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
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 collection no. 1
Apply Australian Broadcasting Corporation 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
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
Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup and saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup and saucer bearing the c...

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
Paper tape reader designed by Kevin Rosolen to be used with the SNOCOM computer

Paper tape reader designed by Kevin Rosolen to be used with ...

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
Bark painting representing kulama initiation by Deaf Tommy in Snake Bay, Melville Island, 1965

Bark painting representing kulama initiation by Deaf Tommy i...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Deaf Tommy, Pukualamiri
Apply Deaf Tommy, Pukualamiri filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
AICD (Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament)

AICD (Association for International Co-operation and Disarma...

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
Apply People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2 filter
Political badges
Apply Political badges filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament
Apply Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
August 9th South African Women's Day

August 9th South African Women's Day

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
'Creation Stories of the Manggalili Clan' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, about 1965

'Creation Stories of the Manggalili Clan' by Narritjin Maymu...

Department of Aboriginal Affairs collection no. 1
Apply Department of Aboriginal Affairs collection no. 1 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Narritjin Maymuru
Apply Narritjin Maymuru filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
Engraved boab nut 'Attempt to Seduce a Wife' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Attempt to Seduce a Wife' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
Apply Jack Wherra collection no. 1 filter
Nut carvings
Apply Nut carvings filter
Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia filter
Jack Wherra
Apply Jack Wherra filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters 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
Bark painting representing a Prukupali pattern by Deaf Tommy in Snake Bay, Melville Island, 1965

Bark painting representing a Prukupali pattern by Deaf Tommy...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Deaf Tommy, Pukualamiri
Apply Deaf Tommy, Pukualamiri filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
SNOCOM computer used by the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority

SNOCOM computer used by the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric A...

University of Sydney School of Engineering collection
Apply University of Sydney School of Engineering 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
School of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney
Apply School of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney filter
1958
Apply 1958 filter
Bayini at Wapilinya Island, 1965

Bayini at Wapilinya Island, 1965

J Davidson collection no. 3
Apply J Davidson collection no. 3 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mathaman Marika
Apply Mathaman Marika filter
1965
Apply 1965 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
Spirit People by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

Spirit People by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

J Davidson collection no. 3
Apply J Davidson collection no. 3 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Yirawala
Apply Yirawala filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
Engraved boab nut 'The Anthropologist Records Rock Art' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'The Anthropologist Records Rock Art' by J...

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
Apply Jack Wherra collection no. 1 filter
Nut carvings
Apply Nut carvings filter
Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia filter
Jack Wherra
Apply Jack Wherra filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Pair of short white cotton gloves worn by Aboriginal rights activist Faith Bandler

Pair of short white cotton gloves worn by Aboriginal rights ...

Faith Bandler collection
Apply Faith Bandler collection filter
Gloves
Apply Gloves filter
Faith I. Bandler
Apply Faith I. Bandler filter
1955
Apply 1955 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
China dinner plate printed with the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

China dinner plate printed with the Commonwealth Parliament ...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Dinner plates
Apply Dinner plates filter
England
Apply England filter
Royal Grafton
Apply Royal Grafton filter
1957
Apply 1957 filter
Goanna.

Goanna.

J Davidson collection no. 3
Apply J Davidson collection no. 3 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Nobardbara
Apply Nobardbara filter
1965
Apply 1965 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
Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Australian National Railways Commission collection
Apply Australian National Railways Commission collection filter
Transport passes
Apply Transport passes filter
Commonwealth Railways
Apply Commonwealth Railways filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Bark painting depicting 30 circles, in combinations of black, white, red or yellow

Bark painting depicting 30 circles, in combinations of black...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Polly Miller, Poinomaju
Apply Polly Miller, Poinomaju filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
International Women's Day mug

International Women's Day mug

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Mugs
Apply Mugs 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
Painting has a central image of a cross surrounded by a square infilled with linear patterning

Painting has a central image of a cross surrounded by a squa...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Maudie Tipupaju
Apply Maudie Tipupaju filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
International award to firm

International award to firm

J B Young Ltd collection
Apply J B Young Ltd collection filter
Newspaper clippings
Apply Newspaper clippings filter
J B Young Holdings Ltd
Apply J B Young Holdings Ltd filter
1965
Apply 1965 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
Nuclear Free Zone Australia

Nuclear Free Zone Australia

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
Apply People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2 filter
Political badges
Apply Political badges filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament
Apply Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
Engraved boab nut 'The Card Game' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'The Card Game' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
Apply Jack Wherra collection no. 1 filter
Nut carvings
Apply Nut carvings filter
Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia filter
Jack Wherra
Apply Jack Wherra filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
IBM input typewriter from the SNOCOM computer used by the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority

IBM input typewriter from the SNOCOM computer used by the Sn...

University of Sydney School of Engineering collection
Apply University of Sydney School of Engineering collection filter
Typewriters
Apply Typewriters filter
University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
School of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney
Apply School of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney filter
1958
Apply 1958 filter
Pearl necklace given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

Pearl necklace given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her ...

Diana Baxter collection no. 1
Apply Diana Baxter collection no. 1 filter
Necklaces
Apply Necklaces filter
Scotland
Apply Scotland filter
Janet Templeton
Apply Janet Templeton filter
1826
Apply 1826 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
Engraved boab nut 'Women Admire Themselves in a Lilypond' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Women Admire Themselves in a Lilypond' by...

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
Apply Jack Wherra collection no. 1 filter
Nut carvings
Apply Nut carvings filter
Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia filter
Jack Wherra
Apply Jack Wherra filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Painting on masonite by  Larangana, 1964 - depicts a river and a snake, together with three fish, a stingray, nine birds and twenty three eggs.

Painting on masonite by Larangana, 1964 - depicts a river a...

Dr Alex Van der Leeden collection
Apply Dr Alex Van der Leeden collection filter
Paintings
Apply Paintings filter
Numbulwar, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Numbulwar, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Larangana
Apply Larangana filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Stylised image of an African woman with a raised fist.

Stylised image of an African woman with a raised fist.

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Badges
Apply 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
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
Fire dreaming

Fire dreaming

J Davidson collection no. 3
Apply J Davidson collection no. 3 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Yama Maymuru
Apply Yama Maymuru filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
Bark painting

Bark painting

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Maudie Tipupaju
Apply Maudie Tipupaju filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
Apply The Christensen Fund collection no. 1 filter
Prints
Apply Prints filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
J Carr
Apply J Carr filter
1873
Apply 1873 filter
Fire dreaming

Fire dreaming

J Davidson collection no. 3
Apply J Davidson collection no. 3 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Yama Maymuru
Apply Yama Maymuru filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
Painting depicts an abstract design with flying foxes

Painting depicts an abstract design with flying foxes

J Davidson collection no. 3
Apply J Davidson collection no. 3 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
Apply Mungurrawuy Yunupingu filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
Latvian natural-coloured linen waistcoat with black embroidery

Latvian natural-coloured linen waistcoat with black embroide...

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
Apply Guna Kinne collection no. 1 filter
Waistcoats
Apply Waistcoats filter
Riga, Latvia
Apply Riga, Latvia filter
Mrs Guna Kinne
Apply Mrs Guna Kinne filter
1942
Apply 1942 filter
Stylised image of a blond haired woman with a dove making up the hair of the woman

Stylised image of a blond haired woman with a dove making up...

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Badges
Apply 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
I am a Woman for Peace

I am a Woman for Peace

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
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
Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
Apply John Jankaus collection filter
Dental equipment
Apply Dental equipment filter
Ventspils, Latvia
Apply Ventspils, Latvia filter
Mrs Lilija Kokle
Apply Mrs Lilija Kokle filter
1924
Apply 1924 filter
Natives of Carpentaria

Natives of Carpentaria

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
Apply The Christensen Fund collection no. 1 filter
Prints
Apply Prints filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
T Baines
Apply T Baines filter
1873
Apply 1873 filter
Crimson full-length tunic, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

Crimson full-length tunic, part of Castellorizian formal att...

George Pappas collection no. 1
Apply George Pappas collection no. 1 filter
Tunics
Apply Tunics filter
Megisti, Greece
Apply Megisti, Greece filter
Rose Pappas
Apply Rose Pappas filter
1922
Apply 1922 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
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
1945 FDIF 1965 WIDF

1945 FDIF 1965 WIDF

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
Painting is divided into numerous squares

Painting is divided into numerous squares

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Polly M. Puruntatameri
Apply Polly M. Puruntatameri filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
Certificate awarded at the Margaret River And Districts Agricultural Society 31st Annual Show, 1965 for first prize for an appliqued doily

Certificate awarded at the Margaret River And Districts Agri...

Myrtle Wilson collection
Apply Myrtle Wilson collection filter
Prize certificates
Apply Prize certificates filter
Busselton, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Busselton, Western Australia, Australia filter
Margaret River & Districts Agricultural Society
Apply Margaret River & Districts Agricultural Society filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
Stylised image of a woman with a dove

Stylised image of a woman with a dove

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Badges
Apply 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
Out of ANZUS

Out of ANZUS

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
Apply People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2 filter
Political badges
Apply Political badges filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Australia, New Zealand, United States Security Treaty
Apply Australia, New Zealand, United States Security Treaty filter
1951
Apply 1951 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
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
Painting on masonite by Mindjugak,1965 - depicts eight groper fish.

Painting on masonite by Mindjugak,1965 - depicts eight grope...

Dr Alex Van der Leeden collection
Apply Dr Alex Van der Leeden collection filter
Paintings
Apply Paintings filter
Numbulwar, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Numbulwar, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mindjugak
Apply Mindjugak filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
Engraved boab nut 'Whiteman's Justice' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Whiteman's Justice' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
Apply Jack Wherra collection no. 1 filter
Nut carvings
Apply Nut carvings filter
Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia filter
Jack Wherra
Apply Jack Wherra filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Apply St Albans, Hertfordshire, England filter
Thomas Mercer Ltd
Apply Thomas Mercer Ltd filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Load more objects