Biography Historical Biographies History Bushrangers of New South WalesThe stories and songs of the bushrangers shine a light on Australia’s early attitude to crime, family, race and justice. History A maiden over"I thought they’d bowl lobs, but by Jove, they can play." History Writing at Gallipoliby Elise EdmondsFirst hand accounts of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. History Australian Jewish community and cultureThe Jewish community in Australia has made a significant contribution to the development of Australian society and culture since the establishment of the colony in 1788. History Looking East - Darling Point & beyondSydney Harbour's natural beauty has always enticed residents to settle on its foreshores. History Looking North - Sydney's Upper North ShoreThe Upper North Shore is one of the jewels of Sydney. Follow the development of this region from isolated bush and farmland to a prosperous residential area. History Alec Chisholm: Bush Naturalist and Benign Nationalistby Russell McGregorAlec Chisholm (1890–1977) was once famous in Australia. Although that’s no longer so, he’s a man worth remembering. Art and Design Art and culture Architect of the screenby Erica AronstenEric Thompson’s career as an architect, artist and filmmaker highlights the close connection between architecture and design in the development of the film industry. Art and culture Henry Lawson - poet of the peopleA writer wrote of the hearts of men, and he followed their tracks afar; For his was a spirit that forced his pen to write of the things that are. Art and culture My Country - Dorothea Mackellar"I love a sunburnt country": Learn the history of one of Australia's best loved poems. Art and culture Francis Greenway: convict architectFrancis Greenway (1777- 1837) produced some of the finest colonial buildings in Australia. Art and culture Seven Little Australians - Ethel Turner "We have decided to go to Lindfield. It will be like being buried alive to live in a quiet little country place after the bustle and excitement of town life". Art and culture The Story of May GibbsMay Gibbs, author, illustrator and cartoonist, has captured the hearts and imaginations of generations of Australians with her lovable bush characters and fairytale landscapes. Art and culture Conrad Martens and George Edwards Peacock - Sydney ArtistsArtists have always been attracted to the natural beauty of Sydney Harbour and its foreshores. Art and culture Under the RainbowThe 1970s were a transformative time for northern New South Wales, especially in the regional town of Nimbin. The 1973 Aquarius Festival changed the small country town and the surrounding region forever. Art and culture The Randolph Hughes Collectionby Geoff BarkerFrench literature and Pre-Raphaelite works 1800-1950 Randolph Hughes French literature and Pre-Raphaelite works 1800-1950 History Shooting the war: Australia's first Oscarby Margot Riley'There'll be so much to be done when this is all finished…So many big subjects to be covered where the right kind of film will be useful.' Damien Parer (1943) Explorers Discovery Leichhardt’s continental treksOn an expedition to cross the Australian continent from East to West, the celebrated explorer Ludwig Leichhardt (1813-1848) and his party disappeared. Discovery Burke and WillsAs white settlement in Australia progressed, rumours abounded in the coastal cities as to what lay in the country’s largely unexplored centre. Discovery Thomas Livingstone Mitchell: mapmakerA larger-than-life character whose passions included the study of fossils, poetry and the mechanical and scientific arts, Mitchell looms large in Australian colonial history. Collection item Hitting the slopes: a young woman’s alpine adventure in the 1930sby Margot RileyThoroughly modern Miss Emily Chambers of Burwood, NSW, was always eager to try the latest fad. Natural world Hunter ValleyCaergwrle (pronounced Ka-girlie) is situated on the Allyn River, in one of the most beautiful rural areas of the Hunter Valley. Discovery Hume and HovellThe story of the intrepid adventurers who explored and opened up inland Australia.