Australian Social History

Memory, celebration, commemoration

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Objects relating to aspects of Australia's history, including historic postcards, badges, books, ceramic items, souvenirs and more. The themes of national and state commemorations, the Australian home front in two World Wars, and Australia's relationship to the monarchy and a push for an Australian republic are emphasised in the collection, but there are other aspects of Australian life featured as well. WELCOME TO MY COLLECTION. Please enjoy looking around, and if you would like to leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you!

Location
Australia
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What do you collect?

Material related to aspects of Australian social history including, but not limited to, items relating to the Australian home front in both World Wars, and items created for national and state anniversary celebrations, including the sesquicentenary of British settlement (1938), the Bicentenary (1988), the Centenary of Federation (2001), and the Centenary of Canberra as the national capital (2013). The collection also contains material relating to Australians and the Monarchy, and the campaign for an Australian republic. There are also items relating to early 20th century domestic life, and Australian country music. A core part of the collection is souvenir transferware and painted items featuring Australian cities, towns and landmarks, and native flora and fauna.

 

A second collection, of First Nations Small Artworks contains works in wood, ceramic, fibre, tin and paint from Warlukurlangu Arts, Yuendumu, Yirrkala, Papunya, Warmun and Tjanpi Desert Weavers, APY Lands.

How long have you been collecting?

I have been actively collecting since the early 1990s.

Why does it interest you?

I am an Australian historian and museum curator and I am interested in objects as historical evidence.

Is this collection open for visits?

Not at  present.

What are your other interests?

My  other collecting interests include Pacific Island artefacts and bags and basketry, money boxes, and more frivolous collections such as  zebras, owls and pigs. And boxes of all kinds as well.

Collection Details

Location
Australia
Joined
Mar 6, 2016

Australian Social History

Category
Militaria & Wartime - Other
Total items
81
For sale
0
Exchange
0
Wanted
0
Rating
(35 votes)

First Nations small artworks

Category
Decorative arts & design
Total items
18
For sale
0
Exchange
0
Wanted
0
Rating
(0 votes)
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