The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Historical Objects of the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia

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The National Portrait Gallery in Australia is a collection of portraits of Australians that are prominent in the history of Australia and whose life sets them apart as individuals of public interest.

Among the many historical portraits in the National Portrait Gallery the following are highlights:


“A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.” Australian Proverb



Photo Credit: By GordonMakryllos (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons