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
Bomarea edulis

Bomarea edulis

Banks Florilegium collection
Apply Banks Florilegium collection filter
Engravings
Apply Engravings filter
Alecto Historical Editions
Apply Alecto Historical Editions filter
1980
Apply 1980 filter
Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
Apply Margaret Twiss collection filter
Christmas decorations
Apply Christmas decorations filter
Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Mrs Margaret Twiss
Apply Mrs Margaret Twiss filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
Message stick

Message stick

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1 filter
Message sticks
Apply Message sticks filter
Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
Apply Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia filter
Not known
Apply Not known filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
Drawing captioned 'Azaria Chamberlain Court Case, Darwin, Sept 82, Jo Darbyshire'

Drawing captioned 'Azaria Chamberlain Court Case, Darwin, Se...

Kerry Sharp collection
Apply Kerry Sharp collection filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Ms Jo Darbyshire
Apply Ms Jo Darbyshire filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
Apply Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1 filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Nola
Apply Nola filter
1982
Apply 1982 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
Lomandra longifolia subsp. Longifolia

Lomandra longifolia subsp. Longifolia

Banks Florilegium collection
Apply Banks Florilegium collection filter
Engravings
Apply Engravings filter
Alecto Historical Editions
Apply Alecto Historical Editions filter
1980
Apply 1980 filter
Letter holder

Letter holder

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Letter holders
Apply Letter holders filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Audrey McDonald
Apply Ms Audrey McDonald filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittings and four candle holders

Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittin...

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
Apply Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection filter
Table lamps
Apply Table lamps filter
The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Parliament of Australia
Apply Parliament of Australia filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
Apply Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1 filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Fregon, South Australia, Australia
Apply Fregon, South Australia, Australia filter
Katy
Apply Katy filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Acrylic paintings
Apply Acrylic paintings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Tjikalayi
Apply Tjikalayi filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Eleven associated Royal Agricultural Society N.S.W. Lady's, Lady Member, and Member badges

Eleven associated Royal Agricultural Society N.S.W. Lady's, ...

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Badges
Apply Badges filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1959
Apply 1959 filter
Ice-cream churn

Ice-cream churn

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
Apply Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection filter
Ice-cream churns
Apply Ice-cream churns filter
The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Parliament of Australia
Apply Parliament of Australia filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
The Wounded at Sharpville after South African Police Massacre March 21, 1960

The Wounded at Sharpville after South African Police Massacr...

Kerry Browning collection
Apply Kerry Browning collection filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Sharpeville, Gauteng, South Africa
Apply Sharpeville, Gauteng, South Africa filter
Peter Magubane
Apply Peter Magubane filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
North Beach Wollongong NSW

North Beach Wollongong NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd
Apply Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Telephones
Apply Telephones filter
United States of America
Apply United States of America filter
Telephone and Radio Corporation
Apply Telephone and Radio Corporation filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Spearhead

Spearhead

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1 filter
Spearheads
Apply Spearheads filter
Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
Apply Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia filter
Not known
Apply Not known filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
Courtroom sketch of the Chamberlain trial by Veronica O'Leary, 1982.

Courtroom sketch of the Chamberlain trial by Veronica O'Lear...

Veronica O'Leary collection no. 1
Apply Veronica O'Leary collection no. 1 filter
Courtroom drawings
Apply Courtroom drawings filter
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Ms Veronica O'Leary
Apply Ms Veronica O'Leary filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
Cap with Scout badge

Cap with Scout badge

Dr Stephen Jani collection
Apply Dr Stephen Jani collection filter
Caps
Apply Caps filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Dr Istvan Jani
Apply Dr Istvan Jani filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Acrylic paintings
Apply Acrylic paintings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Bolster cover in white twill cotton

Bolster cover in white twill cotton

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Bolsters
Apply Bolsters filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Janet Spence Smith
Apply Ms Janet Spence Smith filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Ration Day in the 1950s by Elaine Russell, 2002.

Ration Day in the 1950s by Elaine Russell, 2002.

Elaine Russell collection
Apply Elaine Russell collection filter
Acrylic paintings
Apply Acrylic paintings filter
National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Elaine Russell
Apply Elaine Russell filter
2002
Apply 2002 filter

"SOUTH-WEST FESTIVAL...STRAHAN JANUARY 16, 17, 18..."

