The 30th anniversary of Australia’s Parliament House

Dr Joy McCann, Anna Hough
Politics and Public Administration Section

with Dr Dianne Heriot, Parliamentary Librarian



Appendix 6: Acknowledgements and credits

The Parliamentary Library would like to acknowledge the generous assistance of a number of organisations and individuals who have contributed by providing expertise, permission to use images or archival records, or access to their collections, as follows:

National Archives of Australia; National Film and Sound Archive; National Library of Australia; National Portrait Gallery; Royal Australian Mint; Australian Associated Press; ACT Heritage Library; AUSPIC; ANTaR Vic., Australian Associated Press; Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; His Excellency General the Hon. Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retrd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia; The University of Sydney; Romaldo Giurgola and Pamille Berg (Mitchell/Giurgola & Thorp, the architectural team responsible for the design of Australia's Parliament House); Fairfax Media; Brian Jenkins, Ken Hodge, Hshook, Steve Daggar, Dude7248, Rob Mieremet/Anefo, Royal House of the Netherlands, Matt Ryall, /Wikimedia Commons; Eric Isselee, maradonna 8888, Neal Cousland,  Phillip Minnis, /Shutterstock.com; Polixeni Papapetrou/State Library of Victoria; Wilson Afonso/Flickr; Ten News;  Senator Jordon Steele-John; Annemieke Jongsma (Department of the Senate); Catherine Cornish (Department of the House of Representatives); Robyn Stewart, Kylie Scroope, Colin Grant, Justine van Mourik and Samantha Pollock (Department of Parliamentary Services); staff of the Broadcasting Production Office; staff of the Hansard Services Unit; staff of the Parliamentary Library including Cathy Madden, Janet Wilson, Deirdre McKeown, Martin Lumb, Rob Lundie, Pauline Downing, Bobby Graham, Hayden Campbell and Matt Smith.

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Credits

ANTaR Vic:

The Sea of Hands, ANTaR Vic

 

ACT Heritage Library

Capital Hill and State Circle, ACT Heritage Library, Canberra Times Collection

 

AUSPIC

Front cover: Parliament House during the Enlighten festival, 2011, Howard Moffat/AUSPIC; concept created by The Electric Canvas

Speaker’s Chair crafted by David Upfill-Brown, using Australian grey box timber with Tasmanian black-hearted sassafras and six types of Australian wattle, AUSPIC No. 991025-8

President Hu Jintao addresses a joint meeting of the Australian Parliament, AUSPIC No. 030496DI-225

The Governor-General delivers her opening of Parliament address, AUSPIC No. 100317-0632

Visit by His Excellency Mr Sukhbaatar Batbold MP, Prime Minister of Mongolia, AUSPIC No. 110035-0348

Visit by the Right Honourable Dato Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, AUSPIC No. 11067-104

National Memorial Service to mark the 10th Anniversary of the 2002 Bali Bombings, No. 120321-059

Senator Stephen Parry

Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, 8 July 2014

Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway with Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Parliament House, 23 February 2015

Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung, and Prime Minister Tony Abbott, 18 March 2015

DPS staff install the Magna Carta in the Great Hall of Parliament House for the 800th anniversary event, 15 June 2015

Senator Katy Gallagher

Andrew Hastie MP

Bronwyn Bishop, Speaker of the House of Representatives

Tony Smith, Speaker of the House of Representatives

Senator Stephen Parry, President of the Senate, launching new Parliament House stamp

Turnbull Cabinet

Parliament House illuminated with the French Tricolore

The team involved in moving the Tom Roberts painting The Opening of the first Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia by HRH Duke of Cornwall and York (later King George V) on May 9, 1901

Warlpiri community representatives Harry Tjakamarra Nelson, Otto Jungarryi Sims and Robin Granites Japanangka with the President and the Speaker

Trent Zimmerman MP

Philip Ruddock MP

Former Speaker Bob Halverson

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Craig Thomson MP

Bronwyn Bishop MP

Linda Burney MP

Tony Smith MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives

Rosemary Laing, Clerk of the Senate

Richard Pye, Clerk of the Senate

Ken Wyatt MP

Senator Rodney Culleton

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe signs the visitors’ book at Parliament House, by Michael Masters

Parliament House in winter

Senator Bob Day

Despatch box

Prime Minister Sirisena greets Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Parliament House

Opening of the Prevailing Voices exhibition

Jenny Wilkinson, Parliamentary Budget Officer

Senator Matt Canavan

Andrew Wilkie MP

The Honourable Mr Manasseh Damukana Sogavare MP at Parliament House

Barnaby Joyce MP

Tony Smith, Her Excellency, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, and Stephen Parry at Parliament House

Pauline Hanson wears a burqa into Question Time

Fiona Nash addresses the Senate

Michael Nelson Jagamara

Senator Derryn Hinch

Former member Bruce Billson

Senator Nick Xenophon (standing)

Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II at Parliament House

New security fence at Parliament House

Irish President Michael Higgins with Senate President Stephen Parry and Speaker of the House of Representatives Tony Smith

John Alexander MP

Senator Anning is escorted to the Senate table to take his oath of office

Senator Bartlett is escorted to the Senate table to take his oath of office

Senator Steele-John is escorted to the Senate table to take his oath of office

Senator Scott Ryan

Jacqui Lambie farewelled by colleagues following her valedictory speech

Dean Smith and five of the co-sponsors of his private bill: Louise Pratt, Janet Rice, Skye Kakoschke-Moore, Penny Wong and Derryn Hinch

Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore

Senator Jordon Steele-John

Scaffolding over the main skylight, Australian Parliament House

Barnaby Joyce being sworn into Parliament

Senator Katy Gallagher

Senator Sam Dastyari

Swearing-in of the new ministry, 20 December 2017

Senator Jim Molan

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

Senator Scott Ryan (President of the Senate), David Headon and Tony Smith (Speaker of the House of Representatives) at the launch of The First Eight Project and Alfred Deakin – the lives, the legacy

 

Australian Associated Press (AAP)

The initiating senators of the RU486 bill after it passed through the House of Representatives: (from left) Claire Moore (Labor), Lyn Allison (Australian Democrats), Judith Troeth (Liberal) and Fiona Nash (Nationals), Alan Porritt, AAP

The first Indigenous member of the House of Representatives, Ken Wyatt, delivers his First Speech to the House of Representatives, Alan Porritt, AAP

Clinton Pryor at Australian Parliament House, Lukas Coch, AAP

 

National Archives of Australia

Opening of Federal Parliament, Melbourne, 1901, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A1200, L16935; Australian News & Information Services

The Australasian Federation Conference delegates, Melbourne, February 1890. Photographer: Johnstone, O’Shannessy & Co. National Archives of Australia, NAA: A1200, L13363

Report of the Commissioner on Sites for the Seat of Government of the Commonwealth, NSW Government, 30 October 1900, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A18, 2

Commonwealth of Australia: complete summary of information with regard to proposed federal capital sites, 19 February 1902, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A325

Seat of Government Act 1908, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A1559, 1908/24A

Memorandum from King O'Malley confirming the results of the Federal Capital City Design Competition, 23 May 1912, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A110, FC1912/4133

Petition to Prime Minister Joseph Cook requesting a royal commission into the building of Canberra, 1913, National Archive of Australia, NAA: A110, FC1915/449

Agreement [between the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Joseph Cook, and Walter Burley Griffin] engaging Griffin as Federal Capital Director of Design and Construction, 18 October 1913, National Archives of Australia, NAA: CP487/6, 5

The Minister for Home Affairs, King O'Malley, drives the first peg in the site for Canberra, the national capital, 1913, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A1200, L16932

A portion of land at Jervis Bay was included in the Federal Capital Territory to provide a seaport for Australia’s only inland capital, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A3202, 1 and 2

The Governor-General, Lord Denman, arriving at Capital Hill, Canberra, for the foundation ceremony of the national capital on 12 March 1913, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A1200, L16933

The Federal Capital Commissioners and the Commission staff in 1925, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A3560, 1279

Prime Minister W M Hughes with C S Daley Secretary to the Federal Capital Advisory Committee and P G Stewart Minister for Works and Railways on the site of Parliament House, Mildenhall Collection, National Library of Australia and Museum of Australian Democracy, NAA: A3560, 115

Parliament House rear stairway under construction, 1 January 1926, Mildenhall Collection, National Archives of Australia and Museum of Australian Democracy, NAA: A3560, 645

1933 map of the Federal Capital Territory, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A3560, 7151

Detail from Griffin's plan for Canberra, showing the Capitol building as a stepped pyramid, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A710, 43

National Capital Development Commission Act 1957, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A1559, 1957/42

Sir John Overall, Robin Boyd, Sir Daryl Lindsay, Mr Peter Nixon and Mr John Gorton look at the plan for the new National Gallery in Canberra, Australian News and Information Bureau, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A1200, L72287

Constitution Alteration (Referendums) Act 1977 (No. 84 of 1977), National Archives of Australia, NAA: A1559/1, 84/1977

Yolngu leaders Gallarwuy Yunupingu (left) and Silas Roberts at Parliament House in 1977 with Jeremy Long and the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, THE Hon. Ian Viner (right), looking at the two bark petitions presented to the House of Representatives in 1963, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A8739, A11/3/77/3

Aboriginal Tent Embassy outside Parliament House, Canberra, 1974, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A6135, K14/3/74/11

Prime Minister the Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser addresses guests at the ceremony to turn the first sod for construction of the new and permanent Parliament House, Capital Hill, Canberra, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A6180, 19/9/80/10

Bob Hawke at Foundation Stone ceremony at new Parliament House, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A6180, 5/10/83/14

Aerial of New Parliament House on opening day, 1988, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A876, KN20/5/88/7

40th anniversary of first Australian citizenship ceremony held at Parliament House, Canberra. Award is presented to the recipient by Governor General, Sir Ninian Stephen, 1989, National Archives of Australia, NAA: A12111, 3/1989/12B/3C

Two Aboriginal men on beach, one with fishing spear [Eddie Mabo (left) and Jack Wailu on the Island of Mer in the Torres Strait Islands], National Archives of Australia, NAA: A6180, 9/3/94/23 [Reproduced with permission of Trevor Graham Yarra Bank Films Pty Ltd][The image can be used in perpetuity ]

Parliament House on its opening day in 1988

Lionel Murphy during his time as a Senator (1962-74), National Archives of Australia 11259786

 

National Film and Sound Archive

Naming of the Federal Capital of Australia: The ceremony, 1913.03.12: [with commentary], National Film and Sound Archive, No. 236834

The official opening of [provisional Parliament House] Canberra by His Royal Highness the Duke of York: May 9th 1927: Paramount Special, National Film and Sound Archive, No. 56926

Question Time in the Senate, House of Parliament, Canberra, 1946.07.17: Pts 1, 3, Sound recording, Published, No. 228694

Proceedings in the House of Representatives, Parliament House, Canberra, 1946.07.10: Pts 2, 4, Australian Broadcasting Commission, 10 July 1946, Radio, No. 228170

 

National Library of Australia

Senators bathing in the Snowy River at Dalgety [picture], 1902, by Edmund Thomas Luke, National Library of Australia, nla.pic-an24587182

Map of New South Wales showing proposed Federal Capital sites. No. 16 [cartographic material], by New South Wales Department of Lands, Jno Kirkpatrick, Chairman, Royal Commission Federal Capital Sites, Sydney, 3 June 1903, National Library of Australia, MAP FCPS Coll. no. 1903/16 (Copy 1)

Members of the Board appointed to report upon sites for the Federal Capital at Cotter River,Canberra, ca. 1909 [picture], National Library of Australia, nla.pic-vn4291882

George Fuller taking the first sight in the preliminary contour survey, Camp Hill, 1909 [picture], National Library of Australia, vn4610852

Pastoral scene on Capitol [ie Capital] Hill, Canberra [with] St. Andrew's Presbyterian Cathedral Church in mid-distance, [showing sheep and mounted stockman, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory [picture], National Library of Australia, vn3416296

Federal Capital site survey camp, Camp Hill, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, ca 1909 [picture]commonwealth , National Library of Australia, vn4599793

