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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.

Ningali Lawford-Wolf

Powerful Indigenous women

Magazine article by June Oscar AO, 2017

June Oscar AO lauds three iconic Aboriginal figures in the Portrait Gallery collection who have inspired and influenced her.

"Kismet" (Thomas Oscar Asche) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1912-1913

Alick Ritchie
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ronald A Walker 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Oscar Asche
Oscar Asche
Oscar Asche

Oscar Asche, c. 1905

London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

June Dally-Watkins
June Dally-Watkins
June Dally-Watkins

June Dally-Watkins, 1949 (printed 2008)

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2008

Barry Tuckwell
Barry Tuckwell
Barry Tuckwell

Barry Tuckwell, 1991

June Mendoza
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of David Tuckwell 2018

June Elliott
June Elliott
June Elliott

June Elliott, c. 2000

Penny Tweedie
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004

June Dally Watkins
June Dally Watkins
June Dally Watkins

June Dally Watkins, c. 1968 (printed 2017)

Robert McFarlane
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Mervyn Godfrey
Mervyn Godfrey
Mervyn Godfrey

Mervyn Godfrey, 2009

June Orford, Tim Ainsworth
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of June Orford 2009

The Rt Rev Barbara Darling
The Rt Rev Barbara Darling
The Rt Rev Barbara Darling

The Rt Rev Barbara Darling, 2008

Francis Reiss and June Orford
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Tony and Maureen Wheeler
Tony and Maureen Wheeler
Tony and Maureen Wheeler

Tony and Maureen Wheeler, 2005

Francis Reiss and June Orford
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Gordon and Marilyn Darling
Gordon and Marilyn Darling
Gordon and Marilyn Darling

Gordon and Marilyn Darling, 1994

Francis Reiss and June Orford
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Francis Reiss 2009

The Godfrey family of Melways guides
The Godfrey family of Melways guides
The Godfrey family of Melways guides

The Godfrey family of Melways guides, 2009

Francis Reiss and June Orford, Tim Ainsworth
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

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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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