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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.

Barbara Robison, 1935 Max Dupain
Barbara Robison, 1935 Max Dupain
Barbara Robison, 1935 Max Dupain

Barbara Robison, 1935 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Rex Dupain 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Barbara Blackman, c. 1953 an unknown artist
Barbara Blackman, c. 1953 an unknown artist
Barbara Blackman, c. 1953 an unknown artist

Barbara Blackman, c. 1953 an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Barbara Blackman 2004

Barbara Blackman, 2008 Gorgi Dimcevski
Barbara Blackman, 2008 Gorgi Dimcevski
Barbara Blackman, 2008 Gorgi Dimcevski

Barbara Blackman, 2008 Gorgi Dimcevski

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Barbara Blackman 2009

Barbara McCarthy, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie
Barbara McCarthy, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie
Barbara McCarthy, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie

Barbara McCarthy, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004

Bust of Frank McIlwraith, 1937 Barbara Tribe
Bust of Frank McIlwraith, 1937 Barbara Tribe
Bust of Frank McIlwraith, 1937 Barbara Tribe

Bust of Frank McIlwraith, 1937 Barbara Tribe

Portrait, cast bronze, patinated

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of the late Barbara Tribe 2009

Barbara Blackman, c. 1953 an unknown artist

Restoring histories

Magazine article by Gillian Raymond, 2004

Photographic conservation practices and the restoration of the Barbara Blackman photographic portrait.

Barbara Blackman, c. 1953 an unknown artist

Life class

Magazine article by Leonie Hellmers, 2004

Barbara Blackman reflects on her experiences as a life model.

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All in the Family

Magazine article by Barbara Blackman AO, 2003

In 2000, Barbara Blackman donated a portrait of her close friends - poet Judith Wright, her husband Jack McKinney and their daughter Meredith - painted by Charles Blackman.

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Dr Joan M Redshaw AM, 1982 Barbara Tribe

Portrait, terracotta

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Stanley Bruce, 1937 Barbara Tribe
Stanley Bruce, 1937 Barbara Tribe
Stanley Bruce, 1937 Barbara Tribe

Stanley Bruce, 1937 Barbara Tribe

Portrait, cast bronze

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2000

The Rt Rev Barbara Darling, 2008 Francis Reiss and June Orford
The Rt Rev Barbara Darling, 2008 Francis Reiss and June Orford
The Rt Rev Barbara Darling, 2008 Francis Reiss and June Orford

The Rt Rev Barbara Darling, 2008 Francis Reiss and June Orford

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Field Marshal the Lord Birdwood, 1938 Barbara Tribe
Field Marshal the Lord Birdwood, 1938 Barbara Tribe
Field Marshal the Lord Birdwood, 1938 Barbara Tribe

Field Marshal the Lord Birdwood, 1938 Barbara Tribe

Portrait, cast plaster, patinated

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of the late Barbara Tribe 2009

General Birdwood, the Idol of Anzac, taking a dip in the sea after a hard days work 1915

In the thick of it

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

Projecting the splendour of the empire, and the resolve of its subjects, the bust of William Birdwood keeps a stiff upper lip in the National Portrait Gallery.

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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.