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Collection highlights

with an image online sorted by acquisition date
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Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
2009

Guido Maestri

Nick Cave

Nick Cave
1999

Howard Arkley

Dr John Yu

Dr John Yu
2004

Ah Xian

On loan to National Gallery of Victoria
Portrait of Captain James Cook RN

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN
1782

John Webber

On display: Gallery Two
Deborah Mailman

Deborah Mailman
1999

Evert Ploeg

On display: Gallery Two
HM Queen Elizabeth II

HM Queen Elizabeth II
2001

Polly Borland

Charles Teo

Charles Teo
2012

Adam Chang (Hong Jun Zhang)

On display: Gallery Two
Marcia Langton

Marcia Langton
2009

Brook Andrew, Trent Walter

Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily

Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily
1993

Jenny Sages

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
1983

Harold Thornton

On display: Gallery Three
L. Gordon Darling AC CMG

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG
2006

Jiawei Shen

On display: foyer
Trucaninny [Trukanini], wife of Woureddy [Wurati]

Trucaninny [Trukanini], wife of Woureddy [Wurati]
1836

Benjamin Law

On display: Gallery Three
Portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
2005

Jiawei Shen

On display: Gallery Two
Lee Lin Chin

Lee Lin Chin
2004 (printed 2021)

George Fetting

Kate Hattam

Kate Hattam
1956

Clifton Pugh AO

Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes folio atlas, second edition, containing a double-page map of Australia, seven full-page charts, two double-page views (one of Sydney), 27 hand-coloured engraving plates and 31 uncoloured engraving plates

Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes folio atlas, second edition,…

Francois Peron, Louis de Freycinet, Nicolas-Martin Petit

Ned Kelly death mask

Ned Kelly death mask
date unknown

an unknown artist after Maximilian Kreitmayer

Eddie Mabo (after Mike Kelley's 'Booth's Puddle' 1985, from Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's profile) No.3

Eddie Mabo (after Mike Kelley's 'Booth's Puddle' 1985, from Plato's Cave,…

John Citizen

Great Suffragette demonstration in London

Great Suffragette demonstration in London
1911

Rose Stereograph Company

Michael Hutchence

Michael Hutchence
1997

Harry Borden

Portrait of Cate Blanchett

Portrait of Cate Blanchett
2008

David Rosetzky

On loan to National Gallery of Victoria
Self portrait

Self portrait
between 1951 and 1953

Janet Dawson

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly
2013

Warwick Thornton

Untitled (Study for 'Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily')

Untitled (Study for 'Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily')
1993

Jenny Sages

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