Menu toggle

National Museum of Australia

Where our stories come alive

Collection Explorer

4

Highlights

Objects

Image Title and Collection What Where Who When
Count Dorsay circular disc breastplate

Count Dorsay circular disc breastplate

Count Dorsay Breastplate collection
Apply Count Dorsay Breastplate collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Plane table frame used by Captain James Cook

Plane table frame used by Captain James Cook

Captain Cook Plane Table Frame collection
Apply Captain Cook Plane Table Frame collection filter
Surveying equipment
Apply Surveying equipment filter
England
Apply England filter
Captain James Cook
Apply Captain James Cook filter
1768
Apply 1768 filter
Sambo [crossed out], King of Mount Morris, W.M. Hill

Sambo [crossed out], King of Mount Morris, W.M. Hill

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
Apply L Richard Smith breastplate collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Charleville, Queensland, Australia
Apply Charleville, Queensland, Australia filter
W M Hill
Apply W M Hill filter
Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
Apply Geoff Gray collection filter
Measures
Apply Measures filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
NSW Government
Apply NSW Government filter
1832
Apply 1832 filter
Watson 514402 monocular microscope and box

Watson 514402 monocular microscope and box

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
Apply School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection filter
Microscopes
Apply Microscopes filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
W Watson and Sons Ltd
Apply W Watson and Sons Ltd filter
Brass 360 degree protractor

Brass 360 degree protractor

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Drafting instruments
Apply Drafting instruments filter
Negretti & Zambra, London
Apply Negretti & Zambra, London filter
Oval metal dog registration tag REGD DOG FROM JULY 1893 TO JUNE 30 1894

Oval metal dog registration tag REGD DOG FROM JULY 1893 TO J...

Dog Registration Tag collection
Apply Dog Registration Tag collection filter
Dog accessories
Apply Dog accessories filter
1893
Apply 1893 filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill

Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill

E Milne collection
Apply E Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Wickham Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Wickham Hill, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
King Pepper of the Biria Burdekin River 1897

King Pepper of the Biria Burdekin River 1897

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
Apply L Richard Smith breastplate collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
1897
Apply 1897 filter
Autographed wooden cricket stump from the fourth test cricket match, Australia v England, Brisbane, 1933, in the 'Bodyline' series

Autographed wooden cricket stump from the fourth test cricke...

Hampden Love collection
Apply Hampden Love collection filter
Cricket equipment
Apply Cricket equipment filter
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Apply Brisbane, Queensland, Australia filter
Australian Cricket Team
Apply Australian Cricket Team filter
1932
Apply 1932 filter
Mercer Marine Chronometer No 27564, in wooden case with accessories

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 27564, in wooden case with acce...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
England
Apply England filter
Thomas Mercer Ltd
Apply Thomas Mercer Ltd filter
Brass fastening latch

Brass fastening latch

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Fasteners
Apply Fasteners filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Edward Thomas Loseby
Apply Edward Thomas Loseby filter
1846
Apply 1846 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
Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 4164, with accessories in wooden case, used in HMAS Australia

Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 4164, with access...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
Royal Australian Navy
Apply Royal Australian Navy filter
Spool and paper tape associated with the SNOCOM computer

Spool and paper tape associated with the SNOCOM computer

Kevin Rosolen collection
Apply Kevin Rosolen collection filter
Computer components
Apply Computer components filter
University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Kevin Rosolen
Apply Mr Kevin Rosolen filter
1958
Apply 1958 filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Charley York, Chief of Bullangamang

Aboriginal breastplate for Charley York, Chief of Bullangama...

E Milne collection
Apply E Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Bullangamang, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Bullangamang, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
King Mallee of the Nyungar Danoo Outstation 1881

King Mallee of the Nyungar Danoo Outstation 1881

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
Apply L Richard Smith breastplate collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
1881
Apply 1881 filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Tumberilagong, Chief of the Nuneree Tribe

Aboriginal breastplate for Tumberilagong, Chief of the Nuner...

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
Apply Australian Institute of Anatomy collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Cooma, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1985
Apply 1985 filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

E Milne collection
Apply E Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Pialawa, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Pialawa, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Edmund Milne Snr
Apply Mr Edmund Milne Snr filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at w...

Australian National Railways Commission collection
Apply Australian National Railways Commission collection filter
Shovels
Apply Shovels filter
Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
Apply Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia filter
Baron Thomas Denman
Apply Baron Thomas Denman filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Peter, King of Tchanning

Aboriginal breastplate for Peter, King of Tchanning

E Milne collection
Apply E Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Tchanning, Queensland, Australia
Apply Tchanning, Queensland, Australia filter
Mr Edmund Milne Snr
Apply Mr Edmund Milne Snr filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Dobbie Son & Hutton Marine Chronometer No 5475, with accessories in a wooden case, used in HMAS Australia

Dobbie Son & Hutton Marine Chronometer No 5475, with accesso...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Dobbie Son & Hutton
Apply Dobbie Son & Hutton filter
1942
Apply 1942 filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Coomee, Last of Her Tribe, Murramarang

Aboriginal breastplate for Coomee, Last of Her Tribe, Murram...

E Milne collection
Apply E Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Coomee
Apply Coomee filter
1909
Apply 1909 filter
Lindqvist Two Day Marine Chronometer No 114, with accessories in a wooden case

Lindqvist Two Day Marine Chronometer No 114, with accessorie...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
William Lindqvist
Apply William Lindqvist filter
Brass fastening pin for latch

Brass fastening pin for latch

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Fasteners
Apply Fasteners filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Edward Thomas Loseby
Apply Edward Thomas Loseby filter
1846
Apply 1846 filter
King Nobby of Widgee Widgee

King Nobby of Widgee Widgee

King Nobby of Widgee Widgee collection
Apply King Nobby of Widgee Widgee collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Widgee, Queensland, Australia
Apply Widgee, Queensland, Australia filter
King Nobby
Apply King Nobby filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Ada Derika, Queen of Durham

Aboriginal breastplate for Ada Derika, Queen of Durham

HS McCullagh collection
Apply HS McCullagh collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Durham, Queensland, Australia
Apply Durham, Queensland, Australia filter
Ada Derika
Apply Ada Derika filter
Wombail Oouthenang, Chief of Shannon Vielle

Wombail Oouthenang, Chief of Shannon Vielle

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
Apply L Richard Smith breastplate collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Shannon Vielle Station, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Shannon Vielle Station, New South Wales, Australia filter
Wombail Oouthenang
Apply Wombail Oouthenang filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Bulgra, King of Arremutta 1920

Aboriginal breastplate for Bulgra, King of Arremutta 1920

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
Apply Australian Institute of Anatomy collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Arrawatta, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Arrawatta, New South Wales, Australia filter
Bulgra
Apply Bulgra filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Oval grey wax bas-relief portrait plaque of Captain James Cook

Oval grey wax bas-relief portrait plaque of Captain James Co...

Wax Matrix Portrait Plaque Captain Cook collection
Apply Wax Matrix Portrait Plaque Captain Cook collection filter
Plaques
Apply Plaques filter
England, United Kingdom
Apply England, United Kingdom filter
Captain James Cook
Apply Captain James Cook filter
1777
Apply 1777 filter
British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutena...

Neil Martin collection
Apply Neil Martin collection filter
Swords
Apply Swords filter
England
Apply England filter
Mr Thomas Quinn
Apply Mr Thomas Quinn filter
1820
Apply 1820 filter
A Johannsen & Co Two Day Marine Chronometer No 8094, with accessories in a wooden case, used in HMAS Hobart

A Johannsen & Co Two Day Marine Chronometer No 8094, with ac...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
A Johannsen & Co
Apply A Johannsen & Co filter
Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
Apply Geoff Gray collection filter
Measures
Apply Measures filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
NSW Government
Apply NSW Government filter
1832
Apply 1832 filter
Gold and silver plated brass handbuilt model of the Fokker tri-motor monoplane 'Southern Cross', flown by Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith

Gold and silver plated brass handbuilt model of the Fokker t...

Austin Byrne collection no. 1
Apply Austin Byrne collection no. 1 filter
Models
Apply Models filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Austin E. Byrne
Apply Mr Austin E. Byrne filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Big River

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Big River

Illawarra Historical Society collection
Apply Illawarra Historical Society collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Big River, Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Big River, Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia filter
Jemmy
Apply Jemmy filter
Ruined dashboard clock from Australian National Airways Avro X aircraft 'Southern Cloud', which crashed in 1931

Ruined dashboard clock from Australian National Airways Avro...

John Boddington collection
Apply John Boddington collection filter
Dashboard clocks
Apply Dashboard clocks filter
Sydney Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Australian National Airways Limited
Apply Australian National Airways Limited filter
1929
Apply 1929 filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Dick, King of Evesham, Darr River

Aboriginal breastplate for Dick, King of Evesham, Darr River

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
Apply Australian Institute of Anatomy collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Evesham Station, Darr River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Evesham Station, Darr River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1985
Apply 1985 filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Hippie, King of Minnon

Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Hippie, King of Minnon

E Milne collection
Apply E 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
Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

E Milne collection
Apply E Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Merigal, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Merigal, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Aboriginal breastplate for King Billy, King of the Barwon Blacks

Aboriginal breastplate for King Billy, King of the Barwon Bl...

E Milne collection
Apply E Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
The Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Prayer books
Apply Prayer books filter
W Jewitt & Co Marine Chronometer No 462 in a wooden case, used in HMAS Warrego

W Jewitt & Co Marine Chronometer No 462 in a wooden case, us...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Apply Liverpool, Merseyside, England filter
W Jewitt & Co
Apply W Jewitt & Co filter
Toy brown velvet kangaroo covered with fundrasising badges from World War One

Toy brown velvet kangaroo covered with fundrasising badges f...

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Toy animals
Apply Toy animals filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Half plate field camera

Half plate field camera

Robert and Irene Goard collection
Apply Robert and Irene Goard collection filter
Half plate cameras
Apply Half plate cameras filter
Leitz Wetzlar dissecting light monocular microscope

Leitz Wetzlar dissecting light monocular microscope

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
Apply School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection filter
Microscopes
Apply Microscopes filter
Wetzlar, Germany
Apply Wetzlar, Germany filter
Leitz Wetzlar
Apply Leitz Wetzlar filter
Cast kangaroo candlestick

Cast kangaroo candlestick

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Candlesticks
Apply Candlesticks filter
Sheffield, England
Apply Sheffield, England filter
John Figorski & Co
Apply John Figorski & Co filter
1885
Apply 1885 filter
Circumferentor surveying instrument

Circumferentor surveying instrument

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Surveying equipment
Apply Surveying equipment filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
J Parkes & Sons Marine Chronometer No 11056, with accessories in a wooden case

J Parkes & Sons Marine Chronometer No 11056, with accessorie...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Apply Liverpool, Merseyside, England filter
J Parkes & Sons
Apply J Parkes & Sons filter
Winding key for chronometer, used in HMAS Tamworth

Winding key for chronometer, used in HMAS Tamworth

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Keys
Apply Keys filter
Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Apply Liverpool, Merseyside, England filter
Joseph Sewell
Apply Joseph Sewell filter
Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, with accessories in a wooden case

Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, with accessories in...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Morris Tobias
Apply Morris Tobias filter
1830
Apply 1830 filter
Cast kangaroo candlestick

Cast kangaroo candlestick

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Candlesticks
Apply Candlesticks filter
Sheffield, England
Apply Sheffield, England filter
John Figorski & Co
Apply John Figorski & Co filter
1885
Apply 1885 filter
1913 Delaunay-Belleville Tourer

1913 Delaunay-Belleville Tourer

Green's Motorcade Museum collection
Apply Green's Motorcade Museum collection filter
Motor cars
Apply Motor cars filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Delaunay-Belleville
Apply Delaunay-Belleville filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Pyott Marine Chronometer, in a wooden case

Pyott Marine Chronometer, in a wooden case

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
James Pyott
Apply James Pyott filter
Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

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
1895
Apply 1895 filter
Kullberg Chronometer No 1332

Kullberg Chronometer No 1332

Australian Survey Office collection no. 2
Apply Australian Survey Office collection no. 2 filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
Australian Survey Office
Apply Australian Survey Office 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
Wedgwood medallion made from dark grey clay from Sydney Cove, 1789

Wedgwood medallion made from dark grey clay from Sydney Cove...

Sydney Cove Medallion collection
Apply Sydney Cove Medallion collection filter
Medallions
Apply Medallions filter
England
Apply England filter
Josiah Wedgwood
Apply Josiah Wedgwood filter
1789
Apply 1789 filter
Military dress jacket

Military dress jacket

Dawn Laing collection no. 1
Apply Dawn Laing collection no. 1 filter
Jackets
Apply Jackets 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
Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
Apply John Jankaus collection filter
Spittoons
Apply Spittoons filter
Ventspils, Latvia
Apply Ventspils, Latvia filter
Mrs Lilija Kokle
Apply Mrs Lilija Kokle filter
1924
Apply 1924 filter
Load more objects