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More on the Springfield collection

Collection database records

The National Museum is working to digitise more of its collection. About 500 Springfield records are currently available on our website. Springfield-Faithfull family collection database records

A screenshot of the first page of the Friends magazine article 'The Springfield collection: an exemplary cultural gift'. It features text and a photo of members of the Faithfull family at the Springfield homestead.

Further reading

Peter Taylor's 1987 book, Springfield: The story of a sheep station, published by Allen & Unwin is a beautifully illustrated of the history of Springfield, with a foreword by Geoffrey Blainey.

Faithfull family papers

Papers of the Faithfull family at the National Library of Australia

Patrick Baum, Anne Kelly and Sara Kelly outline work to document, transport, treat, store and display the Springfield collection.

Includes many images of objects in the Faithfull family museum, before they came to the National Museum.

Recorded on 18 January 2013, as part of the Door to store: caring for your collection series.

Cultural Gifts Program

Cultural Gifts Program
The Springfield-Faithfull family collection was one of the largest donations recorded by this Australian Government initiative, which encourages gifts to public institutions by offering a tax deduction to donors.

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