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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.

Mary Ann Lawrence, 1841

Fits of delicacy and despair

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2009

Henry Mundy's portraits flesh out notions of propriety and good taste in a convict colony.

Martha Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy
Martha Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy
Martha Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Martha Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Robert Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy
Robert Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy
Robert Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Robert Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Martha Knox, c. 1855 an unknown artist
Martha Knox, c. 1855 an unknown artist
Martha Knox, c. 1855 an unknown artist

Martha Knox, c. 1855 an unknown artist

Portrait, daguerreotype

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Peter Halliday in memory of Norah Knox 2010

Martha Mary Robertson, 1866 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Martha Mary Robertson, 1866 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Martha Mary Robertson, 1866 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Martha Mary Robertson, 1866 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Martha Cassell, late 1840s to early 1850s an unknown artist
Martha Cassell, late 1840s to early 1850s an unknown artist
Martha Cassell, late 1840s to early 1850s an unknown artist

Martha Cassell, late 1840s to early 1850s an unknown artist

Portrait, daguerreotype

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Martha Sarah Butler, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Martha Sarah Butler, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Martha Sarah Butler, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Martha Sarah Butler, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Portrait, watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Martha Mary Robertson with her child William St. Leonards Robertson, c. 1865 an unknown artist
Martha Mary Robertson with her child William St. Leonards Robertson, c. 1865 an unknown artist
Martha Mary Robertson with her child William St. Leonards Robertson, c. 1865 an unknown artist

Martha Mary Robertson with her child William St. Leonards Robertson, c. 1865 an unknown artist

Portrait, ambrotype, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson, 1863 William Edward Kilburn
William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson, 1863 William Edward Kilburn
William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson, 1863 William Edward Kilburn

William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson, 1863 William Edward Kilburn

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

William and Martha Mary Robertson and their children [William St Leonards, Eliza, John, William St Leonards on a horse, Beatrice and Ida], 1860s - 1870s Various
William and Martha Mary Robertson and their children [William St Leonards, Eliza, John, William St Leonards on a horse, Beatrice and Ida], 1860s - 1870s Various
William and Martha Mary Robertson and their children [William St Leonards, Eliza, John, William St Leonards on a horse, Beatrice and Ida], 1860s - 1870s Various

William and Martha Mary Robertson and their children [William St Leonards, Eliza, John, William St Leonards on a horse, Beatrice and Ida], 1860s - 1870s Various

Portrait, eight carte de visite, hand-coloured contained in red leather concertina presentation case

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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Album of cartes de visite and cabinet cards compiled by William St Leonards Robertson, 1860s - c. 1900 Various

Portrait, 24 page brown leather bound album of 119 cartes de visite and 16 cabinet card photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

William Robertson and Martha Mary Robertson, 1863 William Edward Kilburn

A charming prospect

Nearest & Dearest

Family fortunes

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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.