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
Rectangular aluminium sign with

Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Signs
Apply Signs filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
Scout's Plumber badge certificate

Scout's Plumber badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
Apply Barry Williams collection filter
Certificates
Apply Certificates filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Barry Williams
Apply Mr Barry Williams filter
1946
Apply 1946 filter
Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow

Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by H...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Glass plate negatives
Apply Glass plate negatives filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Dr Herbert Basedow
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow filter
1922
Apply 1922 filter
Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup and saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup and saucer bearing the c...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Cups and saucers
Apply Cups and saucers filter
England
Apply England filter
Minton
Apply Minton filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
Apply Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection filter
Leatherworking tools
Apply Leatherworking tools filter
Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia filter
Rolfe Bridle
Apply Rolfe Bridle filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Prison truncheon, about 1940

Prison truncheon, about 1940

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Weapons
Apply Weapons filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Pris...

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
Boomerang made of dark timber, attributed to Chris 'Pompey' Austin, 1890s

Boomerang made of dark timber, attributed to Chris 'Pompey' ...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
Apply Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Chris Austin
Apply Chris Austin filter
1890
Apply 1890 filter
Handmade white linen cross-shaped table centre with a fancywork design of daisies

Handmade white linen cross-shaped table centre with a fancyw...

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
Apply Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1 filter
Table linen
Apply Table linen filter
Mrs Annie Taylor
Apply Mrs Annie Taylor filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Margaret Maclurcan collection
Apply Margaret Maclurcan collection filter
Toilet paper
Apply Toilet paper filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
British Patent Perforated Paper Co Pty Ltd
Apply British Patent Perforated Paper Co Pty Ltd filter
1894
Apply 1894 filter
North Melbourne Cricket Club 1939-40

North Melbourne Cricket Club 1939-40

Nanette Ward collection
Apply Nanette Ward collection filter
Membership badges
Apply Membership badges filter
C.W. Letty
Apply C.W. Letty filter
1939
Apply 1939 filter
Anderson's Wonderland City Bondi

Anderson's Wonderland City Bondi

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr William Anderson
Apply Mr William Anderson filter
1906
Apply 1906 filter
Machine knitted khaki woollen scarf with a safety pin

Machine knitted khaki woollen scarf with a safety pin

Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection
Apply Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection filter
Scarves
Apply Scarves filter
Europe
Apply Europe filter
Myrtle I. Lindsay
Apply Myrtle I. Lindsay filter
1945
Apply 1945 filter
Stick for Pick-Up-Sticks game

Stick for Pick-Up-Sticks game

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
Apply Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1 filter
Games
Apply Games filter
Austria
Apply Austria filter
Olav Schappacher
Apply Olav Schappacher filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Chrome-plated brass ashtray in the shape of Australia made in 1943 by Sheila Ferguson, WAAAF

Chrome-plated brass ashtray in the shape of Australia made i...

Sheila Van Emden collection
Apply Sheila Van Emden collection filter
Ashtrays
Apply Ashtrays filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mrs Sheila C. Van Emden
Apply Mrs Sheila C. Van Emden filter
1943
Apply 1943 filter
Ceramic bust of John Batman

Ceramic bust of John Batman

John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection
Apply John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection filter
Busts
Apply Busts filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
John Batman
Apply John Batman filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1959
Apply 1959 filter
Ladies refurbished Roadmaster bicycle, which was ridden in Tasmania by Reima Mieztis

Ladies refurbished Roadmaster bicycle, which was ridden in T...

Reima Miezitis collection
Apply Reima Miezitis collection filter
Bicycles
Apply Bicycles filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Mrs Reima Miezitis
Apply Mrs Reima Miezitis filter
1945
Apply 1945 filter
Water rat skin cape made from over 50 pelts

Water rat skin cape made from over 50 pelts

Hinchley Family collection
Apply Hinchley Family collection filter
Evening capes
Apply Evening capes filter
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia filter
Schultz Tannery
Apply Schultz Tannery filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Receipt from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 22 April 1875

Receipt from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 22 April 1875

Tirranna Race Club collection
Apply Tirranna Race Club collection filter
Receipts
Apply Receipts filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
The Goulburn Herald
Apply The Goulburn Herald filter
1875
Apply 1875 filter
Plaster cast of bust of Oliver Nilsen, former radio broadcaster, electrical engineer, and Lord Mayor of Melbourne by Edmund Joel Dicks

Plaster cast of bust of Oliver Nilsen, former radio broadcas...

Edmund Dicks collection
Apply Edmund Dicks collection filter
Busts
Apply Busts filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Edmund J. Dicks
Apply Edmund J. Dicks filter
1941
Apply 1941 filter
Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Terrylea Reynolds collection
Apply Terrylea Reynolds collection filter
Swordsticks
Apply Swordsticks filter
Toledo, Spain
Apply Toledo, Spain filter
Major General George A. Vasey CB, CBE, DSO
Apply Major General George A. Vasey CB, CBE, DSO filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Hand-crafted model steam 'donkey' engine on a blue painted wooden board base

Hand-crafted model steam 'donkey' engine on a blue painted w...

