The Foundation is privileged to possess a substantial collection of early material relating to the period of history around which it focuses its activities. This is comprised of manuscripts and documents, paintings, etchings and prints, books, maps, coins and medals, and other original items mostly dating from the 18th and early 19th century and before.

The collection now contains over 1300 objects covering Indigenous Australia, early exploration and settlement. The Foundation remains an active collector and is continually seeking to enhance the collection further by adding selected items that complement the existing material.

The collection is primarily for the private use of the Foundation but access is willingly granted to researchers and other interested parties who wish to make use of the material either for research or for exhibition.

While the Collection is not normally open to the public, to obtain access to the collection for research or other bona-fide reasons please contact us on