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
Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

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
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
Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-raising ceremony at Sydney Cove in 1788, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-...

Garnet Watkins collection
Apply Garnet Watkins collection filter
Murals
Apply Murals filter
Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia filter
Alban Watkins
Apply Alban Watkins filter
1981
Apply 1981 filter
Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensa...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
Apply Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers filter
1820
Apply 1820 filter
Light grey volcanic rock sinker

Light grey volcanic rock sinker

Geoff Dennis collection
Apply Geoff Dennis collection filter
Fishing equipment
Apply Fishing equipment filter
Solomon Islands, Oceania
Apply Solomon Islands, Oceania filter
Operative Bakers' Association (NSW)

Operative Bakers' Association (NSW)

Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
Apply Andrew Reeves collection no. 5 filter
Membership certificates
Apply Membership certificates filter
Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
1890
Apply 1890 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
Photographic postcard of Balmoral Beach, NSW

Photographic postcard of Balmoral 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
Photographic portrait of man sitting on horse, Thomas Sladdin, Barossa Valley, 1895 to 1900

Photographic portrait of man sitting on horse, Thomas Sladdi...

Horse Photographic Portrait collection
Apply Horse Photographic Portrait collection filter
Albumen prints
Apply Albumen prints filter
Barossa Range, South Australia, Australia
Apply Barossa Range, South Australia, Australia filter
Mr Thomas Sladdin
Apply Mr Thomas Sladdin filter
1895
Apply 1895 filter
Willie Burton with his horse and dog, 1890s

Willie Burton with his horse and dog, 1890s

Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2
Apply Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
1890
Apply 1890 filter
Postcard featuring Melbourne Cup winner - Auraria, 1895

Postcard featuring Melbourne Cup winner - Auraria, 1895

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
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1895
Apply 1895 filter
Commercial cast iron tobacco cutter for chopping plug tobacco

Commercial cast iron tobacco cutter for chopping plug tobacc...

Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
Apply Suncoast Pioneer Village collection filter
Tobacco cutters
Apply Tobacco cutters filter
Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
Apply Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia filter
Suncoast Pioneer Village
Apply Suncoast Pioneer Village filter
1850
Apply 1850 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
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Edward Thomas Loseby
Apply Edward Thomas Loseby filter
1846
Apply 1846 filter
Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large...

Smales Jewellers collection
Apply Smales Jewellers collection filter
Brooches
Apply Brooches filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
Crawford family
Apply Crawford family filter
1890
Apply 1890 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
Cattle branding iron with the initials WR

Cattle branding iron with the initials WR

Gidleigh collection
Apply Gidleigh collection filter
Brands
Apply Brands 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
Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia'...

Olive King collection
Apply Olive King collection filter
Commemorative medallions
Apply Commemorative medallions filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Amor Pty Ltd
Apply Amor Pty Ltd filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
Apply Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Apply Geelong, Victoria, Australia filter
1800
Apply 1800 filter
Boomerang from Paroo River, New South Wales,  before 1895

Boomerang from Paroo River, New South Wales, before 1895

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Paroo River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Paroo River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Ansonia Parisian parlour clock with an ornate wood and glass case

Ansonia Parisian parlour clock with an ornate wood and glass...

Doris Grattan collection
Apply Doris Grattan collection filter
Shelf clocks
Apply Shelf clocks filter
New York, United States of America
Apply New York, United States of America filter
Ansonia Clock Company
Apply Ansonia Clock Company filter
1879
Apply 1879 filter
Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

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
1846
Apply 1846 filter
Punishment cell Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Punishment cell Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Esbach albuminometer in wooden tube with cork

Esbach albuminometer in wooden tube with cork

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
Apply School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection filter
Measuring instruments
Apply Measuring instruments filter
Germany
Apply Germany filter
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Apply School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine filter
1890
Apply 1890 filter
'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the Founding of Australia' - colour publication printed for the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Australia, 1938.

'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniver...

Noble Numismatics collection
Apply Noble Numismatics collection filter
Booklets
Apply Booklets filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
S T Leigh & Co Pty Ltd
Apply S T Leigh & Co Pty Ltd filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Doris Nash collection
Apply Doris Nash collection filter
Highchairs
Apply Highchairs filter
Iram Nash
Apply Iram Nash filter
1875
Apply 1875 filter
Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 1604 with accessories in a wooden case

Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 1604 with accessories in ...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Dent & Co
Apply Dent & Co filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
John Rodgers Marine Chronometer No 1/1853, with accessories in a wooden case

John Rodgers Marine Chronometer No 1/1853, with accessories ...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
John Rodgers
Apply John Rodgers filter
1868
Apply 1868 filter
Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
Apply Nettie McColive collection filter
Certificates
Apply Certificates filter
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
Apply South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers filter
1936
Apply 1936 filter
Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales, 1895

Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales, 1895

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1895
Apply 1895 filter
Lucian and Ethel Faithfull returning from honeymoon in 1895.

Lucian and Ethel Faithfull returning from honeymoon in 1895.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
1895
Apply 1895 filter
The Last of England's Infamous Felon Fleet The Convict Ship

The Last of England's Infamous Felon Fleet The Convict Ship ...

