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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.

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Great Suffragette demonstration in London
Great Suffragette demonstration in London
Great Suffragette demonstration in London

Great Suffragette demonstration in London, 1911

Rose Stereograph Company
Portrait, stereo view gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2011

Double Portrait: Vida and Marie Breckenridge (study)
Double Portrait: Vida and Marie Breckenridge (study)
Double Portrait: Vida and Marie Breckenridge (study)

Double Portrait: Vida and Marie Breckenridge (study), 1999

Nancy Borlase AM
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Marie Breckenridge 2004

Great Suffragette demonstration in London

The courage of their convictions

Nearest & Dearest

Trust the women

Nancy Borlase and Laurie Short
Nancy Borlase and Laurie Short
Nancy Borlase and Laurie Short

Nancy Borlase and Laurie Short, 1991

Jenny Sages
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the Margaret Olley Art Trust 1998

Jessie Street

First Ladies

Significant Australian Women 1913–2013
Previous exhibition, 2013

First Ladies profiles women who have achieved noteworthy firsts over the past 100 years.

Dulcie Deamer, c. 1920

Out of the shadows

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2013

Joanna Gilmour profiles the life and times of the shutter sisters May and Mina Moore.

Pat Mackie

Blue Collar Icon

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2005

Dr Sarah Engledow delves into the life of union leader Pat Mackie who is depicted in a portrait by Nancy Borlase AM.

Andrew Sachs (‘Manuel’)

Star signs

Magazine article by Barry York, 2018

Barry York charts the course from childhood request to autographed celebrity portrait anthology.

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