Ted Pritchard collection no. 1
Apply Ted Pritchard collection no. 1 filter
Working models
Apply Working models filter
Victoria, Australia
Apply Victoria, Australia filter
Arnold Pritchard
Apply Arnold Pritchard filter
1945
Apply 1945 filter
Oertling 62FM beam balance

Oertling 62FM beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
Apply School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection filter
Beam balances
Apply Beam balances filter
England
Apply England filter
L Oertling Ltd
Apply L Oertling Ltd filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Striped velveteen cushion

Striped velveteen cushion

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Cushions
Apply Cushions filter
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
Apply Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Holy Bible with compendium and dictionary

Holy Bible with compendium and dictionary

Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection
Apply Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection filter
Bibles
Apply Bibles filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Myrtle I. Lindsay
Apply Myrtle I. Lindsay filter
1945
Apply 1945 filter
Lobelia rhombifolia

Lobelia rhombifolia

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
Apply Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection filter
Botanical specimens
Apply Botanical specimens filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
Apply Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller filter
1875
Apply 1875 filter
Latvian white, red and grey costume blouse

Latvian white, red and grey costume blouse

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
Apply Guna Kinne collection no. 1 filter
Blouses
Apply Blouses filter
Riga, Latvia
Apply Riga, Latvia filter
Mrs Guna Kinne
Apply Mrs Guna Kinne filter
1939
Apply 1939 filter
Metal rule

Metal 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
Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Sir Ch...

Coles-Myer collection
Apply Coles-Myer collection filter
Commemorative medals
Apply Commemorative medals filter
Victoria, Australia
Apply Victoria, Australia filter
Coles-Myer Ltd
Apply Coles-Myer Ltd filter
1897
Apply 1897 filter
Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Launceston, Tasmania, Australia filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1806
Apply 1806 filter
Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

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

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
Horse Show 1939, Won by Miss E. Roach

Horse Show 1939, Won by Miss E. Roach

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Trophies
Apply Trophies filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1939
Apply 1939 filter
Album containing 97 menus, 20 seating plans and 47 photographs from Parliament House dining rooms...

Album containing 97 menus, 20 seating plans and 47 photograp...

Betty Hall collection
Apply Betty Hall collection filter
Albums
Apply Albums filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Mr H L. Napthali
Apply Mr H L. Napthali filter
1918
Apply 1918 filter
Leptorrhyncus Squamatus

Leptorrhyncus Squamatus

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
Apply Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection filter
Botanical specimens
Apply Botanical specimens filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
Apply Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller filter
1875
Apply 1875 filter
Wooden boomerang bound with split cane and covered with adhesive and pigment in four places

Wooden boomerang bound with split cane and covered with adhe...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
Apply JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1 filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
Apply Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection filter
Leatherworking tools
Apply Leatherworking tools filter
Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia filter
Rolfe Bridle
Apply Rolfe Bridle filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Arrival of the Governor Mossman Queensland 17 June 1910

Arrival of the Governor Mossman Queensland 17 June 1910

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Mossman, Queensland, Australia
Apply Mossman, Queensland, Australia filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Teaspoons
Apply Teaspoons filter
Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Pennington Migrant Centre
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Bradman

Bradman

David Westcott collection no. 6
Apply David Westcott collection no. 6 filter
Biographies
Apply Biographies filter
Angus & Robertson
Apply Angus & Robertson filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Mass book in French, given to Maryse Commins on the occasion of her first communion on 2 May 1939

Mass book in French, given to Maryse Commins on the occasion...

Maryse Duyker collection
Apply Maryse Duyker collection filter
Religious books
Apply Religious books filter
Mauritius
Apply Mauritius filter
Mrs Maryse Duyker
Apply Mrs Maryse Duyker filter
1939
Apply 1939 filter
List of 38 names

List of 38 names

Janina Dolega-Checinska collection no. 2
Apply Janina Dolega-Checinska collection no. 2 filter
Lists
Apply Lists filter
Poland
Apply Poland filter
1945
Apply 1945 filter
Second World War Prisoner of War Banknote

Second World War Prisoner of War Banknote

David Westcott collection no. 6
Apply David Westcott collection no. 6 filter
Banknotes
Apply Banknotes filter
1939
Apply 1939 filter
Bundle of press cuttings and historical documents relating the history of J B Young Holdings Ltd

Bundle of press cuttings and historical documents relating t...

J B Young Ltd collection
Apply J B Young Ltd collection filter
Scrapbooks
Apply Scrapbooks filter
J B Young Holdings Ltd
Apply J B Young Holdings Ltd filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Dinner plates
Apply Dinner plates filter
Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Pennington Migrant Centre
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

Phillip Porta collection
Apply Phillip Porta collection filter
Saw-setting tools
Apply Saw-setting tools filter
Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Adelong, New South Wales, Australia filter
John H. Gillman
Apply John H. Gillman filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Tinted black and white studio portrait photograph of Bibmbo, Auntie Val, Enid and a friend

Tinted black and white studio portrait photograph of Bibmbo,...

Enid Treadgold collection
Apply Enid Treadgold collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Radio 2GB Blue Birds Club
Apply Radio 2GB Blue Birds Club filter
1935
Apply 1935 filter
Burnished, wooden fighting club

Burnished, wooden fighting club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
Apply 19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
North-west NSW, Australia
Apply North-west NSW, Australia filter
1800
Apply 1800 filter
Mersey Tunnel toll machine ticket 1939

Mersey Tunnel toll machine ticket 1939

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Tickets
Apply Tickets filter
Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Apply Liverpool, Merseyside, England filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1939
Apply 1939 filter
Forty-one oil paint paintbrushes

Forty-one oil paint paintbrushes

Margaret Coen collection
Apply Margaret Coen collection filter
Paintbrushes
Apply Paintbrushes filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Margaret Coen
Apply Margaret Coen filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pigment

Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pi...

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
Apply 19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Upper Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Upper Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia filter
1840
Apply 1840 filter
Timber box with L ROBERTSON L ROBE on lid

Timber box with L ROBERTSON L ROBE on lid

Les Robertson collection
Apply Les Robertson collection filter
Boxes
Apply Boxes filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter