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
Burl used to hold ochre

Burl used to hold ochre

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
Apply Tooloyn Koortakay collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Apply East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia filter
2002
Apply 2002 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
Nola
Apply Nola filter
Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
Apply Charles Hart collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
Apply Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart filter
Oval concave wooden container with rounded ends, and pigmented surfaces over longitudinal fluting

Oval concave wooden container with rounded ends, and pigment...

JW Lindo collection
Apply JW Lindo collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Cooper Creek, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cooper Creek, Queensland, Australia filter
J W. Lindo
Apply J W. Lindo filter
1985
Apply 1985 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
Elongated concave wooden container with rounded ends and adze marks on the interior surface

Elongated concave wooden container with rounded ends and adz...

JW Lindo collection
Apply JW Lindo collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
J W. Lindo
Apply J W. Lindo filter
Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Kunmunya Mission (aka Port George IV mission), West Kimberley, West...
Apply Kunmunya Mission (aka Port George IV mission), West Kimberley, West... filter
Bull kelp, river reed and tee-tree container, made by Ila Purdon

Bull kelp, river reed and tee-tree container, made by Ila Pu...

Tayenebe collection
Apply Tayenebe collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Mrs Ila Purdon
Apply Mrs Ila Purdon filter
'Ngurti' (wooden container) by Mayapu Elsie Thomas, 2007

'Ngurti' (wooden container) by Mayapu Elsie Thomas, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
Apply Canning Stock Route collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Jilji Bore, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Jilji Bore, Western Australia, Australia filter
Mayapu E. Thomas
Apply Mayapu E. Thomas filter
2007
Apply 2007 filter
Palm leaf container

Palm leaf container

Charles Hart collection
Apply Charles Hart collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers 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
Container

Container

Roy Barker collection no. 1
Apply Roy Barker collection no. 1 filter
Containers
Apply Containers 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
Semi-circular wooden container

Semi-circular wooden container

Horne-Bowie collection
Apply Horne-Bowie collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Miss Helen Bowie
Apply Miss Helen Bowie 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
Ngalpuntja
Apply Ngalpuntja filter
Kanyilpa (wooden container), painted by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi, 1978

Kanyilpa (wooden container), painted by Shorty Lungkarta Tju...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi
Apply Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi filter
1978
Apply 1978 filter
Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers 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
Container made from bull kelp, river reed and echidna quills, by Verna Nichols

Container made from bull kelp, river reed and echidna quills...

Tayenebe collection
Apply Tayenebe collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Verna Nichols
Apply Verna Nichols filter
Food bowl woven from plant material

Food bowl woven from plant material

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
Apply 1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
Apply Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia filter
Miss Lucy Thaiday
Apply Miss Lucy Thaiday filter
1992
Apply 1992 filter
Storage system composed of a group of five tobacco tins with lids attached to a length of wood

Storage system composed of a group of five tobacco tins with...

E Burke and M Everitt collection
Apply E Burke and M Everitt collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers 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
Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
Apply Olive Pink collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Miss Olive Pink
Apply Miss Olive Pink 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
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
Elliptical concave wooden container

Elliptical concave wooden container

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
Apply Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia filter
Apply filter
1963
Apply 1963 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

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
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
Wooden container

Wooden container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
Apply Ian Dunlop collection no. 3 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Bamboo bottle

Bamboo bottle

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr Leo Austen
Apply Mr Leo Austen filter
1919
Apply 1919 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
Nola
Apply Nola 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
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
Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
Apply Charles Hart collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
Apply Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart 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
Clear plastic cylindrical screw top container

Clear plastic cylindrical screw top container

Milo Dunphy collection no. 2
Apply Milo Dunphy collection no. 2 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Oval wooden bowl

Oval wooden bowl

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
Apply Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Child's drawing - 'A shepherd watching some sheep' by unknown artist, Yalata School, Yalata SA

Child's drawing - 'A shepherd watching some sheep' by unknow...

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
Yalata School
Apply Yalata School filter
Bark container, Pukami basket - made by Ada Pilakui

Bark container, Pukami basket - made by Ada Pilakui

Inada Holdings 06/07/1984 collection
Apply Inada Holdings 06/07/1984 collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Ada Pilakui
Apply Ada Pilakui filter
Bark container

Bark container

Ursula McConnel collection
Apply Ursula McConnel collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cairns, Queensland, Australia filter
Apply filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
'Ngurti' (wooden container) by George Tuckerbox, 2007

'Ngurti' (wooden container) by George Tuckerbox, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
Apply Canning Stock Route collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Jilji Bore, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Jilji Bore, Western Australia, Australia filter
George Tuckerbox
Apply George Tuckerbox filter
2007
Apply 2007 filter
Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers 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
Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Lorraine Ginger
Apply Lorraine Ginger filter
'Ngurti' (wooden container) by Kuji Rosie Goodjie and Jukuja Nora Tjookootja, 2007

'Ngurti' (wooden container) by Kuji Rosie Goodjie and Jukuja...

Canning Stock Route collection
Apply Canning Stock Route collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Ngumpan, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Ngumpan, Western Australia, Australia filter
Kuji R. Goodjie
Apply Kuji R. Goodjie filter
2007
Apply 2007 filter
Wooden container, Arrernte people

Wooden container, Arrernte people

Horne-Bowie collection
Apply Horne-Bowie collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Apply filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Coconut container

Coconut container

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Purari River, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Purari River, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr Francis E. Williams
Apply Mr Francis E. Williams filter
1922
Apply 1922 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
Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
Apply Olive Pink collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Miss Olive Pink
Apply Miss Olive Pink filter
Wooden bowl with burnt engraved designs

Wooden bowl with burnt engraved 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
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
Kangaroo-shaped container made from wicker, wood, glass and bamboo

Kangaroo-shaped container made from wicker, wood, glass and ...

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
1976
Apply 1976 filter
Canoe shaped wooden container

Canoe shaped wooden container

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
Apply Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia filter
Apply filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
Elongated concave wooden container with rounded ends and adze marks on the interior surface

Elongated concave wooden container with rounded ends and adz...

JW Lindo collection
Apply JW Lindo collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
J W. Lindo
Apply J W. Lindo 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
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
Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
Apply Olive Pink collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Miss Olive Pink
Apply Miss Olive Pink filter
Pigmented and burnished, deep wooden concave container

Pigmented and burnished, deep wooden 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
1937
Apply 1937 filter
Wooden bowl with pokerwork snake design by Mowitja, Umbakuku SA

Wooden bowl with pokerwork snake design by Mowitja, Umbakuku...

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
Load more objects