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
Boomerang from Lachlan River, New South Wales, 1913

Boomerang from Lachlan River, New South Wales, 1913

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Edmund Milne Snr
Apply Mr Edmund Milne Snr filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Spear

Spear

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Orange, New South Wales, Australia filter
Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Sample - fibre string

Sample - fibre string

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
String
Apply String filter
Club from Goodooga, Queensland border, 1909

Club from Goodooga, Queensland border, 1909

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Goodooga, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goodooga, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1909
Apply 1909 filter
Ground edged hatchet head from Barwon River area, New South Wales

Ground edged hatchet head from Barwon River area, New South ...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Edge-ground artefacts
Apply Edge-ground artefacts filter
Barwon River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Barwon River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Watty
Apply Watty filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Message sticks
Apply Message sticks filter
Parrying shield, Murrumbidgee River area, New South Wales, 1895

Parrying shield, Murrumbidgee River area, New South Wales, 1...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia filter
1895
Apply 1895 filter
Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Club from north west New South Wales

Club from north west New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Club used by Baraimal Jack, Cedar Point, Richmond River, New South Wales, 1916

Club used by Baraimal Jack, Cedar Point, Richmond River, New...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Cedar Point, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Cedar Point, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Baraimal Jack
Apply Baraimal Jack filter
1916
Apply 1916 filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Barron River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Barron River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Boomerang from Bogan River, New South Wales, 1870

Boomerang from Bogan River, New South Wales, 1870

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Edmund Milne Snr
Apply Mr Edmund Milne Snr filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales

Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New ...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia filter
Billy Boney
Apply Billy Boney filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Shield, desert area of Western Australia, 1915

Shield, desert area of Western Australia, 1915

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Woven semi-circular basket from Stradbroke Island, Queensland

Woven semi-circular basket from Stradbroke Island, Queenslan...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
Apply Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Pipes
Apply Pipes filter
Papua, Indonesia
Apply Papua, Indonesia filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Cobbie
Apply Cobbie filter
Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Palmer River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1911
Apply 1911 filter
Boab nut incised with animal motifs from Western Australia

Boab nut incised with animal motifs from Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Nut carvings
Apply Nut carvings filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Club made by Jacky Plowright, 1848

Club made by Jacky Plowright, 1848

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Jacky Plowright
Apply Jacky Plowright filter
1890
Apply 1890 filter
Club with attached stone disc

Club with attached stone disc

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales

Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New ...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia filter
Billy Boney
Apply Billy Boney filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Barron River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Barron River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1896
Apply 1896 filter
Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Stone artefacts
Apply Stone artefacts filter
Toorale, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Toorale, New South Wales, Australia filter
Spearthrower from Byrock, New South Wales, 1912

Spearthrower from Byrock, New South Wales, 1912

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Byrock, New South Wales, Australia filter
Jack Shepherd
Apply Jack Shepherd filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Hafted stone hatchet

Hafted stone hatchet

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
Apply Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1901
Apply 1901 filter
Shield with angled parallel lines on surface

Shield with angled parallel lines on surface

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Spearthrower from Palmer River area, Queensland

Spearthrower from Palmer River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Palmer River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Stone knife from Cloncurry, 1908

Stone knife from Cloncurry, 1908

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Knives
Apply Knives filter
Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1908
Apply 1908 filter
Paddle

Paddle

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Paddles
Apply Paddles filter
Papua, Indonesia
Apply Papua, Indonesia filter
Bugle grass on fibre string from Cairns, Queensland

Bugle grass on fibre string from Cairns, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Necklaces
Apply Necklaces filter
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cairns, Queensland, Australia filter
Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Maharatta, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Maharatta, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Club from Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1903

Club from Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1903

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Apply Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1903
Apply 1903 filter
Axe blade from Fiji, 1910

Axe blade from Fiji, 1910

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Axes
Apply Axes filter
Fiji
Apply Fiji filter
Aboriginal breastplate for King Billy, King of the Barwon Blacks

Aboriginal breastplate for King Billy, King of the Barwon Bl...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Message sticks
Apply Message sticks filter
Partly finished club

Partly finished club

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Parrying shield, Macleay River area, New South Wales, 1900s

Parrying shield, Macleay River area, New South Wales, 1900s

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia filter
Scotchy
Apply Scotchy filter
1931
Apply 1931 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
Sample - Adhesive

Sample - Adhesive

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Adhesives
Apply Adhesives filter
Kimberley point - glass

Kimberley point - glass

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearheads
Apply Spearheads filter
Digging stick from Lake Eyre area, South Australia,1907

Digging stick from Lake Eyre area, South Australia,1907

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Digging sticks
Apply Digging sticks filter
Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
Apply Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia filter
1907
Apply 1907 filter
Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Barron River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Barron River, Queensland, Australia filter
Asymmetrical boomerang, Paroo River

Asymmetrical boomerang, Paroo River

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Paroo River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Paroo River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Launceston, Tasmania, Australia filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1806
Apply 1806 filter
Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Message sticks
Apply Message sticks filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Broadwater, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Broadwater, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Club made by Jimmy Parker, Cobar, New South Wales, 1912

Club made by Jimmy Parker, Cobar, New South Wales, 1912

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Cobar, New South Wales, Australia filter
Jimmy Parker
Apply Jimmy Parker filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Club head from Papua New Guinea

Club head from Papua New Guinea

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
New Britain, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply New Britain, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Club from Coopers Creek. South Queensland

Club from Coopers Creek. South Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Coopers Creek, Queensland, Australia
Apply Coopers Creek, Queensland, Australia filter
Club from Wilcannia, New South Wales

Club from Wilcannia, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Dirk, scabbard, by-knife and fork used by New South Wales Colonial Governor Lachlan Macquarie

Dirk, scabbard, by-knife and fork used by New South Wales Co...

Alexander Ferguson collection
Apply Alexander Ferguson collection filter
Edged weapons
Apply Edged weapons filter
Sydney Cove, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney Cove, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Lachlan Macquarie
Apply Lachlan Macquarie filter
1809
Apply 1809 filter
Drum

Drum

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Musical drums
Apply Musical drums filter
Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Load more objects