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.

Upcoming events

30 Apr 2014 6:00 PM • Australian Galleries, 15 Roylston Street, Paddington, Sydney

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 1, February 2014

Dorothy Erickson, ' "dear Emily" in Western Australia'

John D. Watkins, 'A "Grecian" colonial cedar chair'

Peter Lane, 'Australian cartography: a numismatic perspective'

Megan Martin, 'A Venetian gondola on Farm Cove?'

Michel Reymond, 'John Rider Roberts'

Book Reviews

Tony Kanellos, 'Imitation of Life', review by Lesley Garrett

Elizabeth Ellis, 'The Sydney Punchbowl', review by John Wade


Cover: Florence Fuller (1867-1946), Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett c.1908, h 80.5 w 62.5 cm. Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, purchased 2005, no 2005.84.

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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