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
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
Metal blue ashtray

Metal blue ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Ashtrays
Apply Ashtrays filter
Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Commonwealth of Australia
Apply Commonwealth of Australia filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Shifting spanner

Shifting spanner

Phillip Porta collection
Apply Phillip Porta collection filter
Wrenches
Apply Wrenches 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
Family Bible

Family Bible

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Bibles
Apply Bibles filter
Glasgow, Scotland
Apply Glasgow, Scotland filter
William Collins, Sons and Co.
Apply William Collins, Sons and Co. filter
1800
Apply 1800 filter
1997 Royal Australian Mint Proof Coin Set

1997 Royal Australian Mint Proof Coin Set

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
Apply Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2 filter
Coin proof sets
Apply Coin proof sets 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
Boomerang

Boomerang

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
Apply 19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
North-west NSW, Australia
Apply North-west NSW, Australia filter
1800
Apply 1800 filter
Job application letter addressed to Robert Lionel Faithfull, 18 April 1874

Job application letter addressed to Robert Lionel Faithfull,...

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
Apply Robert Faithfull collection no. 2 filter
Letters
Apply Letters filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Robert L. Faithfull
Apply Robert L. Faithfull filter
1874
Apply 1874 filter
Envelope and letter addressed to Robert Lionel Faithfull, 12 February 1874

Envelope and letter addressed to Robert Lionel Faithfull, 12...

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
Apply Robert Faithfull collection no. 2 filter
Letters
Apply Letters filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Robert L. Faithfull
Apply Robert L. Faithfull filter
1874
Apply 1874 filter
Receipt from Tirranna Race Club, 2 April 1874

Receipt from Tirranna Race Club, 2 April 1874

Tirranna Race Club collection
Apply Tirranna Race Club collection filter
Receipts
Apply Receipts filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Evening Penny Post Newspaper
Apply Evening Penny Post Newspaper filter
1874
Apply 1874 filter
Doulton jug to commemorate the Boer War, 1900

Doulton jug to commemorate the Boer War, 1900

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Jugs
Apply Jugs filter
Lambeth, London, England
Apply Lambeth, London, England filter
Doulton and Company
Apply Doulton and Company filter
1901
Apply 1901 filter
Fire Brigade Procession passing Post-Office Goulbourn, N.S.W

Fire Brigade Procession passing Post-Office Goulbourn, N.S.W

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
New South Wales Fire Brigade
Apply New South Wales Fire Brigade filter

"Agent for Commonwealth Savings Bank"

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising signs
Apply Advertising signs filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia
Apply Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia filter
Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Door locks
Apply Door locks filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Bowls
Apply Bowls filter
Post Office, Melbourne, in the 'Fifties'

Post Office, Melbourne, in the 'Fifties'

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Three women and a boy standing on the veranda of a Post and Telegraph Office building.

Three women and a boy standing on the veranda of a Post and ...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
Native miami [i.e. mia-mia]

Native miami [i.e. mia-mia]

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
Apply The Christensen Fund collection no. 1 filter
Prints
Apply Prints filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Samuel T. Gill
Apply Samuel T. Gill filter
1870
Apply 1870 filter
Paved area leading to cells Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Paved area leading to cells 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
Sewing machine

Sewing machine

Turner and Valentine Families collection
Apply Turner and Valentine Families collection filter
Sewing machines
Apply Sewing machines filter
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Apply Bendigo, Victoria, Australia filter
Ann S. Stool
Apply Ann S. Stool filter
1870
Apply 1870 filter
Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular plate with rounded edges

Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular pla...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Balances
Apply Balances filter
Short History of Women's Cricket in Australia to 1939 With Particular Reference to Victoria

Short History of Women's Cricket in Australia to 1939 With P...

Ruth Preddey collection
Apply Ruth Preddey collection filter
Manuscripts
Apply Manuscripts filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Ms June Cole
Apply Ms June Cole filter
1975
Apply 1975 filter
Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Post and Telegraph Office, Temora

Post and Telegraph Office, Temora

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Temora, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Temora, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her hu...

Diana Baxter collection no. 1
Apply Diana Baxter collection no. 1 filter
Brooches
Apply Brooches filter
Scotland
Apply Scotland filter
Janet Templeton
Apply Janet Templeton filter
1826
Apply 1826 filter
Post Office, Burwood, N.S.W

Post Office, Burwood, N.S.W

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history...

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
The Sydney Morning Herald
Apply The Sydney Morning Herald filter
Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
Apply 19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
North-west NSW, Australia
Apply North-west NSW, Australia filter
1800
Apply 1800 filter
Hately wheat collection

Hately wheat collection

Horse Era Museum collection no. 2
Apply Horse Era Museum collection no. 2 filter
Grains
Apply Grains filter
1886
Apply 1886 filter
Sample - Plant

Sample - Plant

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
Apply Australian Institute of Anatomy collection filter
Botanical specimens
Apply Botanical specimens filter
Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
Apply Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia filter
Captain Charles Sturt
Apply Captain Charles Sturt filter
1874
Apply 1874 filter
A small portrait photograph of Dan Turner.

A small portrait photograph of Dan Turner.

Turner and Valentine Families collection
Apply Turner and Valentine Families collection filter
Portrait photographs
Apply Portrait photographs filter
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Apply Brisbane, Queensland, Australia filter
Mathewson & Co
Apply Mathewson & Co filter
1883
Apply 1883 filter
Photographic portrait of man sitting on horse, Thomas Sladdin, Barossa Valley, 1895 to 1900

Photographic portrait of man sitting on horse, Thomas Sladdi...

Horse Photographic Portrait collection
Apply Horse Photographic Portrait collection filter
Albumen prints
Apply Albumen prints filter
Barossa Range, South Australia, Australia
Apply Barossa Range, South Australia, Australia filter
Mr Thomas Sladdin
Apply Mr Thomas Sladdin filter
1895
Apply 1895 filter
Lil-lil club

Lil-lil 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
Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 3 - Pre-stamped envelopes...

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

Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter