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Ten Favourite Beards from the Collection

September 5, 2015

Rebecca Evans
We've amassed some beards in our collection! Curator, Rebecca Evans, takes us through her favourites. 1. Christmas card by Dahl and Geoffrey Collings This card (at top) features a cartoon of a giant, a representation of iconic Australian actor Chips Rafferty, sitting on a stool having his huge beard combed by a tiny female figure, Quentin Rafferty.

Cleopatra’s Needle or ‘Thornton’s Scent Bottle’

June 13, 2012

Geoff Barker
This photograph was taken from George Street, Sydney and looks up Bathurst Street. At the very end, where it joins Elizabeth Street and Hyde Park, the single most obvious feature of the photograph can still be seen today.

Ambrotype of the Premier of New South Wales Charles Cowper, 1859

August 14, 2009

Geoff Barker
This photograph is of Charles Cowper, the second Premier of New South Wales, and his ministry. Sometimes referred to as ‘Slippery Charlie’, Cowper appears to have lived up to his name as he was elected premier five times between 1856 and 1870.