Canberra federal site from Rottenbury trig station, city series [picture], by the Department of Home Affairs, Lands and Surveys Branch, Photographs of the Federal Capital site, 1909‒1910, National Library of Australia, nla.pic-an24932028

The birth of a continent's capitol [i.e. capital], 1912 [picture], by Table Talk, National Library of Australia, PIC 8136/1

Commonwealth Avenue from Capital Hill, 1981, Canberra [transparency], National Library of Australia, an14324452-59

Romaldo Giurgola interviewed by Professor Manning Clark [sound recording], introduced and recorded by Heather Rusden, 18 March 1989‒14 October 1989, Canberra, ORAL TRC 2412, reproduced by courtesy of the National Library of Australia

The logger blockade of Parliament House, Canberra, January 1995 - some of the trucks in the forecourt [picture], National Library of Australia, an12549227-71

 

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

Aldo Giurgola 2005 by Mandy Martin, ochre, pigment and oil on linen. Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Commissioned in recognition of Giurgola’s life-long contribution to architecture and funded by voluntary donations from members and friends of the architectural profession. Gift of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects 2005

 

Parliament of Australia

Solar panels on Parliament House roof

Main Committee chamber, renamed Federation Chamber

New Parliament of Australia website

Parliament House during the Enlighten Festival, 2011

Pride of Place, House of Representatives, 2008 (video available for purchase from the International and Community Relations Office, Parliament House: 1800 139 299 or news@aph.gov.au

Parliament House 25th Anniversary Open Day 2013 (House of Representatives)

Silver anniversary morning tea in the Great Hall (Department of Parliamentary Services)

 

Department of Parliamentary Services Broadcasting (DPS), Parliament House

Acknowledgement of country, House of Representatives, 12 March 2013

Acknowledgement of country, Senate, 12 March 2013

Speech by Queen Elizabeth II on 9 May 1988

Prime Minister the Hon. Bob Hawke presenting acknowledgement, House of Representatives, 22 August 1988

The Speaker, the Hon. Joan Child, tabling the message from Her Majesty the Queen and the Speech of His Excellency the Governor-General delivered in the Great Hall, 22 August 1988

Governor-General’s speech at opening of 36th Parliament , 8 May 1990

Senate proceedings televised for first time, 21 August 1990

Address by the President of the United States of America, 2 January 1992

Governor-General’s speech at opening of 37th Parliament, 4 May 1993

Governor-General’s speech at opening of 38th Parliament, 30 April 1996

The Prime Minister, the Hon. John Howard MP, speaking about the Port Arthur massacre in the House of Representatives, 30 April 1996

Address by President of the United States, House of Representatives, 20 November 1996

Governor-General’s speech at opening of 39th Parliament, 10 November 1998

Senator Brian Harradine announcing his intention to vote against the GST, 14 May 1999

Motion of Reconciliation to Indigenous Australians in the House of Representatives (26 August 1999) and in the Senate (24 November 1999)

Centenary of Federation historic joint sitting in the Senate and the House of Representatives, Victorian Parliament, 10 May 2001

9/11 service in Great Hall, 17 September 2001

Governor-General’s speech at opening of 40th Parliament

National remembrance service honouring the victims of the terrorist attack in Bali, Great Hall, 16 October 2003

Address by the President of the United States, 23 October 2003

Address by the President of the People’s Republic of China, 24 October 2003

Governor-General’s speech at opening of 41st Parliament, 16 November 2004

Address by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 27 March 2006

Beaconsfield miners’ reception, 30 May 2006

Senator Bob Brown tabling message stick in the Senate, 13 August 2007

Address by the Prime Minister of Canada, 11 September 2007

Governor-General’s speech at opening of 42nd Parliament, 12 February 2008

Welcome to country ceremony, 12 February 2008

Apology to Stolen Generations, 13 February 2008

Swearing in of Governor-General, Quentin Bryce AC, 5 September 2008

Apology to Forgotten Australians, 16 November 2009

Address by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, 10 March 2010

Opening of the 43rd Parliament, 28 September 2010

Ken Wyatt MP First Speech, House of Representatives, 29 September 2010

Wyatt Roy MP First Speech, House of Representatives, 26 October 2010

Address by Prime Minister of New Zealand, 20 June 2011

Royal visit by Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, 21 October 2011

