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
Single leaf of paper with a handwritten poem titled 'Fluffy'

Single leaf of paper with a handwritten poem titled 'Fluffy'

Alfred Ronalds collection
Apply Alfred Ronalds collection filter
Manuscripts
Apply Manuscripts filter
England
Apply England filter
Alfred Ronalds
Apply Alfred Ronalds filter
1836
Apply 1836 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
Embroidered handmade doily

Embroidered 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
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Two bowls

Two bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Bowls
Apply Bowls filter
England
Apply England filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1900
Apply 1900 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
George V Jubilee Medal 1935, George VI Coronation Medal 1937, Queen Elizabeth Coronation Medal 1937, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal 1953

George V Jubilee Medal 1935, George VI Coronation Medal 1937...

RG Menzies collection
Apply RG Menzies collection filter
Medals
Apply Medals filter
Sir Robert 'Bob' G. Menzies
Apply Sir Robert 'Bob' G. Menzies filter
1935
Apply 1935 filter
Timber box with L ROBERTSON L ROBE on lid

Timber box with L ROBERTSON L ROBE on lid

Les Robertson collection
Apply Les Robertson collection filter
Boxes
Apply Boxes filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Lesley A. Robertson
Apply Mr Lesley A. Robertson filter
1920
Apply 1920 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 scriber

Metal scriber

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
Metal punch featuring the letter

Metal punch featuring the letter "R".

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Punches
Apply Punches filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Simplex engine indicator with accessories in a wooden box

Simplex engine indicator with accessories in a wooden box

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
Apply Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection filter
Engine indicators
Apply Engine indicators filter
Duntroon, Campbell, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Duntroon, Campbell, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Royal Military College of Australia
Apply Royal Military College of Australia filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Official programme - Third Test, England v Australia, 1935

Official programme - Third Test, England v Australia, 1935

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
Apply Australian Women's Cricket Council collection filter
Programs
Apply Programs filter
1935
Apply 1935 filter
Scout's Oarsman badge certificate

Scout's Oarsman badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
Apply Barry Williams collection filter
Certificates
Apply Certificates filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Barry Williams
Apply Mr Barry Williams filter
1943
Apply 1943 filter
Objects to accompany an Underwood typewriter

Objects to accompany an Underwood typewriter

Helen Mason collection
Apply Helen Mason collection filter
Typewriter accessories
Apply Typewriter accessories filter
United States of America
Apply United States of America filter
Stott & Underwood Ltd
Apply Stott & Underwood Ltd filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Knives
Apply Knives 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
Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the coat-of-arms...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Saucers
Apply Saucers filter
England
Apply England filter
Minton
Apply Minton filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Pair of small square linen doilies handmade using a machine from a scrap of linen

Pair of small square linen doilies handmade using a machine ...

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
Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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
England
Apply England filter
Parliament of Australia
Apply Parliament of Australia filter
1988
Apply 1988 filter
Stone blade

Stone blade

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Stone artefacts
Apply Stone artefacts filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
1935
Apply 1935 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
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
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
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
Scout's Tenderfoot Test Card

Scout's Tenderfoot Test Card

Barry Williams collection
Apply Barry Williams collection filter
Cards
Apply Cards filter
Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Barry Williams
Apply Mr Barry Williams filter
1942
Apply 1942 filter
Model replica of of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation coach

Model replica of of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation coach

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
Apply Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2 filter
Toy horse drawn coaches
Apply Toy horse drawn coaches filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Lesney Products & Co Ltd
Apply Lesney Products & Co Ltd filter
1953
Apply 1953 filter
Handmade oval linen table centre with a coarse white crocheted pilot edge

Handmade oval linen table centre with a coarse white crochet...

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
Apply Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1 filter
Table linen
Apply Table linen filter
Mrs Annie Taylor
Apply Mrs Annie Taylor filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Certificate - Beauty course diploma

Certificate - Beauty course diploma

Bette McLean collection
Apply Bette McLean collection filter
Certificates
Apply Certificates filter
England
Apply England filter
Mrs Elizabeth D. Gordon
Apply Mrs Elizabeth D. Gordon filter
1967
Apply 1967 filter
Souvenir plate - 150th Anniversary of New South Wales

Souvenir plate - 150th Anniversary of New South Wales

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
Apply Cecil Ballard Jnr collection filter
Commemorative plates
Apply Commemorative plates filter
England
Apply England filter
Wood & Sons Ltd
Apply Wood & Sons Ltd filter
1937
Apply 1937 filter
White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Dessert dishes
Apply Dessert dishes 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
Rotary burr

Rotary burr

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
Group of Scouts [from 1st Surry Hills Troop?] beside a dirt road.

Group of Scouts [from 1st Surry Hills Troop?] beside a dirt ...

