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The Home of the Blizzard: being the story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914 (2 volumes), 1915 by Sir Douglas Mawson Kt OBE FRS, Heinemann, London
Vue de George’s Street à Sydney, 1833 by Alexis Nicholas Nöel after Louis Auguste de Sainson
Vue de George’s Street à Sydney, 1833 by Alexis Nicholas Nöel after Louis Auguste de Sainson
The Fly-Catching Macaroni, 1772 by Matthias Darly
The Fly-Catching Macaroni, 1772 by Matthias Darly
The Botanic Macaroni, 1772 by Matthias Darly
The Botanic Macaroni, 1772 by Matthias Darly
Captain Cook's Tablet at Cape Solander, Botany Bay, New South Wales, 1839 by G E. Madeley after John Lhotsky
Captain Cook's Tablet at Cape Solander, Botany Bay, New South Wales, 1839 by G E. Madeley after John Lhotsky
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Buckley carrying spears, approaching a group of Wathaurong, c. 1880-1901 by Tommy McRae
Bungaree, Chief of the Broken Bay Tribe, N S Wales, c.1830 by Charles Rodius
Bungaree, Chief of the Broken Bay Tribe, N S Wales, c.1830 by Charles Rodius
Lady Jane Franklin, c.1866 - 1875 by an unknown artist after Thomas Bock
Lady Jane Franklin, c.1866 - 1875 by an unknown artist after Thomas Bock
Woburn Sheepshearing, 1811 by Thomas Morris, M N. Bates, Joseph C. Stadler after George Garrard
Woburn Sheepshearing, 1811 by Thomas Morris, M N. Bates, Joseph C. Stadler after George Garrard
William Dampier, c.1780 by an unknown artist after Thomas Murray
William Dampier, c.1780 by an unknown artist after Thomas Murray
Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior, c.1836 by William Fernyhough
Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior, c.1836 by William Fernyhough
Louis-Antoine, Comte de Bougainville, c.1825 by Forget
Louis-Antoine, Comte de Bougainville, c.1825 by Forget
Nicolas Baudin, Capitaine de Vaisseau. Commandant I'Expedition pour le tour du Monde et Specialement relatif aux Sciences et auz Arts, entreprise en I'An gme, 1800 by François Bonneville after Joseph Jauffret
Nicolas Baudin, Capitaine de Vaisseau. Commandant I'Expedition pour le tour du Monde et Specialement relatif aux Sciences et auz Arts, entreprise en I'An gme, 1800 by François Bonneville after Joseph Jauffret
The Skipper (Captain Firth), n.d. by Harold Cazneaux
The Skipper (Captain Firth), n.d. by Harold Cazneaux
Sir John Franklin, c.1846 by Theresa Walker after David D'Angers
Sir John Franklin, c.1846 by Theresa Walker after David D'Angers
William Bligh, c.1776 by John Webber
William Bligh, c.1776 by John Webber
Edward Hargraves, c.1884 by Henry King
Edward Hargraves, c.1884 by Henry King
Men of the Day No.19 "A great Med'cine-Man among the inquiring Redskins" Thomas Henry Huxley (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1871 by Carlo Pellegrini
Men of the Day No.19 "A great Med'cine-Man among the inquiring Redskins" Thomas Henry Huxley (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1871 by Carlo Pellegrini
Egbert Spencer Wills, c.1870 by Wilmot & Key
Egbert Spencer Wills, c.1870 by Wilmot & Key
Horatio Spencer Wills, c.1870 by Wilmot & Key
Horatio Spencer Wills, c.1870 by Wilmot & Key
Horatio Spencer Wills, c.1859 by an unknown artist
Horatio Spencer Wills, c.1859 by an unknown artist
William Macleay, 1885 by William Macleod after Freeman Brothers
William Macleay, 1885 by William Macleod after Freeman Brothers
Sir Joseph Banks, 1811 by William Daniell after George Dance
Sir Joseph Banks, 1811 by William Daniell after George Dance
Isabella Louisa Parry, c.1826 by an unknown artist
Isabella Louisa Parry, c.1826 by an unknown artist
Jules de Blosseville, c.1830 by François Jacques Dequevauvillier
Jules de Blosseville, c.1830 by François Jacques Dequevauvillier
Captain Matthew Flinders RN, 1814 by an unknown artist, Joyce Gold Naval Chronicle Office
Captain Matthew Flinders RN, 1814 by an unknown artist, Joyce Gold Naval Chronicle Office
