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Vol 46 no 1, Feb 2024
Book Reviews
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Mark R. Cabouret, Out From The Shadows
John Mitchell Cantle 1849 – 1919 Australia’s First Native Born Ornithological Draughtsman.
The Australiana Society Inc, Bondi Junction, NSW, 2023. Soft cover,
175 pages, 683 colour & sepi...

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Vol 41 no 3, Aug 2019
Australian goldsmiths' marks: the records of the Australian Assay Office
By Jolyon Warwick James   |   August 2019   |   Vol 41 no 3

When you are dealing with precious metals, you want to know that what you have is what it is claimed to be. European countries instituted hallmarking systems to verify this, some of them operating for over 700 years. Silver expert Jolyon Warwick James discusses how Australia had its own hallmarking system, but ...

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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 39 no 2, May 2017
A Macquarie-era sideboard
By Warwick Oakman   |   May 2017   |   Vol 39 no 2

The star item of furniture in the late Caressa Crouch and Carl Gonsalves collection was a cedar sideboard, of very early date, made about 1815–20. The sideboard, which they loved and had left virtually untouched, summed up all that was exceptional in Caressa and Carl’s collection, which focused on Tasmanian...

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Vol 39 no 1, Feb 2017
Tasmanian Chapter comes to life
By Warwick Oakman   |   February 2017   |   Vol 39 no 1

The Australiana Society is delighted to report that the new Tasmanian Chapter held its inaugural event on 11 November 2016. Since the foundation of the Australiana Society in 1978, members have believed that Tasmaniana was of sufficient importance, quality and difference to that of mainland Australia to warrant...

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Vol 38 no 2, May 2016
An early Australian silver gift - its authenticity and content
By Jolyon Warwick James   |   May 2016   |   Vol 38 no 2

Jolyon Warwick James traces the story of an Australian colonial silver spoon with a name engraved on the stem, and finds a link with a banker who lived and died at Bronte House overlooking one of Sydney’s famous beaches.

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Vol 36 no 2, May 2014
A colonial Grecian library table
By Warwick Oakman   |   May 2014   |   Vol 36 no 2

An early colonial library table in the neo-classical style, with a maker’s label for Clarke of Castlereagh Street, Sydney, c. 1835, came to light in a distressed state a decade ago. Warwick Oakman ponders who might have made the table, where such an impressive piece of furniture might originally have been use...

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Vol 33 no 4, November 2011
Vol 33 no 4, November 2011
Vol 30 No 3, August 2008
Vol 26 No 2, May 2004
Vol 25 No 1, February 2003
Vol 11 no 4, Nov 1989
Vol 4 no 1, Mar 1982
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.