Barry Williams collection
Apply Barry Williams collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
1942
Apply 1942 filter
Metal centering piece for a bore gauge

Metal centering piece for a bore gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Tool components
Apply Tool components filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Native Encampment

Native Encampment

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
1844
Apply 1844 filter
Boothung and Mirrarng by Kevin Gilbert

Boothung and Mirrarng by Kevin Gilbert

Eleanor Williams-Gilbert collection
Apply Eleanor Williams-Gilbert collection filter
Linocuts
Apply Linocuts filter
Mr Kevin Gilbert
Apply Mr Kevin Gilbert filter
1969
Apply 1969 filter
Woollen khaki peaked hat

Woollen khaki peaked hat

Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection
Apply Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection filter
Hats
Apply Hats filter
Europe
Apply Europe filter
Myrtle I. Lindsay
Apply Myrtle I. Lindsay filter
1945
Apply 1945 filter
Carved wooden arrowhead with six indents tapering to the point

Carved wooden arrowhead with six indents tapering to the poi...

Odette O'Neill collection
Apply Odette O'Neill collection filter
Arrows
Apply Arrows filter
Mr Victor L. Stiskin
Apply Mr Victor L. Stiskin filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob han...

Paul Watts collection
Apply Paul Watts collection filter
Knives
Apply Knives filter
Gatton, Queensland, Australia
Apply Gatton, Queensland, Australia filter
Mr Paul Watts
Apply Mr Paul Watts filter
1986
Apply 1986 filter
King Scout badge

King Scout badge

Barry Williams collection
Apply Barry Williams collection filter
Certificates
Apply Certificates filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Barry Williams
Apply Mr Barry Williams filter
1946
Apply 1946 filter
British Military Issue Pattern 1842 Musket, or New Line, Socket Bayonet, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

British Military Issue Pattern 1842 Musket, or New Line, Soc...

Neil Martin collection
Apply Neil Martin collection filter
Socket bayonets
Apply Socket bayonets filter
England
Apply England filter
George Salter & Co
Apply George Salter & Co filter
1844
Apply 1844 filter
Wooden toy mangle

Wooden toy mangle

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
Apply Susan and Andrew Gibson collection filter
Household toys
Apply Household toys 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
Afghan camel drivers in the Mallee

Afghan camel drivers in the Mallee

Joyce Knife collection
Apply Joyce Knife collection filter
Photographic prints
Apply Photographic prints filter
Underbool, Victoria, Australia
Apply Underbool, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr J A. Knife
Apply Mr J A. Knife filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Betty Archdale

Betty Archdale

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
Apply Australian Women's Cricket Council collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
F McDonald
Apply F McDonald filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass issued to the Hon King O'Malley

Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass issued to the Hon King ...

Australian National Railways Commission collection
Apply Australian National Railways Commission collection filter
Transport passes
Apply Transport passes filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Commonwealth Railways
Apply Commonwealth Railways filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Tin toy truck

Tin toy truck

Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
Apply Suncoast Pioneer Village collection filter
Toy trucks
Apply Toy trucks filter
Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
Apply Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia filter
Suncoast Pioneer Village
Apply Suncoast Pioneer Village filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Ashtray

Ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Ashtrays
Apply Ashtrays 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
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
Morris Model FE Pye outside broadcast van used by ABC-TV Channel 2 ABN

Morris Model FE Pye outside broadcast van used by ABC-TV Cha...

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) collection no. 1
Apply Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) collection no. 1 filter
Vans
Apply Vans filter
England
Apply England filter
British Motor Corporation - Morris
Apply British Motor Corporation - Morris filter
1955
Apply 1955 filter
Farm cottage, likely Elastolin

Farm cottage, likely Elastolin

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
CSIRO 'chlorofume' exhaust fumigator for rabbits

CSIRO 'chlorofume' exhaust fumigator for rabbits

CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology collection
Apply CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology collection filter
Pest control equipment
Apply Pest control equipment filter
Millicent, South Australia, Australia
Apply Millicent, South Australia, Australia filter
E. D. Davidson
Apply E. D. Davidson filter
1946
Apply 1946 filter
A Commentary by the Rev. P.J. Ryan M.S.C., D.D., DPh.

A Commentary by the Rev. P.J. Ryan M.S.C., D.D., DPh.

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 15
Apply People's Paraphernalia collection no. 15 filter
Booklets
Apply Booklets filter
Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Reverend P J '. Ryan
Apply Reverend P J '. Ryan filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Letter

Letter

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Letters
Apply Letters filter
China
Apply China filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1935
Apply 1935 filter
Cartoon of Paul Keating playing cricket

Cartoon of Paul Keating playing cricket

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
Capstan head

Capstan head

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