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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.

Kate Grenville reading The Secret River video: 6 minutes

Kate Grenville 'The secret river'

Portrait story

Kate Grenville reads a passage from her novel The secret river and describes its creation.

Kate Grenville, 2008 Tim Georgeson
Kate Grenville, 2008 Tim Georgeson
Kate Grenville, 2008 Tim Georgeson

Kate Grenville, 2008 Tim Georgeson

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages
Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages
Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages

Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages

Portrait, encaustic, oil and pigment on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Jenny Sages 2014
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Making Stories video: 3 minutes

Kate Grenville 'Making Stories'

Portrait story

Australian writer Kate Grenville discusses her career and portrait by Jenny Sages.

Tim Pak Poy, 1998 (printed 2005) Kate Gollings
Tim Pak Poy, 1998 (printed 2005) Kate Gollings
Tim Pak Poy, 1998 (printed 2005) Kate Gollings

Tim Pak Poy, 1998 (printed 2005) Kate Gollings

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

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.

Gilbert Lau, c. 1998 (printed 2005) Kate Gollings
Gilbert Lau, c. 1998 (printed 2005) Kate Gollings
Gilbert Lau, c. 1998 (printed 2005) Kate Gollings

Gilbert Lau, c. 1998 (printed 2005) Kate Gollings

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Ian Kiernan, 1996 Kate Gollings
Ian Kiernan, 1996 Kate Gollings
Ian Kiernan, 1996 Kate Gollings

Ian Kiernan, 1996 Kate Gollings

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2001

Ron Castan AM QC, 1995 Kate Gollings
Ron Castan AM QC, 1995 Kate Gollings
Ron Castan AM QC, 1995 Kate Gollings

Ron Castan AM QC, 1995 Kate Gollings

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2001

Norman Hetherington OAM (and friends), 2008 Kate Rae
Norman Hetherington OAM (and friends), 2008 Kate Rae
Norman Hetherington OAM (and friends), 2008 Kate Rae

Norman Hetherington OAM (and friends), 2008 Kate Rae

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist, Kate Rae and Mosman Art Gallery with the encouragement of the Hetherington family, 2015

Kate Fitzpatrick, 1978 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Kate Fitzpatrick, 1978 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Kate Fitzpatrick, 1978 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Kate Fitzpatrick, 1978 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Kate Fitzpatrick, 1983 William Yang
Kate Fitzpatrick, 1983 William Yang
Kate Fitzpatrick, 1983 William Yang

Kate Fitzpatrick, 1983 William Yang

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Kate Girard, c. 1885 Mora of New York
Kate Girard, c. 1885 Mora of New York
Kate Girard, c. 1885 Mora of New York

Kate Girard, c. 1885 Mora of New York

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Graham Smith 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 both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.