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
Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob han...

Paul Watts collection
Apply Paul Watts collection filter
Knives
Apply Knives filter
Gatton, Queensland, Australia
Apply Gatton, Queensland, Australia filter
Mr Paul Watts
Apply Mr Paul Watts filter
1986
Apply 1986 filter
Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly 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
Pioneer Woodware Co
Apply Pioneer Woodware Co filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Ladies dyed pink satin left tango shoe, with a clear cut bead at the centre top

Ladies dyed pink satin left tango shoe, with a clear cut bea...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Dancing shoes
Apply Dancing shoes filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Callaghan Shoe Company
Apply Callaghan Shoe Company filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Melrose Ware green ceramic bowl, made by Hoffman Brick & Potteries Ltd, Melbourne, c.1930s

Melrose Ware green ceramic bowl, made by Hoffman Brick & Pot...

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Bowls
Apply Bowls filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Hoffman Brick & Potteries Ltd
Apply Hoffman Brick & Potteries Ltd filter
1930
Apply 1930 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
Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation bo...

Olive King collection
Apply Olive King collection filter
Commemorative medallions
Apply Commemorative medallions filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Amor Pty Ltd
Apply Amor Pty Ltd filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Jodhpurs

Jodhpurs

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Jodhpurs
Apply Jodhpurs filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
Apply Horne-Bowie collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Queensland, Australia
Apply Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Black felt bowler hat for horse riding

Black felt bowler hat for horse riding

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Bowler hats
Apply Bowler hats filter
England
Apply England filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her hu...

Diana Baxter collection no. 1
Apply Diana Baxter collection no. 1 filter
Brooches
Apply Brooches filter
Scotland
Apply Scotland filter
Janet Templeton
Apply Janet Templeton filter
1826
Apply 1826 filter
Natives of Carpentaria

Natives of Carpentaria

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
Apply The Christensen Fund collection no. 1 filter
Prints
Apply Prints filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
T Baines
Apply T Baines filter
1873
Apply 1873 filter
Wentworth Pastoral Agricultural & Horticultural Society 1892 'Merino Ewes'

Wentworth Pastoral Agricultural & Horticultural Society 1892...

David Allen medals collection
Apply David Allen medals collection filter
Medals
Apply Medals filter
1892
Apply 1892 filter
Boomerang, Mungeranie, South Australia

Boomerang, Mungeranie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
Apply Horne-Bowie collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
Apply Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Bothwell Museum collection
Apply Bothwell Museum collection filter
Food storage containers
Apply Food storage containers filter
Claremont, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Claremont, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
Cadburys
Apply Cadburys filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Muncipal Gardens and Torrens Lake SA No. 60

Muncipal Gardens and Torrens Lake SA No. 60

Joyce Knife collection
Apply Joyce Knife collection filter
Cigarette cards
Apply Cigarette cards filter
England
Apply England filter
WD & HO Wills
Apply WD & HO Wills filter
1925
Apply 1925 filter
The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria 1892 'Farm Waggon'

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria 1892 'Farm Waggon...

David Allen medals collection
Apply David Allen medals collection filter
Medals
Apply Medals filter
1892
Apply 1892 filter
Pair of metal spurs with brown leather straps

Pair of metal spurs with brown leather straps

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Spurs
Apply Spurs filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Bead plane used during the construction of Old Parliament House

Bead plane used during the construction of Old Parliament Ho...

George Henry Taylor collection
Apply George Henry Taylor collection filter
Bead planes
Apply Bead planes filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Mr George H. Taylor
Apply Mr George H. Taylor filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
Apply Les Robertson collection filter
Rulers
Apply Rulers filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Lesley A. Robertson
Apply Mr Lesley A. Robertson filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 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
Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Champagne glasses
Apply Champagne glasses filter
England
Apply England filter
Parliament of Australia
Apply Parliament of Australia filter
1988
Apply 1988 filter
Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1934

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1934

Ruth Oldfield collection
Apply Ruth Oldfield collection filter
Scrapbooks
Apply Scrapbooks filter
Saxony, England
Apply Saxony, England filter
Durrants, London
Apply Durrants, London filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
Apply Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1 filter
Doilies
Apply Doilies filter
Mrs Annie Taylor
Apply Mrs Annie Taylor filter
1930
Apply 1930 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
Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky...

Tony Preston collection no. 4
Apply Tony Preston collection no. 4 filter
Shearing equipment
Apply Shearing equipment filter
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Apply Birmingham, West Midlands, England filter
The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
Apply The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Portrait of Frank Feast

Portrait of Frank Feast

Frank E Feast collection
Apply Frank E Feast collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Mr Frank E. Feast
Apply Mr Frank E. Feast filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
The Operative Painters and Decorators Union of Australia, New South Wales Branch

The Operative Painters and Decorators Union of Australia, Ne...

Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
Apply Andrew Reeves collection no. 5 filter
Membership certificates
Apply Membership certificates filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
W E Smith Ltd
Apply W E Smith Ltd filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Joey, Chief of Petraman

Aboriginal breastplate for Joey, Chief of Petraman

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Petraman
Apply Petraman filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Model paddle

Model paddle

Gerhardt Laves collection
Apply Gerhardt Laves collection filter
Paddles
Apply Paddles filter
Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
N.S.W. Country Press Association

N.S.W. Country Press Association

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
N.S.W. Country Press Association
Apply N.S.W. Country Press Association filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

Olga Riet collection
Apply Olga Riet collection filter
Financial records
Apply Financial records filter
Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
Apply Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China filter
Mrs Olga A. Riet
Apply Mrs Olga A. Riet filter
1929
Apply 1929 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
Apply Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2 filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
South Australia, Australia
Apply South Australia, Australia filter
Howard Maple
Apply Howard Maple filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Pokerwork snake

Pokerwork snake

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
Apply Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2 filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
South Australia, Australia
Apply South Australia, Australia filter
Howard Maple
Apply Howard Maple filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Hand saw with a wooden handle and a metal blade

Hand saw with a wooden handle and a metal blade

George O Crawford collection
Apply George O Crawford collection filter
Saws
Apply Saws filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr George O. Crawford
Apply Mr George O. Crawford filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
Apply Nettie McColive collection filter
Prize certificates
Apply Prize certificates filter
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
Apply South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers filter
1936
Apply 1936 filter
Square fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, yellow and black stripe pattern

Square fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, y...

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
Guide book produced by the Commonwealth of Australia for Parliament House, Canberra

Guide book produced by the Commonwealth of Australia for Par...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 4
Apply People's Paraphernalia collection no. 4 filter
Handbooks
Apply Handbooks filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Joint House Department
Apply Joint House Department filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Hauling Timber in north Coast NSW No. 21

Hauling Timber in north Coast NSW No. 21

Joyce Knife collection
Apply Joyce Knife collection filter
Cigarette cards
Apply Cigarette cards filter
England
Apply England filter
WD & HO Wills
Apply WD & HO Wills filter
1925
Apply 1925 filter
Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittings and four candle holders

Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittin...

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
Apply Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection filter
Table lamps
Apply Table lamps filter
The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Parliament of Australia
Apply Parliament of Australia filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
Apply Les Robertson collection filter
Rulers
Apply Rulers filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Lesley A. Robertson
Apply Mr Lesley A. Robertson filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
Apply Horne-Bowie collection filter
Knives
Apply Knives filter
Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
Apply Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Mortise gauge (seven inch)

Mortise gauge (seven inch)

George Henry Taylor collection
Apply George Henry Taylor collection filter
Woodworking gauges
Apply Woodworking gauges filter
Mr George H. Taylor
Apply Mr George H. Taylor filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Cartoon of the parallels between the coal industry of 1892 and the hospitality industry of 1992

Cartoon of the parallels between the coal industry of 1892 a...

Warren Brown collection
Apply Warren Brown collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Warren Brown
Apply Mr Warren Brown filter
1992
Apply 1992 filter
Colourised photographic postcard of Neutral Bay, NSW

Colourised photographic postcard of Neutral Bay, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Charles H. Kerry
Apply Charles H. Kerry filter
1884
Apply 1884 filter
Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Padlocks
Apply Padlocks filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
Apply Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection filter
Epidiascopes
Apply Epidiascopes filter
Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Reverend F H. Stokes
Apply Reverend F H. Stokes filter
1909
Apply 1909 filter
Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "JEC"

Cregan Family collection
Apply Cregan Family collection filter
Stencils
Apply Stencils filter
Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Mr John Cregan
Apply Mr John Cregan filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1934

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1934

Ruth Oldfield collection
Apply Ruth Oldfield collection filter
Scrapbooks
Apply Scrapbooks filter
Saxony, England
Apply Saxony, England filter
Durrants, London
Apply Durrants, London filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Minton 'Kings Service' china entree plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china entree plate bearing the coat-o...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Entree plates
Apply Entree plates filter