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 40-page quarterly all-colour magazine 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.
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 $60, institutions $65. Download a membership form or email subscriptions for a sample copy.
Vol 35 no 1, February 2013
Peter Lane, 'The IHC bronze kangaroos'
Mark R. Cabouret, ' "Lalla": Alice Rochford Cayley and Jack Castle Harris, part 2'
Kenneth Cavill, 'Louis Somme, an intriguing migrant craftsman'
Dianne Byrne, 'The John Watts necklace: a masterpiece of Australian gold jewellery by Christian Ludwig Qwist'
Jane Lennon, 'Henry Frith's "The Last of the Tasmanians": the three versions'
R. A. Phillips, 'Review: Treasures and Traditions of the German community'
Kellee Uhr, 'Victorian mourning dress in colonial Australia'
Cover: John (Jack) Castle Harris (1893-1967), vase with applied dragon, hand-modelled earthenware, base incised 'Remued, Hand Made'. Melbourne, c. 1930s. Applied dragon attributed to John Castle Harris. H 28 d 28 cm. Collection: Marvin Hurnall, East Prahran Vic
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.
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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.