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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.

Essie Coffey (Bush Queen) and Orlando Gemes
Essie Coffey (Bush Queen) and Orlando Gemes
Essie Coffey (Bush Queen) and Orlando Gemes

Essie Coffey (Bush Queen) and Orlando Gemes, 1978 (printed 2003)

Juno Gemes
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Us Mob, Rock Against Racism Concert, Paddington Town Hall
Us Mob, Rock Against Racism Concert, Paddington Town Hall
Us Mob, Rock Against Racism Concert, Paddington Town Hall

Us Mob, Rock Against Racism Concert, Paddington Town Hall, 1980 (printed 2021)

Juno Gemes
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2021

Us Mob, Paddington Town Hall
Us Mob, Paddington Town Hall
Us Mob, Paddington Town Hall

Us Mob, Paddington Town Hall, 1980 (printed 2021)

Juno Gemes
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2021

Bob Maza
Bob Maza
Bob Maza

Bob Maza, 1994 (printed 2003)

Juno Gemes
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Jimmy Little
Jimmy Little
Jimmy Little

Jimmy Little, 2003

Juno Gemes
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2005. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Thanacoupie
Thanacoupie
Thanacoupie

Thanacoupie, 1981

Juno Gemes
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

Kevin Gilbert and Joe in discussion outside Anti-Bicentennial and Treaty Meeting Balmain Town Hall Sydney
Kevin Gilbert and Joe in discussion outside Anti-Bicentennial and Treaty Meeting Balmain Town Hall Sydney
Kevin Gilbert and Joe in discussion outside Anti-Bicentennial and Treaty Meeting Balmain Town Hall Sydney

Kevin Gilbert and Joe in discussion outside Anti-Bicentennial and Treaty Meeting Balmain Town Hall Sydney, 1987

Juno Gemes
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Juno Gemes 2010

Jeffrey Samuels, Boomalli workshop
Jeffrey Samuels, Boomalli workshop
Jeffrey Samuels, Boomalli workshop

Jeffrey Samuels, Boomalli workshop, 2003

Juno Gemes
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Juno Gemes 2010

Matilda House presides at the first Welcome to Country
Matilda House presides at the first Welcome to Country
Matilda House presides at the first Welcome to Country

Matilda House presides at the first Welcome to Country, 2008 (printed 2009)

Juno Gemes
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Poet Robert Adamson at Parsley Bay
Poet Robert Adamson at Parsley Bay
Poet Robert Adamson at Parsley Bay

Poet Robert Adamson at Parsley Bay, 2008

Juno Gemes
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Oodgeroo Noonuccal at Moongalba
Oodgeroo Noonuccal at Moongalba
Oodgeroo Noonuccal at Moongalba

Oodgeroo Noonuccal at Moongalba, 1982

Juno Gemes
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

Oodgeroo Noonuccal at Moongalba Stradbroke Island (her sitting down place)1982
Oodgeroo Noonuccal at Moongalba Stradbroke Island (her sitting down place)1982
Oodgeroo Noonuccal at Moongalba Stradbroke Island (her sitting down place)1982

Oodgeroo Noonuccal at Moongalba Stradbroke Island (her sitting down place)1982, 1982

Juno Gemes
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Juno Gemes 2009

Bart Willoughby (No Fixed Address) at 'The National Land Rights Action' march
Bart Willoughby (No Fixed Address) at 'The National Land Rights Action' march
Bart Willoughby (No Fixed Address) at 'The National Land Rights Action' march

Bart Willoughby (No Fixed Address) at 'The National Land Rights Action' march, 1982

Juno Gemes
Portrait, silver gelatin photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2021. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Bill Reid
Bill Reid
Bill Reid

Bill Reid, 1979

Juno Gemes
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Justine Saunders
Justine Saunders
Justine Saunders

Justine Saunders, 1994 (printed 2003)

Juno Gemes
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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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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