The great South Sea caterpillar transformed into a Bath Butterfly (Sir Joseph Banks), 1795 (printed 1851) by James Gillray
The great South Sea caterpillar transformed into a Bath Butterfly (Sir Joseph Banks), 1795 (printed 1851) by James Gillray
Henry Wade, c. 1841 by an unknown artist
Henry Wade, c. 1841 by an unknown artist
Captain John Lort Stokes, c.1841 by an unknown artist
Captain John Lort Stokes, c.1841 by an unknown artist
Thomas Henry Huxley, c.1870 by Maull & Co Photographers
Thomas Henry Huxley, c.1870 by Maull & Co Photographers
Professor David of Antarctic Expedition, c.1910 by an unknown artist
Professor David of Antarctic Expedition, c.1910 by an unknown artist
Joseph Dalton Hooker, c.1860 by Rui Hoffmann
Joseph Dalton Hooker, c.1860 by Rui Hoffmann
Jean Francois de Galaup de la Perouse, Commodore in the French Navy, 1798 by James Heath, G G & J Robinson
Jean Francois de Galaup de la Perouse, Commodore in the French Navy, 1798 by James Heath, G G & J Robinson
La Perouse, from a miniature in the possession of La Perouse's niece at Alby, n.d. by Thomas Woolnoth, Charles Knight
La Perouse, from a miniature in the possession of La Perouse's niece at Alby, n.d. by Thomas Woolnoth, Charles Knight
La Perouse, 1830s by Thomas Woolnoth, William Mackenzie, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London & New York
La Perouse, 1830s by Thomas Woolnoth, William Mackenzie, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London & New York
Captain John Hunter, Governor New South Wales, 1801 by William Ridley
Captain John Hunter, Governor New South Wales, 1801 by William Ridley
Captain Sir John Franklin, Kt, KCH, KRG, DCL, FRS & c. Commander of the Arctic Expedition, 1845, c 1847 by Thomas Phillips, an unknown artist, D Bogue
Captain Sir John Franklin, Kt, KCH, KRG, DCL, FRS & c. Commander of the Arctic Expedition, 1845, c 1847 by Thomas Phillips, an unknown artist, D Bogue
Captain Sir John Franklin, 1830 by William Derby, John Thomson
Captain Sir John Franklin, 1830 by William Derby, John Thomson
Captain Franklin RN, 1825 by an unknown artist
Captain Franklin RN, 1825 by an unknown artist
Lady Franklin, n.d. by A. Romilly, an unknown artist, J & S
Lady Franklin, n.d. by A. Romilly, an unknown artist, J & S
Captain Matthew Flinders RN, 1814 by an unknown artist, Joyce Gold Naval Chronicle Office
Captain Matthew Flinders RN, 1814 by an unknown artist, Joyce Gold Naval Chronicle Office
J. D'Urville, n.d. by Antoine Maurin, Emile Lassalle
J. D'Urville, n.d. by Antoine Maurin, Emile Lassalle
Antonio van Diemen, Gouverneur Generaal van Nederlands Indiën, c 1725 by Matthys Balen, Dirk Jongman
Antonio van Diemen, Gouverneur Generaal van Nederlands Indiën, c 1725 by Matthys Balen, Dirk Jongman
Captain James Cook, 1837 by Nathaniel Dance, William Holl, Fisher, Son & Co London
Captain James Cook, 1837 by Nathaniel Dance, William Holl, Fisher, Son & Co London
Captain James Cook from the original in the Naval Gallery, Greenwich Hospital, c 1837 by Nathaniel Dance, William Holl, Peter Jackson, London & Paris
Captain James Cook from the original in the Naval Gallery, Greenwich Hospital, c 1837 by Nathaniel Dance, William Holl, Peter Jackson, London & Paris
Cook, n.d. by Antoine Maurin, an unknown artist
Cook, n.d. by Antoine Maurin, an unknown artist
Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, n.d. by Antoine Maurin, Emile Lassalle, Lemercier & Cie, Paris
Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, n.d. by Antoine Maurin, Emile Lassalle, Lemercier & Cie, Paris
Alexander Dalrymple, 1809 by George Dance, William Daniell
Alexander Dalrymple, 1809 by George Dance, William Daniell
View of Owhyhee in the Sandwich Islands in the south Seas (The Death of Cook), 1787 - 1788 by John Cleveley, Francis Jukes
View of Owhyhee in the Sandwich Islands in the south Seas (The Death of Cook), 1787 - 1788 by John Cleveley, Francis Jukes
Baron Jacques Felix Emmanuel Hamelin, 1837 by Antoine Maurin
Baron Jacques Felix Emmanuel Hamelin, 1837 by Antoine Maurin
