1 Freeman Bros Australian
William 1809-1895, James 1814-1870
The First Ministry Under Responsible Government [NSW], 1856-c1890s.
Two albumen paper photographs, one image titled, dated "1856"
and captioned with names and positions in ink on photograph and
backing above and below image, 13.2 x 18.9cm; 25.2 x 35cm. Missing
portions, creases, foxing, soiling; one image laid down on original
"May 23, 1856. T. Holt, Treasurer; W.M. Manning, Attorney
General; S.A. Donaldson, Premier; J.B. Darvall, Solicitor General;
and G.O. Nicholls [sic], Auditor General." Held in National
Portrait Gallery. One image was reprinted in a larger format
by the Government Printer in the 1890s, without captions.
The pair $3,300
2 Livingston Hopkins American/Australian 1846-1927
[Sir Henry Parkes And Treasury Bills], c1890s. Pen and ink on
card, signed lower right and captioned in and below image, 47.2
x 39.2cm. Soiling, foxing, slight surface loss.
read "New South Wales Debentures; I.O.U." and "Those
Treasury Bills. Parkes utilises his private experience in public
finance. W. [Wilkins] Micawber. Parkes: 'Thank God, that little
3 Falk Studios Australian active 1885-1900
[Sir Henry Parkes], c1892. Vintage silver gelatin photograph,
Henry Parkes' signature with "sincerely" in ink on
slip mounted below image, accompanied with original backing with
"Falk Studios" blind stamp, 39.1 x 32.2cm. Missing
portions, silvering and repaired surface loss to edges. Laid
down on acid-free paper.
its time, Falk Studios, run by H.W. Barnett, was considered to
be one of the most respected photographic studios in Sydney.
Sir Henry Parkes was Premier of NSW five times and became known
as the "Father of Federation."
4 Australasian Federal
Referendum [Victoria] 1899
Colour lithograph certificate, inscribed to a "George Paine"
(faded), printer's line lower left, 35.2 x 49.7cm. Glue remnants,
surface loss, re paired missing portions to edges of image and
margins. Laid down on acid-free paper.
line reads "Robert S. Brain, Government Printer, Melb."
Text includes "This is to certify that the question of an
Australasian Federal Constitution was submitted to the Electors
of Victoria on the 27th day of July 1899 and that out of a poll
of 163,780 votes, 152,653 were cast in favour of such Australasian
Federal Constitution..." The certificate features captioned
portraits of the Premiers of the six colonies. Between 1898 and
1900 the people of Australia voted on the Constitution in referendums
held in each colony. Only in South Australia Indigenous people,
both men and women, were able to vote.
5 T. Henley. Selected
Liberal And Reform Candidate For Burwood
Process screen and letterpress, postcard format, 14.2 x 8.7cm.
Foxing, slight soiling and minor creases to edges.
includes "The political fighter that opposes tyranny from
every class. Vote for T. Henley & progressive legislation;
and your right to have freehold titles - in the land you occupy.
Vote and work for T. Henley, and [a] 'clean honest government.'
Ross Brothers Ltd., Print., Sydney." Sir Thomas Henley (1860-1935)
was elected to the Legislative Assembly from 1904 until 1935,
when he fell from a Manly ferry and drowned. Ref: ADB; Wiki.
6 The Hon. L.E.
Groom, Liberal Candidate For The Darling Downs c1909
Process screen and letterpress, postcard format, 14.4 x 9.3cm.
Slight creases, foxing, discolouration.
includes "Minister of State for External Affairs. B.P. Joseph,
authorised agent...Robertson & Provan Ltd. Printers, Toowoomba."
Sir Littleton Ernest Groom (1867-1936) was an Australian federal
minister, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Australia's
17th longest serving federal parliamentarian. He was a member
of every non-ALP ministry from 1905 to 1926, and in 1909 became
the Minister for External Affairs with the fourth Deakin Ministry
(19091910). Ref: Wiki.
7 Vote For Wilks c1910
Process screen and letterpress, postcard format, 13.5 x 8.6cm.
"Dalley Electorate. Polling day: April 13. Empire, Commonwealth."
William Wilks was a member of the Free Trade Party, and was active
in politics until 1910, when he was defeated by Labor. The Division
of Dalley was an electoral division in New South Wales created
in 1900. It was located in the inner suburbs of Sydney, including
Balmain, Glebe and Leichhardt. It was abolished in 1969. Ref:
8 Sir George H.
First High Commissioner Of The Commonwealth In London and [Prime
Minister George Reid], 1910-c1920s. Pair of postcards, one process
screen with letterpress, and one vintage silver gelatin photograph,
14.1 x 8.3cm; 8.7 x 13.8cm. Pinholes, creases, foxing.
the process screen postcard includes "The Crown Studios,
Viceregal photographers, Sydney. While in town get photographed
in 'Emblo'. The Crown Studios, 448 George Street, (next Roberts'
Hotel)." Reproduced handwriting below image includes "[to]
Mark Blow Esq. [of Crown Studios] from G.H. Reid, 21.1.10. Never
had a better photograph taken."
The pair $660
9 Votes For Women
[Catholic Women's Suffrage Society] 1915
Colour linocut poster, 52.5 x 35.8cm. Repaired tears, creases,
missing portions, old folds. Linen-backed.
suffrage (right to vote) societies adopted their own combinations
of colours for banners, badges etc. as a means of representing
their society at meetings and processions. The colours of blue,
white and gold are the combination chosen by the Catholic Women's
Suffrage Society, which was founded in England in 1911.
10 After Claude Marquet Australian 1870-1920
The Blood Vote [Anti-Conscription Campaign], 1916. Letterpress
and line block, handbill, artist's name in lower portion, 32
x 25.4cm (paper). Missing portions, old folds.
includes "'They gave me the ballot paper, the grim death
warrant of doom, and I smugly sentenced the man to death, in
that dreadful little room. I put it inside the Box of Blood nor
thought of the man I'd slain, till at midnight came like a 'whelming
flood, God's word - and the Brand of Cain.' Written by W.R. Winspear
and drawn by Claude Marquet, St Andrew's Place, Sydney. Authorised
by P.C. Evans and J.M. Power, Macdonell House, Sydney."
Ref: SLV, Museum Victoria. Very rare original printing of this
11 Prime Minister
Billy Hughes 1919
Vintage silver gelatin photograph, annotated and dated "by
[sculptor] Professor Derwent Wood, R.A., London, 1919" in
an unknown hand in ink on backing below image, framing annotation
in pencil verso, 27.6 x 22.5cm. Developing flaws, retouching,
laid down on original backing.
includes "Dame [Mary] Hughes. Black oak swing frame. Leave
white to show written text at base only." The photograph
was most likely taken by Frederic Hilaire D'Arcis (Brit.,1845-1935).
Ref: Royal Academy of Arts. Sir William Morris (Billy) Hughes
(1862-1952) was the seventh Prime Minister of Australia, from
1915 to 1923.
12 Lang's Note c1931-1932
Lineblock, 8.6 x 12.4cm. Minor crinkles and foxing to upper margin.
continues "Lies, lies, lies. I promise to pay repudiate.
Face value - nothing. Payable on demand. James J. Lee, printer,
545 George Street, Sydney." The "Lang Plan" proposed
the repudiation of
interest payments to overseas creditors until domestic conditions
improved. This satirical note, was most likely produced close
to Jack Lang's dismissal as premier in 1932. Ref: Wiki.
13 Sam Hood Australian 1872-1953
[Minister For Health And Repatriation (Lyons Government) Billy
Hughes And The Duke Of Gloucester Inaugurating Prince Henry Hospital],
1934. Group of four vintage silver gelatin photographs mounted
together, one with publisher's copyright stamp, the rest with
photographer's stamp verso, 19.7 x 14.8cm to 15.1 x 19.9cm. Minor
stamp includes "The Sun Feature Bureau, 60-66 Elizabeth
Street, Sydney." Photographer's stamp includes "S.J.
Hood, Press Photographer, 124 Pitt Street, Sydney, Tel. B.1845."
In 1934 the Coast Hospital was renamed The Prince Henry Hospital
of Sydney on the occasion of the Duke of Gloucester's visit to
Australia. Dignitaries included ex-Prime Minister Billy Hughes
and the NSW Minister for Health, Mr R.W.D. Weaver.
14 Letter From Prime
Minister Joseph Lyons To Sir Edward McCarthy 1938
Handwritten in ink on government stationary with two newspaper
clippings mounted verso, 25.3 x 20.2cm. Creases, discolouration
to edges, slight foxing and old folds. Framed.
reads "Prime Minister, Canberra." Letter reads "19.1.38.
Dear Mr McCarthy, I willingly agree to your using my name in
connection with your carnival in Hoseton if you think it will
help, and I am sending you two copies of my photo as requested.
It is good to know that Mr Wootton is assisting your movement
so admirably and it pleases me to know that he values a photo
of myself. He has made a very enviable name for himself. I hope
I shall be able to meet his sisters in the near future. With
kindest regards from my wife and myself. Yours sincerely, J.A.
Lyons." Newspaper clippings show images of Joseph Lyons
departing for Amsterdam, and his wife and daughter leaving to
join him circa 1937.
15 Six (6) Hour
[Elizabeth St., Sydney]
Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled and dated "2.10.39"
in pencil verso with "Peter Andersen" photographer's
stamp, 15 x 19.9cm. Old handling creases.
in image reads "Sheet Metal Workers' Union. Organise and
fight for 40 hours. Demand abolition of wages tax. Unite against
16 Frank Campbell Australian d.1966
Broken Hill Levy, c1940. Pen and ink with white gouache, 23 x
29.3cm. Soiling, foxing, slight surface loss, old glue stains.
include "Moroney. Miner's family." Provenance: Campbell
estate. Timothy Moroney was an office bearer of the Australian
Railway Union. Frank Campbell was an illustrator for The Worker,
a newspaper affiliated with the ALP, which was published in Brisbane
between 1890 and 1974. Ref: Wiki.
17 Words Fail Him [Prime Minister Billy Hughes] 1940
Pen and ink with gouache, signed [Will Mahony (Australian, 1905-1989)]
in gouache and titled in pencil with publishing annotations on
image and margins, publishing stamp with date verso, 34.2 x 41.6cm.
Missing portions and slight soiling to margins.
in image reads "During his war cabinet visit to Brisbane,
Mr Hughes will be quartered in the Lord Mayor's palatial reception
room to keep him calm." Stamp reads "Used Daily Telegraph
2 Aug. 1940."
18 Frank Campbell Australian d.1966
Grooming The Favourite [Eden, Casey, Churchill], 1944. Pen and
ink with white gouache, signed in ink lower right, publishing
annotation "2 col. [The] Worker" and titled in pencil
in lower margin, annotated and dated "3/4/44" in ink
verso, 33.2 x 25cm. Foxing, creases, tears and pinholes to edges.
in image read "Where do I come in?" and "Vested
interests." Annotation reads "drawn by Frank Campbell,
26 Walker St, North Shore." Provenance: Campbell estate.
Image shows Anthony Eden (Winston Churchill's Foreign Secretary),
Richard Casey (Churchill appointed Minister Resident in the Middle
East), and Churchill holding a trident. The Worker, a newspaper
affiliated with the ALP, was published in Brisbane between 1890
and 1974. Ref: Wiki.
19 Frank Campbell Australian d.1966
[Labor Principles. No Coalition], c1944. Pen and ink with white
gouache, signed in ink lower right, publishing annotation "3.
col." in pencil lower centre, 22.9 x 30cm. Creases, cracking,
slight foxing, soiling.
Campbell estate. Francis (Frank) Herbert Campbell was the husband
of artist Margaret Campbell.
20 [Prime Minister
Ben Chifley At The VP Day Ceremonies
Australian War Memorial, Canberra], 1945. Pair of vintage silver
gelatin photographs , each with "Royal Australian Air Force"
copyright stamp with captions and date in ink verso, 15 x 20cm
(approx. each). Creases, scuffing, one with cracking to upper
captions include "Crown copyright reserved. Unit: SOP. Date:
16.8.45. Subject: VE/VP Day Ceremonies." On 15th August
1945, Ben Chifley announced that the Japanese Government had
accepted terms of surrender, and that World War II for Australia
was over. The 15th of August became celebrated as VP Day (Victory
over the Pacific. Also known as VJ or VE day). Images show Mr
Chifley and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester at the Australian
War Memorial for the service. Ref: AWM.
The pair $1,100