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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.

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R. M. Williams, 1982 (printed 2005) John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Ita Buttrose, 1981 John Williams
Ita Buttrose, 1981 John Williams
Ita Buttrose, 1981 John Williams

Ita Buttrose, 1981 John Williams

Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Al Grassby and Penny Dent, Community Relations Commission, Canberra, 1982 John Williams
Al Grassby and Penny Dent, Community Relations Commission, Canberra, 1982 John Williams
Al Grassby and Penny Dent, Community Relations Commission, Canberra, 1982 John Williams

Al Grassby and Penny Dent, Community Relations Commission, Canberra, 1982 John Williams

Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Sir Hartley Williams, c. 1871 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Sir Hartley Williams, c. 1871 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Sir Hartley Williams, c. 1871 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Sir Hartley Williams, c. 1871 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Portrait, albumen silver photograph, hand-coloured on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ross and Judy O'Connell 2016

Edith Ellen Williams, c.1871 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Edith Ellen Williams, c.1871 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Edith Ellen Williams, c.1871 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Edith Ellen Williams, c.1871 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Portrait, albumen silver photograph, hand-coloured on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ross and Judy O'Connell 2016

Harry Williams, 2005 Sahlan Hayes
Harry Williams, 2005 Sahlan Hayes
Harry Williams, 2005 Sahlan Hayes

Harry Williams, 2005 Sahlan Hayes

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on resin-coated paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Reverend John Williams, c. 1837 George Baxter
Reverend John Williams, c. 1837 George Baxter
Reverend John Williams, c. 1837 George Baxter

Reverend John Williams, c. 1837 George Baxter

Portrait, wood engraving (Baxter print) on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Sir Edward Eyre Williams, 1872 Thomas Foster Chuck
Sir Edward Eyre Williams, 1872 Thomas Foster Chuck
Sir Edward Eyre Williams, 1872 Thomas Foster Chuck

Sir Edward Eyre Williams, 1872 Thomas Foster Chuck

Portrait, hand-coloured albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ross and Judy O'Connell 2016

Portrait of Lady Eyre Williams (Jessie Gibbon), 1833 Claude-Marie Dubufe

Chance encounter

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2009

Joanna Gilmour explores the life and times of one of Melbourne's early socialites, Jessie Eyre Williams.

Portrait of Lady Eyre Williams (Jessie Gibbon), 1833 Claude-Marie Dubufe
Portrait of Lady Eyre Williams (Jessie Gibbon), 1833 Claude-Marie Dubufe
Portrait of Lady Eyre Williams (Jessie Gibbon), 1833 Claude-Marie Dubufe

Portrait of Lady Eyre Williams (Jessie Gibbon), 1833 Claude-Marie Dubufe

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

John Laws, 1981 John Williams
John Laws, 1981 John Williams
John Laws, 1981 John Williams

John Laws, 1981 John Williams

Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

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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.