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
Boomerang, made by Joe Timbery Snr (1912-1978), La Perouse, Sydney

Boomerang, made by Joe Timbery Snr (1912-1978), La Perouse, ...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
Apply Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Joe Timbery Snr.
Apply Joe Timbery Snr. filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Padlocks
Apply Padlocks filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds of Australia ...'

Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Mobiles
Apply Mobiles filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1978
Apply 1978 filter
Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Door locks
Apply Door locks filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
Apply Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1 filter
Doilies
Apply Doilies filter
Mrs Annie Taylor
Apply Mrs Annie Taylor filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
Colourised photographic postcard of Mosman's Bay

Colourised photographic postcard of Mosman's Bay

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Charles H. Kerry
Apply Charles H. Kerry filter
1884
Apply 1884 filter
Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Postboxes
Apply Postboxes filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Souvenir of South Australia's record heat-wave

Souvenir of South Australia's record heat-wave

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
The News
Apply The News filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Griddle Iron

Griddle Iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Cooking equipment
Apply Cooking equipment filter
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Pair of worn brown leather gloves worn by non-denominational missionary Ernest Kramer

Pair of worn brown leather gloves worn by non-denominational...

Colin, Faith and Mary Kramer collection
Apply Colin, Faith and Mary Kramer collection filter
Gloves
Apply Gloves filter
England
Apply England filter
Mr Ernest Kramer
Apply Mr Ernest Kramer filter
1935
Apply 1935 filter
Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Plane irons
Apply Plane irons filter
Glasgow, Scotland
Apply Glasgow, Scotland filter
Alex Mathieson & Son
Apply Alex Mathieson & Son filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Barrister's wig worn by Sir George Houstoun Reid

Barrister's wig worn by Sir George Houstoun Reid

Anne Fairbairn collection no. 2
Apply Anne Fairbairn collection no. 2 filter
Wigs
Apply Wigs filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Ravenscroft
Apply Ravenscroft filter
1890
Apply 1890 filter
Tirranna Picnic Races 15 January 1875

Tirranna Picnic Races 15 January 1875

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Programs
Apply Programs filter
Tirranna, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Tirranna, New South Wales, Australia filter
1875
Apply 1875 filter
Bristol squat storage jar

Bristol squat storage jar

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Jars
Apply Jars filter
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Janet Spence Smith
Apply Ms Janet Spence Smith filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the Cairns district

Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the C...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
Apply JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1 filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cairns, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Iron garden gate from Rosedale homestead

Iron garden gate from Rosedale homestead

Rosedale Homestead collection
Apply Rosedale Homestead collection filter
Gates
Apply Gates filter
1894
Apply 1894 filter
Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 15 January 1875

Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 15 January 1875

Tirranna Race Club collection
Apply Tirranna Race Club collection filter
Programs
Apply Programs filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
W R. Riley and family
Apply W R. Riley and family filter
1875
Apply 1875 filter
Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Plane irons
Apply Plane irons filter
Glasgow, Scotland
Apply Glasgow, Scotland filter
Alex Mathieson & Son
Apply Alex Mathieson & Son filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Tirranna Races, The Town and Country Journal, 19 January 1910

Tirranna Races, The Town and Country Journal, 19 January 191...

Tirranna Race Club collection
Apply Tirranna Race Club collection filter
Newspapers
Apply Newspapers filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Tirranna Picnic Race Club
Apply Tirranna Picnic Race Club filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Composing rule

Composing 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
Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1959
Apply 1959 filter
Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
Apply Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection filter
Epidiascopes
Apply Epidiascopes filter
Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Reverend F H. Stokes
Apply Reverend F H. Stokes filter
1909
Apply 1909 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
Minton 'Kings Service' china entree plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china entree plate bearing the coat-o...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Entree plates
Apply Entree plates filter
England
Apply England filter
Minton
Apply Minton filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from ...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Pokerwork snake

Pokerwork snake

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
Apply Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2 filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
South Australia, Australia
Apply South Australia, Australia filter
Howard Maple
Apply Howard Maple filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Pin punch

Pin punch

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Punches
Apply Punches filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Champagne glasses
Apply Champagne glasses filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Parliament of Australia
Apply Parliament of Australia filter
1988
Apply 1988 filter
Watson's Bay, Sydney

Watson's Bay, Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Display boxes
Apply Display boxes filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Gidleigh Collection
Apply Gidleigh Collection filter
Fishing lures
Apply Fishing lures filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
Apply Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge filter
1880
Apply 1880 filter
Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
Apply Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection filter
Food preserving bottles
Apply Food preserving bottles filter
Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mrs Mavis Bridle
Apply Mrs Mavis Bridle filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Champagne glasses
Apply Champagne glasses filter
England
Apply England filter
Parliament of Australia
Apply Parliament of Australia filter
1988
Apply 1988 filter
Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Display boxes
Apply Display boxes filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
Noticee: visitors are permitted to see those persons who are committed for trial on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Noticee: visitors are permitted to see those persons who are...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Signs
Apply Signs filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1892
Apply 1892 filter
Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
Apply Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection filter
Printing equipment
Apply Printing equipment filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Siemens
Apply Siemens filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Song book with a dark grey cover

Song book with a dark grey cover

Tony Hill collection no. 4
Apply Tony Hill collection no. 4 filter
Music books
Apply Music books filter
Mr Anthony Hill
Apply Mr Anthony Hill filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Bailey wood plane

Bailey wood plane

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Planes
Apply Planes 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
Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
Apply Bothwell Museum collection filter
Clothes pegs
Apply Clothes pegs filter
New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
Apply New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia filter
Pioneer Woodware Co
Apply Pioneer Woodware Co filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Carving knife

Carving knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Carving knives
Apply Carving knives filter
Sheffield, England
Apply Sheffield, England filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Marking gauge

Marking gauge

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Marking gauges
Apply Marking gauges 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
Two white linen pillow shams

Two white linen pillow shams

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Pillow shams
Apply Pillow shams filter
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
Apply Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters and small parcels

P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters ...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Spring balances
Apply Spring balances filter
England
Apply England filter
Salter Scales
Apply Salter Scales filter
Trophy tankard presented to Mr AC Bannerman in commemoration of the visit of the Australian cricketing team, 1880

Trophy tankard presented to Mr AC Bannerman in commemoration...

AC Bannerman collection
Apply AC Bannerman collection filter
Tankards
Apply Tankards filter
England, United Kingdom
Apply England, United Kingdom filter
Alexander C. Bannerman
Apply Alexander C. Bannerman filter
1875
Apply 1875 filter
Capstan head

Capstan head

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Tools
Apply Tools filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 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
Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accessories, trunk, spanner and jack

Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accesso...

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
Apply Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1 filter
Horse drawn coaches
Apply Horse drawn coaches filter
Concord, New Hampshire, United States of America
Apply Concord, New Hampshire, United States of America filter
Abbott-Downing Company
Apply Abbott-Downing Company filter
1854
Apply 1854 filter
Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people o...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1959
Apply 1959 filter
Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Suitcases
Apply Suitcases filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Poster captioned 'A 'phone call... takes the hurry out of not being close, do your speeding by 'phone'

Poster captioned 'A 'phone call... takes the hurry out of no...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Ceremonial dress sword with sheath worn by Sir George Reid, first Australian High Commissioner to London, 1909-1918

Ceremonial dress sword with sheath worn by Sir George Reid, ...

Anne Fairbairn collection no. 3
Apply Anne Fairbairn collection no. 3 filter
Swords
Apply Swords filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter