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The Springfield–Faithfull family collection is a rich record of the life and times of one family and their merino sheep property at Springfield in New South Wales. This precious collection – stored in the family's private museum for many years – reveals the story of early settler William Pitt Faithfull and the generations of his family who called Springfield home.

Share the family's lives and loves, from grand weddings, private picnics and much-loved pets to the runnings of a successful pastoral property.


See family gatherings, picnic race meetings, fine horses and much-loved pets.

Explore photographs

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Dress conservation

Meet the dress detectives working to reveal the history of the oldest dress in the Museum’s collection – and see detailed images of stunning garments.

Caring for the collection

Learn about how we care for this diverse collection and how we brought it to the Museum.

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