The Australiana Society is an incorporated association of collectors and researchers devoted to researching, preserving and collecting Australia's heritage: art, decorative arts, antiques, historic items, collectables, buildings and sites, and portable heritage made in, or relating to, Australia.
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Vol 44 no 4, Nov 2022

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Vol 44 no 4, Nov 2022

President’s Update, Colin Thomas
William Knox D'Arcy: Art Collector and Patron, Dianne Byrne
I Opine it’s a ‘Pine’, R A Fredman
The Paris Exposition Universelle, the Suez Canal and a Gold Sphinx Brooch, John Hawkins
Arnott’s Kookaburra – a Mystery Biscuit, Paul Gregson
Queensland to a T Collection and Exhibition, State Library of Queensland, Peter Spearritt
H.A. Nielsen, Art Cabinet Maker, of Port Douglas, North Queensland, John Wade
Mary Jones: a Mysterious Artist in Queensland, Timothy Roberts
Above the Trenches? Cast-metal Aeroplanes of the 1940s, Peter Hobbins
Considering a Curious Carving, Glenn R Cooke

Cover: Godfrey Douglas Giles (1857–1941), The Charge of the Heavy Brigade at the Battle ofBalaclava, 25 October 1854. Oil on canvas, 1897, 122.2 x 213.4 cm, signed and datedlower right ‘GD Giles 1897’. Collection: National Army Museum, London, purchased at Sotheby’s 1994. NAM 1994-05-57-1; image no: 79491. Image Courtesy of the National Army Museum, London. William Knox D'Arcy gave this contemporary painting to the Queensland Art Gallery in 1898, but the QAG deaccessioned it in the 1960s.

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