Bob Brown collection no. 1
Apply Bob Brown collection no. 1 filter
Event posters
Apply Event posters filter
Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Strahan, Tasmania, Australia filter
Sue Forage
Apply Sue Forage filter
1981
Apply 1981 filter
Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Dessertspoons
Apply Dessertspoons filter
Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Pennington Migrant Centre
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Souvenir lidded dish - Royal Birth 1982

Souvenir lidded dish - Royal Birth 1982

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
Apply Cecil Ballard Jnr collection filter
Commemorative objects
Apply Commemorative objects filter
Prince Charles P.
Apply Prince Charles P. filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
White wooden 'make-do' stool made by soldier settler Harry Newman at Narrogin, Western Australia, in 1922

White wooden 'make-do' stool made by soldier settler Harry N...

Harry and Natalie Newman collection
Apply Harry and Natalie Newman collection filter
Stools
Apply Stools filter
Narrogin Agricultural Area, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Narrogin Agricultural Area, Western Australia, Australia filter
Mr Henry '. Newman
Apply Mr Henry '. Newman filter
1922
Apply 1922 filter
Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

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
Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Teaspoons
Apply Teaspoons filter
Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Pennington Migrant Centre
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Everyone Counts for a Nuclear Free Australia

Everyone Counts for a Nuclear Free Australia

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Political badges
Apply Political badges filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Audrey McDonald
Apply Ms Audrey McDonald filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Punishment cell Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Punishment cell 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
Parrafin wax used to consolidate fragile excavated bones in the field by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

Parrafin wax used to consolidate fragile excavated bones in ...

D J Mulvaney collection
Apply D J Mulvaney collection filter
Repair kits
Apply Repair kits filter
Fromms Landing, South Australia, Australia
Apply Fromms Landing, South Australia, Australia filter
Professor Derek J. Mulvaney
Apply Professor Derek J. Mulvaney filter
1956
Apply 1956 filter
Holden lion cufflink

Holden lion cufflink

Jack Heenan collection
Apply Jack Heenan collection filter
Cufflinks
Apply Cufflinks filter
GM Holden Ltd
Apply GM Holden Ltd filter
1956
Apply 1956 filter
Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Acrylic paintings
Apply Acrylic paintings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Photograph of 'Hector Cat' at work

Photograph of 'Hector Cat' at work

Ian Yeaman collection
Apply Ian Yeaman collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Road Safety Council of the Australian Capital Territory Inc
Apply Road Safety Council of the Australian Capital Territory Inc filter
1971
Apply 1971 filter
Souvenir necktie for staff of the Maralinga atomic test facility

Souvenir necktie for staff of the Maralinga atomic test faci...

Maralinga collection
Apply Maralinga collection filter
Neckties
Apply Neckties filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Austico
Apply Austico filter
1956
Apply 1956 filter
Possum costume

Possum costume

Cairns and Far North Queensland Environment Centre collection
Apply Cairns and Far North Queensland Environment Centre collection filter
Costumes
Apply Costumes filter
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cairns, Queensland, Australia filter
Jan Harris
Apply Jan Harris filter
1980
Apply 1980 filter
Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Stickers
Apply Stickers filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department 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
Courtoom sketch of the Chamberlain trial by Veronica O'Leary, 1982.

Courtoom sketch of the Chamberlain trial by Veronica O'Leary...

Veronica O'Leary collection no. 1
Apply Veronica O'Leary collection no. 1 filter
Courtroom drawings
Apply Courtroom drawings filter
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Ms Veronica O'Leary
Apply Ms Veronica O'Leary filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
Cochlospermum gillivraei

Cochlospermum gillivraei

Banks Florilegium collection
Apply Banks Florilegium collection filter
Engravings
Apply Engravings filter
Alecto Historical Editions
Apply Alecto Historical Editions filter
1980
Apply 1980 filter
Hotel Rex Potts Point Sydney NSW

Hotel Rex Potts Point Sydney NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd
Apply Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Kids Need Smiles Not Missiles

Kids Need Smiles Not Missiles

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
Apply People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2 filter
Political badges
Apply Political badges filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
People for Nuclear Disarmament
Apply People for Nuclear Disarmament filter
1981
Apply 1981 filter
Poster for 'International Women's Day', 1992

Poster for 'International Women's Day', 1992

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Audrey McDonald
Apply Ms Audrey McDonald filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Dillenia Alata

Dillenia Alata