Black-and-white photo of men in a bar with a barmaid serving an elephant a drink Image courtesy Bruce Postle
Bruce Postle Archive Appeal
Help secure these iconic Australian images

About the appeal

Over more than 50 years, award-winning photographer Bruce Postle captured extraordinary images of social, political and sporting moments in Australia's history.

From the Vietnam moratorium rallies in the early 1970s to the Rolling Stones' first visit to Australia, Postle's vast archive portrays Australian life in the second half of the 20th century.

We need your help to raise $75,000 by 30 June 2019 to acquire and preserve the Bruce Postle Archive for future generations.

Make a donation to the appeal now

Through the decades

Discover some of the surprising, entertaining and awe-inspiring images in the Bruce Postle Archive.

We need your support to help us
secure this historic collection

Other ways to donate

EFT/Bank transfer

Account: Library Board of Victoria
BSB: 013-160
Account number: 46-623-6138


Make payable to:

Library Board of Victoria,
328 Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Note: For EFT/Bank transfers, please include your full name and '2019 appeal', and email details of your donation to A receipt will be issued in your name.

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