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
Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spe...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Transfers
Apply Transfers filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
Certificate awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, 1886, Second Prize

Certificate awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, 1886, S...

Springfield Merino Stud collection
Apply Springfield Merino Stud collection filter
Certificates
Apply Certificates filter
1886
Apply 1886 filter
White cotton pillowcase

White cotton pillowcase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Pillowcases
Apply Pillowcases filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Janet Spence Smith
Apply Ms Janet Spence Smith filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Three bowls

Three bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Bowls
Apply Bowls filter
England
Apply England filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1900
Apply 1900 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
Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Keys
Apply Keys filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Handmade white oval linen table centre with fancyworked flowers

Handmade white oval linen table centre with fancyworked flow...

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
Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian Customs Service

Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian...

ER Skipper collection
Apply ER Skipper collection filter
Embossing machines
Apply Embossing machines filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker
Apply P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker filter
1901
Apply 1901 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
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
Photograph of Winnie O'Sullivan sitting on a backless stool, c1917

Photograph of Winnie O'Sullivan sitting on a backless stool,...

Kevin Hannan collection
Apply Kevin Hannan collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Winnie O'Sullivan
Apply Winnie O'Sullivan filter
1902
Apply 1902 filter
Letter - Sworn statement by John Flynn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Flynn, 16 May 1844

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Letters
Apply Letters filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1844
Apply 1844 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
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
Glass plate negative - Men and horses pulling the expedition car up a sandy stream bank, Victoria River district, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

Glass plate negative - Men and horses pulling the expedition...

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
Woodwork tool

Woodwork tool

George O Crawford collection
Apply George O Crawford collection filter
Woodworking tools
Apply Woodworking tools filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr George O. Crawford
Apply Mr George O. Crawford filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
A night wi' burns at my ain fireside

A night wi' burns at my ain fireside

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1905
Apply 1905 filter
Timber lamp stand with a standard bayonet light fitting

Timber lamp stand with a standard bayonet light fitting

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
Apply Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection filter
Lamps
Apply 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
Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1932

Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1932

Bridge Family collection no. 2
Apply Bridge Family collection no. 2 filter
Soap
Apply Soap filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Australian Soaps Ltd
Apply Australian Soaps Ltd filter
1932
Apply 1932 filter
Entrance to Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Entrance to Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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
Mrs Jn. Turner sitting on a bench and the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background

Mrs Jn. Turner sitting on a bench and the construction of th...

Turner and Valentine Families collection
Apply Turner and Valentine Families collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Sydney's Highest Building

Sydney's Highest Building

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Advertising postcards
Apply Advertising postcards filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1905
Apply 1905 filter
Womens' cricketing team lined up one behind the other on stairs

Womens' cricketing team lined up one behind the other on sta...

Ruby Lee collection
Apply Ruby Lee collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Mrs Ruby Lee
Apply Mrs Ruby Lee filter
1932
Apply 1932 filter
Gold medal awarded to Henry (Harry) Arthur Davidson Sill (1875-1949) by the Heidelberg bicycle club of Victoria in 1897

Gold medal awarded to Henry (Harry) Arthur Davidson Sill (18...

Heidelberg Bicycle Club collection
Apply Heidelberg Bicycle Club collection filter
Medals
Apply Medals filter
Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
1897
Apply 1897 filter
Club, attribted to the Sydney area, about 1900-1920

Club, attribted to the Sydney area, about 1900-1920

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
Apply Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Log Cabin

Log Cabin

Bessie Bardwell collection
Apply Bessie Bardwell collection filter
Quilts
Apply Quilts filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Assorted instructional documentation related to an Underwood Standard Typewriter typewriter

Assorted instructional documentation related to an Underwood...

Helen Mason collection
Apply Helen Mason collection filter
Instructional documents
Apply Instructional documents filter
United States of America
Apply United States of America filter
Stott & Underwood Ltd
Apply Stott & Underwood Ltd filter
1925
Apply 1925 filter
Film negative - Expedition party on march, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

Film negative - Expedition party on march, central Australia...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Film negatives
Apply Film negatives filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Dr Herbert Basedow
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow filter
1926
Apply 1926 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
Newspaper clipping showing a photograph of the Illawarra Women's cricket team after defeating Newcastle in the premiership

Newspaper clipping showing a photograph of the Illawarra Wom...

