the text ‘PLOUGHING MATCH/ COLERAINE/FARMERS SOCIETY/awarded to/Mr James Ferrier/July 14th 1869’. Purchase

GARCIA GARCIA COLLECTION

The uniform of Diego Garcia Garcia, who served as captain in the Sixth Transport Battalion in the Spanish Republican Army from 1936 to 1939. It also includes documents and photographs of Garcia Garcia and his accreditation permit as Captain in the Sixth Battalion, a group photograph of company officers, documents associated with Garcia Garcia’s escape from Spain to France in 1939, and refugee travel documents to Australia dated 1951. Donation

WILLIAM GIBBS COLLECTION

A total of 268 blown bird eggs collected by William Gibbs between 1967 and 1972 in and around Bendigo, Victoria, together with the wardrobe and drawers used to store and display the eggs since their collection. Donation

GREAT EXHIBITION 1851 COLONIAL PRODUCE LITHOGRAPH COLLECTION

A proof for one of a series of lithographs by Joseph Nash, commissioned by Prince Albert for the publication Dickinson’s Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851, published in 1854. Purchase

THOMAS HINTON COLLECTION

Fifteen studio photographs dating from 1900, demonstrating the late 19th-century convention of using studio portraiture to present a response to Australia at the dawn of the 20th century. Purchase

HELEN HOPKINS COLLECTION

A red Malvern Star ladies bicycle purchased in 1936 and owned by Helen Hopkins of Boulder (now Kalgoorlie-Boulder), in Western Australia. The bike travelled widely around Western Australia with Hopkins and her husband, Jack, during the 1940s and 50s, and was passed down to two succeeding generations of girls in her family. Donation

JORROCKS COLLECTION

An 1840s portrait of Australian-bred gelding Jorrocks, a prominent racehorse in New South Wales during the 1840s. Purchase

YVONNE KENNEDY COLLECTION

Material associated with Yvonne Kennedy, an Australian passenger on American Airlines Flight 77, who lost her life during the terrorist attacks in the United States on 11 September 2001. The collection contains a small number of personal objects recovered from the wreckage of the plane, a larger group of commemorative items sent to Kennedy’s family by the United States Government in her memory, and material relating to Kennedy’s Red Cross activities. Donation

MICHAEL KERRIGAN COLLECTION

Items collected by the Kerrigan family while fossicking on the banks of Lake Eucumbene for reminders of Old Adaminaby, inundated in 1959 as part of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme. Donation

JOSEF LEBOVIC COLLECTION

More than 90 board games, all either made in Australia or with an Australian theme. The games span a century of children’s entertainment and cover a range of themes, with sport, transport and geography particularly prominent. Purchase

COLONEL WILLIAM LIGHT COLLECTION NO. 2

A lithograph of Colonel William Light’s Plan of the City of Adelaide, based on an original watercolour created in 1837. Purchase

ROBIN MALONEY COLLECTION NO. 2

Four of Robin Maloney’s scouting certificates: a Wolf Cubs registration certificate (1956), a Boy Scouts registration certificate (1959), a Queen’s Scout certificate (1964), and a Warrant of appointment (1970). Maloney joined the Boy Scouts in 1955/56 and, over the next 20 years, progressed through the movement to become Scout Leader. The certificates represent each stage of his scouting career. Donation

NEVIL MASKELYNE COLLECTION

An 18th-century wooden backstaff once owned by Britain’s fifth Astronomer Royal, Dr Nevil Maskelyne. Also known as the Davis quadrant, it was invented by Captain John Davis in about 1594 to allow latitude measurements to be taken safely, with the recorder’s back to the sun. Maskelyne published his Nautical Almanac in 1767, providing mariners with the tables that helped them determine their longitude. HMB Endeavour carried Maskelyne’s tables for 1768 and 1769 and proved the method reliable, if mathematically complex. Purchase

MUNGRABAMBONE COLLECTION

A spear, stone hatchet-head and boomerang from Mungrabambone station in New South Wales, all about 1890. Donation

MURRAY–DARLING BASIN AUTHORITY COLLECTION

A range of placards, flyers, posters, T-shirts and other protest material collected at water reform meetings held in irrigation towns throughout the Murray–Darling Basin from 2010 to 2012. Donation

PACIFIC ISLANDS ALBUMS COLLECTION

Fourteen albums and folders of amateur photographs from the Pacific region. Most were taken in what is now Papua New Guinea, although photographs from the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia are also present. The images date from the 1890s, with the majority taken between 1902 and 1940. The collection also contains a number of postcards and visiting cards by prominent 19th-century professional photographers such as Frank Hurley, Henry King, Charles Kerry and John Beatty. Purchase

CHRISTOPHER PEASE COLLECTION

A 72-panel oil painting by Noongar artist Christopher Pease titled Panoramic View of Minang Boojar, presenting a contemporary Indigenous perspective on early European exploration of south-western Australia. Purchase

WILMA ROBB COLLECTION

Three artworks relating to the Forgotten Australians: a painting, Black Blue and Raw; a banner listing all the names of the institutions mentioned in the 2004 Senate Report  into the Forgotten Australians; and a collage of newspaper clippings concerning life in children’s homes. The collection also includes a linen napkin on which is hastily written in texta, ‘WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN’S PRISONS’. These items are Wilma Robb’s response to her life in institutional ‘care’, in particular the time she spent in the Parramatta Training Home for Girls and the Hay Institution for Girls in the 1960s. Donation

RODER FAMILY COLLECTION

A book handmade by the missionary Herbert E Read for his four-year-old nephew John Herbert Roder in 1933. It serves as an archive of what an adult thought would interest and educate a boy of that age in the 1930s. As a product of the Depression, it emphasises the value of ‘making do’ and recycling materials to craft something new. Donation

AW SANDFORD & CO. LTD. COLLECTION

A wooden honour board listing the names of the 16 men from Adelaide merchants AW Sandford & Co. who enlisted for service in the First World War. Against the names are, where relevant, cause of death and/or decorations for valour. Donation

SONGLINES – JUDY TRIGGER COLLECTION

A walka board (hot pokerwork on wood) by Pitjantjatjara artist Judy Trigger, made in 2013 in the Mutitjulu community on the eastern side of Uluru. Purchase

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COMMISSION COLLECTION

A printed circular issued and signed by Rowland Hill, Secretary of the South Australian Commission, on 16 August 1835, outlining the role of the commission’s agents working in rural Britain. It provides instructions as to how the new colony of South Australia should be promoted to secure investment for its development. Purchase

ANN TATE COLLECTION

A side saddle and two riding crops that belonged to the renowned Australian author Jeannie Gunn. Donation

HORACE TAYLOR COLLECTION

A colour poster, printed in 1933, featuring a tall ship sailing on the ocean, with the slogan ‘Follow the empire makers: Buy empire goods from home and overseas’. Purchase

ELIZA THURSTON COLLECTION

An 1861 watercolour painting, titled Victoria Pass, Blue Mountains, by Eliza Thurston (nee West), an early female colonial artist. Victoria Pass is a triumph of early 19th-century engineering and is one of the oldest and most significant engineered works in Australia still in use today. Purchase

JØRN UTZON COLLECTION

Two rare 1967 ‘Bring Utzon back’ posters associated with a protest campaign to have Jørn Utzon reinstated as architect on the Sydney Opera House project. Purchase

EDWARD WAKEFIELD COLLECTION

The arrest warrant for British diplomat Edward Gibbon Wakefield, dated 1826. It is handwritten and incorporates the signature and seal of George William Newton, a Cheshire magistrate. The warrant was issued for Wakefield’s abduction of and forced marriage of schoolgirl Ellen Turner. Purchase

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL CONTAINER COLLECTION

A wooden container, made by an Aboriginal craftsperson for sale to the tourist market. It has been carved from a single piece of wood, and the distinctive adzing of the inner surface is typical of artefacts from the Gascoyne-Murchison region of Western Australia. Purchase

Material approved 22 May 2014

ANZ BANK COLLECTION

A First World War honour board associated with the English, Scottish and Australian (ES&A) Bank; and a Second World War honour board associated with the Union Bank of Australasia (UBA). Donation

