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Of Kings and men

Celebrating 100 years of the Historic Memorials Collection

Previous exhibition
from Thursday 3 November 2011 until Sunday 5 February 2012

This display celebrates 100 years of the Historic Memorials Collection and its role in commissioning portraits of parliamentary and judicial figures in Australia. The display will include four large-scale spectacular portraits that reflect the early years of official portraiture in Australia.

King Edward VII, 1910 by George Lambert
King Edward VII, 1910 by George Lambert