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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.

Jessie Robertson
Jessie Robertson
Jessie Robertson

Jessie Robertson, c. 1849

Thomas Bock
Portrait, pencil, chalk and gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG and Marilyn Darling AC 2013

James Robert Millar Robertson
James Robert Millar Robertson
James Robert Millar Robertson

James Robert Millar Robertson, 1926

W.A. Bowring
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the descendants of James Robert Millar Robertson 2011

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Bill Robertson, 2008

Paul Gosney
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Portrait of Ron Robertson-Swann
Portrait of Ron Robertson-Swann
Portrait of Ron Robertson-Swann

Portrait of Ron Robertson-Swann, 1989

Lindsay Churchland
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Anouk and Coby Sanchez 2019

Sir William Gaston Walkley
Sir William Gaston Walkley
Sir William Gaston Walkley

Sir William Gaston Walkley, 1958

William Pidgeon
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Caltex Australia Ltd 2008

Shorty Robertson
Shorty Robertson
Shorty Robertson

Shorty Robertson, 2003

Francis Reiss
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

Study for Portrait of W S Robinson
Study for Portrait of W S Robinson
Study for Portrait of W S Robinson

Study for Portrait of W S Robinson, 1952

Sir William Dobell OBE
Portrait, oil on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2003

William, Randwick
William, Randwick
William, Randwick

William, Randwick, 1975/2008

William Yang, Melody Cooper
Portrait, inkjet print, black and purple ink on paper

Purchased 2022

William in Scholar's Costume
William in Scholar's Costume
William in Scholar's Costume

William in Scholar's Costume, 1984/2008

William Yang, Yensoon Tsai
Portrait, inkjet print, black and purple ink on paper

Purchased 2022

William at Queensland University
William at Queensland University
William at Queensland University

William at Queensland University, 1968/2008

William Yang, an unknown artist
Portrait, inkjet print, white and purple ink on paper

Gift of the artist 2022. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Self Portrait #5
Self Portrait #5
Self Portrait #5

Self Portrait #5, 2008

William Yang, John Fukuda
Portrait, inkjet print, black ink on paper

Purchased 2022

Self Portrait #2
Self Portrait #2
Self Portrait #2

Self Portrait #2, 1947/2007

William Yang, an unknown artist
Portrait, inkjet print, black and purple ink on paper

Purchased 2022

The Payne family
The Payne family
The Payne family

The Payne family, 1888-1889

A. Flegeltaub
Portrait, albumen photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John McPhee 2018

Self Portrait #1, 1992 by William Yang

William Yang

Australian Chinese
Previous exhibition, 2001

William Yang's art is about the telling of stories, his work is an intriguing mixture of philosophy, autobiography, social history and documentary imbued with a sense of the artist's own curiosity, humanity and humour

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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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