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Vol 45 no 4, Nov 2023
William Milner and his ceramic legacy
By Gregory Hill   |   November 2023   |   Vol 45 no 4

European immigrant William Milner was a little-known entrepreneur who established a porcelain manufacturing business after
arriving in Melbourne in 1911. The porcelain industry was largely driven by a massive need for electrical insulators, and, as
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Vol 45 no 3, Aug 2023
The York Street Synagogue Ark
By Jana Vytrhlik   |   August 2023   |   Vol 45 no 3

Two early arks held in the museum collection of The Great Synagogue in Elizabeth Street, Sydney are impressive examples of Australian furniture. Their distinct Egyptian style could have been a source of inspiration for the architectural style of the York Street Synagogue (1844). In her search for the...

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Vol 44 no 2, May 2022
A presentation casket with carving by John K. Blogg, 1915
By Sarah Guest   |   May 2022   |   Vol 44 no 2

The box seen here shows the superb carving of John Kendrick Blogg, a successful and entrepreneurial industrial chemist who was born in 1851 in Canada, settled in the Surrey Hills region of Victoria in 1877 and died in 1936. His day job involved making perfumes and extracting essential oils. Family legend has it...

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Vol 44 no 1, February 2022
Jack and Achilles: a classical source for Benjamin Duterrau’s Native taking a Kangaroo?
By David Hansen   |   February 2022   |   Vol 44 no 1

Artists in early Australia were usually trained in Britain and Europe in the Classical tradition going back to ancient Greece and Rome. David Hansen explores the possibility that, in the composition of his paintings created in Van Diemen’s Land, Benjamin Duterrau was influenced by Renaissance and Classical mo...

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Vol 43 no 3, August 2021
Victoria’s earliest potteries
By Gregory Hill   |   August 2021   |   Vol 43 no 3

Greg Hill’s new research, using contemporary newspapers and other resources now easily available on Trove, has found a raft of previously unknown potteries operating in Victoria in the 19th century. These push back the dates of Victorian pottery manufacture into the 1840s. Many examples of these wares however...

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Vol 43 no 2, May 2021
William Frederick Ward: engraver, heraldic designer, manufacturing jeweller, banknote designer, cinema proprietor, handwriting expert
By Yvonne Barber   |   May 2021   |   Vol 43 no 2

When Yvonne Barber first proposed writing an article about William Frederick Ward, your editor’s response was ‘Who?’ Readers will react the same way, yet W F Ward was involved in the engraving, design and manufacture of silverware for 40 years. He designed the arms of the City of Sydney, won the competiti...

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Vol 43 no 2, May 2021
Update from the President
By Colin Thomas   |   May 2021   |   Vol 43 no 2

Following our calling for expressions of interest and personal approaches, the Board recently endorsed Robert Hannan, Peter Crawshaw, Gail Darby and Phillip Black as the NSW Branch Committee. At the Committee’s first meeting Robert Hannan was elected Chair and Peter Crawshaw Secretary. These individuals posse...

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Vol 42 no 4, Nov 2020
Carl Ewald, ‘Gluepot’ Graetz of Graetztown, South Australia
By David Bedford and Richard Phillips   |   November 2020   |   Vol 42 no 4

German settlers in South Australia, notably in the Barossa and to a lesser extent in other parts of Australia, introduced a furniture style based on the rural carpentry traditions of their native lands, rather than the more common styles seen in Australia derived from British cabinetmaking. David Bedford and Ri...

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Vol 42 no 3, August 2020
An early Australian mourning brooch
By Gregory Street   |   August 2020   |   Vol 42 no 3

A gold mourning brooch to commemorate the passing of John Hillas in 1847 at Bannaby (or Bunnaby) near Taralga in southern tablelands of NSW is typical of the early Victorian era and many similar pieces come up for sale today (plates 1-2)1. Black enamel surrounds a central glass-covered locket that most likely w...

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Vol 41 no 4, Nov 2019
Australia's first art potters
By Gregory Hill   |   November 2019   |   Vol 41 no 4

Brothers Graham and William Ferry both trained as potters in Yorkshire, emigrated to Victoria and set up their own potteries in Melbourne’s Brunswick in the last two decades of the 19th century. Noted for their sculptural domestic wares and colourful majolica wares, here Greg Hill makes the case for recognisi...

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Vol 41 no 1, Feb 2019
Trust the women: women lead the way in preserving Queensland's heritage
By Judith McKay   |   February 2019   |   Vol 41 no 1

One of the first events organised by the Australiana Society’s Queensland Chapter was a visit to Miegunyah, the historic house museum owned and operated by the Queensland Women’s Historical Association in Bowen Hills, Brisbane for the past 50 years. For the visit in June 2018, local member Judith McKay acte...

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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 2, May 2017
A democratic collection. Viewing of the Trevor Kennedy collection
By Phillip Black   |   May 2017   |   Vol 39 no 2

Trevor Kennedy AM has always been larger than life than most people, both in his business career and now his eclectic Australiana collection. Born and educated in Western Australia, he became a prominent Australian journalist, businessman and company director, serving on many company boards. As a journalist Tre...

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Vol 35 no 1, February 2013
Vol 34 no 4, November 2012
Exhibition review: Bounty
By Richard Phillips   |   November 2012   |   Vol 34 no 4

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Vol 33 no 3, August 2011
Vol 30 No 4, November 2008
Vol 27 No 3, August 2005
Vol 25 No 3, August 2003
Vol 18 No 1, February 1996
Vol 15 No 3, August 1993
Vol 14 No 1, February 1992
Vol 11 no 3, Aug 1989
Vol 10 no 1, Feb 1988
Achille Simonetti, Sculptor
By Daina Fletcher   |   February 1988   |   Vol 10 no 1

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Vol 9 no 2, May 1987
Vol 8 no 4, Nov 1986
Vol 8 no 3, Aug 1986
Vol 6 no 1, Jan 1984
An Edwards Emu Egg
By R A Phillips   |   January 1984   |   Vol 6 no 1

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Vol 5 no 3, Jul 1983
Vol 5 no 2, Apr 1983
Editorial: Rouse Hill House
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Vol 4 no 4, Oct 1982
A Well-Travelled Egg
By Dick Phillips   |   October 1982   |   Vol 4 no 4

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Vol 3 no 4, Oct 1981
Good Sound Cedar
By R A Phillips   |   October 1981   |   Vol 3 no 4

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Vol 3 no 4, Oct 1981
Vol 3 no 2, Apr 1981
Wendt - 125 Years
By Richard Phillips   |   April 1981   |   Vol 3 no 2

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Vol 3 no 1, Jan 1981
The Passing of a Pottery
By Richard Phillips   |   January 1981   |   Vol 3 no 1

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Vol 2 no 4, Nov 1980
The Bosleyware Pottery
By Richard Phillips   |   November 1980   |   Vol 2 no 4

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