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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.

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller
Baron Ferdinand von Mueller
Baron Ferdinand von Mueller

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, c. 1890

Charles Troedel after Robert Wendel
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Edward John Eyre
Edward John Eyre
Edward John Eyre

Edward John Eyre, 1865

Ferdinand Jean Joubert
Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

The Australian exploring expedition travelling through scrub (from the Illustrated London News 1879)
The Australian exploring expedition travelling through scrub (from the Illustrated London News 1879)
The Australian exploring expedition travelling through scrub (from the Illustrated London News 1879)

The Australian exploring expedition travelling through scrub (from the Illustrated London News 1879), 1876

The Illustrated London News after Jesse Young
Portrait, wood engraving on paper

Purchased 2010

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, 1899 by Carl Pietzner

The Archduke

About Face article

The immediate chain of events that led to the outbreak of the First World War began 100 years ago on June 28.

William Dakin
William Dakin
William Dakin

William Dakin, c. 1943

Gervaise Purcell
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Leigh Purcell 2012

On the passage and pace of time

About Face article

In shock it fluctuates and with age, accelerates. Remembering the First World War and the Easter Rising.

Portrait of Dr Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster

To the end of the earth

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2009

The portrait of Dr. Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster from 1780, is one of the oldest in the NPG's collection.

Anangu landscape learning

About Face article

Angus' initial perception of Uluru shifts, as he comes to see it as central to the entire order of Anangu life.

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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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