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The Honourable Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC
2018

Yvonne East

On display: Gallery Six

Justice Robin Millhouse, Maslin Beach, South Australia
1992-1993 (printed 2019)

Robin Sellick

Don Dunstan
1992-1993 (printed 2019)

Robin Sellick

On display: Gallery Six

Robyn Archer and Gough Whitlam
1986 (printed 2019)

Neil Duncan

Governor General Sir John Kerr
1976

Frank Hinder

James Macpherson Grant
c. 1870s

Paterson Brothers

A Politician. "He is a Terror to Dummies' [Sir William Foster Stawell,…

Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Ned Kelly
1880

The Illustrated London News

Capture of the Kelly Gang of Australian Bushrangers.- 1. Ruins of Jones's…

The Graphic

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Album of cartes de visite and cabinet cards compiled by William St Leonards…

Various

William and Martha Mary Robertson and their children [William St Leonards,…

Various

On display: Gallery Eight

William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson
1863

William Edward Kilburn

On display: Gallery Seven

Portrait of Susan Crennan
2017

Lewis Miller

William Robertson junior
c. 1857

Conway Hart

Ned Kelly's armour (from The Australasian Sketcher, 3 July 1880)
1880

Tom Carrington, The Australasian Sketcher

Kelly in the Guard's Van en route to Beechworth (from The Australasian…

Tom Carrington, The Australasian Sketcher

Sir Robert Menzies
c. 1952

Louis Kahan

Sir Ninian Stephen
1984

Louis Kahan

Gough Whitlam
n.d.

Louis Kahan

Gough Whitlam
n.d.

Louis Kahan

Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke
c. 1976 (printed 2017)

Robert McFarlane

Sir Leslie Herron
1969

Esme Bell

Sir Hartley Williams
c. 1871

Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Sir Edward Eyre Williams
1872

Thomas Foster Chuck

Sir George Reid
c. 1895

Nelson Illingworth

David Brown Dignam [and] George Barrington drawn from the life
1777

an unknown artist, The London Magazine

John Mitchel with John Martin and Father John Kenyon [the three Johns]
1866

Edouard Gatel

A Politician "Unlock the Lands!" [The Hon. James MacPhearson Grant] from…

Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

A Premier "The New Man" [The Hon. George Briscoe Kerferd] from the series…

Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

A County Court Judge "Sober as a Judge" [Judge Pohlman] from the series…

Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Alan Goldberg
2014

Jacqueline Mitelman

Donald Gordon Mackay
1998

Judy Cassab AO CBE

Thomas Muir
1800

François Bonneville

Painter John Brack with Professor Alex Mitchell and Sir Garfield Barwick…

Jozef Vissel

Sir Robert Menzies
c. 1966

Les Tanner

Gough Whitlam
2005 (printed 2015)

Peter Brew-Bevan

Gamaliel Butler
c. 1810

an unknown artist

On display: Gallery Seven

Sir Robert Menzies
c. 1963-1964

an unknown artist

Sir Garfield Barwick
1972

Reg Campbell

Portrait of David Gonski AC
2012

Paul Newton

Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine)
1869

Carlo Pellegrini

Gamaliel Butler
c. 1824

an unknown artist

Ron Castan
1996

Francis Reiss

Barton and Watson
1902

G. H. Dancey

The Hon Lionel Murphy
1978

Judith O'Conal-Prinz

The Hon. Sir James Dowling
c. 1860

Henry Samuel Sadd

The Hon. Sir Francis Forbes
c. 1860

Henry Samuel Sadd

'Les Batteurs de Buisson en Australie - Une balle avait atteint le bandit…

Castelli, Perrychon

The Federal Leader Edmund Barton
c. 1900

Nelson Illingworth

Robert Lowe (Viscount Sherbrooke)
n.d.

Sem

Henry Reynolds
2012

Dave Tacon

J M Coetzee
2012

Dave Tacon

Julian Burnside AO QC
2004 (printed 2012)

David Roberts

Bonita Mabo
1994 (printed 2011)

Lorrie Graham

Jason Yat Sen Li
2001 (printed 2011)

Lorrie Graham

David Unaipon
n.d.

an unknown artist

Edmund Barton
c. 1903

Crown Studios

Thomas Muir of Huntershill
1838

John Kay

First High Court of Australia
c. 1903

an unknown artist

Zelman Cowen
c. 1977

Ray Crooke AM

Sir William Deane 2008
2008

Merilyn Fairskye

William Robertson jnr
c. 1852

Thomas Bock

Sir Zelman Cowen
1982

Andrew Sibley

William Charles Wentworth -The Australian Patriot
c. 1870

an unknown artist

Robert Lowe, Viscount Sherbrooke
1870

Elliott and Fry

Gough Whitlam
1975 (printed 2010)

Bill McAuley

George Barrington
1820

John Chapman

Mick Dodson
2010

Ricky Maynard

On display: Gallery Three

Tim Costello
2006 (printed 2010)

