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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.

Portrait of Bennilong, a Native of New Holland, c. 1810 an unknown artist
Portrait of Bennilong, a Native of New Holland, c. 1810 an unknown artist
Portrait of Bennilong, a Native of New Holland, c. 1810 an unknown artist

Portrait of Bennilong, a Native of New Holland, c. 1810 an unknown artist

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Portrait of Bennilong, Native of New Holland, c. 1798 an unknown artist
Portrait of Bennilong, Native of New Holland, c. 1798 an unknown artist
Portrait of Bennilong, Native of New Holland, c. 1798 an unknown artist

Portrait of Bennilong, Native of New Holland, c. 1798 an unknown artist

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Ross A Field 2008

David Collins Esq, 1804 Anthony Cardon after John T. Barber
David Collins Esq, 1804 Anthony Cardon after John T. Barber
David Collins Esq, 1804 Anthony Cardon after John T. Barber

David Collins Esq, 1804 Anthony Cardon after John T. Barber

Portrait, stipple engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Arthur Phillip Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief in & over the territory of New South Wales, 1789 Francis Wheatley, W Sherwin
Arthur Phillip Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief in & over the territory of New South Wales, 1789 Francis Wheatley, W Sherwin
Arthur Phillip Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief in & over the territory of New South Wales, 1789 Francis Wheatley, W Sherwin

Arthur Phillip Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief in & over the territory of New South Wales, 1789 Francis Wheatley, W Sherwin

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis
John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis
John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis

John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by the Founding Patron, L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2000

Anders Ousback, 1986 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
Anders Ousback, 1986 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
Anders Ousback, 1986 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

Anders Ousback, 1986 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Oui-re-kine, (1807-17) Nicolas-Martin Petit
Oui-re-kine, (1807-17) Nicolas-Martin Petit
Oui-re-kine, (1807-17) Nicolas-Martin Petit

Oui-re-kine, (1807-17) Nicolas-Martin Petit

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Captain James Cook, 1837 Nathaniel Dance, William Holl, Fisher, Son & Co London

Rethinking foundational histories

Magazine article by Kate Fullagar, 2019

A focus on Indigenous-European relationships underpins Facing New Worlds. By Kate Fullagar.

Gnoung-a-gnoung-a Mour-re-mour-ga (dit Collins), (1807-17) Nicolas-Martin Petit after Barthélemy Roger
Gnoung-a-gnoung-a Mour-re-mour-ga (dit Collins), (1807-17) Nicolas-Martin Petit after Barthélemy Roger
Gnoung-a-gnoung-a Mour-re-mour-ga (dit Collins), (1807-17) Nicolas-Martin Petit after Barthélemy Roger

Gnoung-a-gnoung-a Mour-re-mour-ga (dit Collins), (1807-17) Nicolas-Martin Petit after Barthélemy Roger

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Eleanor Dark, c. 1935 (printed 1940) Max Dupain
Eleanor Dark, c. 1935 (printed 1940) Max Dupain
Eleanor Dark, c. 1935 (printed 1940) Max Dupain

Eleanor Dark, c. 1935 (printed 1940) Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

The Movie Star (David Gulpilil), 1985 Tracey Moffatt
The Movie Star (David Gulpilil), 1985 Tracey Moffatt
The Movie Star (David Gulpilil), 1985 Tracey Moffatt

The Movie Star (David Gulpilil), 1985 Tracey Moffatt

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 1998
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Gulpilil (David) Dreaming - Kakadu 2006 George Fetting
Gulpilil (David) Dreaming - Kakadu 2006 George Fetting
Gulpilil (David) Dreaming - Kakadu 2006 George Fetting

Gulpilil (David) Dreaming - Kakadu 2006, 2006 George Fetting

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2008

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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.