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Vol 45 no 1, Feb 2023
An Itinerant Australian Colonial Billiard Table
By John Wade   |   February 2023   |   Vol 45 no 1

The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has purchased an Australian billiard table, carved in high relief with multiple panels of scenes of colonial life, and its matching marking board. Its price of $1,100,000 sets a new record for a piece of Australian furniture. The NMA is not known for collecting Austr...

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Vol 39 no 4, Nov 2017
Book review: Jennifer Sanders (ed), ‘Collecting for the Nation, The Australiana Fund'.
By John Wade   |   November 2017   |   Vol 39 no 4

... Tamie Fraser was one of the first to realise the same could be done here to reflect our own culture and history. In 1978, she encouraged the establishment of The Australiana Fund (not to be confused with the Australiana Society, established in the same year), with the aim of lending appropriate examples of ...

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Vol 37 no 4, Nov 2015
John Black Carmichael (1803-1857), artist and engraver
By Karen Eaton   |   November 2015   |   Vol 37 no 4

Edinburgh-born John Carmichael arrived in Sydney in 1825, living and working there for over 30 years producing landscapes, portraits, maps, billheads, musical scores, illustrations and some of Australia’s first postage stamps. His works provide a revealing and valuable record of life and times in colonial Syd...

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Vol 36 no 4, November 2014
A Fine Possession: jewellery and identity, Powerhouse Museum Sydney
By Dorothy Erickson   |   November 2014   |   Vol 36 no 4

This spectacular exhibition of jewellery spanning cultures and millennia is billed as the most ambitious jewellery exhibition the Powerhouse Museum (part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences) has ever staged. With 700 exhibits drawn from public and private collections across Australia, it takes several vi...

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Vol 35 no 4, November 2013
London calling
By Bill Blinco   |   November 2013   |   Vol 35 no 4

London being London, many wonderful and stimulating exhibitions were on when we visited in September – October 2013. They are worth recording here to remind us of the importance of mounting exhibitions aimed at stimulating the audience rather than pandering to a market.

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Vol 34 no 4, November 2012
Billy Hughes doorstops
By Howard Courtney   |   November 2012   |   Vol 34 no 4

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Vol 26 No 4, November 2004
Tradesmen's bills
By Lisa Murray   |   November 2004   |   Vol 26 No 4

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Vol 25 No 3, August 2003
Vol 6 no 3, Jul 1984
The Australiana Society acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples – the First Australians – as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.