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
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
Handwritten account of a private tour to India and a scrapbook collection of assorted newspaper clippings from Australian and English newspapers on women's cricket 1932-39

Handwritten account of a private tour to India and a scrapbo...

Alicia Walsh collection
Apply Alicia Walsh collection filter
Scrapbooks
Apply Scrapbooks filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Alicia Walsh
Apply Alicia Walsh filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Parliament of Australia
Apply Parliament of Australia filter
1988
Apply 1988 filter
Toy milk truck

Toy milk truck

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
Apply Susan and Andrew Gibson collection filter
Toy trucks
Apply Toy trucks 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
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
Wood-handled iron mattock

Wood-handled iron mattock

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
Apply Claude Dunshea collection no. 1 filter
Mattocks
Apply Mattocks filter
Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Claude Dunshea
Apply Mr Claude Dunshea filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Wooden dentist instrument cabinet owned by Len Uren

Wooden dentist instrument cabinet owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
Apply Len Uren collection filter
Cabinets
Apply Cabinets filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Cash & Sons
Apply Cash & Sons filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
Apply Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection filter
Food preserving jars
Apply Food preserving jars filter
Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mrs Mavis Bridle
Apply Mrs Mavis Bridle filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Photograph of Winnie Hannan (nee O'Sullivan) with Lily Molloy on a merry-go-round

Photograph of Winnie Hannan (nee O'Sullivan) with Lily Mollo...

Kevin Hannan collection
Apply Kevin Hannan collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Winnie O'Sullivan
Apply Winnie O'Sullivan filter
1925
Apply 1925 filter
Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
Apply Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection filter
Leatherworking tools
Apply Leatherworking tools filter
Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia filter
Rolfe Bridle
Apply Rolfe Bridle filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Cast iron frying pan

Cast iron frying pan

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Frying pans
Apply Frying pans 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
Photograph of Edna Thompson and 'Tuppy' Franz, Martin Place Sydney, 1934

Photograph of Edna Thompson and 'Tuppy' Franz, Martin Place ...

Thompson Family collection
Apply Thompson Family collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Edna M. Thompson
Apply Edna M. Thompson filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Hollow wooden smoking pipe, with remnants of adhesive both ends, and two holes drilled at one end

Hollow wooden smoking pipe, with remnants of adhesive both e...

Ursula McConnel collection
Apply Ursula McConnel collection filter
Smoking pipes
Apply Smoking pipes filter
Archer River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Archer River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Kitchen knives
Apply Kitchen knives filter
Sheffield, England
Apply Sheffield, England filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup and saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup and saucer bearing t...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Cups and saucers
Apply Cups and saucers filter
England
Apply England filter
Minton
Apply Minton filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Steel hand drill with a round wooden handle

Steel hand drill with a round wooden handle

George O Crawford collection
Apply George O Crawford collection filter
Hand drills
Apply Hand drills filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr George O. Crawford
Apply Mr George O. Crawford filter
1900
Apply 1900 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
Banque Fonciere de Nijni-Novgorod-Samara, Lettre de Gage 4 1/2% de 10,000 roubles

Banque Fonciere de Nijni-Novgorod-Samara, Lettre de Gage 4 1...

Olga Riet collection
Apply Olga Riet collection filter
Financial records
Apply Financial records filter
Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
Apply Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China filter
Mrs Olga A. Riet
Apply Mrs Olga A. Riet filter
1929
Apply 1929 filter
Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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
Water Ledger, S R & W S Commission, Tongala, Koyuga & Kyabram Parishes, 1926-1938

Water Ledger, S R & W S Commission, Tongala, Koyuga & Kyabra...

Irrigation (Tatura) - Goulburn Murray Water collection
Apply Irrigation (Tatura) - Goulburn Murray Water collection filter
Administrative records
Apply Administrative records filter
Tongala, Victoria, Australia
Apply Tongala, Victoria, Australia filter
State Rivers and Water Supply Commission
Apply State Rivers and Water Supply Commission filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbe...

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
GST - it would never happen

GST - it would never happen

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1999 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mark Cornwall
Apply Mark Cornwall filter
1999
Apply 1999 filter
Adjustable taper nose pliers

Adjustable taper nose pliers

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Pliers
Apply Pliers 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
Knitlock corner brickmaking machine designed and used by Walter Burley Griffin

Knitlock corner brickmaking machine designed and used by Wal...

W Herbert and C Peters collection
Apply W Herbert and C Peters collection filter
Brickmaking equipment
Apply Brickmaking equipment filter
Castlecrag, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Castlecrag, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Walter B. Griffin
Apply Walter B. Griffin filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
No. 20 Singer sewing machine for girls with lid of box and instructions booklet

No. 20 Singer sewing machine for girls with lid of box and i...

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
Apply Susan and Andrew Gibson collection filter
Sewing machines
Apply Sewing machines filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Andrew A. Gibson
Apply Mr Andrew A. Gibson filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Radius gauge

Radius gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Gauges
Apply Gauges filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Round rose table centre, embroidered in various shades of pink and green

Round rose table centre, embroidered in various shades of pi...

