Menu toggle

National Museum of Australia

Where our stories come alive

Collection Explorer

4

Explore sets

Objects

Image Title and collection What Where Who When
Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 6. Red Scented Hibiscus

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 6. Red Scented Hibiscus

Joyce Knife collection
Apply Joyce Knife collection filter
Matchboxes
Apply Matchboxes filter
Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Bryant and May
Apply Bryant and May filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
The Whale, Dianmeri - Yirrkala, 1948

The Whale, Dianmeri - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mawalan 1 Marika
Apply Mawalan 1 Marika filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Wooden carving of a dugong

Wooden carving of a dugong

Odette O'Neill collection
Apply Odette O'Neill collection filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Mr Victor L. Stiskin
Apply Mr Victor L. Stiskin filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Child's drawing from Ernabella

Child's drawing from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Pastel drawings
Apply Pastel drawings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Carpenter's boxwood and brass folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood and brass folding rule

George and Mary Weir collection
Apply George and Mary Weir collection filter
Folding rules
Apply Folding rules filter
England
Apply England filter
John Rabone & Son
Apply John Rabone & Son filter
1949
Apply 1949 filter
Child's walking trainer

Child's walking trainer

Ruth Lynch collection
Apply Ruth Lynch collection filter
Walking aids
Apply Walking aids filter
United States of America
Apply United States of America filter
Farmers Co Ltd
Apply Farmers Co Ltd filter
1932
Apply 1932 filter
Small cream coiled open weave plastic 'crinoline' hat

Small cream coiled open weave plastic 'crinoline' hat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Hats
Apply Hats filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky...

Tony Preston collection no. 4
Apply Tony Preston collection no. 4 filter
Shearing equipment
Apply Shearing equipment filter
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Apply Birmingham, West Midlands, England filter
The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
Apply The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Black velvet horse riding helmet

Black velvet horse riding helmet

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Sports safety helmets
Apply Sports safety helmets filter
England
Apply England filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
Apply Les Robertson collection filter
Rulers
Apply Rulers filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Lesley A. Robertson
Apply Mr Lesley A. Robertson filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Acrylic paintings
Apply Acrylic paintings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Tjikalayi
Apply Tjikalayi filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Gibsons Beach Watsons Bay NSW

Gibsons Beach Watsons Bay NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd
Apply Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
News clipping - Peggy Antonio star of the Nell McLarty Testimonial match 1948

News clipping - Peggy Antonio star of the Nell McLarty Testi...

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
Apply Australian Women's Cricket Council collection filter
Newspaper clippings
Apply Newspaper clippings filter
Sue Summers
Apply Sue Summers filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Replica fat lamp in a tin, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

Replica fat lamp in a tin, as made at Wallaga Lake Aborigina...

Eileen Morgan collection
Apply Eileen Morgan collection filter
Lamps
Apply Lamps filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Eileen Morgan
Apply Eileen Morgan filter
1993
Apply 1993 filter
Engraved boab nut 'Bush Scenes, a Monster and Cooking a Kangaroo' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Bush Scenes, a Monster and Cooking a Kang...

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
Apply Jack Wherra collection no. 1 filter
Nut carvings
Apply Nut carvings filter
Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia filter
Jack Wherra
Apply Jack Wherra filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Woollen khaki peaked hat

Woollen khaki peaked hat

Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection
Apply Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection filter
Hats
Apply Hats filter
Europe
Apply Europe filter
Myrtle I. Lindsay
Apply Myrtle I. Lindsay filter
1945
Apply 1945 filter
Iron stand

Iron stand

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Stands
Apply Stands filter
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Acrylic paintings
Apply Acrylic paintings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Tjalara
Apply Tjalara filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Teaspoons
Apply Teaspoons filter
Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Pennington Migrant Centre
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Child's drawing by Payula, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Payula, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Payula Jack
Apply Payula Jack filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Marking gauge

