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
Partly finished wooden container

Partly finished wooden container

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Containers
Apply Containers 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
'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
Wooden bowl called piti

Wooden bowl called piti

RG Kimber collection no. 1
Apply RG Kimber collection no. 1 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Wooden container

Wooden container

Stan Mitchell collection
Apply Stan Mitchell collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Topography

Topography

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Sherril Sheehan collection
Apply Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Sherril Sheehan collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Tasmania, Australia
Apply Tasmania, Australia filter
Sherril Sheehan
Apply Sherril Sheehan 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
Bark container

Bark container

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2 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
Long Peter, Parapriti
Apply Long Peter, Parapriti filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
Kelp water carrier

Kelp water carrier

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Yvonne Kopper collection
Apply Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Yvonne Kopper collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Tasmania, Australia
Apply Tasmania, Australia filter
Yvonne Kopper
Apply Yvonne Kopper filter
Oval wooden dish/container

Oval wooden dish/container

Ron Bell collection
Apply Ron Bell collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Apply filter
1985
Apply 1985 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
Miss Olive Pink
Apply Miss Olive Pink filter
Wooden container, Wangkangurru people

Wooden container, Wangkangurru 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
Wooden prong that tapers very slightly to a point

Wooden prong that tapers very slightly to a point

Roy Barker collection no. 1
Apply Roy Barker collection no. 1 filter
Spearheads
Apply Spearheads 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
Palm spathe food dish

Palm spathe food dish

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
1922
Apply 1922 filter
Oblong wooden dish with a red-brown colour

Oblong wooden dish with a red-brown colour

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
Apply Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Elliptical concave wooden container

Elliptical concave wooden container

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
Apply Australian Institute of Anatomy collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
Apply filter
1985
Apply 1985 filter
Wooden container, painted on both sides with red ochre by Daisy Leura Nakamara, 1980

Wooden container, painted on both sides with red ochre by Da...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Daisy L. Nakamara
Apply Daisy L. Nakamara filter
1980
Apply 1980 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Roy Barker collection no. 1
Apply Roy Barker collection no. 1 filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers 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
A straight shaped piece of dogwood with bark still attached

A straight shaped piece of dogwood with bark still attached

Roy Barker collection no. 1
Apply Roy Barker collection no. 1 filter
Samples
Apply Samples filter
Wooden container

Wooden container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Njinawanga
Apply Njinawanga filter
1981
Apply 1981 filter
Container

Container

Hazel Merlo collection
Apply Hazel Merlo collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Miniature wooden container with incised decoration

Miniature wooden container with incised decoration

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Wooden container from Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, 1891

Wooden container from Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, ...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
1891
Apply 1891 filter
Wooden container from the Rawlinson Ranges

Wooden container from the Rawlinson Ranges

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Rawlinson Ranges, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Rawlinson Ranges, Western Australia, Australia filter
Walter B. MacDougall Mr
Apply Walter B. MacDougall Mr 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
Container made from bull kelp, river reed and tee tree string, by Jacqui Langdon

Container made from bull kelp, river reed and tee tree strin...

Tayenebe collection
Apply Tayenebe collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Ms Jacqui Langdon
Apply Ms Jacqui Langdon 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 made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Wooden container made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Club

Club

Roy Barker collection no. 1
Apply Roy Barker collection no. 1 filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs 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
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
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
Terracotta bowl with dark blue slip by Renita Stanley

Terracotta bowl with dark blue slip by Renita Stanley

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
Ms Renita Stanley
Apply Ms Renita Stanley filter
2005
Apply 2005 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
Interfet stubbie holder

Interfet stubbie holder

Australian Army History Unit collection
Apply Australian Army History Unit collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
East Timor
Apply East Timor filter
Australian Army
Apply Australian Army filter
1999
Apply 1999 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
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
Wooden container

Wooden container

Janet Mathews collection no. 4
Apply Janet Mathews collection no. 4 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
Apply South Coast, New South Wales, Australia filter
Percy Mumbler
Apply Percy Mumbler filter
1968
Apply 1968 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
An almost straight shaped piece of beefwood with bark still attached

An almost straight shaped piece of beefwood with bark still ...

Roy Barker collection no. 1
Apply Roy Barker collection no. 1 filter
Samples
Apply Samples 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
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
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
Spear

Spear

Roy Barker collection no. 1
Apply Roy Barker collection no. 1 filter
Spears
Apply Spears 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
Piti or wooden container with pokerwork of the Kungkarangkaipa Tjukurpa or 'Seven Sisters' Dre

Piti or wooden container with pokerwork of the Kungkarangkai...

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 2
Apply Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 2 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Northern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
Apply Northern South Australia, South Australia, Australia filter
Nyupaya Kaika
Apply Nyupaya Kaika filter
1998
Apply 1998 filter
Semi-hemispherical hollow wooden container from Orara River area, New South Wales, 1898

Semi-hemispherical hollow wooden container from Orara River ...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Orara River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Apply filter
1898
Apply 1898 filter
Oblong bark container

Oblong bark container

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 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
Deep, concave shaped wooden container

Deep, concave shaped wooden container

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
Apply Lew Parlette collection no. 2 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Apply filter
1972
Apply 1972 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
Container made from bull kelp, river reed and tee tree string, by Tanya Langdon

Container made from bull kelp, river reed and tee tree strin...

Tayenebe collection
Apply Tayenebe collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Ms Tanya Langdon
Apply Ms Tanya Langdon filter
Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
A straight shaped piece of wood with bark still attached

A straight shaped piece of wood with bark still attached

Roy Barker collection no. 1
Apply Roy Barker collection no. 1 filter
Samples
Apply Samples 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
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
Container

Container

Hazel Merlo collection
Apply Hazel Merlo 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
Walter Pukutiwara
Apply Walter Pukutiwara filter
Load more objects