Address by President of the United States, Barack Obama, House of Representatives, 17 November 2011

Speaker’s procession, 14 February 2012

Visit by President of Lebanon, 16 April 2012

Visit by the Prime Minister of Thailand, 28 May 2012

Visit by Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, 23 July 2012

Visit by the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, 22 August 2012

Visit by Prime Minister of Singapore, 11 October 2012

National commemoration service marking 10th anniversary of Bali Bombings, 12 October 2012

Apology to victims of sexual abuse in the Australian Defence Force, 26 November 2012

National Apology for forced adoptions, 21 March 2013

Press conference, The Hon. Julia Gillard MP, 26 June 2013

Press conference, the Hon. Kevin Rudd MP, 28 June 2013

State visit: President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, 8 July 2013

Prorogation of 43rd Parliament, 5 August 2013

Governor-General swearing-in ceremony, 28 March 2014

Motion of no confidence in Speaker, 28 March 2014

Royal reception 2014, 24 April 2014

Parliamentary reception in the presence of their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 24 April 2014

Speech to the Parliament by His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, 24 April 2014

Senator Bill Heffernan with fake pipe bomb at Senate Estimates hearing, 26 May 2014

Senate swearing in of new Senators followed by Morning Tea in Members’ Hall, 7 July 2014

Address to the Parliament by Shinzo Abe, 8 July 2014

Signing of the official Condolence Book in support and sympathy for those tragically killed on Flight MH17, 22 July 2014

Condolence motion in the House of Representatives for the Ukraine air disaster, 26 August 2015

The Speaker of the House of Commons presenting a Guest of Parliament lecture, 30 September 2014

Condolence motions for former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam from the Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten, 21 October 2014

Address by David Cameron MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 14 November 2014

Speech by Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, 17 November 2014

Address by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, 18 November 2014

State visit to Australia by François Hollande, President of the French Republic, joint media conference with the Prime Minister Tony Abbott, 19 November 2014

His Excellency Mr Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, arrives at Parliament House, 18 March 2015

The signing of the Australia-Vietnam Enhanced Comprehensive Partnership, 18 March 2015

Condolence motions in the House of Representatives for former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, 20 March 2015

The Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Celebration, 15 June 2015

The Senate Occasional Lecture by Her Excellency Mrs Menna Rawlings CMG, 19 June 2015

Big Ideas Constitutions Day Speakers’ Forum: Magna Carta, 9 July 2015

Magna Carta Symposium, 30 October 2015, Part One and Part Two

Senator Gallagher’s first speech, 17 June 2015

National memorial service honouring the victims of Flight MH17, 17 July 2015

Condolence motion in the House of Representatives for Don Randall MP, 10 August 2015

The election of the speaker, 10 August 2015

Malcolm Turnbull announcing his new ministry, 20 September 2015

The Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition’s statements on the Paris terrorist attacks, 23 November 2015

Larissa Waters moves a motion in the Senate while breastfeeding her baby, 22 June 2016

Malcolm Turnbull, Marise Payne and Chief of the Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett announcing the location of ship building facilities for patrol vessels and frigates, 18 April 2016

Darren Chester delivers a ministerial statement marking the second anniversary of the disappearance of flight MH370, 3 March 2016

Opening of the 2nd Session of the 44th Parliament, 18 April 2016

Simultaneous Dissolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives, 9 May 2016

The opening of the 45th Parliament, 30 August 2016

Motion on the rotation of Senators, 31 August 2016

Linda Burney’s first speech, 31 August 2016

Address by the Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, to Senators and Members, 12 October 2016

Derryn Hinch moves a motion to lift restrictions on photography in the Senate chamber, 13 October 2016

Senator Bridget McKenzie speaks on a motion aiming to lift a ban on the importation of the Adler shotgun, 21 November 2016

Press conference – Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and King Abdullah of Jordan, 22 November 2016

Protest during House of Representatives Question Time, 30 November 2016

Statement by Andrew Wilkie MP on the 50th anniversary of the Black Tuesday bushfires, 7 February 2017

