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
Barbed fish trap

Barbed fish trap

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Fish traps
Apply Fish traps filter
Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Sir John Hubert P. Murray
Apply Sir John Hubert P. Murray filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Saucepan and lid

Saucepan and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Saucepans
Apply Saucepans filter
West Bromwich, West Midlands, England
Apply West Bromwich, West Midlands, England filter
Archibald Kenrick & Sons
Apply Archibald Kenrick & Sons filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Nouvelle-Hollande. Y-erran-gou-la-ga

Nouvelle-Hollande. Y-erran-gou-la-ga

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
Apply The Christensen Fund collection no. 1 filter
Prints
Apply Prints filter
Paris, France
Apply Paris, France filter
Nicholas Petit
Apply Nicholas Petit filter
1803
Apply 1803 filter
Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the fir...

Australian National Railways Commission collection
Apply Australian National Railways Commission collection filter
Wheelbarrows
Apply Wheelbarrows filter
Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
Apply Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia filter
W J. Spence
Apply W J. Spence filter
1877
Apply 1877 filter
Wicker and leather child's pony saddle

Wicker and leather child's pony saddle

Gidleigh collection
Apply Gidleigh collection filter
Saddles
Apply Saddles filter
Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
Apply Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge filter
1880
Apply 1880 filter
Sketches of Tommy's life - At the Base - No 2

Sketches of Tommy's life - At the Base - No 2

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Paris, France
Apply Paris, France filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
Clear moulded stem glass

Clear moulded stem glass

Andrew Reeves and Helen Parrott collection
Apply Andrew Reeves and Helen Parrott collection filter
Champagne glasses
Apply Champagne glasses filter
United States of America
Apply United States of America filter
The Libbey Glass Company
Apply The Libbey Glass Company filter
1892
Apply 1892 filter
C.B. Jennings in cricket attire, holding a bat in front of stumps

C.B. Jennings in cricket attire, holding a bat in front of s...

Nanette Ward collection
Apply Nanette Ward collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
T Bolland
Apply T Bolland filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Invoice from J Jukes General Merchant, Southgate

Invoice from J Jukes General Merchant, Southgate

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
Apply Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2 filter
Invoices
Apply Invoices filter
Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Grafton, New South Wales, Australia filter
Muriel E. McPhee
Apply Muriel E. McPhee filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Shifting spanner

Shifting spanner

Phillip Porta collection
Apply Phillip Porta collection filter
Wrenches
Apply Wrenches filter
Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Adelong, New South Wales, Australia filter
John H. Gillman
Apply John H. Gillman filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Wheelwright's hollow auger bit

Wheelwright's hollow auger bit

Arthur Sayer collection
Apply Arthur Sayer collection filter
Hollow bits
Apply Hollow bits filter
Evandale, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Evandale, Tasmania, Australia filter
William A. Porter
Apply William A. Porter filter
1880
Apply 1880 filter
Wooden scribe with a wooden shaft and wooden block attached at one end with steel

Wooden scribe with a wooden shaft and wooden block attached ...

George O Crawford collection
Apply George O Crawford collection filter
Woodworking tools
Apply Woodworking tools filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr George O. Crawford
Apply Mr George O. Crawford filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Scottish Gympie Quartz Crushing Battery

Scottish Gympie Quartz Crushing Battery

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Gympie, Queensland, Australia
Apply Gympie, Queensland, Australia filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1907
Apply 1907 filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Hippie, King of Minnon

Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Hippie, King of Minnon

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
George Twemlow
Apply George Twemlow filter
1877
Apply 1877 filter
In Botanical Gardens, Melbourne

In Botanical Gardens, Melbourne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Great Britain
Apply Great Britain filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Postcard featuring Law Courts, Melbourne

Postcard featuring Law Courts, Melbourne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Melbourne Law Courts, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne Law Courts, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
1874
Apply 1874 filter
Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 12 March 1880

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 12 March 1880

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
Apply Robert Faithfull collection no. 2 filter
Letters
Apply Letters filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Robert L. Faithfull
Apply Robert L. Faithfull filter
1880
Apply 1880 filter
Model Yacht Pond Camphill Park Glasgow

Model Yacht Pond Camphill Park Glasgow

Jack Russel Greenham collection
Apply Jack Russel Greenham collection filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Glasgow, Scotland
Apply Glasgow, Scotland filter
E A Schwerdlfeger & Co
Apply E A Schwerdlfeger & Co filter
1905
Apply 1905 filter
Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 7 October 1880

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 7 October 1880

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
Apply Robert Faithfull collection no. 2 filter
Letters
Apply Letters filter
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Apply Belfast, Northern Ireland filter
Robert L. Faithfull
Apply Robert L. Faithfull filter
1880
Apply 1880 filter
Sepia photograph the Coolgardie Farm and Dairy Produce Action Auction Mart

Sepia photograph the Coolgardie Farm and Dairy Produce Actio...

