Wallpaper, c1888

Dick Whittington and his Cat

The tall tale of Dick Whittington and his adventurous cat reminded children that good deeds and generosity will ultimately lead to great fortune

Kandos frieze

Handmade wallpaper: Morrison's of Sydney

Morrison's built a successful wallpaper manfacturing business in early 20th century Sydney

Composite image of a selection of 4 walpapers

Mr Fox's wallpapers

The digitisation of NSW school files at NSW State Archives has resulted in an unusual discovery: 19th-century wallpaper samples

Space-age wallpaper

Sci-fi wallpaper (and other designs for children)

We dug deep into our collections and found wonderfully whimsical wallpaper, designed for children’s bedroom walls

Leaf pattern samples from a sample book of wallpapers, Essex & Co., 1893

The cultural history of wallpaper

Wallpaper, once dismissed as old and fusty, is having something of a resurgence of late

Trainspotting wallpaper from Blackdown, Bathurst NSW

Although the railway did not officially arrive at the New South Wales town of Bathurst until 1876, at a nearby property, Blackdown, a virtual railway station had been created more than 20 years earlier

Acquisition of the John and Phyllis Murphy wallpaper collection

Wall to wall: a marvellous wallpaper collection

A remarkable donation of over 3000 wallpaper samples by John and Phyllis Murphy adds to our existing collection to form Australia’s largest repository of historic wallpapers

Wallpaper fragment from a Pyrmont workers cottage, c1850

Wallpaper 'sandwich' from Pyrmont

A ‘sandwich’ of many layers of wallpaper uncovered behind timber panelling has opened a small, colourful window into the popularity of wallpaper in mid 19th century Sydney