Motion by Senator Lisa Singh on the 50th anniversary of the Black Tuesday bushfires, 7 February 2017

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – Joint Signing and Media Conference, 24 March 2017

Condolences statements on the deaths of Dr G Yunupingu and Kunmanara Lester in the House of Representatives on 8 August 2017 and the Senate on 17 August 2017

The arrival of the Solomon Islands Prime Minister at Parliament House, 14 August 2017

Election of the new President of the Senate, 13 November 2017

Senator Jacqui Lambie’s valedictory speech, 14 November 2017

Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017, Second reading speech

Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017, Third reading, Senate

Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017, Third reading, House of Representatives

Senator Jordon Steele-John’s first speech, 29 November 2017

Barnaby Joyce’s swearing-in, 6 December 2017

David Feeney’s statement on his citizenship in the Federation Chamber, 6 December 2017

Debate on a House of Representatives motion to refer members’ eligibility to the High Court, 6 December 2017

Statements in the House of Representatives on the 50th anniversary of the death of Harold Holt, 6 December 2017

Senator Jim Molan’s first speech, 14 February 2018

Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Malcolm Turnbull, 15 March 2018

Aung San Suu Kyi during a ceremonial welcome at Parliament House, 19 March 2018

 

Parliamentary Library

Map showing results of the postal survey by electorate

The Hon. Harold Holt

 

Parliament House Art Collection

Royal Assent of Queen Victoria to Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act of 1900, Gifts Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, ACT, No. 01/0042

Street decorations for Federation celebrations, 1900‒1901 , Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0179.007

Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia by H.R.H. The Duke of Cornwall and York (Later King George V), May 9, 1901 . (1903) by Tom Roberts (1856‒1931), On permanent loan to the Parliament of Australia from the British Royal Collection. Courtesy of Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, Photo credit: Matt Kelso, No. 01/0030

Sir William Lyne, 1918 by Theodora Esther Cowan (1868‒1949) Gifts Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, ACT, No. 01/0016.001

Proclamation, Opening of Parliament House, Canberra, 1927 (1927) Waterlow & Sons Limited, London, Gifts Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, ACT, No. 01/0051

Opening of Federal Parliament at Canberra, 9 May 1927 (1927‒28) by William Beckwith McInnes (1889‒1939), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0046

Yirrkala artists, Dhuwa moiety. Yirrkala Bark Petition 14.8.1963, 46.9 x 21 cm, natural ochres on bark, ink on paper, House of Representatives, Canberra, No. REPS02/0020.001

Yirrkala artists, Yirritja moiety, Yirrkala Bark Petition 28.8.1963, 46.9 x 21 cm, natural ochres on bark, ink on paper, House of Representatives, Canberra, No. REPS02/0020.002

Untitled (Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser with shovel and the pouring of cement at Parliament House construction site), Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 06/0082.015

Untitled (visitors inside building under construction), Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 06/0082.006

Untitled (Prime Minister Bob Hawke laying the foundation stone with mallet, Parliament House), Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 06/0082.013

Great Hall Tapestry (1984‒1988), artist: by Arthur BOYD (1920‒1999), interpretation and execution: Victorian Tapestry Workshop (est. 1976) Wool, mercerised cotton and linen weft on a seine warp, 9m x 20m. Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, ACT, No. 1994/0042.001‒004

Opening of Parliament House by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 9 May 1988 (1994), by Marcus Beilby (1951), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0172

The Hon. Joan Child , 1988 by Charles William Bush (1911‒1989), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0131

The Hon. Kerry Walter Sibraa , 1991 by Bryan Westwood (1930‒2000), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0164

The Hon. Robert (Bob) JL Hawke AC, 1992 by Bill Leak (1956‒) Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0168

The Hon. Paul J Keating , 1997 by Robert Hannaford (1944‒), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0186

Tin Dog (from installation The Eye of the Dog), 1995 by Ingo Kleinert (1941‒)), Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 1998/0029.001

The Hon. Sir William Patrick Deane, AC KBE , 2001 by Robert Hannaford (1944‒), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0207

The Hon. Margaret Elizabeth Reid , 1999 by Tom Alberts (1962‒), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0195

