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
Red metal pillar box with arched top

Red metal pillar box with arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Postboxes
Apply Postboxes filter
Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
W Taylor Paragon Foundry Pyrmont
Apply W Taylor Paragon Foundry Pyrmont filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and

Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and "Canber...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Signs
Apply Signs filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
Australia Post colour poster titled

Australia Post colour poster titled "Send your love home S.A...

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
1978
Apply 1978 filter
P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters and small parcels

P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters ...

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
Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Display boxes
Apply Display boxes 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 advertising the Adaminaby Young Anglican Association Grand Ball, 17 October 1950

Poster advertising the Adaminaby Young Anglican Association ...

Snowy Scheme - Joe Gordon collection
Apply Snowy Scheme - Joe Gordon collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Cooma, New South Wales, Australia filter
Young Anglican Association
Apply Young Anglican Association filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Rectangular aluminium sign with

Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Signs
Apply Signs filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 29 - Pre-Stamped Postcard...

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
1982
Apply 1982 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
New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box with an arched top

New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box ...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Postboxes
Apply Postboxes filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Triggs, Marr & Taylor, Sydney
Apply Triggs, Marr & Taylor, Sydney filter
1875
Apply 1875 filter
Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Postboxes
Apply Postboxes filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Daily Mirror - Royal Row, Andrew Ignorant Pig, 1986

Daily Mirror - Royal Row, Andrew Ignorant Pig, 1986

Robbie Swan collection
Apply Robbie Swan collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
The Daily Mirror (Australia)
Apply The Daily Mirror (Australia) filter
1986
Apply 1986 filter
Black plastic wall telephone

Black plastic wall telephone

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Wall telephones
Apply Wall telephones filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1945
Apply 1945 filter
Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : the telephone'

Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : ...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern on the underside

Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern o...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Inkwells
Apply Inkwells filter
Bill poster. The Weekend Australian.

Bill poster. The Weekend Australian. "No Dam What it Means"

Bob Brown collection no. 1
Apply Bob Brown collection no. 1 filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Franklin River, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Franklin River, Tasmania, Australia filter
High Court of Australia
Apply High Court of Australia filter
Boxing match advertising poster between Guiseppe Agate and Lionel Rose, 13 November 1975

Boxing match advertising poster between Guiseppe Agate and L...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 17
Apply People's Paraphernalia collection no. 17 filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Lionel Rose
Apply Lionel Rose filter
1975
Apply 1975 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
Advance Australia - The Rabbit Pest in Australia, The Position in the Spring 1908

Advance Australia - The Rabbit Pest in Australia, The Positi...

Andrew Reeves collection no. 4
Apply Andrew Reeves collection no. 4 filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Cobar, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr. William Rodier
Apply Mr. William Rodier filter
1908
Apply 1908 filter
Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Display boxes
Apply Display boxes filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
See the better farming train

See the better farming train

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 6
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 6 filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
1935
Apply 1935 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
Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Display boxes
Apply Display boxes 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
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
Life. Be in it poster: Every little bit helps!

Life. Be in it poster: Every little bit helps!

Alex and Paddy Stitt collection
Apply Alex and Paddy Stitt collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stamp give you the slip! - Make a good impression

Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stam...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Nib pen

Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Pens
Apply Pens filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Perry & Co
Apply Perry & Co filter
1959
Apply 1959 filter
Smith's Weekly - Exclusive, Pankhurst Completes Thrilling Voyage Over 2000 Miles in 16 Foot Launch, 1936

Smith's Weekly - Exclusive, Pankhurst Completes Thrilling Vo...

Robbie Swan collection
Apply Robbie Swan collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Smith's Weekly
Apply Smith's Weekly filter
1936
Apply 1936 filter
Poster advertising a boxing match between Graeme Brooke and Juan, Melbourne Town Hall

Poster advertising a boxing match between Graeme Brooke and ...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 17
Apply People's Paraphernalia collection no. 17 filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Graeme Brooke
Apply Graeme Brooke filter
1970
Apply 1970 filter
Poster advertising a boxing match between Graeme Brooke and Rex Cannon, Melbourne Town Hall

Poster advertising a boxing match between Graeme Brooke and ...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 17
Apply People's Paraphernalia collection no. 17 filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Graeme Brooke
Apply Graeme Brooke filter
1970
Apply 1970 filter
Life. Be in it poster: Every little bit helps!

