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
One-piece cream muslin dress with embroidered leaf pattern

One-piece cream muslin dress with embroidered leaf pattern

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Dresses
Apply Dresses filter
1810
Apply 1810 filter
Three pronged steel fork

Three pronged steel fork

Anne Girard collection
Apply Anne Girard collection filter
Table forks
Apply Table forks filter
Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mrs Anne M. Girard
Apply Mrs Anne M. Girard filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Corsets
Apply Corsets filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Australian National Railways Commission collection
Apply Australian National Railways Commission collection filter
Lamps
Apply Lamps filter
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Apply Chicago, Illinois, United States of America filter
The Pyle-National Company
Apply The Pyle-National Company filter
1924
Apply 1924 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
Marking gauge

Marking gauge

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Marking gauges
Apply Marking gauges 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
Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from ...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Burnished, wooden fighting club

Burnished, wooden fighting 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
Spur strap

Spur strap

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Footwear accessories
Apply Footwear accessories filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a pictur...

Allen and Helena Lister collection
Apply Allen and Helena Lister collection filter
Side plates
Apply Side plates filter
Dudley, Staffordshire, England
Apply Dudley, Staffordshire, England filter
Shelley Potteries
Apply Shelley Potteries filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Harvest-Time in Australia

Harvest-Time in Australia

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1924
Apply 1924 filter
Square fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, yellow and black stripe pattern

Square fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, y...

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Suitcases
Apply Suitcases filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Wooden cylindrical pencil case

Wooden cylindrical pencil case

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
Apply Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1 filter
Pencil cases
Apply Pencil cases filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mary Archer
Apply Mary Archer filter
1895
Apply 1895 filter
Toy potato masher

Toy potato masher

Bridge Family collection no. 1
Apply Bridge Family collection no. 1 filter
Kitchen toys
Apply Kitchen toys filter
Mrs Eslee Bridge
Apply Mrs Eslee Bridge filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Pris...

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
Embroidered handmade doily

Embroidered handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
Apply Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1 filter
Doilies
Apply Doilies filter
Mrs Annie Taylor
Apply Mrs Annie Taylor 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
Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

Phillip Porta collection
Apply Phillip Porta collection filter
Saw-setting tools
Apply Saw-setting tools filter
Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Adelong, New South Wales, Australia filter
John H. Gillman
Apply John H. Gillman filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "JEC"

Cregan Family collection
Apply Cregan Family collection filter
Stencils
Apply Stencils filter
Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Mr John Cregan
Apply Mr John Cregan filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Stripping an Average Australian Wheat Crop

Stripping an Average Australian Wheat Crop

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
Apply Bernard Freedman collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Atlas Press Pty Ltd
Apply Atlas Press Pty Ltd filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
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
Autographic Kodak Junior camera

Autographic Kodak Junior camera

Harold Stevens collection
Apply Harold Stevens collection filter
Cameras
Apply Cameras filter
Rochester, New York, United States of America
Apply Rochester, New York, United States of America filter
Eastman Kodak Company
Apply Eastman Kodak Company filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Horse team equaliser

Horse team equaliser

Doreen Liddle collection
Apply Doreen Liddle collection filter
Horse tack
Apply Horse tack filter
Narridy, South Australia, Australia
Apply Narridy, South Australia, Australia filter
Mr Jack P. Liddle
Apply Mr Jack P. Liddle filter
1900
Apply 1900 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
Bird hunting boomerang, attributed to Lake Tyers, about 1920

Bird hunting boomerang, attributed to Lake Tyers, about 1920

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
1920
Apply 1920 filter
View from the south side of King George's  [i.e. George] Sound

View from the south side of King George's [i.e. George] Sou...

The Christensen Fund collection no. 2
Apply The Christensen Fund collection no. 2 filter
Prints
Apply Prints filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
William Westall
Apply William Westall filter
1814
Apply 1814 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
Oil on linen portrait of the racehorse 'Jorrocks'

Oil on linen portrait of the racehorse 'Jorrocks'

Jorrocks collection
Apply Jorrocks collection filter
Paintings
Apply Paintings filter
Unknown Artist
Apply Unknown Artist filter
1840
Apply 1840 filter
Ink bottle

Ink bottle

Les Robertson collection
Apply Les Robertson collection filter
Ink bottles
Apply Ink bottles filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Lesley A. Robertson
Apply Mr Lesley A. Robertson filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Photographic glass plate positive depicting group of white men, an Aboriginal woman and Aboriginal child in front of tent

Photographic glass plate positive depicting group of white m...

