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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.

Woureddy [Wurati], an Aboriginal Chief of Van Diemen's Land, 1835 Benjamin Law
Woureddy [Wurati], an Aboriginal Chief of Van Diemen's Land, 1835 Benjamin Law
Woureddy [Wurati], an Aboriginal Chief of Van Diemen's Land, 1835 Benjamin Law

Woureddy [Wurati], an Aboriginal Chief of Van Diemen's Land, 1835 Benjamin Law

Portrait, cast plaster, painted

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Trucaninny [Trukanini], wife of Woureddy [Wurati], 1836 Benjamin Law
Trucaninny [Trukanini], wife of Woureddy [Wurati], 1836 Benjamin Law
Trucaninny [Trukanini], wife of Woureddy [Wurati], 1836 Benjamin Law

Trucaninny [Trukanini], wife of Woureddy [Wurati], 1836 Benjamin Law

Portrait, cast plaster, painted

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Truggernana [Trukanini], a native of southern part of V.D. Land, 1835 Benjamin Duterrau
Truggernana [Trukanini], a native of southern part of V.D. Land, 1835 Benjamin Duterrau
Truggernana [Trukanini], a native of southern part of V.D. Land, 1835 Benjamin Duterrau

Truggernana [Trukanini], a native of southern part of V.D. Land, 1835 Benjamin Duterrau

Portrait, etching, printed in black ink from one copper plate on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Ian Potter Foundation 2009

Woureddy [Wurati], a wild native of Brune Island, 1835 Benjamin Duterrau
Woureddy [Wurati], a wild native of Brune Island, 1835 Benjamin Duterrau
Woureddy [Wurati], a wild native of Brune Island, 1835 Benjamin Duterrau

Woureddy [Wurati], a wild native of Brune Island, 1835 Benjamin Duterrau

Portrait, etching, printed in black ink from one copper plate on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the
Ian Potter Foundation 2009

Portrait of Truganini, daughter of the Chief of Bruny Island, Van Diemens Land, c. 1835

Black and white history

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

English artist Benjamin Duterrau took up the cause of the Indigenous peoples of Tasmania with his detailed and sympathetic renderings.

H.B.G Larkin, 1928 L E. Reynolds
H.B.G Larkin, 1928 L E. Reynolds
H.B.G Larkin, 1928 L E. Reynolds

H.B.G Larkin, 1928 L E. Reynolds

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Yellow portrait (portrait of Alex Jelinek), 1955 Lina Bryans

Fugue in Yellow

Magazine article by Roger Benjamin, 2015

Roger Benjamin explores the intriguing union of Lina Bryans and Alex Jelinek.

Sir Joseph Banks, c. 1788 Benjamin West, John Raphael Smith
Sir Joseph Banks, c. 1788 Benjamin West, John Raphael Smith
Sir Joseph Banks, c. 1788 Benjamin West, John Raphael Smith

Sir Joseph Banks, c. 1788 Benjamin West, John Raphael Smith

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

The Conciliation, 1840 by Benjamin Duterrau

The art of conciliation

Magazine article by Gareth Knapman, 2017

Gareth Knapman explores the politics and opportunism behind the portraits of Tasmania’s Black War.

Queen Victoria, 1901 The Illustrated London News after Jean Joseph Benjamin-Constant
Queen Victoria, 1901 The Illustrated London News after Jean Joseph Benjamin-Constant
Queen Victoria, 1901 The Illustrated London News after Jean Joseph Benjamin-Constant

Queen Victoria, 1901 The Illustrated London News after Jean Joseph Benjamin-Constant

Portrait, photogravure on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Portrait 32 June - August 2009

Magazine

This issue features Vanity Fair, Nancy Bird Walton, William Barak, Sidney Kidman, Benjamin Duterrau's portraits of the Indigenous peoples of Tasmania, and more.

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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.