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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.

Mandawuy Yunupingu, 1991 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham

Resilience Indigenous leadership

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Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Neville Bonner, Lowitja O'Donoghue, Mandawuy Yunupingu and Adam Goodes

Richard Divall OBE in the church mantle of the Order of Malta, 1999 Eric Smith
Richard Divall OBE in the church mantle of the Order of Malta, 1999 Eric Smith
Richard Divall OBE in the church mantle of the Order of Malta, 1999 Eric Smith

Richard Divall OBE in the church mantle of the Order of Malta, 1999 Eric Smith

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Bequest of Richard Divall AO OBE 2017

Martin Sharp, 1980 William Yang
Martin Sharp, 1980 William Yang
Martin Sharp, 1980 William Yang

Martin Sharp, 1980 William Yang

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Martin Sharp, c. 1974 Greg Weight
Martin Sharp, c. 1974 Greg Weight
Martin Sharp, c. 1974 Greg Weight

Martin Sharp, c. 1974 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

King Edward VII, 1910 by George Lambert

Of Kings and men Celebrating 100 years of the Historic Memorials Collection

Previous exhibition, 2011

This display celebrates 100 years of the Historic Memorials Collection and its role in commissioning portraits of parliamentary and judicial figures in Australia.

Boardman, Lake Macquarie tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Boardman, Lake Macquarie tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Boardman, Lake Macquarie tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Boardman, Lake Macquarie tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Portrait, lithographic print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Robert Edwards AO 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Martin Sharp, 1986 Garry Shead
Martin Sharp, 1986 Garry Shead
Martin Sharp, 1986 Garry Shead

Martin Sharp, 1986 Garry Shead

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia by H.R.H. The Duke of Cornwall and York, May 9, 1901, 1903 by Tom Roberts

Empire records

Magazine article by Kylie Scroope, 2011

Celebrates the centenary of the first national art collection, the Historic Memorials Collection, housed at Australia's Parliament House.

Punch, wife of Cullabaa, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Punch, wife of Cullabaa, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Punch, wife of Cullabaa, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Punch, wife of Cullabaa, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Robert Edwards AO 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Bungaree, late chief of the Broken Bay tribe, Sydney, 1836 William Fernyhough

Heads of the People A Portrait of Colonial Australia

Previous exhibition, 2000

For Tom Roberts - Australia's best nineteenth-century portrait painter - neither a proto-national portrait gallery nor more popular collections of portrait heads, were sufficient public celebrations for the notables of Australian history

Mel Gibson, 1982 William Yang

POL Portrait of a Generation

Previous exhibition, 2003

POL was a magazine that ran from 1969 to 1986

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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.