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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.

Nancy Wake

'The White Mouse'
Portrait story

A portrait story describing the amazing life of World War II resistance fighter, Nancy Wake.

Nancy Borlase and Laurie Short

Nancy Borlase

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1962

Nancy Bird Walton

Nancy Bird Walton part one

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1977

Nancy Bird Walton - Pioneer

Nancy Bird Walton part two

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1977

Pat Mackie
Pat Mackie
Pat Mackie

Pat Mackie, 2004

Nancy Borlase AM
Portrait, oil on canvas

Purchased 2004

Nancy Wake - The White Mouse
Nancy Wake - The White Mouse
Nancy Wake - The White Mouse

Nancy Wake - The White Mouse, 2001

Melissa Beowulf
Portrait, oil on canvas

Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2004

James McClelland
James McClelland
James McClelland

James McClelland, 1946

Nancy Borlase AM
Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Gillian Appleton (McClelland) 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Nancy Bird Walton - Pioneer
Nancy Bird Walton - Pioneer
Nancy Bird Walton - Pioneer

Nancy Bird Walton - Pioneer, 2003

Danelle Bergstrom
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2004

Senator Nancy Buttfield
Senator Nancy Buttfield
Senator Nancy Buttfield

Senator Nancy Buttfield, 1958

Sir Ivor Hele
Portrait, oil on masonite

Gift of Senator Dame Nancy Buttfield DBE 2003. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Nancy Bird Walton
Nancy Bird Walton
Nancy Bird Walton

Nancy Bird Walton, c. 1973

Judy Cassab AO CBE
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of Nancy Bird Walton AO OBE 2008. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Senator Nancy Buttfield

A Pioneering Life

Magazine article by Lauren Dalla, 2005

During her time in Australian politics, Dame Nancy Buttfield was an impressive advocate for equality for women and was responsible for ending the marriage bar for women in the Public Service.

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