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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.

William Pidgeon

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1965

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William Boissevain

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1965

William Dargie

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1960

William Dobell part one

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1961

William Dobell part two

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1961

The gang, 1977

Lust for life

Magazine article by William Yang, 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.

Self portrait, late 1930s

William Dargie
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, 1870

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

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Will Ashton

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1960

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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.

The National Portrait Gallery is an Australian Government Agency