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Vol 46 no 1, Feb 2024
Castlemaine’s Portrait of the Duchess of York
By John Wade   |   February 2024   |   Vol 46 no 1

The Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) visited Australia to open our new Commonwealth Parliament in Canberra in 1927. On their royal tour, the Duke and Duchess briefly stopped at Castlemaine station in April 1927, met by an enthusiastic crowd.

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Vol 44 no 3, Aug 2022
Thomas Griffiths' book box construction
By David Bedford   |   August 2022   |   Vol 44 no 3

Thomas Griffiths (1856–1943), a Welsh blacksmith and wheelwright, emigrated to Queensland to start a new life as a ‘skilled migrant’, at first clinging to his old profession in the Ipswich area. When the Queensland railway network was expanding, he saw
a new business opportunity and opened a sawmill at...

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Vol 44 no 3, Aug 2022
Designs by Murdoch at the House of Georges
By James Stanton   |   August 2022   |   Vol 44 no 3

Fashion designer Margaret Murdoch (1912–1999) has been eclipsed by other members of the Murdoch family. In 1938 she went to London to gain experience in fashion design. Her move to the fashion capital of Paris on the eve of World War II led to disruption of her career path, with two stints of internment ...

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Vol 43 no 4, November 2021
Book reviews
By Claire Blakey & Nat Williams   |   November 2021   |   Vol 43 no 4

Petra ten-Doesschate Chu and Max Donnelly with Andrew Montana and Suzanne Veldink, Daniel Cottier: Designer, Decorator, Dealer.
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Yale University Press, New Haven CT 2021. Hard cover,
256 pp, 200 illustrations, Booktopia price $59 plus postage.

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Vol 42 no 4, Nov 2020
Treasurer’s Report
By George Lawrence   |   November 2020   |   Vol 42 no 4

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Vol 41 no 4, Nov 2019
Australiana Society annual report 2018
By Jim Bertouch & George Lawrence   |   November 2019   |   Vol 41 no 4

As you all know we are in our 40th year and will finish our celebrations with a three-day symposium on 18–21 October 2019 at the State Library of NSW. This is going to be a very big and significant event. We have more than 25 confirmed speakers and very many different areas of Australiana will be covered in t...

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Vol 41 no 3, Aug 2019
The 'Paris Studio' of George de Nemes
By Robert La Nauze   |   August 2019   |   Vol 41 no 3

Gold Rush craftsmen and artists brought their European traditions with them in the mid-19th century, just as George de Nemes (György Nemes) brought his techniques, Hungarian folk art tradition, conceptions of what art should be, fantasies and recollections of totalitarian regimes under the Fascists and Communi...

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Vol 40 no 3, Aug 2018
Treasurer's Report
By George Lawrence   |   August 2018   |   Vol 40 no 3

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Vol 39 no 4, Nov 2017
Book review: Robert La Nauze, ‘Made to Order. George Thwaites and Sons, colonial cabinet makers'
By Paul Gregson   |   November 2017   |   Vol 39 no 4

The first study into our furniture history appears to be by John Earnshaw, a retired engineer. The name ‘W. Beatton’ stamped on an old cedar chiffonier aroused his curiosity. Earnshaw investigated further and produced a slim book, Early Sydney Cabinetmakers, in 1971 which resulted in devotees, students, his...

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Vol 39 no 3, Aug 2017
The Beleura collection of Klytie Pate pottery
By Catherine Moffatt   |   August 2017   |   Vol 39 no 3

Beleura, the house and garden on the Mornington Peninsula on the southern shore of Port Phillip Bay, is an estate left to the people of Victoria by John ‘Jack’ Morton Tallis (1911–1996), the youngest son of Sir George Tallis of J C Williamson theatres fame... Here was a mystery: how did John Tallis know K...

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Vol 39 no 3, Aug 2017
Australiana Society Annual Report
By Jim Bertouch & George Lawrence   |   August 2017   |   Vol 39 no 3

Over the last 12 months the Society has continued to grow and flourish in more ways than one. I am very pleased to report that the Tasmanian Chapter of the Society is now off and running, having had a very successful opening at Runnymede, in Hobart, last November. Tasmanian Chair Colin Thomas had invited the Ho...

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Vol 38 no 4, Nov 2016
Lawrence Butler and his veneered case furniture made in Sydney between 1804 and 1815
By John Hawkins   |   November 2016   |   Vol 38 no 4

By examining the innovations in the various editions of the London and Edinburgh cabinet-makers’ books of prices, as well as identifying the decorative details favoured by Irish cabinet-makers, John Hawkins suggests that it is possible to develop a chronology for the important group of early Sydney furniture ...

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Vol 38 no 3, Aug 2016
Carmichael's George Street, Sydney 1828-1829
By Karen Eaton   |   August 2016   |   Vol 38 no 3

Those familiar with the capital of New South Wales will know George Street, Sydney Cove and The Rocks. Karen Eaton deconstructs John Carmichael’s engraving George Street from the Wharf and explores in detail its five main elements – George Street, the King’s Wharf, the Commissariat Stores, Kemp & Dobson...

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Vol 38 no 3, Aug 2016
Treasurer's Report
By George Lawrence   |   August 2016   |   Vol 38 no 3

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Vol 38 no 3, Aug 2016
Book review: Denis Lake, ‘The Men Who Made The Celebrated Chairs‘
By John Wade   |   August 2016   |   Vol 38 no 3

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston claims that Peddle chairs are “Tasmania’s best known antique”, so that probably justifies a book about them. And who better to compile it than Denis Lake, a Launceston furniture restorer, who can combine research with his detailed practical knowledge...

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Vol 38 no 2, May 2016
George Richard Addis, watchmaker and jeweller: his Victorian and Tasmanian years
By Michel Reymond   |   May 2016   |   Vol 38 no 2

George Richard Addis (1864–1937) is best known as one of Western Australia’s leading late 19th- and early 20th-century goldfields jewellers, whose Western Australian work has been documented by Dorothy Erickson.1 Many jewellers however worked in different colonies, and here Michel Reymond records for the fi...

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Vol 38 no 1, Feb 2016
The cabinet maker and the carver: George Thwaites and Daniel Livingstone
By Robert La Nauze   |   February 2016   |   Vol 38 no 1

Prestigious Melbourne cabinet maker Geo. Thwaites & Son operated from 1842 to 1889, providing high-class furniture for Victoria’s mansions, homesteads and prominent institutional and public buildings. Today the firm is best remembered for its contracts to furnish Government House in 1854 and again in 1875 and...

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Vol 28 No 3, August 2006
An unusual award for bravery
By George Dean   |   August 2006   |   Vol 28 No 3

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Vol 9 no 4, Nov 1987
Money Boxes in Australia
By George D Dean   |   November 1987   |   Vol 9 no 4

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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.