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
Two-ply fibre string looped to form long narrow bag

Two-ply fibre string looped to form long narrow bag

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags 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
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
String bag

String bag

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr Leo Austen
Apply Mr Leo Austen filter
1922
Apply 1922 filter
Camel hair bag

Camel hair bag

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
Apply Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1 filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Pipalytjara, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pipalytjara, South Australia, Australia filter
Tjunkara
Apply Tjunkara filter
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
String bag

String bag

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
Apply Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1 filter
Bags
Apply Bags 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
Two-ply fibre string looped to form long narrow mesh bag

Two-ply fibre string looped to form long narrow mesh bag

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 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
Woven bag

Woven bag

Eliza Kennedy collection
Apply Eliza Kennedy collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Albury, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mrs Eliza Kennedy
Apply Mrs Eliza Kennedy filter
1992
Apply 1992 filter
White looseleaf cardboard page titled

White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

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
Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Franking machines
Apply Franking machines filter
Richmond, Surrey, England
Apply Richmond, Surrey, England filter
Roneo Neopost Ltd
Apply Roneo Neopost Ltd filter
1969
Apply 1969 filter
Red, white and black woven string bag

Red, white and black woven string bag

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
Apply Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4 filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr Victor Carell
Apply Mr Victor Carell filter
1955
Apply 1955 filter
Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
1980
Apply 1980 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
String bag

String bag

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newspapers and packets

Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newsp...

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
1939
Apply 1939 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
Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured ...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Jars
Apply Jars 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
Elongated bag formed from two-ply fibre string looped in open mesh

Elongated bag formed from two-ply fibre string looped in ope...

Ursula McConnel collection
Apply Ursula McConnel collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Archer River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Archer River, Queensland, Australia filter
Miss Ursula H. McConnel
Apply Miss Ursula H. McConnel filter
Striped rectangular string bag made from three bark fibres, coloured tan, white and dark orange

Striped rectangular string bag made from three bark fibres, ...

Groote Eylandt Women's Material collection
Apply Groote Eylandt Women's Material collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Angurugu, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Angurugu, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Menanga Durilla
Apply Menanga Durilla filter
1992
Apply 1992 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
Black bag with woven coloured design

Black bag with woven coloured design

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Angkaliya Brumby
Apply Angkaliya Brumby filter
Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remembers you. Post a card for May 13'

Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remember...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters 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
Hessian bag used by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

Hessian bag used by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

D J Mulvaney collection
Apply D J Mulvaney collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Professor Derek J. Mulvaney
Apply Professor Derek J. Mulvaney 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 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distanc...

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
String bag

String bag

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Woven bag

Woven bag

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala, 1948

Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Basket-like bag

Basket-like bag

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
String bag

String bag

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3 filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Maggie Konadjilidjili
Apply Maggie Konadjilidjili filter
1966
Apply 1966 filter
Small woven bag

Small woven bag

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Angkaliya Brumby
Apply Angkaliya Brumby filter
Woven bag

Woven bag

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1915
Apply 1915 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
String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
Nellie Kendall
Apply Nellie Kendall filter
1987
Apply 1987 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
Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs a...

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
String bag

String bag

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Bags
Apply Bags 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
Inkstand presented to Sir Robert Menzies in Commemoration of the Commonwealth Royal Tour 1954

Inkstand presented to Sir Robert Menzies in Commemoration of...

RG Menzies collection
Apply RG Menzies collection filter
Inkstands
Apply Inkstands filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Sir Robert 'Bob' G. Menzies
Apply Sir Robert 'Bob' G. Menzies filter
1953
Apply 1953 filter
Wool bale pack bag

Wool bale pack bag

Grazcos collection
Apply Grazcos collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Grazcos Shearing
Apply Grazcos Shearing filter
1986
Apply 1986 filter
String bag from Staater River area, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland

String bag from Staater River area, Gulf of Carpentaria, Que...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
Apply Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia 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
Money bag used at the Lincoln Park Dairy, Essendon, Victoria

Money bag used at the Lincoln Park Dairy, Essendon, Victoria

Conway Tighe collection
Apply Conway Tighe collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Essendon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Essendon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 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
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
String bag

String bag

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 18/12/1973 collection
Apply Maningrida Arts and Crafts 18/12/1973 collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Two-ply fibre string looped to form long narrow bag

Two-ply fibre string looped to form long narrow bag

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Ink bottles
Apply Ink bottles filter
Woven bag

Woven bag

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr A P. Lyons
Apply Mr A P. Lyons filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
String bag

String bag

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
String bag from Staater River area, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland

String bag from Staater River area, Gulf of Carpentaria, Que...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
Apply Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia filter
Twined Pandanus palm collecting bag

Twined Pandanus palm collecting bag

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Woven bag

Woven bag

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr Leo Austen
Apply Mr Leo Austen filter
1922
Apply 1922 filter
Load more objects