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
Gleddon Automatic Voltage Regulator

Gleddon Automatic Voltage Regulator

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
Apply Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection filter
Electrical equipment
Apply Electrical equipment filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Government of Australia
Apply Government of Australia filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Fiftieth Anniversary 1888-1938

Fiftieth Anniversary 1888-1938

Olive King collection
Apply Olive King collection filter
Commemorative medallions
Apply Commemorative medallions filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Amor Pty Ltd
Apply Amor Pty Ltd filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
Apply Dr William Warner collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
Apply Dr William Warner collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Toy egg beater

Toy egg beater

Bridge Family collection no. 1
Apply Bridge Family collection no. 1 filter
Kitchen toys
Apply Kitchen toys filter
Mrs Eslee Bridge
Apply Mrs Eslee Bridge filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Bristol squat storage jar

Bristol squat storage jar

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Jars
Apply Jars filter
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Janet Spence Smith
Apply Ms Janet Spence Smith filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Door locks
Apply Door locks filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 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
Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her hu...

Diana Baxter collection no. 1
Apply Diana Baxter collection no. 1 filter
Brooches
Apply Brooches filter
Scotland
Apply Scotland filter
Janet Templeton
Apply Janet Templeton filter
1826
Apply 1826 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
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
Roller skates

Roller skates

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
Apply Susan and Andrew Gibson collection filter
Roller-skates
Apply Roller-skates filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Andrew A. Gibson
Apply Mr Andrew A. Gibson filter
1925
Apply 1925 filter
Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1999 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Mr John Kron
Apply Mr John Kron filter
1999
Apply 1999 filter
Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
Apply Cecil Ballard Jnr collection filter
Commemorative plates
Apply Commemorative plates filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Apply Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II filter
1788
Apply 1788 filter
Bradawl with a partly broken handle

Bradawl with a partly broken handle

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Awls
Apply Awls 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
Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Ruth Oldfield collection
Apply Ruth Oldfield collection filter
Scrapbooks
Apply Scrapbooks filter
Saxony, England
Apply Saxony, England filter
Durrants, London
Apply Durrants, London filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a pictur...

Allen and Helena Lister collection
Apply Allen and Helena Lister collection filter
Side plates
Apply Side plates filter
Dudley, Staffordshire, England
Apply Dudley, Staffordshire, England filter
Shelley Potteries
Apply Shelley Potteries filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Lang's Note

Lang's Note

John Beagle collection
Apply John Beagle collection filter
Handbills
Apply Handbills filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
James J. Lee
Apply James J. Lee filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Mauve satin covered ladies right shoe

Mauve satin covered ladies right shoe

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Shoes
Apply Shoes filter
Switzerland
Apply Switzerland filter
Farmers Co Ltd
Apply Farmers Co Ltd filter
1920
Apply 1920 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
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
Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Plane irons
Apply Plane irons 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
Wooden board from a packing case for exported frozen rabbits, used by Wilkinson & Maher, Yelarbon, QLD

Wooden board from a packing case for exported frozen rabbits...

Bert Wright collection
Apply Bert Wright collection filter
Food packaging
Apply Food packaging filter
Yelarbon, Queensland, Australia
Apply Yelarbon, Queensland, Australia filter
Wilkinson & Maher
Apply Wilkinson & Maher filter
1926
Apply 1926 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
Metal rule

Metal 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
Booklet titled 'Episodes - A Glimpse of Australia-Japan Relations 1859-1979'

Booklet titled 'Episodes - A Glimpse of Australia-Japan Rela...