EDMUND (TED) BAKER COLLECTION NO. 1

A collection associated with George Herbert Baker, a well-known sportsman and businessman in Rockhampton, central Queensland, in the early 20th century. It comprises a tennis racquet (from about 1900), tennis trophy, tennis blazer pocket, two sporting medals (for tennis and rowing), Scripture book, paperweight, portrait, miniature chess set, pocket watch, 1907 ladies’ cricket ball trophy, a silver trowel used at the 1893 founding of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Rockhampton, and several Queensland Pastoral Society medals dated from 1866 to 1876. Donation

EDMUND (TED) BAKER COLLECTION NO. 2

Two pairs of cream-coloured (formerly white) tennis trousers worn by George Herbert Baker, who represented Queensland in the intercolonial tennis competitions against New South Wales, and held an executive position at the Queensland Lawn Tennis Association. Baker was involved in many sports, including rugby union, golf, bowling and rowing, and took an active role in many community and sporting organisations. Donation

DAVID BOSUN AND SOLOMON BOOTH COLLECTION

A linocut print titled Kaiwalagal, made in 2001 by Torres Strait artists David Bosun and Solomon Booth. Linocut printing is a technique used by a number of contemporary Torres Strait artists. Purchase

JOSEPH HECTOR MCNEIL CARRUTHERS COLLECTION

More than 100 objects belonging to Sir Joseph Hector McNeil Carruthers, illustrating aspects of the New South Wales politician’s public and private life between the 1880s and 1930s, including his travels to Britain. Purchase

CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN BATIK COLLECTION

Four lengths of silk batik produced in the early 1970s by Ernabella Arts and Kaltjiti Arts, South Australia. Purchase

JO FORT COLLECTION

A small soft-toy horse used in a mock horserace intended as a playful alternative to the 2007 Birdsville Races, following the cancellation of the event due to an outbreak of equine influenza. Donation

GURNAI–KURNAI COLLECTION NO. 3

A wooden club, parrying shield and plaque shield all made by Albert Mullet in 2002–03. Mullet is a senior elder from the Gurnai (Kurnai) people of Gippsland, Victoria, with strong links to Lake Tyers. Knowledge of wood crafting and decoration skills have been passed down through his family for generations. Purchase

GORDON HAMMOND COLLECTION

A painting titled Kraal, by the Kaurareg artist Gordon Hammond of Ngurapai (Horn Island) in the Torres Strait. The painting is of a kraal or ‘dog mask’, one of the most recognisable cultural icons of the Kaurareg people. Purchase

SYLVIA HANSEN COLLECTION

A knot of wood from the coolibah tree under which Irish-born explorer Robert O’Hara Burke was buried. Purchase

JACK HOWE COLLECTION

Mechanical shears awarded to Jack Howe, renowned for several extraordinary shearing feats performed in central Queensland in 1892. Purchase

MAREE JONGKRYG COLLECTION

A homemade ‘polio pram’, two pairs of shoes and copies of family photographs associated with Maree Jongkryg (née Phibbs), who contracted poliomyelitis (polio) in 1954 when she was 10 months old. Polio sufferers, like Jongkryg, and their families have played an important role in healthcare and disability advocacy. Donation

LINCOLN PARK DAIRY COLLECTION

An aluminium and timber-framed horsedrawn milk delivery wagon, commissioned in the late 1940s by the Tighe family, owners of the Lincoln Park Dairy in Essendon, Victoria. It was manufactured by coachbuilder William J Knight of Bendigo. Purchase

MAREE MARSDEN (PARRY) COLLECTION

A pair of Baxter riding boots, John Brush saddle with girth straps, crupper, stirrups, snaffle bit with bridle with reins, and Weymouth bit with reins, used by actress Maree Marsden when recreational riding in Victoria during the 1940s to 60s. Donation

VICTOR MCGRATH COLLECTION

A turtle-shell mask made by Torres Strait Islander Victor McGrath of Waiben (Thursday Island). Turtle-shell masks form an important component of the traditional culture of Torres Strait Islanders, with each type of mask given a name, either for the related ceremony or its use in the ceremony. Donation