Jay Kruizenga collection
Apply Jay Kruizenga collection filter
Pamphlets
Apply Pamphlets filter
United States of America
Apply United States of America filter
Convict Ship 'Success' Touring Museum
Apply Convict Ship 'Success' Touring Museum filter
1924
Apply 1924 filter
Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
Apply Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
1800
Apply 1800 filter
Glass photographic magic lantern slide of a thylacine at the London Zoo

Glass photographic magic lantern slide of a thylacine at the...

David Seth-Smith collection
Apply David Seth-Smith collection filter
Lantern slides
Apply Lantern slides filter
London Zoo, London, England
Apply London Zoo, London, England filter
Mr David Seth-Smith
Apply Mr David Seth-Smith filter
1850
Apply 1850 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
Northern Agricultural Association 1895 'Pair of Ponies'

Northern Agricultural Association 1895 'Pair of Ponies'

David Allen medals collection
Apply David Allen medals collection filter
Medals
Apply Medals filter
1895
Apply 1895 filter
Photographic postcard of Sydney Harbour from Hotel Australia

Photographic postcard of Sydney Harbour from Hotel Australia

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
Doulton plate with rose and waratah pattern, made about 1895

Doulton plate with rose and waratah pattern, made about 1895

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Plates
Apply Plates filter
Stoke-on-Trent, England
Apply Stoke-on-Trent, England filter
Doulton and Company
Apply Doulton and Company filter
1895
Apply 1895 filter
National Agricultural & Industrial Association of Queensland 1895 'Pair Buggy Horses'

National Agricultural & Industrial Association of Queensland...

David Allen medals collection
Apply David Allen medals collection filter
Medals
Apply Medals filter
1895
Apply 1895 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
Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Launceston Reports for 1886

Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Laun...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Reports
Apply Reports filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1886
Apply 1886 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
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
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
Photographic postcard of Middle Harbour, NSW

Photographic postcard of Middle Harbour, 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
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
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
Parrying shield, Murrumbidgee River area, New South Wales, 1895

Parrying shield, Murrumbidgee River area, New South Wales, 1...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia filter
1895
Apply 1895 filter
Album of carte-de-visite photographs relating to the trial of Arthur Orton (Tichborne claimant)

Album of carte-de-visite photographs relating to the trial o...

Tichborne Claimant Album collection
Apply Tichborne Claimant Album collection filter
Photograph albums
Apply Photograph albums filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company Limited
Apply London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company Limited filter
1871
Apply 1871 filter
Photograph depicting Moir family picnic at Delta Downs Station, North QLD, c1890s

Photograph depicting Moir family picnic at Delta Downs Stati...

Delta Downs Station collection
Apply Delta Downs Station collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Delta Downs Station, Normanton, Queensland, Australia
Apply Delta Downs Station, Normanton, Queensland, Australia filter
Alphonse Chargois
Apply Alphonse Chargois filter
1890
Apply 1890 filter
English cricketer Thomas Richardson - 1897/8 English Touring team to Australia

English cricketer Thomas Richardson - 1897/8 English Touring...

Nanette Ward collection
Apply Nanette Ward collection filter
Commemorative badges
Apply Commemorative badges filter
Whitehead and Hoag
Apply Whitehead and Hoag filter
1892
Apply 1892 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
Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Gidleigh Collection
Apply Gidleigh Collection filter
Fishing lures
Apply Fishing lures filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
Apply Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge filter
1880
Apply 1880 filter
Booklet compiled by E.E. Bean Honorary Secretary Victorian Cricket Association containing records, statistics and articles about test cricket in England and Australia between 1877-1921

Booklet compiled by E.E. Bean Honorary Secretary Victorian C...

Nanette Ward collection
Apply Nanette Ward collection filter
Booklets
Apply Booklets filter
Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
W and J Barr
Apply W and J Barr filter
1877
Apply 1877 filter
PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1
Apply Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1 filter
Paddle-steamers
Apply Paddle-steamers filter
Beverley, Yorkshire, England
Apply Beverley, Yorkshire, England filter
Beverley Iron Coy Limited
Apply Beverley Iron Coy Limited filter
1877
Apply 1877 filter
Cast iron 'D' shaped  screw lock handcuffs with key

Cast iron 'D' shaped screw lock handcuffs with key

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

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
Apply Nettie McColive collection filter
Certificates
Apply Certificates filter
Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Minetta 'Nettie' McColive
Apply Minetta 'Nettie' McColive filter
1986
Apply 1986 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
Photographic postcard of Ocean Beach, Manly, NSW

Photographic postcard of Ocean Beach, Manly, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Charles H. Kerry
Apply Charles H. Kerry filter
1885
Apply 1885 filter
Abalone iron

Abalone iron

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Rodney Dillon collection
Apply Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Rodney Dillon collection filter
Fishing equipment
Apply Fishing equipment filter
A small portrait photograph of Dan Turner.

A small portrait photograph of Dan Turner.

Turner and Valentine Families collection
Apply Turner and Valentine Families collection filter
Portrait photographs
Apply Portrait photographs filter
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Apply Brisbane, Queensland, Australia filter
Mathewson & Co
Apply Mathewson & Co filter
1883
Apply 1883 filter
Load more objects