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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.

The Parkes

The Parkes

Beards

It wasn’t uncommon for the pro-beard fraternity of the mid nineteenth century to cite beards as a sign of wisdom on the grounds that Socrates and other ancient philosophers had worn them.

The Lyster

The Lyster

Beards

A strong, silent type of beard; bushy and manly, but also shaped and contained, a restrained version of a Burke or a Parkes.

The Brougham

Beards

Style guide

The Burke, The Parkes, The Lambert...

Lucy Escott, (early 1860s) Dalton's Royal Photographic Gallery

An international troupe of two

It's Complicated

Office romance

Blue Wolf, 2014 video: 2 minutes

Blue Wolf, 2014 by Imogen Henry

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Finalist, MDPA 2014

Our only concern is the void, 2013 video: 12 minutes

Our only concern is the void, 2013 by Nik Lee

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Winner, MDPA 2013

Interview with Norma Scully for Elvis at 21 video: 3 minutes

Elvis in Australia

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Die-hard Elvis fans from Canberra and surrounding areas share their insights into the phenomenon that was Elvis Presley.

Arthur Streeton, c. 1890 H. Walter Barnett

The 1890s to the 1940s

Mo and beard timeline

Although the tough, weathered, hard-drinking bushmen of the kind mythologised by writers like Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson are popularly associated with the character of late nineteenth century Australia, it was also a time when alternative ideas about identity began to come into play.

Parking

Plan your visit

Parking is available in our underground carpark every day of the week. Fees apply Monday to Friday.

The Lawson

The Lawson

Moustaches

It’s curious that one of the writers most associated with the toughness of Australian bush life was himself not an exponent of the matted, rugged bushman sort of beard.

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Contact

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General contact information for the National Portrait Gallery

Risk Assessment for groups of students

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Potential hazards for school visits.

Marianne Egan and her children Gertrude Evans Cahuac and Henry William Cahuac, 1857 an unknown artist

Maritime disaster leaves poignant picture

Devotion

Absence rends the heart asunder

George and Jemima Billet with family, c. 1852 C.H.T. Costantini

In the most correct style

Nearest & Dearest

Desirable outcomes, undesirable origins

Thomas Archbold, Durham, 1826 by John Dempsey

Street fare

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The late Georgian and early Victorian working classes often bought their food in ale-houses, chop-houses and ‘penny pie shops’, or purchased their meals day after day in the streets.

Our only concern is the void, 2013 video: 12 minutes

Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award media information 28 August 2013

Archived media releases 2013

The National Portrait Gallery recently announced the finalists for the Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award 2013.

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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.