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Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet

Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet
n.d.

Max Dupain OBE

Tilman Ruff

Tilman Ruff
2019

Nikki Toole

Lieutenant Colonel Kathleen A. L. Best

Lieutenant Colonel Kathleen A. L. Best
1943-1944

Charles Wheeler

On display: Gallery Eight
Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop

Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop
n.d.

Louis Kahan

Sir Gustav Nossal

Sir Gustav Nossal
n.d.

Louis Kahan

Dr Hugh Kingsley Ward

Dr Hugh Kingsley Ward
n.d.

Max Dupain OBE

Dr John Yu

Dr John Yu
2014

Gary Grealy

Study for portrait of Peter Elliott

Study for portrait of Peter Elliott
1964

Jon Molvig

Study for portrait of Peter Elliott

Study for portrait of Peter Elliott
1964

Jon Molvig

Study for portrait of Peter Elliott

Study for portrait of Peter Elliott
1964

Jon Molvig

Study for the portrait of Peter Elliott

Study for the portrait of Peter Elliott
1964

Jon Molvig

Study for the portrait of Peter Elliott

Study for the portrait of Peter Elliott
1964

Jon Molvig

Peter Elliott

Peter Elliott
1964

Jon Molvig

On display: Gallery Two
image not online

Dr Joan M Redshaw AM
1982

Barbara Tribe

On display: Gallery Three
A Collins Street Surgeon

A Collins Street Surgeon "Patients and Diamonds" [Dr Beaney F.R.C.S.]
1874

Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Professor Paul Korner

Professor Paul Korner
2011

Andrew Sullivan

Dr Edward MacMahon

Dr Edward MacMahon
1959

William Dobell

On display: Gallery Two
Sir Charles Nicholson

Sir Charles Nicholson
1898

Elliott and Fry

The Surgeon (Dr Julian Smith)

The Surgeon (Dr Julian Smith)
1934

Harold Cazneaux

Sir Charles Nicholson

Sir Charles Nicholson
1854

Thomas Woolner

Men of the Day No.19

Men of the Day No.19 "A great Med'cine-Man among the inquiring Redskins"…

Carlo Pellegrini

Professor Mandyam Srinivasan

Professor Mandyam Srinivasan
2014

Sam Leach

Joseph Paul Gaimard

Joseph Paul Gaimard
c. 1830

De Bove

Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett

Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett
c. 1840

an unknown artist

Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett

Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett
1845

Charles Abraham

Bob Brown at his home in Liffey

Bob Brown at his home in Liffey
1988 (printed 2013)

Helga Leunig

Edward 'Weary' Dunlop, River Kwai, Thailand

Edward 'Weary' Dunlop, River Kwai, Thailand
c. 1987 (printed 2003)

Robert McFarlane

Telphia

Telphia
1990 (printed 2013)

Michael Riley

Jacques Miller

Jacques Miller
2002

Peter Wegner

Charles Teo

Charles Teo
2012

Adam Chang

Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley
c. 1870

Maull & Co Photographers

Stanley Argyle

Stanley Argyle
1924

Tom Glover

Rene Primevere Lesson

Rene Primevere Lesson
c. 1830

Ambroise Tardieu

Joseph Dalton Hooker

Joseph Dalton Hooker
c. 1860

Rui Hoffmann

John Cobley

John Cobley
1944

Nora Heysen AM

Jacques Miller

Jacques Miller
2012

Dave Tacon

Study for painting commission portrait of Fiona Stanley

Study for painting commission portrait of Fiona Stanley
2010

Mary Moore

Fiona Stanley

Fiona Stanley
2011

Mary Moore

On display: Gallery Eight
Elizabeth Blackburn

Elizabeth Blackburn
2011

Hugh Hamilton

Sir Cecil Colville

Sir Cecil Colville
c. 1965

Sir William Dargie CBE

George Nicholas

George Nicholas
1955

Paul Fitzgerald

Pat McGorry

Pat McGorry
2009 (printed 2010)

Dave Tacon

Portrait of Philip Nitschke

Portrait of Philip Nitschke
1998 (re-worked 2009)

Amanda King

Joseph Dalton Hooker

Joseph Dalton Hooker
c. 1880s

an unknown artist

Self portrait

Self portrait
1858-1860

George Fordyce Story

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
1983

Harold Thornton

On display: Gallery Three
Saint Catherine (Catherine Hamlin)

