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
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
Cigarette leaving Yunnanfu per carriers

Cigarette leaving Yunnanfu per carriers

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
Muriel McPhee's hatbox

Muriel McPhee's hatbox

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
Apply Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2 filter
Hatboxes
Apply Hatboxes filter
Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Grafton, New South Wales, Australia filter
Muriel E. McPhee
Apply Muriel E. McPhee filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

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
1846
Apply 1846 filter
Colourised photographic postcard of Bondi Beach, NSW

Colourised photographic postcard of Bondi Beach, NSW

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
In difficulties. A fairly common occurence when climbing the rise at the top of the Kalgan pass. Jan 1915

In difficulties. A fairly common occurence when climbing the...

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
Glass plate negative - Houses, Killalpaninna, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

Glass plate negative - Houses, Killalpaninna, South Australi...

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
1919
Apply 1919 filter
Cream coloured handkerchief

Cream coloured handkerchief

Patricia Kennedy collection no. 2
Apply Patricia Kennedy collection no. 2 filter
Handkerchiefs
Apply Handkerchiefs filter
England
Apply England filter
Mrs Grace H. Kennedy
Apply Mrs Grace H. Kennedy filter
1918
Apply 1918 filter
Girl's two-piece full-length outfit which belonged to 'Bobbie' Faithfull

Girl's two-piece full-length outfit which belonged to 'Bobbi...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Girls clothing
Apply Girls clothing filter
Bobby Maple Brown
Apply Bobby Maple Brown filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
A bad picture of the town of Kochin in the famous tin centre, Yunnan province, Summer 1919

A bad picture of the town of Kochin in the famous tin centre...

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
Fob medallion awarded to Corporal M O'Toole

Fob medallion awarded to Corporal M O'Toole

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Fobs
Apply Fobs filter
Australian Army
Apply Australian Army filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Pair of man's dress gloves

Pair of man's dress gloves

Hazel Hooton and Elizabeth Gibson collection
Apply Hazel Hooton and Elizabeth Gibson collection filter
Gloves
Apply Gloves filter
France
Apply France filter
Mr George W. Francisco
Apply Mr George W. Francisco filter
1915
Apply 1915 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
Black cord lanyard

Black cord lanyard

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Uniform accessories
Apply Uniform accessories filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1914
Apply 1914 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
Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Glass plate negative - The McAuley family, Karrathunka Waterhole, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

Glass plate negative - The McAuley family, Karrathunka Water...

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
1919
Apply 1919 filter
Garden party for Bishop, 1904

Garden party for Bishop, 1904

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Ernest Mason
Apply Ernest Mason filter
1904
Apply 1904 filter
Autograph book signed and dated by E.R. Mayne, and containing the autographs of the teams which Australia played against on two tours, 1912 and 1913 to England, Canada, USA & Bermuda

Autograph book signed and dated by E.R. Mayne, and containin...

Nanette Ward collection
Apply Nanette Ward collection filter
Autograph books
Apply Autograph books filter
Edgar Richard Mayne
Apply Edgar Richard Mayne filter
1912
Apply 1912 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
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Edward Thomas Loseby
Apply Edward Thomas Loseby filter
1846
Apply 1846 filter
A bridge, with three arches, over a river and three people standing at the edge of the river  with poles and baskets.

A bridge, with three arches, over a river and three people s...

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
Two bowls

Two 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
Photograph of a partially crumbling stone structure with no roof

Photograph of a partially crumbling stone structure with no ...

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
Plaque to commemorate the Australian May Day Centenary 1891 - 1991, with display stand

Plaque to commemorate the Australian May Day Centenary 1891 ...

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Plaques
Apply Plaques filter
1891
Apply 1891 filter
Flaked stone

Flaked stone

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Stone tools
Apply Stone tools filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1919
Apply 1919 filter
A greeting from Sydney with all good wishes

A greeting from Sydney with all good wishes

Turner and Valentine Families collection
Apply Turner and Valentine Families collection filter
Greeting cards
Apply Greeting cards filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Long building with a high roof and three arches along one side

Long building with a high roof and three arches along one si...

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
Pair of ladies black patent[?] leather shoes with black and red beading on the front and straps

Pair of ladies black patent[?] leather shoes with black and ...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Shoes
Apply Shoes filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
Apply Nettie McColive collection filter
Certificates
Apply Certificates filter
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
Apply South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers filter
1936
Apply 1936 filter
Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Ink bottles
Apply Ink bottles filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Joplin Manufacturing Co
Apply Joplin Manufacturing Co filter
Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison...

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
Warden at opened trap door for the gallows Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Warden at opened trap door for the gallows Campbell Street P...

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
Mallet engine pushing the train up the Nankon Pass, Dec 1914

Mallet engine pushing the train up the Nankon Pass, Dec 1914

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
Chinese junks fishing - Scene from the deck of the 'Hanor' from Hong Kong on route to Harphong. 6-7-1917

Chinese junks fishing - Scene from the deck of the 'Hanor' f...

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

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

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
Necklet seeds

Necklet seeds

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Seeds
Apply Seeds filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr Leo Austen
Apply Mr Leo Austen filter
1919
Apply 1919 filter
Glass plate negative - Expedition caravan crossing sandy desert, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Glass plate negative - Expedition caravan crossing sandy des...

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
1920
Apply 1920 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
YMCA - With Our Boys Always Everywhere

YMCA - With Our Boys Always Everywhere

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
Apply Social History Museums (South Australia) collection filter
Club badges
Apply Club badges filter
Young Mens Christian Association
Apply Young Mens Christian Association filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Try square

Try square

George O Crawford collection
Apply George O Crawford collection filter
Try squares
Apply Try squares 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
Flaked stone

Flaked stone

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Stone tools
Apply Stone tools filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1919
Apply 1919 filter
Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection
Apply John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection filter
Busts
Apply Busts filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr John P. Fawkner
Apply Mr John P. Fawkner filter
1934
Apply 1934 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
An outdoors scene, 18 August 1904

An outdoors scene, 18 August 1904

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
1904
Apply 1904 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
Headdress

Headdress

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Headdresses
Apply Headdresses filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr Leo Austen
Apply Mr Leo Austen filter
1919
Apply 1919 filter
Cormorants - used for fishing by the Chinese. Between Linshowfu and Kweilin Apl 1917

Cormorants - used for fishing by the Chinese. Between Linsho...

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
Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories in a wooden case

Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories i...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Edward Thomas Loseby
Apply Edward Thomas Loseby filter
1846
Apply 1846 filter
Invoice from J Jukes General Merchant, Southgate

Invoice from J Jukes General Merchant, Southgate

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
Apply Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2 filter
Invoices
Apply Invoices filter