Ruby Lee collection
Apply Ruby Lee collection filter
Newspaper clippings
Apply Newspaper clippings filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Mrs Ruby Lee
Apply Mrs Ruby Lee filter
1932
Apply 1932 filter
Green Fairy Butterfly

Green Fairy Butterfly

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Art Series
Apply Art Series filter
1905
Apply 1905 filter
Women's matches - City v Country

Women's matches - City v Country

Ruby Lee collection
Apply Ruby Lee collection filter
Newspaper clippings
Apply Newspaper clippings filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mrs Ruby Lee
Apply Mrs Ruby Lee filter
1932
Apply 1932 filter
Growth of the Ainslie School

Growth of the Ainslie School

Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2
Apply Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2 filter
Lists
Apply Lists filter
Braddon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Braddon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Ainslie Public School
Apply Ainslie Public School filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Margaret Maclurcan collection
Apply Margaret Maclurcan collection filter
Toilet paper
Apply Toilet paper filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Andrew Jack, Dyson & Co
Apply Andrew Jack, Dyson & Co filter
1894
Apply 1894 filter
2091 HMS Victory

2091 HMS Victory

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1905
Apply 1905 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
Key

Key

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Keys
Apply Keys filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1914
Apply 1914 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
Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
Apply Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection filter
Wedges
Apply Wedges 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
Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
Apply Geoff Gray collection filter
Measures
Apply Measures filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
NSW Government
Apply NSW Government filter
1832
Apply 1832 filter
Adjustable taper nose pliers

Adjustable taper nose pliers

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Pliers
Apply Pliers 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
Cheese dish with a yellow glaze decorated with a molded spray of maize flanked by an emu and kangaroo

Cheese dish with a yellow glaze decorated with a molded spra...

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Cheese dishes
Apply Cheese dishes filter
England
Apply England filter
1885
Apply 1885 filter
Beige glazed ceramic souvenir jug - The Cream of Highland Whiskies,

Beige glazed ceramic souvenir jug - The Cream of Highland Wh...

Queen Victoria Jubilee collection
Apply Queen Victoria Jubilee collection filter
Commemorative objects
Apply Commemorative objects filter
Glasgow, Scotland
Apply Glasgow, Scotland filter
Port Dundas Pottery Coy
Apply Port Dundas Pottery Coy filter
1886
Apply 1886 filter
Lil-lil club

Lil-lil 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
Handmade cushion cover with a stencilled design of leaves and flowers

Handmade cushion cover with a stencilled design of leaves an...

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
Apply Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1 filter
Cushion covers
Apply Cushion covers filter
Mrs Kathleen Simpson
Apply Mrs Kathleen Simpson filter
1930
Apply 1930 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
Punishment cell Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Punishment cell Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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
Glass plate negative - The old open-cut in pre-Cambrian clay-slates at the Daly River copper mine, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905

Glass plate negative - The old open-cut in pre-Cambrian clay...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Glass plate negatives
Apply Glass plate negatives filter
Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Dr Herbert Basedow
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow filter
1905
Apply 1905 filter
Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Turner and Valentine Families collection
Apply Turner and Valentine Families collection filter
Photograph albums
Apply Photograph albums filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Camisole

Camisole

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Camisoles
Apply Camisoles filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Letter of thanks from London Exhibitions Ltd, 1905

Letter of thanks from London Exhibitions Ltd, 1905

Captain Cook Plane Table Frame collection
Apply Captain Cook Plane Table Frame collection filter
Business letters
Apply Business letters filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
London Exhibitions Limited
Apply London Exhibitions Limited filter
1905
Apply 1905 filter
Grand Organ, Town Hall, Sydney, N.S.W, 1906

Grand Organ, Town Hall, Sydney, N.S.W, 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1906
Apply 1906 filter
Chant Of A Lonely Soul And Litanies To Tanit.

Chant Of A Lonely Soul And Litanies To Tanit.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Religious books
Apply Religious books filter
1897
Apply 1897 filter
Paper bag for

Paper bag for "Pick Up Sticks" game

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
Apply Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1 filter
Toy packaging
Apply Toy packaging filter
Austria
Apply Austria filter
Olav Schappacher
Apply Olav Schappacher filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
South Australia - finish fit for the Gods!

South Australia - finish fit for the Gods!

Ruby Lee collection
Apply Ruby Lee collection filter
Newspaper clippings
Apply Newspaper clippings filter
Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mrs Ruby Lee
Apply Mrs Ruby Lee filter
1932
Apply 1932 filter