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"O Uommibatto": How the Pre-Raphaelites Became Obsessed with the Wombat

"O Uommibatto": How the Pre-Raphaelites Became Obsessed with the Wombat

Angus Trumble on Dante Gabriel Rossetti and company's curious but longstanding fixation with the furry oddity that is the wombat — that "most beautiful of God's creatures" which found its way into their poems, their art, and even, for a brief while, their homes. more

Gallipoli: Through the Soldier's Lens

Gallipoli: Through the Soldier's Lens

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL - To mark the 100 years since Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) fought the Gallipoli campaign of WW1, Alison Wishart explores the remarkable photographic record left by the soldiers. Made possible by the birth of Kodak's portable camera, the photographs give a rare and intimate portrait of the soldier's day-to-day life away from the heat of battle. more

The Quirky, the Artful, and the Unexpected: Historic Photographs of Life in Australia

The Quirky, the Artful, and the Unexpected: Historic Photographs of Life in Australia

MUSEUM VICTORIA - Dr Elycia J Wallis, Manager of Online Collections, presents a few fascinating glimpses of late-19th- and early-20th-century Australia, and the photographers who documented its inhabitants. more

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