Dave Tacon

Richard Windeyer
1840s

an unknown artist

Richard Windeyer
1830s

an unknown artist

Richard Windeyer
c. 1828

Charles Richard Bone

On display: Gallery Seven

William Charles Windeyer aged six
1840

an unknown artist

Charles Windeyer
1830s

an unknown artist

Edward Paine Butler
c. 1845

Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Portrait of Philip Nitschke
1998 (re-worked 2009)

Amanda King

John Frost
1839

an unknown artist, W Read

William Charles Windeyer
1850s

an unknown artist

William Charles Windeyer
1856

an unknown artist

Charles Windeyer
c. 1846-1849

an unknown artist

Sir James Martin
c. 1880s

Henry Samuel Sadd

The Honorable Sir Frederick Darley
c. 1887

Henry Samuel Sadd

The first ministry under responsible government in New South Wales ( Thomas…

Freeman Brothers

Sir William Charles Windeyer
1892

Tom Roberts

Dr HV Evatt, Albert Namatjira and Dame Mary Gilmore having a meal
c. 1950s

an unknown artist

John Buckley Castieu, Lionel Lindsay and Norman Lindsay
c. 1897

an unknown artist

Edward Telford Simpson
1919

John St Helier Lander

William Charles Wentworth
1854

Thomas Woolner

Mr Barton 'Overworked'
1893

Livingston Hopkins

The Memoirs of George Barrington
1790

an unknown artist, J. Bird & Simmonds

Frank Gardiner and Fred Lowry
1864, 1863

Freeman Brothers, an unknown artist

Sir James Gobbo
1983

Paul Fitzgerald

George Reid paperweight

an unknown artist

Sketch portrait of Sir Alex Onslow
1896

Tom Roberts

The Hon Gough Whitlam, Ossie Cruse and Michael Anderson
1981 (printed 2003)

Juno Gemes

On display: Gallery Four

Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine)
1869

Carlo Pellegrini

Gough and John
1981

Peter van der Veer

Don Dunstan
1973-1975 (printed 2005)

Anthony Browell

Shahleena Musk
c. 2000

Penny Tweedie

Ming Vase (Sir Robert Menzies)
c. 1970

Les Tanner, Gus McLaren

Preparatory study of Tom Hughes
2003

Jiawei Shen

"Baronet or Butcher" Sir Roger Doughty Tichborne (Image plate from Vanity…

Carlo Pellegrini

"Australia" Sir Edmund Barton (Image plate from Vanity Fair)
1902

Sir Leslie Ward

Andrew Hay of Chapman Hay

Joe Greenberg

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NC

Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby"
1998

Ralph Heimans

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby"
1998

Ralph Heimans

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby"
1998

Ralph Heimans

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby"
1998

Ralph Heimans

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby"
1998

Ralph Heimans

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby"
1998

Ralph Heimans

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby"
1998

Ralph Heimans

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby" recto 'Head Study'…

Ralph Heimans

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby"
1998

Ralph Heimans

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby"
1998

Ralph Heimans

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby"
1998

Ralph Heimans

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby"
1998

Ralph Heimans

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby"
1998

Ralph Heimans

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby"
1998

Ralph Heimans

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby"
1998

Ralph Heimans

Hon Tom Hughes QC
2001

Jiawei Shen

Preparatory study for the portrait of the Hon Tom Hughes QC
2001

Jiawei Shen

The Bushranger Tragedy (from The Australasian Sketcher, 23 November 1878)…

an unknown artist

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NC

Sir James Forrest
1978

William Boissevain

Gough... maintain the rage!
1976

Frank Hinder

John Kerr
1976

Frank Hinder

Whitlam & Snedden
1974

Frank Hinder

Ned Kelly the Bushranger (from The Australasian Sketcher, 7 August 1880)…

an unknown artist

The Hon E.G. Whitlam AC QC
1980

Graeme Inson

Robert Menzies, Sydney
1963 (printed 2000)

David Moore

Robert Menzies, Lancaster House, London
1956 (printed 2000)

David Moore

Lord Goddard, White City Stadium, London
c. 1957 (printed 2000)

David Moore

Sir Robert Menzies
1985

Andor Meszaros

Ron Castan AM QC
1995

Kate Gollings

The Tichborne Claimant (Arthur Orton)
c. 1872

Maull & Co Photographers

George Reid paperweight

an unknown artist

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hand of traditional land…

Mervyn Bishop

Radical Restraint Justice Michael Kirby
1998

Ralph Heimans

On display: Gallery Three

Sir Zelman Cowen
2000

Wes Walters

Maurice Ashkanasy CMG QC
1963

Karl Duldig

Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies
c. 1962

Victor Greenhalgh

Sketch for Prime Minister Robert Menzies
1960

William Dobell

Neville and Jill Wran - as the Duke and Duchess of Sydney (with apologies…

Frank Hodgkinson

On display: Gallery Four

HV (Doc) Evatt
1935

Arnold Shore

Ned Kelly death mask
date unknown

an unknown artist after Maximilian Kreitmayer

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

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

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