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"The Australian Commonwealth" (Henry Stafford Northcote) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1904

Sir Leslie Ward

chromolithograph (sheet: 37.6 cm x 23.0 cm)

Henry Stafford Northcote, Baron Northcote of Exeter (1846-1911), governor general, was educated at Eton and Oxford and joined the Foreign Office in his early twenties. He became a Conservative Party MP in the 1880s and served as Governor of Bombay (1899-1903) before being appointed governor-general of Australia in 1904. Northcote travelled extensively in Australia during his term as Governor General, which ended in 1908.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ronald A Walker 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Accession number: 2009.105

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Sir Leslie Ward (age 53 in 1904)

Henry Stafford Northcote (age 58 in 1904)

Subject professions

Government and leadership

Donated by

Ronald Walker (23 portraits)

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