The Hon. William John Aston, 1968 by William Pidgeon (1909–81), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0098

The Hon. John W Howard AC , 2009 by Jiawei Shen (1948‒), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0232

The Hon. Dr Henry Alfred Jenkins, 1985 by Wesley Walters (1928–2014), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0124

The Hon. David Peter Maxwell Hawker , 2007 by Jiawei Shen (1948‒), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0226

The Hon. Sir Harold William Young KCMG, 1983 by Vernon Jones (1908–2002), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/121

The Hon. Paul Henry Calvert , 2003‒04 by Paul Newton (1961‒), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0221

The Hon. John Neil Andrew, 2002 by Robert Hannaford (1944‒), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0217

The Hon. James Francis Cope, 1973 by Judy Cassab (1920–2015), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0107

The Hon. Alan Baird Ferguson , 2009 by Robert Hannaford (1944‒), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0230

The Hon. Stephen Paul Martin , 1995 by Wesley Barton Walters (1928‒), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0175

The Hon. Leo Boyce McLeay , 1991 by David Thomas (1951‒), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00161

The Hon. Robert (Bob) George Halverson , 1998 by Robert Hannaford (1944‒), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0194

The Rt Hon. Ian McCahon Sinclair , 2001 by Charles Tompson (circa 1940), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0205

The Hon. Michael Eamon Beahan , 1998 by Bryan Westwood (1930‒2000), Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0190

Barunga Statement 1988, YUNUPINGU, Galarrwuy, RUBUNTJA, Wenten, JAMPIJINPA, Lindsay Turner, JAPANANGKA, Dennis Williams, MARAWILI, Bakulangay, MARAWILI, Djambawa, MARAWILI, Marrirra, NGURRUWUTHUN, Djewiny, reproduced with permission of the Northern and Central Land Councils. Gifts Collection, courtesy of Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 01/0123

Untitled (a construction worker hosing the completed Michael Nelson Jagamara mosaic in forecourt of Parliament House) Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 06/0082.011

Centenary of Federation Commemorative Sitting of Federal Parliament, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 9 May 2001 (2003) by Robert Hannaford (1944-) Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, No. 00/0219

The Apology Manuscript, 2008 by Gemma Black (1956-), Parliament House Gift Collection, Canberra. Gift commissioned by The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. Courtesy of Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT

Mr Harry Jenkins, Speaker of the House of Representatives, 2010 by Rick Amor (1948) Historic Memorials Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT

Tom Roberts, Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia by HRH The Duke of Cornwall and York (Later King George V), May 9, 1901, 1903, oil on canvas

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Library

A drone flying past artwork in the Members Hall

The High Court of Australia

 

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Steven Ciobo and DFAT Secretary Frances Adamson at the launch of the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper, 23 November 2017, by Nathan Fulton and Linda Roche

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop meeting Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare

 

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

 

Fairfax Media

Re-enactment of the naming of Canberra

 

Flickr

Parliament House lawns by Wilson Afonso

 

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s letter to the Governor-General requesting that Parliament be prorogued, 21 March 2016

 

Polixeni Papapetrou and the State Library of Victoria

Malcolm Fraser

 

Royal Australian Mint

Australia’s first triangular coin

 

Shutterstock.com

Parliament House, by Phillip Minnis

Man using mobile phone by maradonna 8888

Parliament House forecourt by Neale Cousland

Bee by Eric Isselee

 

Ten News

The Hon. Julia Gillard sworn in as Australia's 27th Prime Minister (YouTube video)

 

Wikimedia Commons

Former Clerk of the Senate, Harry Evans, by Brian Jenkins

Magnifying glass and Australian flag by Ken Hodge

Gough Whitlam, 1955

Victorian senate ballot paper 2016 by Hshook

Norfolk Island by Steve Daggar

Ballot box by Dude7248

Lionel Murphy in 1973 by Rob Mieremet/Anefo

King Willem-Alexander by Royal House of the Netherlands

Parliament House with Lake Burley Griffin in the foreground by Matt Ryall

 

Other

A Hough, Protesters abseil down the front of Parliament House, 1 December 2016

 



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