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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.

Upcoming events

29 Oct 2014 6:00 PM • National Trust Centre, Observatory Hill, Sydney
05 Dec 2014 5:30 PM • Lindesay, 1 Carthona Avenue, Darling Point NSW 2027
31 Jan 2015 6:30 PM • To be advised

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 36 no 3, August 2014

Dorothy Erickson, 'Joseph Hamblin, cabinet-maker and piano maker'

Margaret Carlisle, 'A Berlin woolwork picture'

Paul Donnelly, 'Annual dinner and lecture 2014'

Jim Bertouch, 'Taking tea in the colonies'

Karen Eaton, 'A.S. Trood, a silver medal and Belle Vue Hall School'

Book Reviews

Jean Fornasiero & John West-Sooby, 'French Designs on Colonial New South Wales', review by Prof. John Ramsland

Jenny Cullen, 'Charles Lloyd Jones', review by Silas Clifford -Smith

Kevin Power, 'John Campbell Pottery', review by Tim Cha


Cover: Rosina Priscilla Starkey (1854-1928), [Cardinals Wolsey and Campeius confronting Queen Catherine in front of her ladies-in-waiting in Queen's Chambers, from Shakespeare's Henry VIII, Act III Scene I.] Berlin woolwork, c. 1868-70, 1800 x 1670 mm. Collection: Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Photo Sotha Bourn

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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