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Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet

Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet
n.d.

Max Dupain OBE

Eccleston Du Faur

Eccleston Du Faur
1911

Violet Teague

Sir Ernest Thomas Fisk

Sir Ernest Thomas Fisk
1943-1944

Charles Wheeler

Sir Mark Oliphant

Sir Mark Oliphant
1972

Frank Hinder

image not online
NC

The Home of the Blizzard: being the story of the Australasian Antarctic…

Sir Douglas Mawson Kt OBE FRS, Heinemann, London

The Simpling Macaroni (Dr Daniel Solander)

The Simpling Macaroni (Dr Daniel Solander)
1772

Matthias Darly

The Fly Catching Macaroni (Sir Joseph Banks)

The Fly Catching Macaroni (Sir Joseph Banks)
1772

Matthias Darly

The Botanic Macaroni (Sir Joseph Banks)

The Botanic Macaroni (Sir Joseph Banks)
1772

Matthias Darly

Tan Le

Tan Le
2018

John Tsiavis

Michelle Simmons

Michelle Simmons
2018

Selina Ou

Woburn Sheepshearing

Woburn Sheepshearing
1811

Thomas Morris, M N. Bates, Joseph C. Stadler after George Garrard

Harry Messel

Harry Messel
n.d.

Louis Kahan AO

Sir Gustav Nossal

Sir Gustav Nossal
n.d.

Louis Kahan AO

Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery
2006

Robert Hannaford AM

On display: Gallery Three
Study for commissioned portrait,

Study for commissioned portrait, "Equation of life - a portrait of Professor…

Evert Ploeg

Equation of a life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton

Equation of a life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton
2016

Evert Ploeg

Professor Brian Schmidt

Professor Brian Schmidt
2015

David Roberts

"Men of the Day No.14 "A faithful friend, an eminent servant, and the best…

Carlo Pellegrini

Professor John Shine

Professor John Shine
2011

Jozef Vissel

Men of the Day No. 57

Men of the Day No. 57 "Old Bones" Sir Richard Owen (Image plate from Vanity…

an unknown artist

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

On display: Gallery Two
Professor Derek Denton

Professor Derek Denton
2009

Janet Dawson

Sir Joseph Banks

Sir Joseph Banks
1811

William Daniell after George Dance

Joseph Paul Gaimard

Joseph Paul Gaimard
c. 1830

De Bove

Robert Brown

Robert Brown
c. 1835

Dario Castellini after Carlo Liverati

The great South Sea caterpillar transformed into a Bath Butterfly (Sir Joseph Banks)

The great South Sea caterpillar transformed into a Bath Butterfly (Sir…

James Gillray

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller
c. 1890

Charles Troedel after Robert Wendel

Jacques Miller

Jacques Miller
2002

Peter Wegner

Robert Brown

Robert Brown
1850

Thomas Herbert Maguire

Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley
c. 1870

Maull & Co Photographers

William Jackson Hooker

William Jackson Hooker
1851

Thomas Herbert Maguire

John Gould

John Gould
1849

Thomas Herbert Maguire, M & N Hanhart

Walter A Gale

Walter A Gale
1917

Boz

Sir John 'Bawra' Higgins

Sir John 'Bawra' Higgins
1922

Tom Glover

William Henry Harvey

William Henry Harvey
c. 1850

Thomas Herbert Maguire

Rene Primevere Lesson

Rene Primevere Lesson
c. 1830

Ambroise Tardieu

Professor David of Antarctic Expedition

Professor David of Antarctic Expedition
c. 1910

an unknown artist

Joseph Dalton Hooker

Joseph Dalton Hooker
c. 1860

Rui Hoffmann

Geoffroy St Hilaire

Geoffroy St Hilaire
c. 1845

Formentin

Comte de Lacepede

Comte de Lacepede
c. 1830

an unknown artist

Thomas Pennant

Thomas Pennant
c. 1790

William Ridley

Professor Penny Sackett, astronomer and physicist

Professor Penny Sackett, astronomer and physicist
2011

Andrew Mezei

On display: Gallery Two
Sir Ernest Fisk

Sir Ernest Fisk
n.d. (after 1937)

an unknown artist

Jacques Miller

Jacques Miller
2012

Dave Tacon

William Dakin

William Dakin
c. 1943

Gervaise Purcell

Alexander Dalrymple

Alexander Dalrymple
1809

George Dance, William Daniell

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

Elizabeth Blackburn

Elizabeth Blackburn
2011

Hugh Hamilton

Federal Statistican Knibbs

Federal Statistican Knibbs
1919

David Low

James Robert Millar Robertson

James Robert Millar Robertson
1926

W.A. Bowring

Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks

Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks
c. 1814

Thomas Phillips

Sir Joseph Banks

Sir Joseph Banks
1840s

C. E. Wagstaff after Thomas Phillips

Sir Joseph Banks

Sir Joseph Banks
1802

William Ridley

Joseph Banks and Dr Solander

Joseph Banks and Dr Solander
1778

an unknown artist

Album of cartes de visite and cabinet card photograph including a portrait of John Tebbutt