Marking gauge

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Marking gauges
Apply Marking gauges filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Ted Docker
Apply Mr Ted Docker filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Keys
Apply Keys filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Edward Thomas Loseby
Apply Edward Thomas Loseby filter
1846
Apply 1846 filter
Commonwealth Railways oval cast metal plaque

Commonwealth Railways oval cast metal plaque

Australian National Railways Commission collection
Apply Australian National Railways Commission collection filter
Coats of arms
Apply Coats of arms filter
South Australia, Australia
Apply South Australia, Australia filter
Commonwealth Railways
Apply Commonwealth Railways filter
1951
Apply 1951 filter
Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Caste...

George Pappas collection no. 1
Apply George Pappas collection no. 1 filter
Brooches
Apply Brooches filter
Megisti, Greece
Apply Megisti, Greece filter
Rose Pappas
Apply Rose Pappas filter
1922
Apply 1922 filter
AICD (Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament)

AICD (Association for International Co-operation and Disarma...

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
Apply People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2 filter
Political badges
Apply Political badges filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament
Apply Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
Champion certificate awarded to  Mrs V.M. Wilson at the Portland P.A.& H. Society's Annual Show for a cross stitch delphinium tray cloth

Champion certificate awarded to Mrs V.M. Wilson at the Port...

Myrtle Wilson collection
Apply Myrtle Wilson collection filter
Prize certificates
Apply Prize certificates filter
Portland, Victoria, Australia
Apply Portland, Victoria, Australia filter
Mrs Violet M. Wilson
Apply Mrs Violet M. Wilson filter
1966
Apply 1966 filter
Small picture card with lithographic picture of priest holding crucifix

Small picture card with lithographic picture of priest holdi...

Maryse Duyker collection
Apply Maryse Duyker collection filter
Religious objects
Apply Religious objects filter
Mauritius
Apply Mauritius filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Dessertspoons
Apply Dessertspoons filter
Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Pennington Migrant Centre
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Round rose table centre, embroidered in various shades of pink and green

Round rose table centre, embroidered in various shades of pi...

Myrtle Wilson collection
Apply Myrtle Wilson collection filter
Table linen
Apply Table linen filter
Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Semco Company
Apply Semco Company filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

Olga Riet collection
Apply Olga Riet collection filter
Financial records
Apply Financial records filter
Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
Apply Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China filter
Mrs Olga A. Riet
Apply Mrs Olga A. Riet filter
1929
Apply 1929 filter
Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
Apply Keith Goddard collection filter
Spearheads
Apply Spearheads filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Dessertspoons
Apply Dessertspoons filter
Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Pennington Migrant Centre
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Child's drawing by Ian, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Ian, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Ian
Apply Ian filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Australian two dollar note

Australian two dollar note

Australian Currency collection
Apply Australian Currency collection filter
Banknotes
Apply Banknotes filter
Reserve Bank of Australia
Apply Reserve Bank of Australia filter
1966
Apply 1966 filter
Tuckerbox used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness when he travelled on work as an officer bearer of FCAATSI, 1950s-1960s

Tuckerbox used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness when he ...

Joe McGinness collection
Apply Joe McGinness collection filter
Food storage containers
Apply Food storage containers filter
Queensland, Australia
Apply Queensland, Australia filter
Joe McGinness
Apply Joe McGinness filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
Apply Claude Dunshea collection no. 1 filter
Mining equipment
Apply Mining equipment filter
Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Claude Dunshea
Apply Mr Claude Dunshea filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
If I'd been born a Palestinian

If I'd been born a Palestinian

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
Apply Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3 filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Michael Fitzjames
Apply Mr Michael Fitzjames filter
1998
Apply 1998 filter
Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Audrey McDonald
Apply Ms Audrey McDonald filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Shallow, wooden container

Shallow, wooden container

Brian Hayden collection
Apply Brian Hayden collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Apply filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
The Queen Mother

The Queen Mother

Daphne Mabbott collection
Apply Daphne Mabbott collection filter