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
Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
Apply Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection filter
Leatherworking tools
Apply Leatherworking tools filter
Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia filter
Rolfe Bridle
Apply Rolfe Bridle filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
Apply Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1 filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Pulya Taylor
Apply Pulya Taylor filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
White linen doily, Mornington Island QLD

White linen doily, Mornington Island QLD

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Doilies
Apply Doilies filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Club

Club

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
Apply Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1 filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
I [Love] Being Free from Smoking - Narcotics Education Inc., 1985

I [Love] Being Free from Smoking - Narcotics Education Inc.,...

Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton collection no. 2
Apply Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton collection no. 2 filter
Badges
Apply Badges filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Mrs Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
Apply Mrs Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton filter
1980
Apply 1980 filter
Preliminary drawing for completed work 'Bandjalang'

Preliminary drawing for completed work 'Bandjalang'

Pooaraar Bevan Hayward collection no. 4
Apply Pooaraar Bevan Hayward collection no. 4 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Mr Pooaraar Bevan Hayward
Apply Mr Pooaraar Bevan Hayward filter
1990
Apply 1990 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
Napura
Apply Napura filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
Apply John Jankaus collection filter
Spittoons
Apply Spittoons filter
Ventspils, Latvia
Apply Ventspils, Latvia filter
Mrs Lilija Kokle
Apply Mrs Lilija Kokle filter
1924
Apply 1924 filter
Ticket for the European premier of The Sundowners, Leicester 1961

Ticket for the European premier of The Sundowners, Leicester...

Bernard Freedman collection no. 2
Apply Bernard Freedman collection no. 2 filter
Theatre tickets
Apply Theatre tickets filter
1961
Apply 1961 filter
Shifting spanner

Shifting spanner

Phillip Porta collection
Apply Phillip Porta collection filter
Wrenches
Apply Wrenches filter
Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Adelong, New South Wales, Australia filter
John H. Gillman
Apply John H. Gillman filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Awelye- panel 3 by Lily Kngwarreye

Awelye- panel 3 by Lily Kngwarreye

Helen Eager and Christopher Hodges collection no. 2
Apply Helen Eager and Christopher Hodges collection no. 2 filter
Acrylic paintings
Apply Acrylic paintings filter
Utopia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Utopia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Lily S. Kngwarreye
Apply Lily S. Kngwarreye filter
1994
Apply 1994 filter
Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Terrylea Reynolds collection
Apply Terrylea Reynolds collection filter
Swordsticks
Apply Swordsticks filter
Toledo, Spain
Apply Toledo, Spain filter
Major General George A. Vasey CB, CBE, DSO
Apply Major General George A. Vasey CB, CBE, DSO filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
'Imparja' - Music from Black Australia'

'Imparja' - Music from Black Australia'

Redback Graphix collection
Apply Redback Graphix collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Mr Michael Callaghan
Apply Mr Michael Callaghan filter
1984
Apply 1984 filter
Bandicoot

Bandicoot

Y Pettinato collection
Apply Y Pettinato collection filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1985
Apply 1985 filter
Child's drawing by Kitik, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Kitik, 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
Kitik
Apply Kitik filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Bird nest toy made of dried grass wound around a wooden stick

Bird nest toy made of dried grass wound around a wooden stic...

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies - Australian National Un...
Apply Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies - Australian National Un... filter
Toys
Apply Toys filter
Galeri, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Galeri, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Sons of Don Gundinga
Apply Sons of Don Gundinga filter
1984
Apply 1984 filter
Rectangular brown leather suitcase

Rectangular brown leather suitcase

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Suitcases
Apply Suitcases filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Handmade willow clothes peg.

Handmade willow clothes peg.

Bothwell Museum collection
Apply Bothwell Museum collection filter
Clothes pegs
Apply Clothes pegs filter
New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
Apply New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia filter
Mrs One-Eye Brown
Apply Mrs One-Eye Brown filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Carved wooden sculpture of a human figure with a conical base

Carved wooden sculpture of a human figure with a conical bas...

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies - Australian National Un...
Apply Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies - Australian National Un... filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Baluka Maymuru
Apply Baluka Maymuru filter
1984
Apply 1984 filter
Ansonia Parisian parlour clock with an ornate wood and glass case

Ansonia Parisian parlour clock with an ornate wood and glass...

Doris Grattan collection
Apply Doris Grattan collection filter
Shelf clocks
Apply Shelf clocks filter
New York, United States of America
Apply New York, United States of America filter
Ansonia Clock Company
Apply Ansonia Clock Company filter
1879
Apply 1879 filter
Cast iron 'D' shaped  screw lock handcuffs with key

Cast iron 'D' shaped screw lock handcuffs with key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Handcuffs
Apply Handcuffs filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Canvas bag for saws

Canvas bag for saws

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Storage bags
Apply Storage bags 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
River Dreaming - woven fibre mat by Yvonne Koolmatrie

River Dreaming - woven fibre mat by Yvonne Koolmatrie

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
Apply Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti... filter
Mats
Apply Mats filter
Berri, South Australia, Australia
Apply Berri, South Australia, Australia filter
Yvonne Koolmatrie
Apply Yvonne Koolmatrie filter
1994
Apply 1994 filter
Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
Apply Claude Dunshea collection no. 1 filter
Ladles
Apply Ladles filter