Lieutenant Watts, 1789 by Samuel Shelley, John Sherwin
Lieutenant Watts, 1789 by Samuel Shelley, John Sherwin
Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, c. 1814 by Thomas Phillips
Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, c. 1814 by Thomas Phillips
Captain James Cook FRS, 1784 by Thomas Cook
Captain James Cook FRS, 1784 by Thomas Cook
Le Cap.ne Jacques Cook, Membre de la Société Royale des Londres, c. 1778 by Robert Bénard
Le Cap.ne Jacques Cook, Membre de la Société Royale des Londres, c. 1778 by Robert Bénard
Sir Joseph Banks, 1840s by C. E. Wagstaff after Thomas Phillips
Sir Joseph Banks, 1840s by C. E. Wagstaff after Thomas Phillips
Sir Joseph Banks, 1802 by William Ridley
Sir Joseph Banks, 1802 by William Ridley
Joseph Banks and Dr Solander, 1778 by an unknown artist
Joseph Banks and Dr Solander, 1778 by an unknown artist
The Australian exploring expedition travelling through scrub (from the Illustrated London News 1879), 1876 by Jesse Young
The Australian exploring expedition travelling through scrub (from the Illustrated London News 1879), 1876 by Jesse Young
Admiral Bligh, 1801 by John Chapman
Admiral Bligh, 1801 by John Chapman
Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society, 1812 by N Schiavonetti after Thomas Phillips
Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society, 1812 by N Schiavonetti after Thomas Phillips
TW Edgeworth David and Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 1924 by May Moore
TW Edgeworth David and Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 1924 by May Moore
Sir John Franklin, c. 1845 by E P. Hardy, D F. Murphy
Sir John Franklin, c. 1845 by E P. Hardy, D F. Murphy
Douglas Mawson, 1933 by Henry James Haley
Douglas Mawson, 1933 by Henry James Haley
Jon (John Muir), 2008 by Ian Darling AO
Jon (John Muir), 2008 by Ian Darling AO
Captain John Hunter, 1801 by William Ridley
Captain John Hunter, 1801 by William Ridley
Lieutenant King, 1789 by J. Wright, William Skelton
Lieutenant King, 1789 by J. Wright, William Skelton
François Péron, c. 1805 by Jean Henri Cless, Conrad Westermayr
François Péron, c. 1805 by Jean Henri Cless, Conrad Westermayr
Sir Joseph Banks, c. 1788 by Benjamin West, John Raphael Smith
Sir Joseph Banks, c. 1788 by Benjamin West, John Raphael Smith
Joseph Dalton Hooker, c. 1880s by an unknown artist
Joseph Dalton Hooker, c. 1880s by an unknown artist
J.S.C. Dumont d'Urville.  Commandant l'Expedition de l'Astrolabe, c. 1833 by Antoine Maurin
J.S.C. Dumont d'Urville. Commandant l'Expedition de l'Astrolabe, c. 1833 by Antoine Maurin
Edward John Eyre, 1865 by Ferdinand Jean Joubert
Edward John Eyre, 1865 by Ferdinand Jean Joubert
R O'Hara Burke, c. 1861 by De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
R O'Hara Burke, c. 1861 by De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
William John Wills, c. 1861 by De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
William John Wills, c. 1861 by De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
"W.A" (Sir John Forrest) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1897 by Julius Mendes Price
"W.A" (Sir John Forrest) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1897 by Julius Mendes Price
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated by an unknown artist
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated by an unknown artist
Jacques Arago, c. 1830s by Nicolas Maurin, Alexandre Sixdeniers
Jacques Arago, c. 1830s by Nicolas Maurin, Alexandre Sixdeniers
La Pérouse, c. 1830s by N Mague, Blaisot
La Pérouse, c. 1830s by N Mague, Blaisot
Portrait of Dr Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster, c.1780 by Jean Francois Rigaud
Portrait of Dr Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster, c.1780 by Jean Francois Rigaud
Buckley discovering himself to the early settlers, 1869 by O.R. Campbell, S Calvert, Gibbs, Shallard and Co.
Buckley discovering himself to the early settlers, 1869 by O.R. Campbell, S Calvert, Gibbs, Shallard and Co.
