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Australiana Society
Researching, collecting and preserving Australia's heritage

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updated 6 February 2006

Australiana Society Inc.


The Australiana Society is an incorporated association of collectors, dealers, auctioneers and researchers devoted to collecting, studying and preserving Australiana: art, decorative arts, antiques, historic items, collectables, buildings and sites, and portable heritage made in, or relating to, Australia.

Australiana, our 40-page quarterly colour magazine, presents authoritative  and practical articles on art, design, furniture, ceramics, glass, jewellery, metalwork, coins, notes, medals, crafts, ephemera, architecture, history, historic houses, conservation, etc. The magazine is available only by subscription.
The contents and an index are available on this website. We seek contributions on Australiana subjects; click on shipping containers
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We arrange talks, exhibition viewings, excursions, seminars and other events. Our voluntary, incorporated association has nearly 500 members across Australia.

We provide information about sales and exhibitions of Australiana and of Australian interest from around the world. For exhibitions, click What's on.

Want to join? Want to know more?
Click for a sell your iphone, or email spy cams for brochures or a sample magazine.

Media, advertising or general enquiries and feedback
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Looking to buy or sell Australiana?
Check out our list of Australiana
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Subscriptions for 2006 are due now
Household $55, institutions $60, students $25. Click pinehurst 2014 us open rentals.

Email us if you'd like to receive regular information about our events.

NEWS for more news, click on 'news' on the navigation bar at left.

Macquarie chest
The Mitchell Library in Sydney is displaying until 26 February the Macquarie collector's chest, created for Governor Macquarie c. 1818, and recently donated to the Library by a well-known collector.


Hobart auctioneer Gowan's sold a stylish Regency double-ended sofa in original condition for $310,800 including premium on 19 November 2005. It was allegedly found in a shed, and looks like it. The successful buyer was Hobart dealer Nevin Hurst of Masterpiece Fine Art, bidding on behalf of the Hobart Casino which will donate the sofa to the cash-strapped Tasmanian Museum.

Graham Budd Auctions in London sold some Phar Lap memorabilia on 16 November, including the bloodstock catalogue listing the sale of the colt at Trentham Racecourse (NZ) to H. Telford for 160 pounds in January 1928.

Sotheby's sold a leather water bottle from the tragic Burke and Wills expedition of 1860-61 for $284,750 on 29 November 2005. It was bought by the National Museum of Australia, which aims to put it on display as soon as possible.

Australiana magazine
vol. 27 no. 4, November 2005

Ruth Dwyer, The pledge of her affection
Glenn Cooke, John James, the sequel
James Broadbent, A Chinese export dessert service
Donna Braye, The Mosman Local Studies Collection
Gordon Turnbull, Australian furniture design 1925-52
John Wade, Irrawang, Regentville and pioneer historical archaeology in Australia
John Wade, Collectors' corner: Genevieve Cummins collection
Contents of Australiana 2005

The February 2006 issue will appear this month. Click on Australiana pest control gilbert for what's in our back issues. Click advertising rates for our rates and specifications. Not all back issues are available; those before 2000 are $7 each, those since 2000 are $10 each, including postage.

Australiana contributions welcome
We seek contributions to our magazine. Contributions should be on an aspect of Australiana, preferably submitted in electronic format and
well illustrated. Please let the best lsat prep courses know if you are interested in submitting an article (we do not pay for contributions). Download our Style Guide here.

Australiana contents 1986-2005 and index 1989-2005
The Australiana contents and index is on our website, just click contents. You can download it or you can order the contents and index on floppy disc or CD by email.

Australiana dealers
Looking for reliable antiques and art dealers who have Australiana collectables in stock? Click here for our directory of dealers. Want to be listed ? Email us.

Antiques and Collectables Fairs
here for our list of coming antiques and collectables fairs in Australia.

Silver Society of Australia
here for information about the Silver Society of Australia.

Ceramic Collectors Society - next meeting
Wednesday 8 February: Greg Curry, 'Australian Ceramics'
Meetings start at  8 pm, Uniting Church Hall, Lord St, Roseville NSW
, for membership details call 02 9874 7422

Julius Hogarth (1820-1879), Gold statuette of an Aboriginal man throwing a boomerang

Danish-born silversmith Julius Hogarth arrived in Sydney in 1852 to seek gold. He showed this beautifully detailed gold statuette in Sydney in November 1854, and at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1855.

Sydney, 1854, g
old, mammoth tusk, Ht 11 cm
Private collection,
photo Andrew Frolows