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
Masonic Grand Director's baton

Masonic Grand Director's baton

Ronald L Gale Masonic collection no. 1
Apply Ronald L Gale Masonic collection no. 1 filter
Batons
Apply Batons filter
Mr Ronald L. Gale
Apply Mr Ronald L. Gale filter
1970
Apply 1970 filter
Harvest of Endurance : A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988

Harvest of Endurance : A History of the Chinese in Australia...

Australia-China Friendship Society collection
Apply Australia-China Friendship Society collection filter
Scrolls
Apply Scrolls filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Mr Mo Xiangyi
Apply Mr Mo Xiangyi filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with accessories

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with ac...

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
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
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
Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
Apply Guna Kinne collection no. 1 filter
Skirts
Apply Skirts filter
Riga, Latvia
Apply Riga, Latvia filter
Mrs Guna Kinne
Apply Mrs Guna Kinne filter
1941
Apply 1941 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
Manual of instructions for using the St George Supermatic electric stove, 1952

Manual of instructions for using the St George Supermatic el...

Dr Edward Duyker collection no. 2
Apply Dr Edward Duyker collection no. 2 filter
Instruction booklets
Apply Instruction booklets filter
Peakhurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Peakhurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
St George Ranges Pty Ltd
Apply St George Ranges Pty Ltd filter
1947
Apply 1947 filter
PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1
Apply Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1 filter
Paddle-steamers
Apply Paddle-steamers filter
Beverley, Yorkshire, England
Apply Beverley, Yorkshire, England filter
Beverley Iron Coy Limited
Apply Beverley Iron Coy Limited filter
1877
Apply 1877 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
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories in a wooden case

Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories i...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Edward Thomas Loseby
Apply Edward Thomas Loseby filter
1846
Apply 1846 filter
British MkIII Pattern 1944 military steel helmet painted with the Trotskyist slogan 'OUT NOW', adopted to protest the Vietnam War

British MkIII Pattern 1944 military steel helmet painted wit...

Paul Bridges collection
Apply Paul Bridges collection filter
Military helmets
Apply Military helmets filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Paul Bridges
Apply Mr Paul Bridges filter
1944
Apply 1944 filter
Shovel

Shovel

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
Apply Claude Dunshea collection no. 1 filter
Shovels
Apply Shovels filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Savage Co Ltd
Apply Savage Co Ltd filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Monocular microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

Monocular microscope used for the scientific study of algae ...

Valerie Jones collection
Apply Valerie Jones collection filter
Microscopes
Apply Microscopes filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Mrs Valerie May
Apply Mrs Valerie May filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Bone china coffee cup and saucer with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

Bone china coffee cup and saucer with a coloured Commonwealt...

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
Royal Grafton
Apply Royal Grafton filter
1957
Apply 1957 filter
Vietnam Moratorium Withdrawal All Troops Now

Vietnam Moratorium Withdrawal All Troops Now

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
Apply People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2 filter
Political badges
Apply Political badges filter
Vietnam
Apply Vietnam filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
Miss Australia crown worn by national titleholders in the Miss Australia Quest each year from 1965 to 1991

Miss Australia crown worn by national titleholders in the Mi...

Miss Australia Company collection
Apply Miss Australia Company collection filter
Crowns (headwear)
Apply Crowns (headwear) filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Ernest Booth
Apply Mr Ernest Booth filter
1964
Apply 1964 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
Percival Type D3 Gull Six monoplane G-AERD

Percival Type D3 Gull Six monoplane G-AERD

Neil Jensen collection
Apply Neil Jensen collection filter
Aeroplanes
Apply Aeroplanes filter
Gravesend, Kent, England
Apply Gravesend, Kent, England filter
Percival Aircraft Company Limited
Apply Percival Aircraft Company Limited filter
1936
Apply 1936 filter
Black and white photographic postcard of Circular Quay with artist's impression of the Sydney Opera House

Black and white photographic postcard of Circular Quay with ...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Austr...
Apply Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Austr... filter
Australian News and Information Bureau
Apply Australian News and Information Bureau filter
1950
Apply 1950 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
Firing the Humpy by Lin Onus

Firing the Humpy by Lin Onus

Lin Onus collection
Apply Lin Onus collection filter
Oil paintings
Apply Oil paintings filter
Lin Onus
Apply Lin Onus filter
1972
Apply 1972 filter
Wooden hall chair with a removable black felt cushion, from the Prime Minister's Lodge

Wooden hall chair with a removable black felt cushion, from ...

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
Apply Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection filter
Chairs
Apply Chairs filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Mrs Ruth Lane Poole
Apply Mrs Ruth Lane Poole filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
NCR electro-mechanical ticket selling machine, used by the West Australian Totalisator Agency Board

NCR electro-mechanical ticket selling machine, used by the W...

West Australian Totalisator Agency Board collection
Apply West Australian Totalisator Agency Board collection filter
Ticket machines
Apply Ticket machines filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
National Cash Register
Apply National Cash Register filter
1962
Apply 1962 filter
Ammunition box used by Polish migrant Mr Lukas in Italy, England, Argentina and Australia, 1943-1988

Ammunition box used by Polish migrant Mr Lukas in Italy, Eng...

Stanislaw Lukas collection
Apply Stanislaw Lukas collection filter
Storage boxes
Apply Storage boxes filter
Italy
Apply Italy filter
Mr Stanislaw '. Lukas
Apply Mr Stanislaw '. Lukas filter
1943
Apply 1943 filter
GMH Pointers

GMH Pointers

Jack Heenan collection
Apply Jack Heenan collection filter
Magazines
Apply Magazines filter
GM Holden Ltd
Apply GM Holden Ltd filter
1972
Apply 1972 filter
Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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

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
Motor Fishing Vessel Hong Hai, which transported 38 Vietnamese refugees to Australia in 1978

Motor Fishing Vessel Hong Hai, which transported 38 Vietname...

Tran Thi Nga collection
Apply Tran Thi Nga collection filter
Fishing boats
Apply Fishing boats filter
An-Hoa, Kien Gaing, Vietnam
Apply An-Hoa, Kien Gaing, Vietnam filter
Captain Van S. Truong
Apply Captain Van S. Truong filter
1969
Apply 1969 filter
Snake Dreaming for Children by  Uta Uta Tjangala, 1972  polymer on board

Snake Dreaming for Children by Uta Uta Tjangala, 1972 poly...

Papunya Art 2008 collection
Apply Papunya Art 2008 collection filter
Acrylic paintings
Apply Acrylic paintings filter
Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Uta Uta Tjangala
Apply Uta Uta Tjangala filter
1972
Apply 1972 filter
Little Grey Fergie toy tractor handcrafted from salvaged box timber and wire by 10 year old Brian Burns in 1943.

Little Grey Fergie toy tractor handcrafted from salvaged box...

John McNally collection
Apply John McNally collection filter
Toy tractors
Apply Toy tractors filter
Cudgen, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Cudgen, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Brian Burns
Apply Mr Brian Burns filter
1943
Apply 1943 filter
A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-1982

A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-19...

Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
Apply Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection filter
Medals
Apply Medals filter
Amor Pty Ltd
Apply Amor Pty Ltd filter
1882
Apply 1882 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
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Apply St Albans, Hertfordshire, England filter
Thomas Mercer Ltd
Apply Thomas Mercer Ltd filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Wall hanging of a scene from Little Red Riding Hood, made by Ukrainian Displaced Person Olga Basylevich, in Germany in 1946

Wall hanging of a scene from Little Red Riding Hood, made by...

Forest Hill Residential Kindergarten collection
Apply Forest Hill Residential Kindergarten collection filter
Wall hangings
Apply Wall hangings filter
Neu-Ulm Displaced Persons Camp, American Zone, Germany
Apply Neu-Ulm Displaced Persons Camp, American Zone, Germany filter
Olga Basylevich
Apply Olga Basylevich filter
1946
Apply 1946 filter
Railways of Australia Gold Life Pass issued to Sir Robert Menzies

Railways of Australia Gold Life Pass issued to Sir Robert Me...

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
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Molded yellow plastic hard hat associated wtih the Snowy Scheme

Molded yellow plastic hard hat associated wtih the Snowy Sch...

Snowy Scheme - Frank Rodwell collection
Apply Snowy Scheme - Frank Rodwell collection filter
Helmets
Apply Helmets filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Industrial Safety Services
Apply Industrial Safety Services filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
Apply Guna Kinne collection no. 1 filter
Brooches
Apply Brooches filter
Latvia
Apply Latvia filter
Mrs Guna Kinne
Apply Mrs Guna Kinne filter
1942
Apply 1942 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
Metal and plastic headphone plug

Metal and plastic headphone plug

Ernest B Phillips collection
Apply Ernest B Phillips collection filter
Audio equipment accessories
Apply Audio equipment accessories filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Sony Corporation
Apply Sony Corporation filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
Apply White Australia Protection Badge collection filter
Political badges
Apply Political badges filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
1906
Apply 1906 filter
Senior Postman's grey fabric peaked cap with gold PMG badge

Senior Postman's grey fabric peaked cap with gold PMG badge

Catherine Davenport collection
Apply Catherine Davenport collection filter
Caps
Apply Caps filter
Riverwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Riverwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Robert P. Davenport
Apply Mr Robert P. Davenport filter
1961
Apply 1961 filter
Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flo...

Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
Apply Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1 filter
Wool specimens
Apply Wool specimens filter
Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia filter
John Macarthur
Apply John Macarthur filter
1988
Apply 1988 filter
Latvian silver-coloured metal brooch with amber coloured bead

Latvian silver-coloured metal brooch with amber coloured bea...

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
Apply Guna Kinne collection no. 1 filter
Brooches
Apply Brooches filter
Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
Apply Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia filter
Mrs Guna Kinne
Apply Mrs Guna Kinne filter
1957
Apply 1957 filter
1955 FJ Holden Special sedan

1955 FJ Holden Special sedan

Faye and Albert Neuss collection
Apply Faye and Albert Neuss collection filter
Motor cars
Apply Motor cars filter
Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
GM Holden Ltd
Apply GM Holden Ltd filter
1955
Apply 1955 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
Handmade wooden gold mining cradle on rockers

Handmade wooden gold mining cradle on rockers

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
Apply Claude Dunshea collection no. 1 filter
Gold washing cradles
Apply Gold washing cradles filter
Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Bowral, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Claude Dunshea
Apply Mr Claude Dunshea filter
1950
Apply 1950 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
White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney at Keeling Cocos Island on 9 November 1914

White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HM...

Margaret Gibb collection
Apply Margaret Gibb collection filter
Commemorative cups
Apply Commemorative cups filter
England
Apply England filter
Samuel Radford Ltd
Apply Samuel Radford Ltd filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Untitled painting by Anatjari Tjakamarra, 1972, polymer on board

Untitled painting by Anatjari Tjakamarra, 1972, polymer on b...

Papunya Art 2008 collection
Apply Papunya Art 2008 collection filter
Acrylic paintings
Apply Acrylic paintings filter
Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Anatjari (. Tjakamarra
Apply Anatjari (. Tjakamarra filter
1972
Apply 1972 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
Chisel, made by Paddy Tjangala, 1972

Chisel, made by Paddy Tjangala, 1972

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
Apply Lew Parlette collection no. 2 filter
Chisels
Apply Chisels filter
Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Paddy Tjangala
Apply Paddy Tjangala filter
1972
Apply 1972 filter
Poster titled 'Advance Australia Where?'

Poster titled 'Advance Australia Where?'

Lorraine Coutts collection
Apply Lorraine Coutts collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Terri...
Apply Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Terri... filter
National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
Apply National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee filter
1992
Apply 1992 filter
Gold pan associated with Claude Dunshea

Gold pan associated with Claude Dunshea

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
Apply Claude Dunshea collection no. 1 filter
Goldmining equipment
Apply Goldmining equipment filter
Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Claude Dunshea
Apply Mr Claude Dunshea filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden case

Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden ...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Parkinson & Frodsham
Apply Parkinson & Frodsham filter
1840
Apply 1840 filter
Minton 'Kings Service' china dinner plate bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

Minton 'Kings Service' china dinner plate bearing the Common...

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
Minton
Apply Minton filter
1927
Apply 1927 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
China saucer for a coffee cup with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

China saucer for a coffee cup with a coloured Commonwealth P...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Saucers
Apply Saucers filter
England
Apply England filter
Royal Grafton
Apply Royal Grafton filter
1957
Apply 1957 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
1963 Lightburn Zeta motor car

1963 Lightburn Zeta motor car

Lightburn collection
Apply Lightburn collection filter
Motor cars
Apply Motor cars filter
Camden, South Australia, Australia
Apply Camden, South Australia, Australia filter
Lightburn & Co Ltd
Apply Lightburn & Co Ltd filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Latvian white, red and grey costume blouse

Latvian white, red and grey costume blouse

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
Apply Guna Kinne collection no. 1 filter
Blouses
Apply Blouses filter
Riga, Latvia
Apply Riga, Latvia filter
Mrs Guna Kinne
Apply Mrs Guna Kinne filter
1939
Apply 1939 filter
Load more objects