MELBOURNE AUSTRALASIAN SUPPLEMENT COLLECTION

A wood engraving from a sketch by Thomas Carrington, engraved by Rudolph Jenny, showing a panoramic view of Melbourne, with corner vignettes of the Benevolent Asylum, Melbourne University, the Post Office and the Town Hall. It was published in about 1875, as a supplement to the weekly Melbourne paper, the Australasian. Purchase

NATIONAL SYMBOLS POSTER COLLECTION NO. 1

Two posters featuring Australian symbols: one is a Trans-Australia Airline travel poster featuring boomerangs, strongly reminiscent of Gert Selheim’s poster, ‘Australia’, for the Australian National Travel Association; the other is a promotional poster for a festival of Australian films held in New York in 1978, depicting kangaroos. Purchase

GEORGE NONA COLLECTION

Two dhari headdresses and two turtle-shell masks made by George Nona from Badu in the Torres Strait. Dhari headdresses were worn by men during warfare but now form part of dance and ceremony attire. Turtle-shell masks are also worn during ceremony. Purchase

JAMES NORTHFIELD COLLECTION NO. 2

A travel poster by commercial artist James Northfield, commissioned by the Australian National Travel Association to promote Australia. The colour lithograph dates from the early 1930s and features the peaks and valleys of the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. Purchase

JAMES NORTHFIELD COLLECTION NO. 3

A large colour lithograph poster by James Northfield, issued by the Victorian State Recruitment Committee in about 1916. It features the image of a charging mounted Light Horseman brandishing a sword and carrying the union Jack, with the text ‘COME ON BOYS/ FOLLOW THE FLAG!’ Purchase

MICHAEL PAULL COLLECTION

Seven photographs of Australian aviators and aircraft, originally owned by aircraft engineer and designer George Beohm. The photographs date from 1916 to about 1933 and show Beohm’s First World War service, Genairco aircraft, Charles Kingsford Smith and the Southern Cross. Donation

SUSAN (SUE) POWELL COLLECTION

Sue Powell’s gold medal and jersey from the 2009 World Paracycling Championships in Italy; a London 2012 Paralympic speedsuit worn by Powell in the pursuit (which she won) and the road time trial; a colour poster; and a carbon-fibre leg brace. Powell, a classified C4 paracyclist, was named Champion of Champions at four consecutive Australian Paracycling Track Championships. Donation

TED PRITCHARD COLLECTION NO. 3

Various objects relating to Ted Pritchard’s passion for steam: a framed tapestry of the Evening Star locomotive; an original cartoon by William Ellis Green; an Aran jumper knitted by Marion Pritchard; and original 1964 registration papers for a Chevrolet steam-powered truck. Pritchard persisted in trying to produce a commercially viable steam-powered car engine. Donation

SONGLINES – TJAMPAWA KATIE KAWINY COLLECTION

Seven Sisters, a 2013 painting by Tjampawa Katie Kawiny, depicting episodes of the Seven Sisters story as they are represented in sites along the songline that crosses the Martu, Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara lands. Purchase

MERVYN STREET COLLECTION

Four artworks by Mervyn Street, a Gooniyandi man from the country around Fitzroy Crossing, painted in 2012. His artworks and their associated stories speak of personal experience and provide insights into the lifestyle of Aboriginal stockmen on stations across the Kimberley region in Western Australia. Purchase

LEN UREN COLLECTION

A number of objects belonging to Leonard Sydney Uren, a soldier in the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War, and later a well-respected dentist based in Penrith, New South Wales, between the 1920s and 70s. Donation

ROB WEAVER COLLECTION

A shop sign used at the Lincoln Park Dairy in Essendon, Victoria, between about 1926 and 1987. Handpainted in blue and white lead paint, the steel sign was commissioned by proprietor Hugh Tighe and made locally. Donation

MARY WILLSALLEN COLLECTION

A pony-sized sulky, matching harness, carriage-driving whip and hat used by Mary Willsallen when competing in driving events and in harness classes at agricultural shows. Purchase