Album of cartes de visite and cabinet card photograph including a portrait…

Various

Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society

Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society
1812

N Schiavonetti after Thomas Phillips

TW Edgeworth David and Vilhjalmur Stefansson

TW Edgeworth David and Vilhjalmur Stefansson
1924

Annie May Moore

Douglas Mawson

Douglas Mawson
1933

Henry James Haley

François Péron

François Péron
c. 1805

Jean Henri Cless, Conrad Westermayr

Sir Joseph Banks

Sir Joseph Banks
c. 1788

Benjamin West, John Raphael Smith

Joseph Dalton Hooker

Joseph Dalton Hooker
c. 1880s

an unknown artist

Alexander MacLeay

Alexander MacLeay
c. 1845

Sir Thomas Lawrence, Charles Fox

William John Wills

William John Wills
c. 1861

De Gruchy & Leigh

Francis Houssemayne de Boulay

Francis Houssemayne de Boulay
n.d.

J Fisher

Georg von Neumayer

Georg von Neumayer
c. 1860

Johnstone & Co

Portrait of Dr Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster

Portrait of Dr Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster
c. 1780

Jean Francois Rigaud

Dr Solander

Dr Solander
1772

an unknown artist

Joseph Banks Esq

Joseph Banks Esq
1774

William Dickinson after Sir Joshua Reynolds

Basil Hetzel

Basil Hetzel
2007-2008

Mark Kimber

Ian Frazer

Ian Frazer
2007

Marian Drew

Barry Marshall and Robin Warren

Barry Marshall and Robin Warren
2007

Robin Sellick

William John Wills, 2nd in command of the Victorian Expedition

William John Wills, 2nd in command of the Victorian Expedition
1860-1861

Henry Samuel Sadd, Fergusson & Mitchell, Melbourne after Thomas Adams Hill

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

Professor Terence Tao

Professor Terence Tao
2006

Reed Hutchinson

Portrait of Dr John Bradfield

Portrait of Dr John Bradfield
c. 1920-1924

Reginald Jerrold-Nathan

Dr Paul Scully-Power

Dr Paul Scully-Power
2005

Evert Ploeg

Professor Harry Messel

Professor Harry Messel
1973

Louis Kahan AO

David Warren

David Warren
c. 2004

an unknown artist

Self portrait

Self portrait
1976 (printed 2005)

David Malin

Dame Jean Macnamara

Dame Jean Macnamara
c. 1930

Donovan

Sir Mark Oliphant

Sir Mark Oliphant
1939

Bassano Ltd

Sir Mark Oliphant

Sir Mark Oliphant
c. 1948

Lotte Meitner-Graf

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

Sir John Cornforth

Sir John Cornforth
1993 (printed 2003)

Nick Sinclair

Sir Douglas Mawson

Sir Douglas Mawson
c. 1916

Thomson Studios

image not online

Professor George Dracoulis
1996

Robin Wallace-Crabbe, Dianne Fogwell

Sir Gustav Nossal

Sir Gustav Nossal
1979 (printed 1981)

Mark Strizic

Sir Macfarlane Burnet

Sir Macfarlane Burnet
1968

Mark Strizic

Sir Lindesay Clark

Sir Lindesay Clark
1973

Clifton Pugh AO

Douglas Frew Waterhouse

Douglas Frew Waterhouse
2003

Robyn Stacey

Sir Laurence Hartnett

Sir Laurence Hartnett
1984

Reshid Bey

Mr Albert Frederick Calvert (Image plate from Vanity Fair)

Mr Albert Frederick Calvert (Image plate from Vanity Fair)
1895

Sir Leslie Ward

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

Andy Thomas

Andy Thomas
2002

Montalbetti + Campbell

On display: Gallery Two
Professor Peter Doherty

Professor Peter Doherty
2001

Rick Amor

Laurie Chow, engineer, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney

Laurie Chow, engineer, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney
1995 (printed 2000)

David Moore

Sir Robert May AC KT

Sir Robert May AC KT
1999

Polly Borland

On display: Gallery One
Professor Carrick Chambers AM

Professor Carrick Chambers AM
1985

Michael Meszaros

Sir Howard Florey OM KBE FRS FAA

Sir Howard Florey OM KBE FRS FAA
1985

Andor Meszaros

Sir David (Albert Cherbury) Rivett KCMG FRS

Sir David (Albert Cherbury) Rivett KCMG FRS
1985

Andor Meszaros

Portrait of Professor Graeme Clark

Portrait of Professor Graeme Clark
2000

Peter Wegner

On display: Gallery Two
The Burke and Wills Monument

The Burke and Wills Monument
1869

Thomas Foster Chuck

Professor Allan Snyder

Professor Allan Snyder
2000

David Moore

Ludwig Becker

Ludwig Becker
1861

Frederick Schoenfeld

Sir Joseph Banks

Sir Joseph Banks
1810

Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Anthony Cardon

Dr Phillip Law

Dr Phillip Law
1974

Dallas Hawes

image not online
NC

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 AO

Sir Macfarlane Burnet

Sir Macfarlane Burnet
late 1970s

Louis Kahan AO

Sir Mark Oliphant

Sir Mark Oliphant
late 1960s

Louis Kahan AO

Lord Florey

Lord Florey
c. 1966

Louis Kahan AO

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