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
Bogan pick [stone implement]

Bogan pick [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Stone artefacts
Apply Stone artefacts filter
Forest Reefs, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Forest Reefs, New South Wales, Australia 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
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 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 lower Darling River region, New South Wales

Club from lower Darling River region, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia filter
Straight club

Straight club

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Coconut container

Coconut container

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Tonga
Apply Tonga filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Pialawa, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Pialawa, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Edmund Milne Snr
Apply Mr Edmund Milne Snr filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Pigmented stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked with a ground edge

Pigmented stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked with a groun...

Keith Goddard collection
Apply Keith Goddard collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Wooden pointed spearhead with five reverse barbs of four prongs

Wooden pointed spearhead with five reverse barbs of four pro...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearheads
Apply Spearheads filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Rounded stone hatchet made from an axe head hafted to a pointed wood handle

Rounded stone hatchet made from an axe head hafted to a poin...

Roy Barker collection no. 1
Apply Roy Barker collection no. 1 filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Gongolgon, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Gongolgon, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Roy Barker
Apply Mr Roy Barker filter
1992
Apply 1992 filter
Paddle

Paddle

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Paddles
Apply Paddles filter
Papua, Indonesia
Apply Papua, Indonesia filter
Club used by Jimmy Clements, Lachlan River, New South Wales

Club used by Jimmy Clements, Lachlan River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Jimmy Clements
Apply Jimmy Clements filter
Club with pointed head

Club with pointed head

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Hatchet

Hatchet

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Mallets
Apply Mallets filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Ted Docker
Apply Mr Ted Docker filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Boomerang from Bogan River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Bogan River, New South Wales

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
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
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Macropod incisors [used as a necklace]

Macropod incisors [used as a necklace]

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Semi-hemispherical hollow wooden container from Orara River area, New South Wales, 1898

Semi-hemispherical hollow wooden container from Orara River ...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Orara River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Apply filter
1898
Apply 1898 filter
Hatchet made from a pebble with a bifacially ground edge

Hatchet made from a pebble with a bifacially ground edge

University of Sydney collection
Apply University of Sydney collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1957
Apply 1957 filter
Hatchet, edge ground stone hafted in bent wood

Hatchet, edge ground stone hafted in bent wood

Reverend A Dyer collection
Apply Reverend A Dyer collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Sample - Adhesive

Sample - Adhesive

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Adhesives
Apply Adhesives 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
Split stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked, Victoria

Split stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
Apply Horne-Bowie collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Victoria, Australia
Apply Victoria, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Comb from Vanuatu

Comb from Vanuatu

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Combs
Apply Combs filter
Vanuatu, Oceania
Apply Vanuatu, Oceania filter
Bifacially edged ground stone hatchet

Bifacially edged ground stone hatchet

Herbert Keys collection
Apply Herbert Keys collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Ngukurr (Roper River), East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Ngukurr (Roper River), East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs 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
Spearthrower with etched design, from Western Australia, 1915

Spearthrower with etched design, from Western Australia, 191...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Incised Club, 1907

Incised Club, 1907

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
1907
Apply 1907 filter
Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales, 1915

Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales, 1915

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
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
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
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
Boomerang from Darling River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Darling River, New South Wales

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

Club with pointed head

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs 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
Boomerang made by Gunningbar, Bogan River NSW, 1886

Boomerang made by Gunningbar, Bogan River NSW, 1886

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
Gunningbar
Apply Gunningbar filter
1886
Apply 1886 filter
Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs 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
Club from Vanuatu

Club from Vanuatu

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Vanuatu, Oceania
Apply Vanuatu, Oceania 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
Bundled skein of two-ply, possibly plant, fibre string

Bundled skein of two-ply, possibly plant, fibre string

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
String
Apply String filter
Bifacially edged, ground stone hatchet

Bifacially edged, ground stone hatchet

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1964
Apply 1964 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
Pigmented stone hatchet

Pigmented stone hatchet

Bruce Coaldrake collection
Apply Bruce Coaldrake collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1954
Apply 1954 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
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
Hatchet with a flaked stone head in bent wood

Hatchet with a flaked stone head in bent wood

William Ewart Williams collection
Apply William Ewart Williams collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Muttama, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Muttama, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Sample - fibre string

Sample - fibre string

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
String
Apply String filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Apply Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1901
Apply 1901 filter
Bogan pick, [stone implement]

Bogan pick, [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Stone artefacts
Apply Stone artefacts filter
Daroobalgie, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Daroobalgie, New South Wales, Australia filter
Hatchet

Hatchet

Stan Mitchell collection
Apply Stan Mitchell collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Club from Barrow River area, Queensland

Club from Barrow River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs 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
Boomerang from Lake Eyre, South Australia

Boomerang from Lake Eyre, South Australia

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
Apply Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia filter
Mr Edmund Milne Snr
Apply Mr Edmund Milne Snr filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Load more objects