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
Sharpening stone for shears, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

Sharpening stone for shears, used by professional shearer Co...

Colin Davis collection
Apply Colin Davis collection filter
Sharpening stones
Apply Sharpening stones filter
Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Colin Davis
Apply Mr Colin Davis filter
1946
Apply 1946 filter
Plaster standing kangaroo on a stepped plinth

Plaster standing kangaroo on a stepped plinth

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Animal figures
Apply Animal figures filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Ceremonial board

Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ceremonial objects
Apply Ceremonial objects filter
Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Union Jack 'Empire Day 1950' flag

Union Jack 'Empire Day 1950' flag

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
Apply Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2 filter
Cards
Apply Cards filter
Victoria, Australia
Apply Victoria, Australia filter
The Empire Day Movement
Apply The Empire Day Movement filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Photograph of a woman in white dress owned by Len Uren

Photograph of a woman in white dress owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
Apply Len Uren collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Leonard S. Uren
Apply Leonard S. Uren filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Tinted black and white studio portrait photograph of Bibmbo, Auntie Val, Enid and a friend

Tinted black and white studio portrait photograph of Bibmbo,...

Enid Treadgold collection
Apply Enid Treadgold collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Radio 2GB Blue Birds Club
Apply Radio 2GB Blue Birds Club filter
1935
Apply 1935 filter
Baby's silk bonnet

Baby's silk bonnet

Patricia Kennedy collection no. 2
Apply Patricia Kennedy collection no. 2 filter
Baby bonnets
Apply Baby bonnets filter
England
Apply England filter
Mrs Grace H. Kennedy
Apply Mrs Grace H. Kennedy filter
1918
Apply 1918 filter
International Women's Day, 8 March United Nations Time for Action

International Women's Day, 8 March United Nations Time for A...

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Commemorative badges
Apply Commemorative badges filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Audrey McDonald
Apply Ms Audrey McDonald filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Violet Day 1916 memorial fundraising badge

Violet Day 1916 memorial fundraising badge

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
Apply Social History Museums (South Australia) collection filter
Wartime badges
Apply Wartime badges filter
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Cheer-Up Society
Apply Cheer-Up Society filter
1916
Apply 1916 filter
Mothers and Widows badge issued to the mother of 9956 Driver Alison Hope Oliver, AIF, who was killed in France

Mothers and Widows badge issued to the mother of 9956 Driver...

Alison Hope Oliver collection
Apply Alison Hope Oliver collection filter
Badges
Apply Badges filter
Egypt
Apply Egypt filter
Commonwealth of Australia
Apply Commonwealth of Australia filter
1919
Apply 1919 filter
Sticker

Sticker

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Stickers
Apply Stickers filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Audrey McDonald
Apply Ms Audrey McDonald filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Shell knife

Shell knife

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Knives
Apply Knives filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Plastic bag with Union of Australian Women Declares Peace on the World

Plastic bag with Union of Australian Women Declares Peace on...

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Plastic bags
Apply Plastic bags filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Audrey McDonald
Apply Ms Audrey McDonald filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 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
Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup bearing the Commonwealth...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Teacups
Apply Teacups filter
England
Apply England filter
Minton
Apply Minton filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Manual work public school, Colo Vale, 1911

Manual work public school, Colo Vale, 1911

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Colo Vale, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Colo Vale, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1911
Apply 1911 filter
Composing stick

Composing stick

Les Robertson collection
Apply Les Robertson collection filter
Printing accessories
Apply Printing accessories filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Lesley A. Robertson
Apply Mr Lesley A. Robertson filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Glass plate negative - The vice-regal party at breakfast, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

Glass plate negative - The vice-regal party at breakfast, ce...

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
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr A P. Lyons
Apply Mr A P. Lyons filter
1916
Apply 1916 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
Bailliere's Nurses' Complete Medical Dictionary, 1938, used by Miss Lal McCay in Sydney and Western Victoria

Bailliere's Nurses' Complete Medical Dictionary, 1938, used ...

Penelope Nelson collection
Apply Penelope Nelson collection filter
Dictionaries
Apply Dictionaries filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Hitch & Marshall
Apply Hitch & Marshall filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor William Bligh's arrest during the Rum Rebellion in 1808

19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor Willia...

Sotheby's collection no. 2
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 2 filter
Dioramas
Apply Dioramas filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1808
Apply 1808 filter
Affordable Housing - a Right Not a Privilege

Affordable Housing - a Right Not a Privilege

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Political badges
Apply Political badges filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Audrey McDonald
Apply Ms Audrey McDonald filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Pair of khaki shorts

Pair of khaki shorts

Dr Stephen Jani collection
Apply Dr Stephen Jani collection filter
Shorts
Apply Shorts filter
Dr Istvan Jani
Apply Dr Istvan Jani filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Padlocks
Apply Padlocks filter