Saint Catherine (Catherine Hamlin)
2006

Nigel Brennan

Nancy Bird Walton

Nancy Bird Walton
c. 1973

Judy Cassab AO CBE

On display: Gallery Eight
Basil Hetzel

Basil Hetzel
2007-2008

Mark Kimber

Portrait of Henry Vernon Crock AO

Portrait of Henry Vernon Crock AO
1988

David Smith

Study for portrait of Joan Croll

Study for portrait of Joan Croll
1976

John Brack

Sir John Eccles

Sir John Eccles
1959

Pam MacFarlane

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE
2007

Jude Rae

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE
2007

Jude Rae

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE
2007

Jude Rae

Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE

Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE
2007

Jude Rae

Study for a portrait of Alex Wodak

Study for a portrait of Alex Wodak
c. 2005

Nick Mourtzakis

Hal Hattam

Hal Hattam
1960

Fred Williams

Dr Fiona Wood AM

Dr Fiona Wood AM
2005

Richard Woldendorp

Colleen McCullough

Colleen McCullough
1992-1993 (printed 2005)

Anthony Browell

Untitled (preparatory study for sculpture of Dr John Yu)

Untitled (preparatory study for sculpture of Dr John Yu)
2003

Ah Xian

Marilyn, Marlene and Kelvin Kong

Marilyn, Marlene and Kelvin Kong
c. 2000

Penny Tweedie

On display: Gallery Two
Dr John Yu

Dr John Yu
2004

Ah Xian

Dame Jean Macnamara

Dame Jean Macnamara
c. 1930

Donovan

Adam Rish

Adam Rish
1994

Greg Weight

Professor H. Rodney Withers

Professor H. Rodney Withers
2004

Jacqueline Mitelman

Sir Gustav Nossal

Sir Gustav Nossal
2004

Dean Home

Sir Bernard Katz

Sir Bernard Katz
1993 (printed 2003)

Nick Sinclair

Nancy Bird Walton - Pioneer

Nancy Bird Walton - Pioneer
2003

Danelle Bergstrom

Professor Ainslie Meares

Professor Ainslie Meares
1980

Jacqueline Mitelman

Sir Gustav Nossal

Sir Gustav Nossal
1979 (printed 1981)

Mark Strizic

Sir Macfarlane Burnet

Sir Macfarlane Burnet
1968

Mark Strizic

Dr Peter Farrell

Dr Peter Farrell
2001

Salvatore Zofrea OAM

Professor Graeme Clark (profile)

Professor Graeme Clark (profile)
2000

Peter Wegner

Professor Graeme Clark

Professor Graeme Clark
2000

Peter Wegner

Professor Geoffrey Burnstock

Professor Geoffrey Burnstock
1971

Andrew Sibley

Professor Geoffrey Burnstock

Professor Geoffrey Burnstock
1971

Andrew Sibley

Professor Peter Doherty

Professor Peter Doherty
2001

Rick Amor

On display: Gallery Two
Joan Croll

Joan Croll
1976

John Brack

On display: Gallery Eight
Sir Howard Florey OM KBE FRS FAA

Sir Howard Florey OM KBE FRS FAA
1985

Andor Meszaros

Portrait of Professor Graeme Clark

Portrait of Professor Graeme Clark
2000

Peter Wegner

Margaret Anderson

Margaret Anderson
1942

Napier Waller CMG OBE

On display: Gallery Eight
Robert H. Black MD

Robert H. Black MD
c. 1950

Nora Heysen AM

On loan to Art Gallery of New South Wales
Fred Hollows

Fred Hollows
1993

Kerrie Lester

On display: Gallery Two
Portrait bust of Dr Christine Rivett

Portrait bust of Dr Christine Rivett
c. 1950 (cast 1955-1956)

Daphne Mayo MBE

On display: Gallery Eight
image not online
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Sir Gustav Nossal
1999

Peter Churcher

Sir Macfarlane Burnet

Sir Macfarlane Burnet
1960-1961

Sir William Dargie CBE

Sir Macfarlane Burnet

Sir Macfarlane Burnet
late 1960s

Louis Kahan

Sir Macfarlane Burnet

Sir Macfarlane Burnet
late 1970s

Louis Kahan

Lord Florey

Lord Florey
n.d.

Louis Kahan

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