Elizabeth Kay collection no. 2
Apply Elizabeth Kay collection no. 2 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Coolgardie, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Coolgardie, Western Australia, Australia filter
The Coolgardie Farm & Dairy Produce Auction Mart
Apply The Coolgardie Farm & Dairy Produce Auction Mart filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
Apply 19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
North-west NSW, Australia
Apply North-west NSW, Australia filter
1800
Apply 1800 filter
Chisel

Chisel

George O Crawford collection
Apply George O Crawford collection filter
Chisels
Apply Chisels filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr George O. Crawford
Apply Mr George O. Crawford filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Tape measure

Tape measure

George O Crawford collection
Apply George O Crawford collection filter
Tape measures
Apply Tape measures filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr George O. Crawford
Apply Mr George O. Crawford filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
Apply The Christensen Fund collection no. 1 filter
Prints
Apply Prints filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
John S. Prout
Apply John S. Prout filter
1873
Apply 1873 filter
Botanical Gardens, Sydney

Botanical Gardens, Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Inter-State Conference on Artesian Water Report on Proceedings, Sydney 1912

Inter-State Conference on Artesian Water Report on Proceedin...

Mudgee Historical Society collection
Apply Mudgee Historical Society collection filter
Reports
Apply Reports filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer
Apply William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian Customs Service

Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian...

ER Skipper collection
Apply ER Skipper collection filter
Embossing machines
Apply Embossing machines filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker
Apply P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker filter
1901
Apply 1901 filter
Pair of ladies mauve leather shoes with a baby Louis heel and a narrow pointed toe

Pair of ladies mauve leather shoes with a baby Louis heel an...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Shoes
Apply Shoes filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Colourised photographic postcard of Watson's Bay and Pier

Colourised photographic postcard of Watson's Bay and Pier

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Charles H. Kerry
Apply Charles H. Kerry filter
1884
Apply 1884 filter
Film negative - Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Film negative - Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photograp...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Film negatives
Apply Film negatives filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Dr Herbert Basedow
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Barbed fish trap

Barbed fish trap

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Fish traps
Apply Fish traps filter
Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Sir Hubert Murray
Apply Sir Hubert Murray filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
St John's Church of England, Parramatta

St John's Church of England, Parramatta

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Plaque to commemorate the Australian May Day Centenary 1891 - 1991, with display stand

Plaque to commemorate the Australian May Day Centenary 1891 ...

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Plaques
Apply Plaques filter
1891
Apply 1891 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
Night fishing

Night fishing

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
Apply The Christensen Fund collection no. 1 filter
Prints
Apply Prints filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Samuel T. Gill
Apply Samuel T. Gill filter
1870
Apply 1870 filter
Sketches of Tommy's life - Out on rest - No 7

Sketches of Tommy's life - Out on rest - No 7

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Paris, France
Apply Paris, France filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Una May Irvine collection no. 2
Apply Una May Irvine collection no. 2 filter
Hair rollers
Apply Hair rollers filter
Victoria, Australia
Apply Victoria, Australia filter
Mrs Una M. Irvine
Apply Mrs Una M. Irvine filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Facsmile of 'The History of the Hoppers'

Facsmile of 'The History of the Hoppers'

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Book covers
Apply Book covers filter
1979
Apply 1979 filter
Photographic postcard of Sydney Observatory, NSW

Photographic postcard of Sydney Observatory, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Charles H. Kerry
Apply Charles H. Kerry filter
1884
Apply 1884 filter
Digging stick from Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, 1894

Digging stick from Lower Darling River Region, New South Wal...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Digging sticks
Apply Digging sticks filter
Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia filter
Dr Benson
Apply Dr Benson filter
1894
Apply 1894 filter
Trans-Australian Railway. The Inma Dancers

Trans-Australian Railway. The Inma Dancers

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
South Australia, Australia
Apply South Australia, Australia filter
Trans-Australian Railway
Apply Trans-Australian Railway filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

Bothwell Museum collection
Apply Bothwell Museum collection filter
Clothes wringers
Apply Clothes wringers filter
Glasgow, Scotland
Apply Glasgow, Scotland filter
ACME Manufacturing Co
Apply ACME Manufacturing Co filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
THE AUSTRALIAN TEAM 1912

THE AUSTRALIAN TEAM 1912

Nanette Ward collection
Apply Nanette Ward collection filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
T Bolland
Apply T Bolland filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
'Whadda You Lot Celebratin Now?...', in relation to the centenary of the Federation of Australia in 2001

'Whadda You Lot Celebratin Now?...', in relation to the cent...

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 2001 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Apply Brisbane, Queensland, Australia filter
Mr Mark Lynch
Apply Mr Mark Lynch filter
2001
Apply 2001 filter
Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
Apply George Henry Taylor collection filter
Sharpening stones
Apply Sharpening stones filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr George H. Taylor
Apply Mr George H. Taylor filter
1790
Apply 1790 filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
Apply 19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
North-west NSW, Australia
Apply North-west NSW, Australia filter
1800
Apply 1800 filter
Ceremonial dress sword with sheath worn by Sir George Reid, first Australian High Commissioner to London, 1909-1918

Ceremonial dress sword with sheath worn by Sir George Reid, ...

Anne Fairbairn collection no. 3
Apply Anne Fairbairn collection no. 3 filter
Swords
Apply Swords filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Sir George H. Reid
Apply Sir George H. Reid filter
1909
Apply 1909 filter
Photographic postcard of Bondi Beach, NSW

Photographic postcard of Bondi Beach, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Charles H. Kerry
Apply Charles H. Kerry filter
1884
Apply 1884 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
Habitations XV

Habitations XV

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
Apply The Christensen Fund collection no. 1 filter
Prints
Apply Prints filter
Paris, France
Apply Paris, France filter
Charles A. Lesueur
Apply Charles A. Lesueur filter
1803
Apply 1803 filter
Incised boomerang featuring figures dancing or fighting on anterior, family group and tent on posterior, from Cherbourg

Incised boomerang featuring figures dancing or fighting on a...

Scott Rainbow collection
Apply Scott Rainbow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia filter
Richard Davis
Apply Richard Davis filter
1905
Apply 1905 filter
Butter container

Butter container

Anne Girard collection
Apply Anne Girard collection filter
Butter containers
Apply Butter containers filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Robert Fowler Pottery Works
Apply Robert Fowler Pottery Works filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Clear glass bowl to commemorate Australia's Centenary in 1888

Clear glass bowl to commemorate Australia's Centenary in 188...

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Commemorative plates
Apply Commemorative plates filter
Sunderland, England
Apply Sunderland, England filter
Greener & Co
Apply Greener & Co filter
1887
Apply 1887 filter
Cookbook titled 'Invalid and Convalescents Cookery' by Kate Harriot, 1912

Cookbook titled 'Invalid and Convalescents Cookery' by Kate ...

Tony Hill collection no. 3
Apply Tony Hill collection no. 3 filter
Cookbooks
Apply Cookbooks filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Kate Harriot
Apply Kate Harriot filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Terre de Diemen. Grou-agara

Terre de Diemen. Grou-agara

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
Apply The Christensen Fund collection no. 1 filter
Prints
Apply Prints filter
Paris, France
Apply Paris, France filter
Nicholas Petit
Apply Nicholas Petit filter
1803
Apply 1803 filter
Hand saw with a wooden handle and a metal blade

Hand saw with a wooden handle and a metal blade

George O Crawford collection
Apply George O Crawford collection filter
Saws
Apply Saws filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr George O. Crawford
Apply Mr George O. Crawford filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Griddle Iron

Griddle Iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Cooking equipment
Apply Cooking equipment filter
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Film negative - entrance to a limestone cave on the Nullabor Plain, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Film negative - entrance to a limestone cave on the Nullabor...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Film negatives
Apply Film negatives filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Dr Herbert Basedow
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow 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
Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
Apply Geoff Gray collection filter
Measures
Apply Measures filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Lannon Harley
Apply Lannon Harley filter
1832
Apply 1832 filter
Load more objects