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
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
Thread angle gauge

Thread angle gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Gauges
Apply Gauges filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Osmond Little Marvel washing machine

Osmond Little Marvel washing machine

EJ and NW Millett collection no. 1
Apply EJ and NW Millett collection no. 1 filter
Washing machines
Apply Washing machines filter
Osmond
Apply Osmond filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Cylindrical carborundum rod sharpening tool

Cylindrical carborundum rod sharpening tool

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Sharpening stones
Apply Sharpening stones filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Timber handle for a hand saw

Timber handle for a hand saw

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Tool handles
Apply Tool handles filter
Philadelphia, United States of America
Apply Philadelphia, United States of America filter
Henry Disston & Sons
Apply Henry Disston & Sons filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Bodice featuring scalloped edges on sleeves neckline and one side of front

Bodice featuring scalloped edges on sleeves neckline and one...

Gwyneth Ottrey collection
Apply Gwyneth Ottrey collection filter
Bodices
Apply Bodices filter
Myrtleford, Victoria, Australia
Apply Myrtleford, Victoria, Australia filter
Mrs Florence O. Ottrey
Apply Mrs Florence O. Ottrey filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Plane iron

Plane iron

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Plane irons
Apply Plane irons 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
Radius gauge

Radius gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Gauges
Apply Gauges filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
R Gardner
Apply R Gardner filter
1893
Apply 1893 filter
Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
Apply White Australia Protection Badge collection filter
Political badges
Apply Political badges filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
1906
Apply 1906 filter
Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1934

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1934

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
Home-made Bosun's chair and for child

Home-made Bosun's chair and for child

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
Apply Milo Dunphy collection no. 1 filter
Chairs
Apply Chairs filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Myles J. Dunphy
Apply Mr Myles J. Dunphy filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Nullarbor Plain, Australia
Apply Nullarbor Plain, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Table model kerosene lamp

Table model kerosene lamp

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Kerosene lamps
Apply Kerosene lamps filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate.  Vote 1 J.T. Lang

Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate. Vote 1 J.T. Lang

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 12
Apply People's Paraphernalia collection no. 12 filter
Political badges
Apply Political badges filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Hon John (Jack) T. Lang
Apply Hon John (Jack) T. Lang filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

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
Travel pass issued on May 2 1934 found in the passport of K H Aumuller

Travel pass issued on May 2 1934 found in the passport of K ...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Passes
Apply Passes filter
China
Apply China filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 12 January 1899

Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 12 January 1899

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
Danel Bros.Co.Pty.Ltd
Apply Danel Bros.Co.Pty.Ltd filter
1899
Apply 1899 filter
Handwritten letter from Joan Richmond - London

Handwritten letter from Joan Richmond - London

Joan Richmond collection
Apply Joan Richmond collection filter
Letters
Apply Letters filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
1932
Apply 1932 filter
Crimson full-length tunic, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

Crimson full-length tunic, part of Castellorizian formal att...

George Pappas collection no. 1
Apply George Pappas collection no. 1 filter
Tunics
Apply Tunics filter
Megisti, Greece
Apply Megisti, Greece filter
Rose Pappas
Apply Rose Pappas filter
1922
Apply 1922 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
Peggy Knight

Peggy Knight

Amy Hudson collection
Apply Amy Hudson collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Peggy Knight
Apply Peggy Knight filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Fine toothed hacksaw blade

Fine toothed hacksaw blade

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Saw blades
Apply Saw blades 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
Agua Caliente Handicap race program, 20 March 1932

Agua Caliente Handicap race program, 20 March 1932

Bill Elliott's Agua Caliente Racebook (Phar Lap) collection
Apply Bill Elliott's Agua Caliente Racebook (Phar Lap) collection filter
Booklets
Apply Booklets filter
Mexico
Apply Mexico filter
Agua Caliente Jockey Club
Apply Agua Caliente Jockey Club filter
1932
Apply 1932 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
Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
Apply Claude Dunshea collection no. 1 filter
Mining equipment
Apply Mining equipment filter
Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Claude Dunshea
Apply Mr Claude Dunshea filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation bo...

Olive King collection
Apply Olive King collection filter
Commemorative medallions
Apply Commemorative medallions filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Amor Pty Ltd
Apply Amor Pty Ltd filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Thumb plane

Thumb plane

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Thumb planes
Apply Thumb planes filter
England
Apply England filter
Mr Ted Docker
Apply Mr Ted Docker filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Chisels
Apply Chisels 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
Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Dr Donald McMichael collection no. 2
Apply Dr Donald McMichael collection no. 2 filter
Badges
Apply Badges filter
1988
Apply 1988 filter
Afghan camels and drivers in the Mallee about 1930

Afghan camels and drivers in the Mallee about 1930

Joyce Knife collection
Apply Joyce Knife collection filter
Photographic prints
Apply Photographic prints filter
Underbool, Victoria, Australia
Apply Underbool, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr J A. Knife
Apply Mr J A. Knife filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated with flower, leaf and bee 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
Doulton jug decorated with kangaroos, 1886

Doulton jug decorated with kangaroos, 1886

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Jugs
Apply Jugs filter
Lambeth, London, England
Apply Lambeth, London, England filter
Doulton and Company
Apply Doulton and Company filter
1886
Apply 1886 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

"Mrs Hassett, Newspaper Clippings"

Elsie Deane collection
Apply Elsie Deane collection filter
Scrapbooks
Apply Scrapbooks filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Elsie Deane
Apply Elsie Deane filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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
Wooden plane

Wooden plane

George O Crawford collection
Apply George O Crawford collection filter
Planes
Apply Planes 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
Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the coat-of-arms...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Saucers
Apply Saucers filter
England
Apply England filter
Minton
Apply Minton filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Triangular metal file

Triangular metal file

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Files (tools)
Apply Files (tools) filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
Apply John Jankaus collection filter
Spittoons
Apply Spittoons filter
Ventspils, Latvia
Apply Ventspils, Latvia filter
Mrs Lilija Kokle
Apply Mrs Lilija Kokle filter
1924
Apply 1924 filter
Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Cordillo Downs Station, South Australia, Australia
Apply Cordillo Downs Station, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Ceramic toy tea set

Ceramic toy tea set

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
Apply Susan and Andrew Gibson collection filter
Toy tea sets
Apply Toy tea sets filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Andrew A. Gibson
Apply Mr Andrew A. Gibson filter
1925
Apply 1925 filter
Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass issued to the Hon King O'Malley

Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass issued to the Hon King ...

Australian National Railways Commission collection
Apply Australian National Railways Commission collection filter
Transport passes
Apply Transport passes filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Commonwealth Railways
Apply Commonwealth Railways filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-raising ceremony at Sydney Cove in 1788, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-...

Garnet Watkins collection
Apply Garnet Watkins collection filter
Murals
Apply Murals filter
Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia filter
Alban Watkins
Apply Alban Watkins filter
1981
Apply 1981 filter
Photographic postcard of Sydney Harbour from Hotel Australia

Photographic postcard of Sydney Harbour from Hotel Australia

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
Treatment of Chinese in Queensland petition, 1886

Treatment of Chinese in Queensland petition, 1886

Chinese in Australia Rare Books collection
Apply Chinese in Australia Rare Books collection filter
Petitions
Apply Petitions filter
1886
Apply 1886 filter
Colourised photographic postcard of Watson's Bay and Pier

Colourised photographic postcard of Watson's Bay and Pier

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
Baby's silk garment

Baby's silk garment

Rita McMartin collection no. 1
Apply Rita McMartin collection no. 1 filter
Baby dresses
Apply Baby dresses filter
Condobolin, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Condobolin, New South Wales, Australia filter
'Granny' Edwards
Apply 'Granny' Edwards filter
1877
Apply 1877 filter
Pair of brown leather elastic-sided ankle length riding boots

Pair of brown leather elastic-sided ankle length riding boot...

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Riding boots
Apply Riding boots filter