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
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
Cartoon of the parallels between the coal industry of 1892 and the hospitality industry of 1992

Cartoon of the parallels between the coal industry of 1892 a...

Warren Brown collection
Apply Warren Brown collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Warren Brown
Apply Mr Warren Brown filter
1992
Apply 1992 filter
Boomerang decorated with animals, made by Donald Turner, Lake Tyers, 1949

Boomerang decorated with animals, made by Donald Turner, Lak...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
Apply Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Apply Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia filter
Donald Turner
Apply Donald Turner filter
1949
Apply 1949 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
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
Noticee: visitors are permitted to see those persons who are committed for trial on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Noticee: visitors are permitted to see those persons who are...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Signs
Apply Signs filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1892
Apply 1892 filter
Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Letters
Apply Letters filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1844
Apply 1844 filter
Steel horseshoe magnet

Steel horseshoe magnet

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Magnets
Apply Magnets filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Ted Docker
Apply Mr Ted Docker filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Soup spoons
Apply Soup spoons 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
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
Skew back hand saw

Skew back hand saw

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Saws
Apply Saws filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Ted Docker
Apply Mr Ted Docker filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Set of ten teaspoons

Set of ten teaspoons

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Teaspoons
Apply Teaspoons filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Aust...

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
Australia Post
Apply Australia Post filter
1959
Apply 1959 filter
Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
Apply Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1 filter
Doilies
Apply Doilies filter
Mrs Annie Taylor
Apply Mrs Annie Taylor filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Food stirer

Food stirer

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
Apply Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection filter
Kitchenware
Apply Kitchenware filter
Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mrs Mavis Bridle
Apply Mrs Mavis Bridle filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Counter sink

Counter sink

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Tools
Apply Tools filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Replica bottle doll swathed in blue and white fabric, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

Replica bottle doll swathed in blue and white fabric, as mad...

Eileen Morgan collection
Apply Eileen Morgan collection filter
Dolls
Apply Dolls filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Eileen Morgan
Apply Eileen Morgan filter
1993
Apply 1993 filter
White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Dinner plates
Apply Dinner plates 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
Little Grey Fergie toy tractor handcrafted from salvaged box timber and wire by 10 year old Brian Burns in 1943.

Little Grey Fergie toy tractor handcrafted from salvaged box...

John McNally collection
Apply John McNally collection filter
Toy tractors
Apply Toy tractors filter
Cudgen, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Cudgen, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Brian Burns
Apply Mr Brian Burns filter
1943
Apply 1943 filter
Munyang Power Station interior from Penstock

Munyang Power Station interior from Penstock

Snowy Scheme - Christine Filiamundi collection
Apply Snowy Scheme - Christine Filiamundi collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Munyang, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Munyang, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia filter
John P. Williamson
Apply John P. Williamson filter
1953
Apply 1953 filter
The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

Philip MacFarlane collection
Apply Philip MacFarlane collection filter
Books
Apply Books filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ion L. Idriess
Apply Ion L. Idriess filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Growth of the Ainslie School

Growth of the Ainslie School

Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2
Apply Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2 filter
Lists
Apply Lists filter
Braddon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Braddon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Ainslie Public School
Apply Ainslie Public School filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
Apply Bothwell Museum collection filter
Clothes pegs
Apply Clothes pegs filter
New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
Apply New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia filter
Pioneer Woodware Co
Apply Pioneer Woodware Co filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
Apply Les Robertson collection filter
Rulers
Apply Rulers filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Lesley A. Robertson
Apply Mr Lesley A. Robertson filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Padlocks
Apply Padlocks filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Champagne glasses
Apply Champagne glasses filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Parliament of Australia
Apply Parliament of Australia filter
1988
Apply 1988 filter
Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Champagne glasses
Apply Champagne glasses filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Parliament of Australia
Apply Parliament of Australia filter
1988
Apply 1988 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
Shield

Shield

Odette O'Neill collection
Apply Odette O'Neill collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Mr Victor L. Stiskin
Apply Mr Victor L. Stiskin filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Tjukurpa Palja Markaku

Tjukurpa Palja Markaku

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Religious books
Apply Religious books filter
1949
Apply 1949 filter
Scythe stone

Scythe stone

Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1
Apply Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1 filter
Sharpening stones
Apply Sharpening stones filter
Oakleigh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Oakleigh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Thomas Colwell
Apply Mr Thomas Colwell filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Discussion Poster No.45 - You Saved this Child! UNAC fights the battles of the world's children - October 3, 1948

Discussion Poster No.45 - You Saved this Child! UNAC fights ...

George W Barber collection
Apply George W Barber collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Commonwealth Office of Education
Apply Commonwealth Office of Education filter
1949
Apply 1949 filter
Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Swing tags
Apply Swing tags filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Newspaper clipping titled 'Seventh Innings Rally By Keira'

Newspaper clipping titled 'Seventh Innings Rally By Keira'

Ruby Lee collection
Apply Ruby Lee collection filter
Newspaper clippings
Apply Newspaper clippings filter
1949
Apply 1949 filter
Movement Order for Immigration to Australia 1950

Movement Order for Immigration to Australia 1950

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
Apply Dr Stefan Csordas collection filter
Documents
Apply Documents filter
Asten, Austria
Apply Asten, Austria filter
Dr Stefan Csordas
Apply Dr Stefan Csordas filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter