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Australiana Society Inc.

The Australiana Society is an incorporated association of collectors, researchers, dealers and auctioneers 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.

We publish Australiana, a quarterly all-colour magazine (40 pages, except for special bumper issues) presenting authoritative, topical, and practical articles on Australian art, design, furniture, ceramics, glass, jewellery, metalwork, coins, notes, medals, crafts, ephemera, architecture, history, historic houses, conservation, etc.

The contents and index to Australiana are available on this website. We seek contributions on Australiana subjects; click on Australiana magazine for details.

We organise talks, exhibition viewings, excursions, seminars and other events in Sydney and elsewhere. The Society is run entirely by volunteers.

*** Australiana Grant ***

The Australiana Society has a grant of up to $5,000 for institutions to assist with the acquisition of an object of Australiana. For details of the grant, go to Australiana Society Grant.

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Subscribe to Australiana magazine
Members receive Australiana magazine, which is available only by subscription. Back issues ($20 each) are available directly from us. Household subscriptions cost $65, institutions $65. To join, please download a membership form.


Vol 37 no 2, May 2015

David Kelly and Ben McHenry, 'Backchat'

Dianne Byrne, 'Lady Bowen's Irish harp brooch - a missing piece of Queensland colonial jewellery'

From the editor

Catriona Quinn, 'Adrian Feint's flowers and fishermen: the Lesley Godden collection'

Megan Martin, 'A rare Feint format: "Shells" designed and painted 1947 for "Jo" Fakhry'

Trevor Hancock, 'Finding Firnhaber treasures'

Annette Gero, 'Wartime quilts'

John Wade, 'A chance beginning: the Lyons collection of decorative art'


Cover: Embroidery on WW II army rug made by Corporal Clifford Alexander Gatenby from Coffs Harbour, c 1942-1945 in POW camp Stalag 383, Germany, with needles fashioned from spectacle frames, ground-down old toothbrushes, wood and broken odds and sods, fabrics, threads from old pullovers, socks, balaclavas, scarves, towelling. 177 x 173 cm

Australiana contributions welcome

We encourage you to submit contributions on an aspect of Australiana for our magazine. Contributions be well illustrated and include text, pictures and captions preferably in electronic form. We do not pay for contributions. You can download our Style Guide here.

Advertising in Australiana
Please follow this link to advertising for rates and deadlines

Advertising via email to our members
Please follow this link to advertising for further information

Media, advertising or general enquiries
Email the Secretary, Michael Lech.

Buying or selling Australiana? Need a valuation?
The Australiana Society does not give valuations. Please check our list of dealers or auctioneers to find one near you who may be able to help. A fee may apply for this service. If you want a valuation for something to buy or sell on the Internet, please do not waste their time.


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