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
Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
Apply Cecil Ballard Jnr collection filter
Commemorative mugs
Apply Commemorative mugs filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Apply Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II filter
1788
Apply 1788 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
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
Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the fir...

Australian National Railways Commission collection
Apply Australian National Railways Commission collection filter
Wheelbarrows
Apply Wheelbarrows filter
Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
Apply Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia filter
W J. Spence
Apply W J. Spence filter
1877
Apply 1877 filter
Camisole

Camisole

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Camisoles
Apply Camisoles filter
1900
Apply 1900 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
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
Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remember'

Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remem...

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
Apply 1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection filter
Letters
Apply Letters filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Australia Post
Apply Australia Post filter
1984
Apply 1984 filter
White pillowcase with cotton ties

White pillowcase with cotton ties

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Pillowcases
Apply Pillowcases filter
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Janet Spence Smith
Apply Ms Janet Spence Smith filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Corsets
Apply Corsets filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Wooden serviette ring set on a pewter stand which is shaped as a gum leaf

Wooden serviette ring set on a pewter stand which is shaped ...

Elizabeth Chess collection
Apply Elizabeth Chess collection filter
Serviette rings
Apply Serviette rings filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Sinc...

Kerry Browning collection
Apply Kerry Browning collection filter
Political posters
Apply Political posters filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
1988
Apply 1988 filter
Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
Apply Cecil Ballard Jnr collection filter
Commemorative plates
Apply Commemorative plates filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Apply Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II filter
1788
Apply 1788 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
White china dinner plate

White china dinner plate

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Dinner plates
Apply Dinner plates filter
England
Apply England filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Illuminated address to William Barbour

Illuminated address to William Barbour

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Illuminated addresses
Apply Illuminated addresses filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1907
Apply 1907 filter
White cotton pillowcase

White cotton pillowcase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Pillowcases
Apply Pillowcases filter
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Janet Spence Smith
Apply Ms Janet Spence Smith filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Box for The Lister Sheep-Shear used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Box for The Lister Sheep-Shear used at 'Rocky Plains' via Be...

Tony Preston collection no. 4
Apply Tony Preston collection no. 4 filter
Boxes
Apply 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
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
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
Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Cregan Family collection
Apply Cregan Family collection filter
Pest control equipment
Apply Pest control equipment filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Buzacott & Co Ltd
Apply Buzacott & Co Ltd filter
1920
Apply 1920 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
White cotton pillowcase

White cotton pillowcase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Pillowcases
Apply Pillowcases filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Janet Spence Smith
Apply Ms Janet Spence Smith filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Comb for sheep shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Comb for sheep shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via...

Tony Preston collection no. 4
Apply Tony Preston collection no. 4 filter
Shearing equipment
Apply Shearing equipment filter
Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Berridale, New South Wales, Australia filter
Neil Woodhouse
Apply Neil Woodhouse filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Thursday Island

First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of th...

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
Apply 1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection filter
First day envelopes
Apply First day envelopes filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Australia Post
Apply Australia Post filter
1984
Apply 1984 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
Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Homestead, Meekatharra, WA

Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Ho...

Geoff and Sheila Lacy collection
Apply Geoff and Sheila Lacy collection filter
Fences
Apply Fences filter
Meekatharra, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Meekatharra, Western Australia, Australia filter
Government of Western Australia
Apply Government of Western Australia filter
1903
Apply 1903 filter
Steel lister with three teeth used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Steel lister with three teeth used at 'Rocky Plains' via Ber...

Tony Preston collection no. 4
Apply Tony Preston collection no. 4 filter
Shearing equipment
Apply Shearing equipment filter
Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Berridale, New South Wales, Australia filter
Neil Woodhouse
Apply Neil Woodhouse filter
1910
Apply 1910 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
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

Image Unavailable

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

Image Unavailable

Hand crocheted bedspread

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
Apply Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1 filter
Bedspreads
Apply Bedspreads filter
Wollstonecraft, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Wollstonecraft, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Eveline Whiting
Apply Eveline Whiting filter
1908
Apply 1908 filter
Bundle of press cuttings and historical documents relating the history of J B Young Holdings Ltd

Bundle of press cuttings and historical documents relating t...

J B Young Ltd collection
Apply J B Young Ltd collection filter
Scrapbooks
Apply Scrapbooks filter
J B Young Holdings Ltd
Apply J B Young Holdings Ltd filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Salad fork and spoon

Salad fork and spoon

Joyce Riley collection
Apply Joyce Riley collection filter
Salad servers
Apply Salad servers filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Mrs Joyce Riley
Apply Mrs Joyce Riley filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter

Image Unavailable

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

Image Unavailable

1997 Royal Australian Mint Proof Coin Set

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
Apply Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2 filter
Coin proof sets
Apply Coin proof sets 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

Image Unavailable

Five-horse power Lundell electric motor, used at the Cockato...

Department of Administrative Services collection
Apply Department of Administrative Services collection filter
Motors
Apply Motors filter
United States of America
Apply United States of America filter
Sprague Electric Co
Apply Sprague Electric Co filter
1890
Apply 1890 filter

Image Unavailable

Five-horse power Lundell brand electric motor, used at the C...

Department of Administrative Services collection
Apply Department of Administrative Services collection filter
Motors
Apply Motors filter
United States of America
Apply United States of America filter
Sprague Electric Co
Apply Sprague Electric Co filter
1890
Apply 1890 filter
Willans & Robinson tandem compound twin-cylinder engine No 2347, sent to Western Australia in 1896

Willans & Robinson tandem compound twin-cylinder engine No 2...