Thompson Family collection
Apply Thompson Family collection filter
Booklets
Apply Booklets filter
Japan
Apply Japan filter
1859
Apply 1859 filter
Paperknife

Paperknife

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Paperknives
Apply Paperknives filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
1876
Apply 1876 filter
Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Chisels
Apply Chisels 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
Government House

Government House

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Government House, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Government House, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
NSW Government
Apply NSW Government filter
1849
Apply 1849 filter
Lantern slide - Chambers Pillar, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Lantern slide - Chambers Pillar, Northern Territory, photogr...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Lantern slides
Apply Lantern slides filter
Chambers Pillar, Central Desert, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Chambers Pillar, Central Desert, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Dr Herbert Basedow
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
White pillowcase with cotton ties

White pillowcase with cotton ties

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Pillowcases
Apply Pillowcases filter
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Janet Spence Smith
Apply Ms Janet Spence Smith filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Glass plate negative - Old Kai Kai, a Western Arrernte man, Henbury station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Glass plate negative - Old Kai Kai, a Western Arrernte man, ...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Glass plate negatives
Apply Glass plate negatives filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Dr Herbert Basedow
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter

"FIRST PRIZE, GOULBURN, 188_"

Springfield Merino Stud collection
Apply Springfield Merino Stud collection filter
Cards
Apply Cards filter
1880
Apply 1880 filter
metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "COM, C...

Cregan Family collection
Apply Cregan Family collection filter
Stencils
Apply Stencils filter
Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Mr John Cregan
Apply Mr John Cregan filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, made in Orbost, Victoria, in the late 1800s

Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, mad...

Una May Irvine collection no. 1
Apply Una May Irvine collection no. 1 filter
Doilies
Apply Doilies filter
Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Apply Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia filter
Mrs Helena E. Roadknight
Apply Mrs Helena E. Roadknight filter
1870
Apply 1870 filter
Ballot envelope from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 8 August 1928

Ballot envelope from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 8 August 192...

Tirranna Race Club collection
Apply Tirranna Race Club collection filter
Envelopes
Apply Envelopes filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Tirranna Picnic Race Club
Apply Tirranna Picnic Race Club filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Rip saw

Rip saw

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Saws
Apply Saws filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
L Pabble & Sanderson
Apply L Pabble & Sanderson filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Cylindrical fibre basket

Cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
Apply Dr William Warner collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
Apply Dr William Warner collection filter
Necklaces
Apply Necklaces filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Certificate awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, 1886, Second Prize

Certificate awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, 1886, S...

Springfield Merino Stud collection
Apply Springfield Merino Stud collection filter
Certificates
Apply Certificates filter
1886
Apply 1886 filter
Cylindrical wooden hand reel fitted with thick green cord and a fishing hook, used when fishing for Murray Cod

Cylindrical wooden hand reel fitted with thick green cord an...

Gordon Winter collection
Apply Gordon Winter collection filter
Fishing reels
Apply Fishing reels filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Plane irons
Apply Plane irons 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
Medal commemorating Bert Hinkler, Airman, Bundaberg Australia

Medal commemorating Bert Hinkler, Airman, Bundaberg Australi...

Bert Hinkler and Sudan Medal collection
Apply Bert Hinkler and Sudan Medal collection filter
Medallions
Apply Medallions filter
Bert Hinkler
Apply Bert Hinkler filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Farmhouse and yard, likely Elastolin brand

Farmhouse and yard, likely Elastolin brand

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
Apply Susan and Andrew Gibson collection filter
Toy farms
Apply Toy farms filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Andrew A. Gibson
Apply Mr Andrew A. Gibson filter
1925
Apply 1925 filter
Photographic postcard of Fairy Bower, Manly, NSW

Photographic postcard of Fairy Bower, Manly, 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
Giants of the Game

Giants of the Game

Nanette Ward collection
Apply Nanette Ward collection filter
Books
Apply Books filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Hon H R. Lyttelton
Apply Hon H R. Lyttelton filter
1856
Apply 1856 filter
Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittings and four candle holders

Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittin...

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
Apply Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection filter
Table lamps
Apply Table lamps filter
The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Parliament of Australia
Apply Parliament of Australia filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Saw-setting tools
Apply Saw-setting tools 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
Hair brush and comb set

Hair brush and comb set

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Hair care equipment
Apply Hair care equipment filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Mappin & Webb Ltd
Apply Mappin & Webb Ltd filter