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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.

Ern McQuillan Senior
Ern McQuillan Senior
Ern McQuillan Senior

Ern McQuillan Senior, c. 1980s

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Col Joye
Col Joye
Col Joye

Col Joye, 1957

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Rod Laver
Rod Laver
Rod Laver

Rod Laver,

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad

Lew Hoad, 1954

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

The Delltones
The Delltones
The Delltones

The Delltones, 1964 (printed 2019)

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

Shane Dye
Shane Dye
Shane Dye

Shane Dye, 1994 (printed 2009)

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Betty Cuthbert
Betty Cuthbert
Betty Cuthbert

Betty Cuthbert, 1955 (printed 2003)

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

George Moore
George Moore
George Moore

George Moore, 1957

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Heather McKay
Heather McKay
Heather McKay

Heather McKay, 1980

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2004

Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs
Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs
Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs

Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs, c. 1957

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2003

John Landy
John Landy
John Landy

John Landy, c. 1954

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2004

Betty Cuthbert

Hop, skip, shoot

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2004

Former NPG Deputy Director, Simon Elliott talks with Ern McQuillan about his life and career as a sports photographer.

Noel McGrowdie
Noel McGrowdie
Noel McGrowdie

Noel McGrowdie, 1957 (printed 2003)

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

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Darby McCarthy, c. 1969 (printed 2019)

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2019

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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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