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
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
Apply Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

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

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
Apply Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) and collected by Herbert Basedow in 1913

Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) and collected by...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers 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 from Suva, Fiji

Club from Suva, Fiji

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Fiji
Apply Fiji filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

William Ewart Williams collection
Apply William Ewart Williams collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Nangiliana
Apply Nangiliana filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
Apply Patricia Heath collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Apply West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
Club belonging to Mundabil, Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1896

Club belonging to Mundabil, Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland,...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Apply Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia filter
Mundabil
Apply Mundabil filter
1896
Apply 1896 filter
Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Edmund Milne Snr
Apply Mr Edmund Milne Snr filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Hafted stone hatchet

Hafted stone hatchet

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

L and T Hackney collection
Apply L and T Hackney collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Thomas P. Hackney
Apply Mr Thomas P. Hackney filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Digging stick from Bogan River, New South Wales, 1912

Digging stick from Bogan River, New South Wales, 1912

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Digging sticks
Apply Digging sticks filter
Central Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Central Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Spearthrower decorated with a kangaroo and an emu, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Spearthrower decorated with a kangaroo and an emu, attribute...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
Apply Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
Apply Stan Mitchell collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
Apply Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Gabriella Roy collection
Apply Gabriella Roy collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Wilfred Pootchemunka
Apply Wilfred Pootchemunka filter
1986
Apply 1986 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JW Lindo collection
Apply JW Lindo collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
J W. Lindo
Apply J W. Lindo filter
Club from New Zealand, 1914

Club from New Zealand, 1914

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
New Zealand
Apply New Zealand filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Club from Milne Bay province, Papua New Guinea

Club from Milne Bay province, Papua New Guinea

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
Apply Patricia Heath collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Ceremonial club from Bogan River area, New South Wales

Ceremonial club from Bogan River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Club from Namoi River, New South Wales, 1911

Club from Namoi River, New South Wales, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Namoi River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Namoi River, New South Wales, Australia filter
1911
Apply 1911 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
Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1896

Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1896

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia filter
1896
Apply 1896 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
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers 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
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Janet Mathews collection no. 1
Apply Janet Mathews collection no. 1 filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Nowra, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1966
Apply 1966 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Central Australian souvenirs collection
Apply Central Australian souvenirs collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Burketown, Queensland, Australia
Apply Burketown, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
Apply Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Aboriginal encampment, East Moree. August, 1952

Aboriginal encampment, East Moree. August, 1952

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
Apply Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Moree, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Moree, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
Apply Ms Noelle O. Sandwith filter
1952
Apply 1952 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
Apply Dr William Warner collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JW Lindo collection
Apply JW Lindo collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Beltana, South Australia, Australia
Apply Beltana, South Australia, Australia filter
J W. Lindo
Apply J W. Lindo filter
1985
Apply 1985 filter
Timber spearthrower from [...Eastern Sydney, 1924...?]

Timber spearthrower from [...Eastern Sydney, 1924...?]

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
Apply Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
1924
Apply 1924 filter
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
Photograph album compiled by Edmund Milne

Photograph album compiled by Edmund Milne

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Photograph albums
Apply Photograph albums filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
Apply Ian Dunlop collection no. 3 filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
Apply Professor Adolphus Elkin collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1 filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
Apply Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia filter
Not known
Apply Not known filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
Moree Boomerangs Rugby League Football Club t-shirt

Moree Boomerangs Rugby League Football Club t-shirt

Moree Bootscooters collection
Apply Moree Bootscooters collection filter
T-shirts
Apply T-shirts filter
Moree, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Moree, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mrs Alma Green
Apply Mrs Alma Green filter
Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, 1895

Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, 1895

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1895
Apply 1895 filter
Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Message sticks
Apply Message sticks filter
Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Stone artefacts
Apply Stone artefacts filter
Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia filter
Aboriginal breastplate for 'King John Cry, Chief of the Duedolgong Tribe, Argyle'

Aboriginal breastplate for 'King John Cry, Chief of the Dued...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Argyle, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Argyle, New South Wales, Australia filter
King John Cry
Apply King John Cry filter
1901
Apply 1901 filter
Firestick

Firestick

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Firesticks
Apply Firesticks filter
Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearheads
Apply Spearheads filter
Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearheads
Apply Spearheads filter
Sister basket from Lake Tyers, Victoria

Sister basket from Lake Tyers, Victoria

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Apply Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia filter
Shield

Shield

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Alex Van der Leeden collection
Apply Dr Alex Van der Leeden collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Numbulwar, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Numbulwar, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Captain Gabindi'jung
Apply Captain Gabindi'jung filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
Apply Australian Institute of Anatomy collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1985
Apply 1985 filter
Club from goldfields area, Western Australia

Club from goldfields area, Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Gerhardt Laves collection
Apply Gerhardt Laves collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Cape Leveque, Western Australia, 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
Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Benjamin Landara
Apply Benjamin Landara filter
Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearheads
Apply Spearheads filter
Club with pointed head

Club with pointed head

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Load more objects