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
Girl and boy dressed in period costume, boy presenting flowers to girl

Girl and boy dressed in period costume, boy presenting flowe...

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
Apply Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Henri
Apply Henri filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Adze haft

Adze haft

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Adzes
Apply Adzes filter
Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Photograph of a pagoda style building and people standing on the stone wall

Photograph of a pagoda style building and people standing on...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Carved pig

Carved pig

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Carvings
Apply Carvings filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Blue funnel liner S.S. Ascannis in Hong Kong harbour. 11Sept 1921

Blue funnel liner S.S. Ascannis in Hong Kong harbour. 11Sept...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Signs
Apply Signs filter
White pull horse

White pull horse

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
Apply Susan and Andrew Gibson collection filter
Pull-along toys
Apply Pull-along toys 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
Set of twelve white silk stockings

Set of twelve white silk stockings

Turner Family collection
Apply Turner Family collection filter
Stockings
Apply Stockings filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Club head

Club head

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr Wilfred N. Beaver
Apply Mr Wilfred N. Beaver filter
1915
Apply 1915 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
For Interstate Travel the Railway is always the best way!

For Interstate Travel the Railway is always the best way!

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 6
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 6 filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
1935
Apply 1935 filter
View from roof of Suri Co. Canton, Nov 1921

View from roof of Suri Co. Canton, Nov 1921

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Shell armband featuring 15 variegated segments

Shell armband featuring 15 variegated segments

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
Apply JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1 filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Apply Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Carpentry tools
Apply Carpentry tools 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
A week end 'bag' shooting on the Talifu lake (Erh Hai) Self and Evans Dec 1917

A week end 'bag' shooting on the Talifu lake (Erh Hai) Self ...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Sago strainer

Sago strainer

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Strainers
Apply Strainers filter
Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Sir John Hubert P. Murray
Apply Sir John Hubert P. Murray filter
1915
Apply 1915 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
Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Spatulas
Apply Spatulas filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Wooden staff

Wooden staff

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Walking-sticks
Apply Walking-sticks filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Pottery vessel

Pottery vessel

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Pots
Apply Pots filter
Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Thirteen sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Thirteen sticks from 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
Carborundum rod sharpening tool

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
Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Pipes
Apply Pipes filter
Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1915
Apply 1915 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
Pottery vessel

Pottery vessel

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Pots
Apply Pots filter
Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Neck ornanment

Neck ornanment

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
Apply Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1 filter
Personal adornments
Apply Personal adornments filter
Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1935
Apply 1935 filter
Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Bowls
Apply Bowls filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr R L. Bellamy
Apply Mr R L. Bellamy filter
1915
Apply 1915 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
Vacola jar

Vacola jar

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
Apply Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection filter
Food preserving jars
Apply Food preserving jars 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
Ornate silver centrepiece for a table

Ornate silver centrepiece for a table

Smith Family collection
Apply Smith Family collection filter
Centrepieces
Apply Centrepieces filter
1866
Apply 1866 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
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
Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1915
Apply 1915 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
Novelty ceramic ashtray or pin tray in the form of a young girl

Novelty ceramic ashtray or pin tray in the form of a young g...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 3
Apply JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 3 filter
Ashtrays
Apply Ashtrays filter
Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mashman Bros
Apply Mashman Bros filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Plaited sample of human hair

Plaited sample of human hair

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Human hair
Apply Human hair filter
Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail ...