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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Florrie Forde
Florrie Forde
Florrie Forde

Florrie Forde,

an unknown artist
Portrait, photographic postcard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Florrie Forde
Florrie Forde
Florrie Forde

Florrie Forde,

an unknown artist
Portrait, photographic postcard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Florrie Forde
Florrie Forde
Florrie Forde

Florrie Forde, c. 1915

an unknown artist
Portrait, photographic postcard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Florrie Forde
Florrie Forde
Florrie Forde

Florrie Forde, c. 1930

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2017

Florrie Forde
Florrie Forde
Florrie Forde

Florrie Forde,

an unknown artist
Portrait, photographic postcard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Florrie Forde (in hat)
Florrie Forde (in hat)
Florrie Forde (in hat)

Florrie Forde (in hat), c. 1905

an unknown artist
Portrait, photographic postcard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Florrie Forde (in blue dress)
Florrie Forde (in blue dress)
Florrie Forde (in blue dress)

Florrie Forde (in blue dress), c. 1918

an unknown artist
Portrait, hand coloured photographic postcard

Purchased 2017

Florrie Forde the Original Singer of
Florrie Forde the Original Singer of
Florrie Forde the Original Singer of

Florrie Forde the Original Singer of "Tipperary", c. 1910

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Miss Florrie Ford (Christmas pantomime with toy cat)
Miss Florrie Ford (Christmas pantomime with toy cat)
Miss Florrie Ford (Christmas pantomime with toy cat)

Miss Florrie Ford (Christmas pantomime with toy cat), 1930

Fielding, Leeds
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Gough Whitlam

Prime Ministers

About Face article

On the day before the Hon. E. G. Whitlam, AC, QC, died last month, at the great age of 98, there were seven former prime ministers of Australia still living, plus the incumbent Mr. Abbott – eight in all.

William McMahon
William McMahon
William McMahon

William McMahon, 1973

Victor Greenhalgh
Portrait, ciment fondue

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Paul and Wendy Greenhalgh 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies
Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies
Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies

Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1962

Victor Greenhalgh
Portrait, cast bronze

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lady Bunting in honour of Sir John Bunting and the Menzies Foundation 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Bob Hawke

Primed

Some Prime Ministers
Previous exhibition, 2019

Seventeen of Australia’s thirty prime ministers to date are represented in the contrasting sizes, moods and mediums of these portraits.

Jessie Street

Australia’s great internationalists

Magazine article by Penelope Grist, 2016

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

George Reid paperweight

Some prime ministers

General content

Sarah Engledow explores the history of the prime ministers and artists featured in the exhibition.

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