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Jessie Street

Jessie Street

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1967

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Portrait Donors

Listed by year
Honour board
Margot Rhys, 1935 by Athol Shmith

Progressive pictures

Magazine article by Aimee Board, 2017

Athol Shmith’s photographs contributed to the emergence of a new vision of Australian womanhood.

Jessie Street

Australia’s great internationalists

Magazine article by Penelope Grist, 2016

Penelope Grist explores the United Nations stories in the Gallery’s collection.

Jessie Street

First Ladies

Significant Australian Women 1913–2013
Previous exhibition, 2013

First Ladies profiles women who have achieved noteworthy firsts over the past 100 years.

Portrait 33

September - November 2009
Magazine

This issue features Hermannsburg pottery, Nicole Kidman, Ken Done, Jessie Street, two gladiators, the Portraits+Architecture exhibition and more.

Kondelea (Della) Elliott
Kondelea (Della) Elliott
Kondelea (Della) Elliott

Kondelea (Della) Elliott, 1979

Ivy Shore
Portrait, oil on masonite

Gift of Jeannie Highet and Kim Buchan 2012

Self portrait, 1645

The considered life

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2010

Andrew Sayers asks whether a portrait can truly be the examination of a life.

Jessie Street
Jessie Street
Jessie Street

Jessie Street, 1929

Reginald Jerrold-Nathan
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the Street family and the Jessie Street National Women's Library 2010

Jessie Street

Worth her salt

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2009

Jerrold Nathan's portrait of Jessie Street shows the elegant side of a many-faceted lady.

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