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
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
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
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
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
Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

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

"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
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
Poster captioned 'A 'phone call... takes the hurry out of not being close, do your speeding by 'phone'

Poster captioned 'A 'phone call... takes the hurry out of no...

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
Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
1981
Apply 1981 filter
Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air M...

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
1929
Apply 1929 filter
Set of banjo shaped Chinese scales used for weighing gold and herbs

Set of banjo shaped Chinese scales used for weighing gold an...

Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1
Apply Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1 filter
Beam balances
Apply Beam balances filter
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Apply Ballarat, Victoria, Australia 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
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
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
Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airm...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Australia Post
Apply Australia Post filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Wall telephones
Apply Wall telephones filter
England
Apply England filter
1936
Apply 1936 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
Oertling 62FM beam balance

Oertling 62FM beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
Apply School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection filter
Beam balances
Apply Beam balances filter
England
Apply England filter
L Oertling Ltd
Apply L Oertling Ltd filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Inkstands
Apply Inkstands filter
Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Ink bottles
Apply Ink bottles filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Joplin Manufacturing Co
Apply Joplin Manufacturing Co filter

"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

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
1913
Apply 1913 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
Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed 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
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1959
Apply 1959 filter
Set of four skeleton keys from cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Set of four skeleton keys from cylindrical red painted metal...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Keys
Apply Keys filter
Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1959
Apply 1959 filter

Image Unavailable

One-pound weight

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Weights
Apply Weights filter

Image Unavailable

Varnished cedar cabinet in two sections, made for the GPO Sy...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Cabinets
Apply Cabinets filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1873
Apply 1873 filter

Image Unavailable

Four-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Weights
Apply Weights filter

Image Unavailable

Handbook of instructions for the guidance of Postmasters in ...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Instruction books
Apply Instruction books filter
Department of Defence
Apply Department of Defence filter
1962
Apply 1962 filter

Image Unavailable

Varnished cedar writing desk, bought expressly for the GPO S...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Writing desks
Apply Writing desks filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Alex W Norton, Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Commission Agent
Apply Alex W Norton, Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Commission Agent filter
1873
Apply 1873 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

Image Unavailable

Eight-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Weights
Apply Weights 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

Image Unavailable

Set of brass scales attached to a black wooden base with fou...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Beam balances
Apply Beam balances filter

Image Unavailable

Varnished dark wooden writing desk with sloping top

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Writing desks
Apply Writing desks filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
1874
Apply 1874 filter

Image Unavailable

Four-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Weights
Apply Weights filter

Image Unavailable

Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Chairs
Apply Chairs filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1873
Apply 1873 filter
Beam balance

Beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
Apply School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection filter
Beam balances
Apply Beam balances filter

Image Unavailable

Beige and brown rectangular postage stamp dispenser with a g...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Postal equipment
Apply Postal equipment filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1941
Apply 1941 filter

Image Unavailable

Two-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Weights
Apply Weights filter

Image Unavailable

Rectangular brass plate with rounded edges and two screw hol...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Components
Apply Components filter
Ceramic ink bottle

Ceramic ink bottle

William and Jeanette Derham Family - Bendigo Pottery collection
Apply William and Jeanette Derham Family - Bendigo Pottery collection filter
Ink bottles
Apply Ink bottles filter
1879
Apply 1879 filter

Image Unavailable

Two Royal Mail brass keys for the stamp dispenser

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Keys
Apply Keys filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter

Image Unavailable

Instructions for the guidance of non-official Postmasters

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Instruction books
Apply Instruction books filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter

Image Unavailable

Three-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Weights
Apply Weights filter
Set of banjo shaped Chinese scales used for weighing gold and herbs, Ballarat

Set of banjo shaped Chinese scales used for weighing gold an...

Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1
Apply Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1 filter
Beam balances
Apply Beam balances filter
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Apply Ballarat, Victoria, Australia filter

Image Unavailable

Two-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Weights
Apply Weights filter

Image Unavailable

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

Image Unavailable

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

Image Unavailable

H.B. Selby beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
Apply School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection filter
Beam balances
Apply Beam balances filter
H.B. Selby & Co Pty Ltd
Apply H.B. Selby & Co Pty Ltd filter

Image Unavailable

Beige and brown rectangular postage stamp dispenser with a g...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Postal equipment
Apply Postal equipment filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter

Image Unavailable

Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Chairs
Apply Chairs filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1873
Apply 1873 filter
Beam balance

Beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
Apply School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection filter
Beam balances
Apply Beam balances filter
Bruxelles, Belgium
Apply Bruxelles, Belgium filter
H.L. Beckler Fils & Co
Apply H.L. Beckler Fils & Co filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter

Image Unavailable

Sodeco SL11 red painted metal stamp dispenser

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Postal equipment
Apply Postal equipment filter
Geneva, Switzerland
Apply Geneva, Switzerland filter
Societe des Computeurs de Geneva
Apply Societe des Computeurs de Geneva filter
1970
Apply 1970 filter

Image Unavailable

Instructions for the guidance of Postmasters respecting the ...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Instruction books
Apply Instruction books filter
Commonwealth of Australia Repatriation Commission
Apply Commonwealth of Australia Repatriation Commission filter
1945
Apply 1945 filter

Image Unavailable

Metal nib

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Nibs
Apply Nibs filter
1959
Apply 1959 filter
Load more objects