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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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William Boissevain

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1965

Self portrait

William Dargie

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1960

Sir William Gaston Walkley

William Pidgeon

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1965

Sketch for Prime Minister Robert Menzies

William Dobell part two

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1961

William Dobell

William Dobell part one

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1961

The gang, 1977 William Yang

Lust for life

Magazine article, 2008

Celebrated Sydney-based photographer and performer William Yang was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to produce a new performance work that premiered at the opening of the Gallery's new building.

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Equestrian self portrait, 2004

William Robinson AO
Portrait, colour lithograph on paper

Purchased 2022

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Self portrait with goose feathers, 2004

William Robinson AO
Portrait, colour lithograph on paper

Purchased 2022

Self Portrait with Light Meter
Self Portrait with Light Meter
Self Portrait with Light Meter

Self Portrait with Light Meter, 1987/2007

William Yang
Portrait, inkjet print, white ink on paper

Purchased 2022

Miscellaneous Obsessions #1, My Living Room, Bondi
Miscellaneous Obsessions #1, My Living Room, Bondi
Miscellaneous Obsessions #1, My Living Room, Bondi

Miscellaneous Obsessions #1, My Living Room, Bondi, 2000

William Yang
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, black ink on paper

Purchased 2022

Self Portrait #1
Self Portrait #1
Self Portrait #1

Self Portrait #1, 1992/2007

William Yang
Portrait, inkjet print, black ink on paper

Purchased 2022

My Family in Front of Our Old Home
My Family in Front of Our Old Home
My Family in Front of Our Old Home

My Family in Front of Our Old Home, 1992

William Yang
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, black ink on paper

Purchased 2022

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, late 1930s

Sir William Dargie CBE
Portrait, oil on wood panel

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of L Gordon Darling AC CMG in recognition of Sir William Dargie's role in the establishment of the National Gallery of Australia 2002. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, 1870

William H. Bardwell
Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

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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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