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
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
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
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
Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Wooden cell door, 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
Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital ...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1959
Apply 1959 filter
'Distant glimpses of the great floodplain seen through a veil of trees and hanging vines,' by John Wolseley, 2017

'Distant glimpses of the great floodplain seen through a vei...

John Wolseley collection
Apply John Wolseley collection filter
Watercolour paintings
Apply Watercolour paintings filter
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Apply Bendigo, Victoria, Australia filter
John Wolseley
Apply John Wolseley filter
2017
Apply 2017 filter
Plaster plaque of William Lanney [King Bill]

Plaster plaque of William Lanney [King Bill]

Edmund Dicks collection
Apply Edmund Dicks collection filter
Plaques
Apply Plaques filter
Tasmania, Australia
Apply Tasmania, Australia filter
Edmund J. Dicks
Apply Edmund J. Dicks filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the establishment of Lucini & Co in Melbourne, Victoria, 1853

Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the est...

Joseph Andreallo collection no. 1
Apply Joseph Andreallo collection no. 1 filter
Footstools
Apply Footstools filter
Italy
Apply Italy filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1858
Apply 1858 filter
Photographic glass plate positive depicting Aboriginal men standing in front of weatherboard building

Photographic glass plate positive depicting Aboriginal men s...

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
Postcard with photograph captioned T.S.S.Clan Urquhart passing under the Harbour Bridge, Sydney, N.S.W. 24.3.33

Postcard with photograph captioned T.S.S.Clan Urquhart passi...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Aus...
Apply Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Aus... filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor H Davies collection
Apply Professor H Davies collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Japanese porcelain condiment set, featuring a mustard pot flanked by a salt and pepper shaker, in the form of three kangaroos on a shaped plinth

Japanese porcelain condiment set, featuring a mustard pot fl...

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Condiment sets
Apply Condiment sets filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Objects to accompany an Underwood typewriter

Objects to accompany an Underwood typewriter

Helen Mason collection
Apply Helen Mason collection filter
Typewriter accessories
Apply Typewriter accessories filter
United States of America
Apply United States of America filter
Stott & Underwood Ltd
Apply Stott & Underwood Ltd filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Shield

Shield

L and T Hackney collection
Apply L and T Hackney collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Thomas P. Hackney
Apply Mr Thomas P. Hackney filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Aust...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Australia Post
Apply Australia Post filter
1959
Apply 1959 filter
Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Parliament of Australia
Apply Parliament of Australia filter
1988
Apply 1988 filter
Western Australias Phenomenal Gold Yield

Western Australias Phenomenal Gold Yield

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1883
Apply 1883 filter
Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

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
Wooden toy mangle

Wooden toy mangle

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
Apply Susan and Andrew Gibson collection filter
Household toys
Apply Household 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
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
Miss E Snowball

Miss E Snowball

Ruby Lee collection
Apply Ruby Lee collection filter
Newspaper clippings
Apply Newspaper clippings filter
Mrs Ruby Lee
Apply Mrs Ruby Lee filter
1932
Apply 1932 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
Photographic postcard of Middle Harbour, NSW

Photographic postcard of Middle Harbour, 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
Metal scriber

Metal scriber

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Tools
Apply Tools filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Photograph of Ruby Monaghan playing cricket

Photograph of Ruby Monaghan playing cricket

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
One sovereign coin, 1861

One sovereign coin, 1861

Noble Numismatics collection
Apply Noble Numismatics collection filter
Sovereigns
Apply Sovereigns filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
1861
Apply 1861 filter
Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people o...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1959
Apply 1959 filter
Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Saw-setting tools
Apply Saw-setting 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
Proclamation of British sovereignty over King George V Land (Antarctica), signed by Sir Douglas Mawson, 1931

Proclamation of British sovereignty over King George V Land ...

Sir Douglas Mawson collection
Apply Sir Douglas Mawson collection filter
Documents
Apply Documents filter
Antarctica
Apply Antarctica filter
Sir Douglas Mawson
Apply Sir Douglas Mawson filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Surfing Australia

Surfing Australia

Australian National Travel Association collection
Apply Australian National Travel Association collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Australian National Travel Association
Apply Australian National Travel Association filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Sterling silver mounted emu egg candlestick holder, by Henry Steiner about 1880

Sterling silver mounted emu egg candlestick holder, by Henry...

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Candlesticks
Apply Candlesticks filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Henry Steiner
Apply Henry Steiner filter
1860
Apply 1860 filter
Metal punch featuring the number

Metal punch featuring the number "1"

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Punches
Apply Punches filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Federated Engine Drivers' and Firemen's Association of Australasia, South Australian Branch certificate of merit

Federated Engine Drivers' and Firemen's Association of Austr...

Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
Apply Andrew Reeves collection no. 5 filter
Certificates
Apply Certificates filter
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
The Mail Newspaper (Adelaide)
Apply The Mail Newspaper (Adelaide) filter
1905
Apply 1905 filter
Inside calipers

Inside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Inside calipers
Apply Inside calipers filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 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
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
Rotary burr

Rotary burr

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Tools
Apply Tools filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Reg Dunn's pushbike

Reg Dunn's pushbike

Irrigation (Deniliquin and Tatura) collection
Apply Irrigation (Deniliquin and Tatura) collection filter
Bicycles
Apply Bicycles filter
Deniliquin, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Deniliquin, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia filter
Murray Irrigation Limited
Apply Murray Irrigation Limited filter