Life. Be in it poster: Every little bit helps!

Alex and Paddy Stitt collection
Apply Alex and Paddy Stitt collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Signs
Apply Signs filter
Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexpected pleasure'

Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexp...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Display boxes
Apply Display boxes filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron post box

New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron pos...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Postboxes
Apply Postboxes filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Triggs & Marr, Sydney
Apply Triggs & Marr, Sydney filter
1870
Apply 1870 filter
Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
1986
Apply 1986 filter
Blue Mountain resorts poster by Percy Trompf

Blue Mountain resorts poster by Percy Trompf

Percy Trompf collection no. 1
Apply Percy Trompf collection no. 1 filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters 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
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
Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air mail covers re-enactment flight first official air mail Australia - New Zealand 1934-1984...11th April 1984'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air m...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Australia Post
Apply Australia Post filter
1984
Apply 1984 filter
Advertising flyer for Schmidt's boots, shoes and clothing from1880s titled A Law for the Chinamen

Advertising flyer for Schmidt's boots, shoes and clothing fr...

Chinese in Australia Rare Books collection
Apply Chinese in Australia Rare Books collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Signs
Apply Signs filter
1980
Apply 1980 filter
'Life. Be in it' Come 'n try Gardening poster

'Life. Be in it' Come 'n try Gardening poster

Ivy Lovric collection
Apply Ivy Lovric collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Alex Stitt Mr
Apply Alex Stitt Mr filter
1988
Apply 1988 filter
Malvern Star the Cycle of Opperman

Malvern Star the Cycle of Opperman

Malvern Star collection
Apply Malvern Star collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
United Kingdom
Apply United Kingdom filter
Sir Hubert F. Opperman
Apply Sir Hubert F. Opperman filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and "EIIR" in gold le...

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
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
Apply Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company 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
Inkstand

Inkstand

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
Apply School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection filter
Inkstands
Apply Inkstands 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
Colour display card illustrated with a kookaburra, titled, 'Pre-stamped envelopes. All they need is an address...'

Colour display card illustrated with a kookaburra, titled, '...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Display cards
Apply Display cards 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
Inkstand inscribed 'Presented to W.G. Ford 1911 by fellow workers at the time of his migration'

Inkstand inscribed 'Presented to W.G. Ford 1911 by fellow wo...

Adrian Luck collection no. 1
Apply Adrian Luck collection no. 1 filter
Inkstands
Apply Inkstands filter
Maidstone, Kent, England
Apply Maidstone, Kent, England filter
Mr William G. Ford
Apply Mr William G. Ford filter
1911
Apply 1911 filter
Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers on mail'

Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers o...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Poster advertising Regular Milk Australia's first 200 years on one litre whole milk cartons

Poster advertising Regular Milk Australia's first 200 years ...

ACT Milk Authority collection
Apply ACT Milk Authority collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
ACT Milk Authority
Apply ACT Milk Authority filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1959
Apply 1959 filter
The Sydney Morning Herald - What Men Are For, 1991

The Sydney Morning Herald - What Men Are For, 1991

Robbie Swan collection
Apply Robbie Swan collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
The Sydney Morning Herald
Apply The Sydney Morning Herald filter
1991
Apply 1991 filter
T.A.A. travel poster

T.A.A. travel poster

Ron Kerr collection
Apply Ron Kerr collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
TAA/Australian Airlines Museum
Apply TAA/Australian Airlines Museum filter
Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Postboxes
Apply Postboxes filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
The Canberra Times - Garbage: End in Sight, 1986

The Canberra Times - Garbage: End in Sight, 1986

Robbie Swan collection
Apply Robbie Swan collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
The Canberra Times
Apply The Canberra Times filter
1986
Apply 1986 filter
Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Load more objects