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
Headpad

Headpad

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
Apply Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection filter
Headpads
Apply Headpads filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Maringka Burton
Apply Maringka Burton filter
1994
Apply 1994 filter
Deep concave wooden container

Deep concave wooden container

Mervyn Meggitt collection
Apply Mervyn Meggitt collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Child's drawing - 'The hot dry sun of summer' by Joyleen, Yalata School, Yalata SA

Child's drawing - 'The hot dry sun of summer' by Joyleen, Ya...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Yalata, South Australia, Australia
Apply Yalata, South Australia, Australia filter
Joyleen
Apply Joyleen filter
Wooden container from north Queensland, 1908

Wooden container from north Queensland, 1908

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Apply Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia filter
Apply filter
1908
Apply 1908 filter
Cylindrical, ceramic stoneware vessel

Cylindrical, ceramic stoneware vessel

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Apply filter
1991
Apply 1991 filter
Terracotta bowl with glazed sgaffito decoration by Tjunkaya Tapaya, 2005

Terracotta bowl with glazed sgaffito decoration by Tjunkaya ...

Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 7
Apply Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 7 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Tjunkaya Tapaya
Apply Tjunkaya Tapaya filter
Boat-shaped wooden container, painted glossy tan colour

Boat-shaped wooden container, painted glossy tan colour

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 2
Apply Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 2 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Wooden oval container

Wooden oval container

Oujaimi and Safatli collection
Apply Oujaimi and Safatli collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Apply Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1992
Apply 1992 filter
Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Bull kelp and river reed container, made by Leonie Dickson

Bull kelp and river reed container, made by Leonie Dickson

Tayenebe collection
Apply Tayenebe collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Ms Leonie Dickson
Apply Ms Leonie Dickson filter
Carved wooden container with incised designs and ochre

Carved wooden container with incised designs and ochre

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Glazed stoneware vesssel

Glazed stoneware vesssel

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Eddie Puruntatameri
Apply Eddie Puruntatameri filter
1975
Apply 1975 filter
Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia filter
Apply filter
1985
Apply 1985 filter
Bowl with pokerwork designs by Nola, Ernabella SA

Bowl with pokerwork designs by Nola, Ernabella SA

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
Apply Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Nola
Apply Nola 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
Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Echidna quill ornament

Echidna quill ornament

Olive Pink collection
Apply Olive Pink collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Miss Olive Pink
Apply Miss Olive Pink filter
Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
Apply Florence Gaby collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Tiwi Tunga - bark ceremonial container

Tiwi Tunga - bark ceremonial container

Charles Hart collection
Apply Charles Hart collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Painted wooden container

Painted wooden container

JW Lindo collection
Apply JW Lindo collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
J W. Lindo
Apply J W. Lindo filter
Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
Apply Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Umbakulu, South Australia, Australia
Apply Umbakulu, South Australia, Australia filter
Mowitja
Apply Mowitja filter
Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
Apply Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Kanginy
Apply Kanginy filter
Nail and screw tidy

Nail and screw tidy

John Handfield collection
Apply John Handfield collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Wooden, oval elongated concave container

Wooden, oval elongated concave container

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Apply filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
Apply Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Ikula
Apply Ikula filter
Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Northern Territory, Australia filter
Apply filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Cylindrical wooden digging stick

Cylindrical wooden digging stick

Olive Pink collection
Apply Olive Pink collection filter
Digging sticks
Apply Digging sticks filter
Miss Olive Pink
Apply Miss Olive Pink filter
Glass plate negative - Munjinna Bill, who accompanied the explorer R. F. Maurice on all his expeditions, at Maurice's grave, Yalata station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Glass plate negative - Munjinna Bill, who accompanied the ex...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Glass plate negatives
Apply Glass plate negatives filter
Yalata, South Australia, Australia
Apply Yalata, South Australia, Australia filter
Dr Herbert Basedow
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Oval-shaped iron container

Oval-shaped iron container

Scott Rainbow collection
Apply Scott Rainbow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
Decorated bark container

Decorated bark container

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
Apply Australian Institute of Anatomy collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Apply filter
1985
Apply 1985 filter
Tunga made by Kenny Brown, 2013

Tunga made by Kenny Brown, 2013

Kenny Brown collection
Apply Kenny Brown collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
Apply Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter... filter
Mr Kenny Brown
Apply Mr Kenny Brown filter
2013
Apply 2013 filter
Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
Apply Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Amata, South Australia, Australia
Apply Amata, South Australia, Australia filter
Mildred Lyons
Apply Mildred Lyons filter
Pigmented container

Pigmented container

Stan Mitchell collection
Apply Stan Mitchell collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Katherine River, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Katherine River, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Apply filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Wooden container

Wooden container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
Apply Ian Dunlop collection no. 3 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Pigmented, shallow wooden, elongated concave container

Pigmented, shallow wooden, elongated concave container

Yalata Lutheran Mission collection
Apply Yalata Lutheran Mission collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Yalata, South Australia, Australia
Apply Yalata, South Australia, Australia filter
Apply filter
1970
Apply 1970 filter
Bark container from Bathurst Island

Bark container from Bathurst Island

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Apply filter
1911
Apply 1911 filter
Child's drawing - A legend about the snake by Heather Joseph, Yalata SA

Child's drawing - A legend about the snake by Heather Joseph...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Yalata, South Australia, Australia
Apply Yalata, South Australia, Australia filter
Heather Joseph
Apply Heather Joseph filter
Melaleuca bark container

Melaleuca bark container

Helen Reeve collection
Apply Helen Reeve collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1972
Apply 1972 filter
Container

Container

Hazel Merlo collection
Apply Hazel Merlo collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Wooden container with lid in the shape of an apple

Wooden container with lid in the shape of an apple

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
Apply Olive Pink collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Apply filter
Apply filter
1977
Apply 1977 filter
Pigmented cylindrical bark container

Pigmented cylindrical bark container

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
Apply Professor Adolphus Elkin collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia filter
Apply filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Wooden container

Wooden container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Apply filter
Apply filter
1991
Apply 1991 filter
Container

Container

Roy Barker collection no. 1
Apply Roy Barker collection no. 1 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Gongolgon, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Gongolgon, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Roy Barker
Apply Mr Roy Barker filter
1992
Apply 1992 filter
Head ornament

Head ornament

Olive Pink collection
Apply Olive Pink collection filter
Headbands
Apply Headbands filter
Miss Olive Pink
Apply Miss Olive Pink filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JC Le Souef collection
Apply JC Le Souef collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Yalata, South Australia, Australia
Apply Yalata, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
Apply Olive Pink collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Miss Olive Pink
Apply Miss Olive Pink filter
Metal blade

Metal blade

Olive Pink collection
Apply Olive Pink collection filter
Knife blades
Apply Knife blades filter
Miss Olive Pink
Apply Miss Olive Pink filter
Wooden concave container

Wooden concave container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 2
Apply Ian Dunlop collection no. 2 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Ian Dunlop
Apply Ian Dunlop filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Piti, or wooden bowl

Piti, or wooden bowl

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
Apply Maruku Arts collection no. 3 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Topsy Tjulyata
Apply Topsy Tjulyata filter
2003
Apply 2003 filter
Cylindrical wooden tapstick tapering to a blunt point at each end and burnished overall

Cylindrical wooden tapstick tapering to a blunt point at eac...

Yalata Lutheran Mission collection
Apply Yalata Lutheran Mission collection filter
Clapsticks
Apply Clapsticks filter
Yalata, South Australia, Australia
Apply Yalata, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1970
Apply 1970 filter
Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
Apply Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Walter Pukutiwara
Apply Walter Pukutiwara filter
Oval concave wooden container with pointed ends

Oval concave wooden container with pointed ends

JW Lindo collection
Apply JW Lindo collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
J W. Lindo
Apply J W. Lindo filter
Hinged lid container

Hinged lid container

Cumpston Family collection
Apply Cumpston Family collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Wooden container by Pampirla Hansen Boxer, 2008

Wooden container by Pampirla Hansen Boxer, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
Apply Canning Stock Route collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Broome, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Broome, Western Australia, Australia filter
Pampirla H. Boxer
Apply Pampirla H. Boxer filter
2008
Apply 2008 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Olive Pink collection
Apply Olive Pink collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Miss Olive Pink
Apply Miss Olive Pink filter
Palm leaf container

Palm leaf container

Dr La Mont West collection
Apply Dr La Mont West collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia filter
Apply filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Yalata, South Australia, Australia
Apply Yalata, South Australia, Australia filter
Brenda
Apply Brenda filter
Kelp water carrier

Kelp water carrier

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Rachel Quillart collection
Apply Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Rachel Quillart collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Tasmania, Australia
Apply Tasmania, Australia filter
Rachel Quillart
Apply Rachel Quillart filter
Load more objects