Messrs FE, MW & SU Baldwin collection
Apply Messrs FE, MW & SU Baldwin collection filter
Twin cylinder engines
Apply Twin cylinder engines filter
Thames Ditton, Surrey, England
Apply Thames Ditton, Surrey, England filter
Willans & Robinson Co
Apply Willans & Robinson Co filter
1895
Apply 1895 filter

Image Unavailable

Five-horse power Lundell brand electric motor, used at the C...

Department of Administrative Services collection
Apply Department of Administrative Services collection filter
Motors
Apply Motors filter
United States of America
Apply United States of America filter
Sprague Electric Co
Apply Sprague Electric Co filter
1890
Apply 1890 filter
Koerstz simple tumble-over double box wool press

Koerstz simple tumble-over double box wool press

Cregan Family collection
Apply Cregan Family collection filter
Wool presses
Apply Wool presses filter
Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Christian C. Koerstz
Apply Mr Christian C. Koerstz filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter

Image Unavailable

Rickety blue wooden wheelbarrow

Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1
Apply Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1 filter
Wheelbarrows
Apply Wheelbarrows filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Knock & Kirby
Apply Knock & Kirby filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter

Image Unavailable

Varnished cedar cabinet in two sections, made for the GPO Sy...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Cabinets
Apply Cabinets filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1873
Apply 1873 filter
Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her hu...

Diana Baxter collection no. 1
Apply Diana Baxter collection no. 1 filter
Brooches
Apply Brooches filter
Scotland
Apply Scotland filter
Janet Templeton
Apply Janet Templeton filter
1826
Apply 1826 filter

Image Unavailable

Souvenir cigar box made of wood from HMAS Australia (I)

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet collection no. 3
Apply Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet collection no. 3 filter
Cigar boxes
Apply Cigar boxes filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
HMAS Australia (I)
Apply HMAS Australia (I) filter
1924
Apply 1924 filter

Image Unavailable

Pine wardrobe

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Wardrobes
Apply Wardrobes filter
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

Bothwell Museum collection
Apply Bothwell Museum collection filter
Clothes wringers
Apply Clothes wringers filter
Glasgow, Scotland
Apply Glasgow, Scotland filter
ACME Manufacturing Co
Apply ACME Manufacturing Co filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Case for Remington Portable Model 5 typewriter used by zoologist Doctor Isobel Bennett

Case for Remington Portable Model 5 typewriter used by zoolo...

Isobel Bennett collection
Apply Isobel Bennett collection filter
Typewriter cases
Apply Typewriter cases filter
United States of America
Apply United States of America filter
Remington
Apply Remington filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
H V McKay Sunshine Seed and Fertilizer Drill

H V McKay Sunshine Seed and Fertilizer Drill

Australian Fertilizers Ltd collection
Apply Australian Fertilizers Ltd collection filter
Seed drills
Apply Seed drills filter
Victoria, Australia
Apply Victoria, Australia filter
H V McKay Pty Ltd
Apply H V McKay Pty Ltd filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter

Image Unavailable

Single bed sheet

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Bedsheets
Apply Bedsheets filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Janet Spence Smith
Apply Ms Janet Spence Smith filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Ladies cream satin left shoe, with cream and silver glass beading in a triangular shape on the front

Ladies cream satin left shoe, with cream and silver glass be...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Shoes
Apply Shoes filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter

Image Unavailable

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "JEC"

Cregan Family collection
Apply Cregan Family collection filter
Stencils
Apply Stencils filter
Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Mr John Cregan
Apply Mr John Cregan filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Scholefield double-barrelled hammer action, 12 gauge breech loading shotgun

Scholefield double-barrelled hammer action, 12 gauge breech ...

Ian Browne collection
Apply Ian Browne collection filter
Shotguns
Apply Shotguns filter
England, United Kingdom
Apply England, United Kingdom filter
Scholefield
Apply Scholefield filter
1880
Apply 1880 filter

Image Unavailable

Pine storage chest

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Chests
Apply Chests filter
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter

Image Unavailable

Griddle Iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Cooking equipment
Apply Cooking equipment 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
Fourth panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', commemorating the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

Fourth panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of...

ACT Embroiderer's Guild collection
Apply ACT Embroiderer's Guild collection filter
Embroidered pictures
Apply Embroidered pictures filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
The Embroiderers' Guild ACT Inc
Apply The Embroiderers' Guild ACT Inc filter
2000
Apply 2000 filter

Image Unavailable

Woonona Soccer Club 1889 - 2003

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
Apply John 'Johnny' Warren collection filter
Booklets
Apply Booklets filter
1889
Apply 1889 filter
Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "LOX"

Cregan Family collection
Apply Cregan Family collection filter
Stencils
Apply Stencils filter
Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Mr John Cregan
Apply Mr John Cregan filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter

Image Unavailable

Varnished cedar writing desk, bought expressly for the GPO S...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Writing desks
Apply Writing desks filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Alex W Norton, Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Commission Agent
Apply Alex W Norton, Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Commission Agent filter
1873
Apply 1873 filter

Image Unavailable

Saucepan and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Saucepans
Apply Saucepans filter
West Bromwich, West Midlands, England
Apply West Bromwich, West Midlands, England filter
Archibald Kenrick & Sons
Apply Archibald Kenrick & Sons filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Load more objects