Eric Douglas, c. 1929-31 by Frank Hurley
Eric Douglas, c. 1929-31 by Frank Hurley
Bruny d'Entrecasteaux, 1837 by Antoine Maurin
Bruny d'Entrecasteaux, 1837 by Antoine Maurin
Sir Hubert Wilkins, 1933 by Irving Browning
Sir Hubert Wilkins, 1933 by Irving Browning
Joseph Banks, 1774 by Sir Joshua Reynolds, William Dickinson
Joseph Banks, 1774 by Sir Joshua Reynolds, William Dickinson
John Pascoe Fawkner, c. 1867 by Batchelder & Co. Photo
John Pascoe Fawkner, c. 1867 by Batchelder & Co. Photo
Portrait of Captain John Hunter, 1792 by Daniel Orme
Portrait of Captain John Hunter, 1792 by Daniel Orme
Sir George Grey, Governor of New Zealand, 1861 by William-Wolfe Alais
Sir George Grey, Governor of New Zealand, 1861 by William-Wolfe Alais
Mutiny on the Bounty (The Mutineers turning Lieutenant Bligh and part of the officers and crew adrift from His Majesty's Ship the Bounty), 1790 by Robert Dodd
Mutiny on the Bounty (The Mutineers turning Lieutenant Bligh and part of the officers and crew adrift from His Majesty's Ship the Bounty), 1790 by Robert Dodd
William John Wills, 2nd. In command of the Victorian Expedition, 1860 by Henry Samuel Sadd
William John Wills, 2nd. In command of the Victorian Expedition, 1860 by Henry Samuel Sadd
Robert O'Hara Burke, Leader of the Victorian Expedition, 1860 by Henry Samuel Sadd
Robert O'Hara Burke, Leader of the Victorian Expedition, 1860 by Henry Samuel Sadd
Captain W Kinghorne, 1834 by Thomas James Lempriere
Captain W Kinghorne, 1834 by Thomas James Lempriere
Captain James King, engraving after Webber, 1784 by Francesco Bartolozzi
Captain James King, engraving after Webber, 1784 by Francesco Bartolozzi
Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber, 1784 by Francesco Bartolozzi
Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber, 1784 by Francesco Bartolozzi
The Royal Society medal in commemoration of Captain James Cook, 1784 by Lewis Pingo
The Royal Society medal in commemoration of Captain James Cook, 1784 by Lewis Pingo
The Death of Captain Cook, 1784 by John Webber, Francesco Bartolozzi, William Byrne
The Death of Captain Cook, 1784 by John Webber, Francesco Bartolozzi, William Byrne
Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook, 1779 by Wedgwood and Bentlley
Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook, 1779 by Wedgwood and Bentlley
Edward John Eyre, 1867 by Julia Margaret Cameron
Edward John Eyre, 1867 by Julia Margaret Cameron
Self portrait, c. 1911 by Frank Hurley
Self portrait, c. 1911 by Frank Hurley
Dr. Ludwig Leichhardt, 1846 by Charles Rodius
Dr. Ludwig Leichhardt, 1846 by Charles Rodius
Sir Douglas Mawson, c. 1916 by Thomson Studios
Sir Douglas Mawson, c. 1916 by Thomson Studios
Edward John Eyre, Late Governor of Jamaica, 1867 by John Brown
Edward John Eyre, Late Governor of Jamaica, 1867 by John Brown
Mr Albert Frederick Calvert (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1895 by Sir Leslie Ward
Mr Albert Frederick Calvert (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1895 by Sir Leslie Ward
The Burke and Wills Monument, 1869 by Thomas Foster Chuck
The Burke and Wills Monument, 1869 by Thomas Foster Chuck
Robert O'Hara Burke, c. 1860 by Melbourne and Sydney Photographic Co
Robert O'Hara Burke, c. 1860 by Melbourne and Sydney Photographic Co
Ludwig Becker, 1861 by Frederick Schoenfeld
Ludwig Becker, 1861 by Frederick Schoenfeld
Sir Joseph Banks, 1810 by Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Anthony Cardon
Sir Joseph Banks, 1810 by Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Anthony Cardon
Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 by John Webber
Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 by John Webber
Dr Phillip Law, 1974 by Dallas Hawes
Dr Phillip Law, 1974 by Dallas Hawes
Phillip Parker King, 1854 by Thomas Woolner
Phillip Parker King, 1854 by Thomas Woolner
Sir George Grey, c. 1845 by Theresa Walker
Sir George Grey, c. 1845 by Theresa Walker
Bungaree, late chief of the Broken Bay tribe, Sydney, 1836 by William Fernyhough
Bungaree, late chief of the Broken Bay tribe, Sydney, 1836 by William Fernyhough
Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior of N.S.W., 1836 by William Fernyhough
Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior of N.S.W., 1836 by William Fernyhough