Myrtle Wilson collection
Apply Myrtle Wilson collection filter
Table linen
Apply Table linen filter
Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Semco Company
Apply Semco Company filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Punishment equipment
Apply Punishment equipment filter
Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Black man's burden

Black man's burden

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1997 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Alan Moir
Apply Mr Alan Moir filter
1996
Apply 1996 filter
Shotgun Marriage

Shotgun Marriage

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1998 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Michael Fitzjames
Apply Mr Michael Fitzjames filter
1998
Apply 1998 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
Echoes of the Greiner campaign

Echoes of the Greiner campaign

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
Apply Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3 filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Michael Fitzjames
Apply Mr Michael Fitzjames filter
1998
Apply 1998 filter
Uncirculated 1997 one dollar coin

Uncirculated 1997 one dollar coin

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
Apply Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2 filter
One dollar coins
Apply One dollar coins filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Royal Australian Mint
Apply Royal Australian Mint filter
1997
Apply 1997 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
Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Turner and Valentine Families collection
Apply Turner and Valentine Families collection filter
Photograph albums
Apply Photograph albums filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Wooden pull toy by Toy Tinkers of Evanston, Illinois, USA

Wooden pull toy by Toy Tinkers of Evanston, Illinois, USA

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
Apply Susan and Andrew Gibson collection filter
Pull-along toys
Apply Pull-along 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
Horse team equaliser

Horse team equaliser

Doreen Liddle collection
Apply Doreen Liddle collection filter
Horse tack
Apply Horse tack filter
Narridy, South Australia, Australia
Apply Narridy, South Australia, Australia filter
Mr Jack P. Liddle
Apply Mr Jack P. Liddle filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Ballot box poised to bite back

Ballot box poised to bite back

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
Apply Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3 filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Michael Fitzjames
Apply Mr Michael Fitzjames filter
1997
Apply 1997 filter
Cartoon of the parallels between the coal industry of 1892 and the hospitality industry of 1992

Cartoon of the parallels between the coal industry of 1892 a...

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
Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airm...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Australia Post
Apply Australia Post filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Amy Hudson batting during the Interstate Championships in Sydney in 1934

Amy Hudson batting during the Interstate Championships in Sy...

Amy Hudson collection
Apply Amy Hudson collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Amy Hudson
Apply Ms Amy Hudson filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Alicia Walsh batting, 1937

Alicia Walsh batting, 1937

Alicia Walsh collection
Apply Alicia Walsh collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
The Sydney Morning Herald
Apply The Sydney Morning Herald filter
1937
Apply 1937 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
How Prescott came to be the right man at the wrong time

How Prescott came to be the right man at the wrong time

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
Apply Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3 filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Michael Fitzjames
Apply Mr Michael Fitzjames filter
1998
Apply 1998 filter
Dolls cane pram

Dolls cane pram

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
Apply Susan and Andrew Gibson collection filter
Dolls prams
Apply Dolls prams 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
Tourist guide map of Canberra

Tourist guide map of Canberra

Elizabeth Kay collection no. 1
Apply Elizabeth Kay collection no. 1 filter
Travel pamphlets
Apply Travel pamphlets filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
The Kangaroo Club
Apply The Kangaroo Club filter
1935
Apply 1935 filter
Cartoon titled 'Going the Dates of Other Players'.

Cartoon titled 'Going the Dates of Other Players'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 2001 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mark Cornwell
Apply Mark Cornwell filter
2001
Apply 2001 filter
Cartoon titled 'Model Aeroplane Industry'.

Cartoon titled 'Model Aeroplane Industry'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 2001 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Cathy Wilcox
Apply Ms Cathy Wilcox filter
2001
Apply 2001 filter
Railway pendulum wall clock

Railway pendulum wall clock

Australian National Railways Commission collection
Apply Australian National Railways Commission collection filter
Wall clocks
Apply Wall clocks filter
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier
Apply J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier filter
1887
Apply 1887 filter
Here's Johnny

Here's Johnny

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1997 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Michael Fitzjames
Apply Mr Michael Fitzjames filter
1996
Apply 1996 filter
Box for 'Lister' Sheep-Shearing combs used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Box for 'Lister' Sheep-Shearing combs used at 'Rocky Plains'...

Tony Preston collection no. 4
Apply Tony Preston collection no. 4 filter
Storage boxes
Apply Storage boxes filter
Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Apply Dursley, Gloucestershire, England filter
R A Lister and Company Limited
Apply R A Lister and Company Limited filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1925
Apply 1925 filter
The Choice

The Choice

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1999 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Alan Moir
Apply Mr Alan Moir filter
1999
Apply 1999 filter
Rogues in the Press Gallery

Rogues in the Press Gallery

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1999 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Michael Fitzjames
Apply Mr Michael Fitzjames filter
1999
Apply 1999 filter
Australian batswoman, Miss R Monaghan, steps out to a ball, cracks it to the boundary, at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Australian batswoman, Miss R Monaghan, steps out to a ball, ...

Ruby Lee collection
Apply Ruby Lee collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mrs Ruby Lee
Apply Mrs Ruby Lee filter
1932
Apply 1932 filter
Handmade doily

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
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Table model kerosene lamp

Table model kerosene lamp

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Kerosene lamps
Apply Kerosene lamps filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Cat and mouse

Cat and mouse

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1996 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Mr Alan Moir
Apply Mr Alan Moir filter
1995
Apply 1995 filter
Toyland

Toyland

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1996 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Mr Rocco Fazzari
Apply Mr Rocco Fazzari 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
Load more objects