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
Weapon - Boomerang - hunting

Weapon - Boomerang - hunting

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Painted boomerang featuring boomerang, kangaroo, snake, snail-like and mammal motifs, from Queensland

Painted boomerang featuring boomerang, kangaroo, snake, snai...

Scott Rainbow collection
Apply Scott Rainbow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Queensland, Australia
Apply Queensland, Australia 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
Boomerang

Boomerang

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
Apply Lew Parlette collection no. 2 filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1972
Apply 1972 filter
Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 25 November 1876

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 25 November 1876

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
Apply Robert Faithfull collection no. 2 filter
Letters
Apply Letters filter
New York, United States of America
Apply New York, United States of America filter
Robert L. Faithfull
Apply Robert L. Faithfull filter
1876
Apply 1876 filter
Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, made in Orbost, Victoria, in the late 1800s

Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, mad...

Una May Irvine collection no. 1
Apply Una May Irvine collection no. 1 filter
Doilies
Apply Doilies filter
Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Apply Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia filter
Mrs Helena E. Roadknight
Apply Mrs Helena E. Roadknight filter
1870
Apply 1870 filter
Certificat de letat, Valeur 1000 roubles, Interets 4 1/2%, Banque Fonciere

Certificat de letat, Valeur 1000 roubles, Interets 4 1/2%, B...

Olga Riet collection
Apply Olga Riet collection filter
Financial records
Apply Financial records filter
Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
Apply Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China filter
Mrs Olga A. Riet
Apply Mrs Olga A. Riet filter
1929
Apply 1929 filter
Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Odette O'Neill collection
Apply Odette O'Neill collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Mr Victor L. Stiskin
Apply Mr Victor L. Stiskin filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Ferrier's Lever Wool Press, Serial No 1831, made by Humble & Sons, Geelong, c.1912

Ferrier's Lever Wool Press, Serial No 1831, made by Humble &...

Department of Administrative Services collection
Apply Department of Administrative Services collection filter
Wool presses
Apply Wool presses filter
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Apply Geelong, Victoria, Australia filter
Humble and Sons
Apply Humble and Sons filter
1876
Apply 1876 filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
Apply Patricia Heath collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Murchison, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
Light timber boomerang decorated on anterior with five sections of pokerwork, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Light timber boomerang decorated on anterior with five secti...

Scott Rainbow collection
Apply Scott Rainbow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Olive Pink collection
Apply Olive Pink collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Miss Olive Pink
Apply Miss Olive Pink filter
Rubus parvifolius

Rubus parvifolius

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
1876
Apply 1876 filter
Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittings and four candle holders

Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittin...

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
Apply Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection filter
Table lamps
Apply Table lamps filter
The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Parliament of Australia
Apply Parliament of Australia filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1930

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1930

Ruth Oldfield collection
Apply Ruth Oldfield collection filter
Scrapbooks
Apply Scrapbooks filter
Saxony, England
Apply Saxony, England filter
Durrants, London
Apply Durrants, London filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Broome, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Broome, Western Australia, Australia filter
Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Broome, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Broome, Western Australia, Australia filter
Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Keys
Apply Keys filter
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Apply St Albans, Hertfordshire, England filter
Thomas Mercer Ltd
Apply Thomas Mercer Ltd filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Canvas bag for saws

Canvas bag for saws

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Storage bags
Apply Storage bags 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
Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 28 Decemberr 1876

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 28 Decemberr 1876

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
Apply Robert Faithfull collection no. 2 filter
Letters
Apply Letters filter
New York, United States of America
Apply New York, United States of America filter
Robert L. Faithfull
Apply Robert L. Faithfull filter
1876
Apply 1876 filter
Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Mint, Sydney, in 1955

Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark th...

TE Hanley collection no. 2
Apply TE Hanley collection no. 2 filter
Commemorative medals
Apply Commemorative medals filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Australian Numismatic Society
Apply Australian Numismatic Society filter
1955
Apply 1955 filter
Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Broome, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Broome, Western Australia, Australia 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
Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Phyllis Kaberry collection
Apply Dr Phyllis Kaberry collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs 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
Uncirculated 1997 one dollar coin

Uncirculated 1997 one dollar coin

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
Apply Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2 filter
One dollar coins
Apply One dollar coins filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Royal Australian Mint
Apply Royal Australian Mint filter
1997
Apply 1997 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
Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
Apply Patricia Heath collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Dessert dishes
Apply Dessert dishes 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
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
Boomerang

Boomerang

Olive Pink collection
Apply Olive Pink collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Miss Olive Pink
Apply Miss Olive Pink filter
Boomerang decorated with pictures of birds and animals, attributed to Alex Mullet, Lake Tyers, 1940

Boomerang decorated with pictures of birds and animals, attr...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
Apply Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Apply Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia filter
Alex Mullet
Apply Alex Mullet filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Timber boomerang roughly carved with subtle fish design, from Queensland

Timber boomerang roughly carved with subtle fish design, fro...

Scott Rainbow collection
Apply Scott Rainbow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Queensland, Australia
Apply Queensland, Australia filter
Straight back panel saw

Straight back panel saw

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Saws
Apply Saws 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
Condex brand metal fly-fishing reel and information sheet in a box

Condex brand metal fly-fishing reel and information sheet in...

Gordon Winter collection
Apply Gordon Winter collection filter
Fishing reels
Apply Fishing reels filter
England
Apply England filter
J W Young & Sons
Apply J W Young & Sons filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
South West Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Apply South West Queensland, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
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
Boomerang featuring animal tracks made by Foster, Lake Tyers, 1937

Boomerang featuring animal tracks made by Foster, Lake Tyers...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
Apply Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Apply Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia filter
Tommy Foster
Apply Tommy Foster filter
Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1930

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1930

Ruth Oldfield collection
Apply Ruth Oldfield collection filter
Scrapbooks
Apply Scrapbooks filter
Saxony, England
Apply Saxony, England filter
Durrants, London
Apply Durrants, London filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remembers you. Post a card for May 13'

Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remember...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated with moth motifs

Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated ...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 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
Handmade green cotton tablecloth with six square green serviettes

Handmade green cotton tablecloth with six square green servi...

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
Apply Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1 filter
Table linen
Apply Table linen filter
Mrs Kathleen Simpson
Apply Mrs Kathleen Simpson filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Forks
Apply Forks 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
Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Warburton Range, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Warburton Range, Western Australia, Australia filter
1976
Apply 1976 filter
Educational Collections of Australia Plants, 1876

Educational Collections of Australia Plants, 1876

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
Apply Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection filter
Folders
Apply Folders filter
Me