Richard Daintree collection
Apply Richard Daintree collection filter
Glass plate positives
Apply Glass plate positives filter
Queensland, Australia
Apply Queensland, Australia filter
Richard Daintree
Apply Richard Daintree filter
1860
Apply 1860 filter
Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek east, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek east...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Glass plate negatives
Apply Glass plate negatives filter
Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Apply Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia filter
Dr Herbert Basedow
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow filter
1905
Apply 1905 filter
Mitchell River, Bairnsdale, Victoria

Mitchell River, Bairnsdale, Victoria

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
Apply Bernard Freedman collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Atlas Press Pty Ltd
Apply Atlas Press Pty Ltd filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Book titled 'Wedding Dress 1740-1970' written by Madelaine Ginsburg

Book titled 'Wedding Dress 1740-1970' written by Madelaine G...

Margot Child collection
Apply Margot Child collection filter
Books
Apply Books filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Victoria and Albert Museum
Apply Victoria and Albert Museum filter
1740
Apply 1740 filter
Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensa...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
Apply Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers filter
1820
Apply 1820 filter
Mauve satin covered ladies left shoe

Mauve satin covered ladies left shoe

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Shoes
Apply Shoes filter
Switzerland
Apply Switzerland filter
Farmers Co Ltd
Apply Farmers Co Ltd filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Portrait of Ann Deane, by Myra Felton, 1860s

Portrait of Ann Deane, by Myra Felton, 1860s

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
Apply Robert Faithfull collection no. 2 filter
Pastel drawings
Apply Pastel drawings filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Myra Felton
Apply Myra Felton filter
1860
Apply 1860 filter
Pair of ladies cream satin shoes with a ruched decorative bow on front, a baby Louis heel and a rounded toe

Pair of ladies cream satin shoes with a ruched decorative bo...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Shoes
Apply Shoes filter
1860
Apply 1860 filter
Portrait of Frank Feast

Portrait of Frank Feast

Frank E Feast collection
Apply Frank E Feast collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Mr Frank E. Feast
Apply Mr Frank E. Feast filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
Apply Nettie McColive collection filter
Certificates
Apply Certificates filter
Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Minetta 'Nettie' McColive
Apply Minetta 'Nettie' McColive filter
1986
Apply 1986 filter
Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a pictur...

Allen and Helena Lister collection
Apply Allen and Helena Lister collection filter
Side plates
Apply Side plates filter
Dudley, Staffordshire, England
Apply Dudley, Staffordshire, England filter
Shelley Potteries
Apply Shelley Potteries filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
Apply Nettie McColive collection filter
Prize certificates
Apply Prize 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
'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the Founding of Australia' - colour publication printed for the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Australia, 1938.

'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniver...

Noble Numismatics collection
Apply Noble Numismatics collection filter
Booklets
Apply Booklets filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
S T Leigh & Co Pty Ltd
Apply S T Leigh & Co Pty Ltd filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1800
Apply 1800 filter
Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
Apply Cecil Ballard Jnr collection filter
Commemorative plates
Apply Commemorative plates filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Apply Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II filter
1788
Apply 1788 filter
Bunch of prison keys and tags

Bunch of prison keys and tags

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
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
Plow plane iron

Plow 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
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
Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Postboxes
Apply Postboxes filter
Victoria, Australia
Apply Victoria, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1870
Apply 1870 filter
Film pack adaptor

Film pack adaptor

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
Apply Milo Dunphy collection no. 1 filter
Photographic equipment
Apply Photographic equipment filter
New York, United States of America
Apply New York, United States of America filter
Eastman Kodak Company
Apply Eastman Kodak Company filter
1903
Apply 1903 filter
Tape measure

Tape measure

George O Crawford collection
Apply George O Crawford collection filter
Tape measures
Apply Tape measures 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
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 highchair with white leather harness

Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Doris Nash collection
Apply Doris Nash collection filter
Highchairs
Apply Highchairs filter
Iram Nash
Apply Iram Nash filter
1875
Apply 1875 filter
Map of Burke and Wills' route from Cooper's Creek to Carpentaria

Map of Burke and Wills' route from Cooper's Creek to Carpent...

Burke and Wills collection
Apply Burke and Wills collection filter
Maps
Apply Maps filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Office of Lands and Survey, Melbourne
Apply Office of Lands and Survey, Melbourne filter
1861
Apply 1861 filter
Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Inkstands
Apply Inkstands filter
Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Corsets
Apply Corsets filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-1982

A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-19...

Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
Apply Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection filter
Medals
Apply Medals filter
Amor Pty Ltd
Apply Amor Pty Ltd filter
1882
Apply 1882 filter
Spirit level

Spirit level