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

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
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
Boomerang from northern New South Wales

Boomerang from northern New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Mr Edmund Milne Snr
Apply Mr Edmund Milne Snr filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Mr Edmund Milne Snr
Apply Mr Edmund Milne Snr filter
1931
Apply 1931 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
Coconut container

Coconut container

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Tonga
Apply Tonga 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
Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Mr Edmund Milne Snr
Apply Mr Edmund Milne Snr filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Ceremonial boomerang made by Harry Shepherd, Byrock area, New South Wales, 1910

Ceremonial boomerang made by Harry Shepherd, Byrock area, Ne...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Byrock, New South Wales, Australia filter
Harry Shepherd
Apply Harry Shepherd filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Mr Edmund Milne Snr
Apply Mr Edmund Milne Snr filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearheads
Apply Spearheads filter
Spearthrower from Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory

Spearthrower from Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Two-ply black wattle string fishing line made by Coomee Nullanga of Ulladulla in 1908

Two-ply black wattle string fishing line made by Coomee Null...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Fishing lines
Apply Fishing lines filter
Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia filter
Coomee
Apply Coomee filter
1908
Apply 1908 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
Hafted stone hatchet

Hafted stone hatchet

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Breast plate

Breast plate

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Papua, Indonesia
Apply Papua, Indonesia filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Dicky, King of Clyde Road

Aboriginal breastplate for Dicky, King of Clyde Road

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1860
Apply 1860 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 from Cobar, New South Wales, 1897

Club from Cobar, New South Wales, 1897

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Cobar, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1897
Apply 1897 filter
Wooden bowl (kava) from Tonga

Wooden bowl (kava) from Tonga

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Bowls
Apply Bowls filter
Tonga
Apply Tonga 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
Nangerybone, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Nangerybone, New South Wales, Australia filter
Shield, north west Western Australia, 1900

Shield, north west Western Australia, 1900

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
North-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
Apply North-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Hafted stone hatchet, South Coast, New South Wales

Hafted stone hatchet, South Coast, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
Apply South Coast, New South Wales, Australia filter
Davis
Apply Davis filter
1902
Apply 1902 filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, King of Gongolgon

Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, King of Gongolgon

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Gongolgon, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Gongolgon, New South Wales, 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
Barron River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Barron River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1896
Apply 1896 filter
Spearthrower from Cloncurry, Queensland

Spearthrower from Cloncurry, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales, 1890

Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales, 1890

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia filter
1890
Apply 1890 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
Cylindrical wooden clapstick

Cylindrical wooden clapstick

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clapsticks
Apply Clapsticks filter
Partly finished club

Partly finished club

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1915

Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1915

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
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Queensland spear 1

Queensland spear 1

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spears
Apply Spears 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
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
Paddle from Solomon Islands

Paddle from Solomon Islands

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Paddles
Apply Paddles filter
Solomon Islands, Oceania
Apply Solomon Islands, Oceania filter
Cross boomerang and associated piece of wood

Cross boomerang and associated piece of wood

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Herberton, Queensland, Australia
Apply Herberton, 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
Coolgardie, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Coolgardie, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Nelligen, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Nelligen, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Digging stick

Digging stick

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Digging sticks
Apply Digging sticks filter
Tapered tapstick, 1890

Tapered tapstick, 1890

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clapsticks
Apply Clapsticks filter
Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1890
Apply 1890 filter
Bogan pick [stone implement]

Bogan pick [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Stone artefacts
Apply Stone artefacts filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs 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
Bone implement

Bone implement

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Bone tools
Apply Bone tools filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 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
Tapstick

Tapstick

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clapsticks
Apply Clapsticks filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales, 1918

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
1918
Apply 1918 filter
Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearheads
Apply Spearheads 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
Curved partly finished club, 1908

Curved partly finished club, 1908

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
String bag from Staater River area, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland

String bag from Staater River area, Gulf of Carpentaria, Que...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
Apply Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, 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
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
Club from Goondiwindi area, Queensland, 1901

Club from Goondiwindi area, Queensland, 1901

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
Apply Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1901
Apply 1901 filter
Spearhead

Spearhead

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

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Shield, Gippsland, Victoria, 1900

Shield, Gippsland, Victoria, 1900

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Apply Gippsland, Victoria, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Load more objects