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
Shield

Shield

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields 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
Elongated wooden concave container with rounded ends

Elongated wooden concave container with rounded ends

JW Lindo collection
Apply JW Lindo collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
J W. Lindo
Apply J W. Lindo filter
Club from central Western Australia, 1915

Club from central Western Australia, 1915

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
1915
Apply 1915 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
Burketown, Queensland, Australia
Apply Burketown, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 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
Cylindrical, ceramic stoneware vessel

Cylindrical, ceramic stoneware vessel

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Apply filter
1991
Apply 1991 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
Bottom grinding stone [stone implement]

Bottom grinding stone [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Lower grinding stones
Apply Lower grinding stones filter
Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia filter
Bull kelp, river reed and tee-tree container, made by Ila Purdon

Bull kelp, river reed and tee-tree container, made by Ila Pu...

Tayenebe collection
Apply Tayenebe collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Mrs Ila Purdon
Apply Mrs Ila Purdon filter
Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1800
Apply 1800 filter
Club from Darling River, New South Wales

Club from Darling River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Darling River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Straight club

Straight club

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Orara River, New South Wales, Australia 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
Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales

Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales

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
Piti, or wooden bowl

Piti, or wooden bowl

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
Apply Maruku Arts collection no. 3 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Topsy Tjulyata
Apply Topsy Tjulyata filter
2003
Apply 2003 filter
Club made by Muta-Maley, Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Club made by Muta-Maley, Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Byrock, New South Wales, Australia filter
Muta-Maley
Apply Muta-Maley filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Plastic tube

Plastic tube

Dot Butler collection no. 2
Apply Dot Butler collection no. 2 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Shallow concave and elongated wooden container

Shallow concave and elongated wooden container

Brian Hayden collection
Apply Brian Hayden collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Retouched blade [stone implement]

Retouched blade [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
Club from central Western Australia

Club from central Western Australia

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

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Boomerang from central Queensland

Boomerang from central Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Queensland, Australia
Apply Queensland, Australia filter
Mr Edmund Milne Snr
Apply Mr Edmund Milne Snr filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Wooden Club

Wooden Club

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Wooden container

Wooden container

Stan Mitchell collection
Apply Stan Mitchell collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers 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
Pigmented cylindrical bark container

Pigmented cylindrical bark container

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
Apply Professor Adolphus Elkin collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia filter
Apply filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Wooden, concave container

Wooden, concave container

Herbert Keys collection
Apply Herbert Keys collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Mount Ebenezer, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Mount Ebenezer, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Apply filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Bull kelp and river reed container, made by Leonie Dickson

Bull kelp and river reed container, made by Leonie Dickson

Tayenebe collection
Apply Tayenebe collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Ms Leonie Dickson
Apply Ms Leonie Dickson filter
Spearthrower from Western Australia

Spearthrower from Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
Hafted stone pebble hatchet with a bifacial head and a ground edge, Orara River, New South Wales, 1896

Hafted stone pebble hatchet with a bifacial head and a groun...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Orara River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Billy Boney
Apply Billy Boney filter
1896
Apply 1896 filter
Palm leaf basket from Port Essington, made by Ningoldie Blyth, 2015

Palm leaf basket from Port Essington, made by Ningoldie Blyt...

Port Essington collection no. 2
Apply Port Essington collection no. 2 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Cobourg Peninnsula, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Cobourg Peninnsula, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Ningoldie Blyth
Apply Ningoldie Blyth filter
2015
Apply 2015 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
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
Nyapari Homeland, South Australia, Australia
Apply Nyapari Homeland, South Australia, Australia filter
Tjumpawa
Apply Tjumpawa filter
Spearthrower from Western Australia

Spearthrower from Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
Bark container, Pukami basket - made by Ada Pilakui

Bark container, Pukami basket - made by Ada Pilakui

Inada Holdings 06/07/1984 collection
Apply Inada Holdings 06/07/1984 collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Ada Pilakui
Apply Ada Pilakui 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
Container for a wedding cake

Container for a wedding cake

Margot Child collection
Apply Margot Child collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Mrs Margot Child
Apply Mrs Margot Child filter
Kimberley stone point

Kimberley stone point

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearheads
Apply Spearheads filter
Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 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
Glazed ceramic bowl with a narrow base

Glazed ceramic bowl with a narrow base

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
John B. Tipiloura
Apply John B. Tipiloura filter
1976
Apply 1976 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
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
Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers 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
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
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Boomerang used by Jacky Plowright, 1842

Boomerang used by Jacky Plowright, 1842

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
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
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Margaret Dagg
Apply Margaret Dagg filter
1997
Apply 1997 filter
Firestick

Firestick

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Firesticks
Apply Firesticks 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
Wooden container, Arrernte people

Wooden container, Arrernte 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
Parrying shield made by Jack Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wales, 1908

Parrying shield made by Jack Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wal...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Byrock, New South Wales, Australia filter
Jack Shepherd
Apply Jack Shepherd filter
1908
Apply 1908 filter
Ground edge hatchet head from Pigeon House Mountain NSW acquired by Edmund Milne from Coomee Nullanga in 1903

Ground edge hatchet head from Pigeon House Mountain NSW acqu...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Edge-ground artefacts
Apply Edge-ground artefacts filter
Pigeon House Mountain, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Pigeon House Mountain, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1903
Apply 1903 filter
Palm leaf container

Palm leaf container

Dr La Mont West collection
Apply Dr La Mont West collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia filter
Apply filter
1964
Apply 1964 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
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
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
Deep wooden container, concave and elongated with rounded ends

Deep wooden container, concave and elongated with rounded en...

JW Lindo collection
Apply JW Lindo collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
J W. Lindo
Apply J W. Lindo filter
Load more objects