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
Bunch of prison keys and tags

Bunch of prison keys and tags

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Keys
Apply Keys filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 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
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
Key

Key

Lorraine Ashbrooke collection
Apply Lorraine Ashbrooke collection filter
Keys
Apply Keys filter
James Watson
Apply James Watson filter
Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Signs
Apply Signs filter
Cut-glass inkwell

Cut-glass inkwell

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Inkwells
Apply Inkwells 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
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
Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

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
Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Keys
Apply Keys filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Metal inkwell that has a sculpted kangaroo with a joey in its pouch next to an inkpot shaped like a rock.

Metal inkwell that has a sculpted kangaroo with a joey in it...

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Inkwells
Apply Inkwells filter
1900
Apply 1900 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
Sterling silver inkwell with felt on the base

Sterling silver inkwell with felt on the base

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Inkwells
Apply Inkwells filter
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Apply Birmingham, West Midlands, England filter
1922
Apply 1922 filter
Australian silver mounted emu egg inkstand with lift off lid

Australian silver mounted emu egg inkstand with lift off lid

Silver Inkstand collection
Apply Silver Inkstand collection filter
Inkstands
Apply Inkstands filter
J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier
Apply J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier filter
Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Keys
Apply Keys filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 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
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
Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23...

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
1948
Apply 1948 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
Set of nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

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

Inkstand

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
Apply School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection filter
Inkstands
Apply Inkstands filter
Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23...

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
1948
Apply 1948 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
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
Cut-glass inkwell

Cut-glass inkwell

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Inkwells
Apply Inkwells 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
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
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, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre-stamped postcards to get your message moving, $2.50 a pack of six'

Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre...

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
Australia Post
Apply Australia Post 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
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
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
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 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
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 '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
Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
1994
Apply 1994 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
Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Keys
Apply Keys filter
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Apply St Albans, Hertfordshire, England filter
Thomas Mercer Ltd
Apply Thomas Mercer Ltd filter
1923
Apply 1923 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
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
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
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
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
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
Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

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

Key

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Keys
Apply Keys 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 '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
Square, glass inkstand

Square, glass inkstand

Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
Apply Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1 filter
Inkstands
Apply Inkstands filter
England
Apply England 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
Load more objects