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
Pair of dark brown cotton knit stockings

Pair of dark brown cotton knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
Apply Olga Riet collection filter
Stockings
Apply Stockings 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
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
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
Pair of brown cotton knit stockings

Pair of brown cotton knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
Apply Olga Riet collection filter
Stockings
Apply Stockings 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
Griddle Iron

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
Fiji Football Association 60th Anniversary medallion

Fiji Football Association 60th Anniversary medallion

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
Apply John 'Johnny' Warren collection filter
Medallions
Apply Medallions filter
Fiji
Apply Fiji filter
John N. Warren MBE OAM
Apply John N. Warren MBE OAM filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Pair of brown cotton stockings

Pair of brown cotton stockings

Olga Riet collection
Apply Olga Riet collection filter
Stockings
Apply Stockings 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
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
White china bowl

White china bowl

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Bowls
Apply Bowls filter
England
Apply England filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1900
Apply 1900 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
Saucepan and lid

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
Two bowls

Two bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Bowls
Apply Bowls filter
England
Apply England filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Poster 'Pas de Bombes'

Poster 'Pas de Bombes'

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
Apply People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2 filter
Political posters
Apply Political posters filter
France
Apply France filter
Government of France
Apply Government of France filter
1966
Apply 1966 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
Stop French Testing

Stop French Testing

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
Apply People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2 filter
Political badges
Apply Political badges filter
Muroroa Atoll, Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia
Apply Muroroa Atoll, Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia filter
Direction des Centres d'Experimentation Nucleaires
Apply Direction des Centres d'Experimentation Nucleaires filter
1966
Apply 1966 filter
Three bowls

Three bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Bowls
Apply Bowls filter
England
Apply England filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Wooden wool depth measure, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

Wooden wool depth measure, used by professional shearer Coli...

Colin Davis collection
Apply Colin Davis collection filter
Measuring instruments
Apply Measuring instruments filter
Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Colin Davis
Apply Mr Colin Davis filter
1946
Apply 1946 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
Pair of pink-brown knit stockings

Pair of pink-brown knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
Apply Olga Riet collection filter
Stockings
Apply Stockings 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
Poster 'IT TAKES ONLY ONE NUCLEAR WEAPON TO SPOIL YOUR DAY...'

Poster 'IT TAKES ONLY ONE NUCLEAR WEAPON TO SPOIL YOUR DAY.....

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
Apply People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2 filter
Political posters
Apply Political posters filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Apply Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament filter
1960
Apply 1960 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
Nomad brand 'walking' lawn sprinkler

Nomad brand 'walking' lawn sprinkler

David and Margaret Ride collection
Apply David and Margaret Ride collection filter
Sprinklers
Apply Sprinklers filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
Dr David Ride
Apply Dr David Ride filter
1959
Apply 1959 filter
Pair of dark brown cotton knit stockings

Pair of dark brown cotton knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
Apply Olga Riet collection filter
Stockings
Apply Stockings 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
Yacca walking-stick

Yacca walking-stick

C Warren Bonython collection
Apply C Warren Bonython collection filter
Walking-sticks
Apply Walking-sticks filter
South Australia, Australia
Apply South Australia, Australia filter
Charles W. Bonython
Apply Charles W. Bonython filter
1947
Apply 1947 filter
Sharpening stone for shears, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

Sharpening stone for shears, used by professional shearer Co...

Colin Davis collection
Apply Colin Davis collection filter
Sharpening stones
Apply Sharpening stones filter
Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Colin Davis
Apply Mr Colin Davis filter
1946
Apply 1946 filter
Clothes peg container, for attachment to the upright post of a Hill's-typre rotary clothes hoist

Clothes peg container, for attachment to the upright post of...

Rosemary Huff-Johnston collection
Apply Rosemary Huff-Johnston collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
1959
Apply 1959 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
Camisole

Camisole

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Camisoles
Apply Camisoles filter
1900
Apply 1900 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
White cotton muslin petticoat

White cotton muslin petticoat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Petticoats
Apply Petticoats filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Woonona Soccer Club 1889 - 2003

Woonona Soccer Club 1889 - 2003

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
Apply John 'Johnny' Warren collection filter
Booklets
Apply Booklets filter
1889
Apply 1889 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
Linen fabric

Linen fabric

Olga Riet collection
Apply Olga Riet collection filter
Textiles
Apply Textiles 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
Scholefield double-barrelled hammer action, 12 gauge breech loading shotgun

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

Richard Brooks collection
Apply Richard Brooks collection filter
Shotguns
Apply Shotguns filter
England, United Kingdom
Apply England, United Kingdom filter
Scholefield
Apply Scholefield filter
1880
Apply 1880 filter
Second panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', commemorating the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

Second 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

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
Combination UTS Sheffield shears, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

Combination UTS Sheffield shears, used by professional shear...

Colin Davis Collection
Apply Colin Davis Collection filter
Shearing equipment
Apply Shearing equipment filter
Sheffield, England
Apply Sheffield, England filter
Mr Colin Davis
Apply Mr Colin Davis filter
1946
Apply 1946 filter
Man's white undershirt with green embroidery

Man's white undershirt with green embroidery

Olga Riet collection
Apply Olga Riet collection filter
Shirts
Apply Shirts 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
Japanese obi wrap

Japanese obi wrap

Olga Riet collection
Apply Olga Riet collection filter
Obis
Apply Obis filter
Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
Apply Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China filter
Mrs Olga A. Riet
Apply Mrs Olga A. Riet filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Baby's silk bib

Baby's silk bib

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Baby bibs
Apply Baby bibs filter
1900
Apply 1900 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
Papua New Guinea Post Courier, 15-17 September 2000

Papua New Guinea Post Courier, 15-17 September 2000

Chris and Diane Clark collection
Apply Chris and Diane Clark collection filter
Newspapers
Apply Newspapers filter
Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
2000
Apply 2000 filter
Black lambskin

Black lambskin

Olga Riet collection
Apply Olga Riet collection filter
Animal skins
Apply Animal skins 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
Plate with image of Nobby's peninsula, Newcastle

Plate with image of Nobby's peninsula, Newcastle

Margaret Gibb collection
Apply Margaret Gibb collection filter
Plates
Apply Plates filter
England
Apply England filter
Shelley Potteries
Apply Shelley Potteries filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Piece of cream calico with brown speckles, used as a trunk liner

Piece of cream calico with brown speckles, used as a trunk l...

Olga Riet collection
Apply Olga Riet collection filter
Textiles
Apply Textiles 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

Image Unavailable

Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Chairs
Apply Chairs 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
Japanese obi wrap

Japanese obi wrap

Olga Riet collection
Apply Olga Riet collection filter
Obis
Apply Obis filter
Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
Apply Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China filter
Mrs Olga A. Riet
Apply Mrs Olga A. Riet filter
1933
Apply 1933 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
Plate decorated with pre-Federation coat of arms

Plate decorated with pre-Federation coat of arms

Margaret Gibb collection
Apply Margaret Gibb collection filter
Plates
Apply Plates filter
England
Apply England filter
Mr George Hodgson
Apply Mr George Hodgson filter
1885
Apply 1885 filter
Ladies cream satin right shoe, with cream and silver glass beading in a triangular shape on the front

Ladies cream satin right shoe, with cream and silver glass b...

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

Image Unavailable

Bond of the Don Mortgage Bank at Taganrog for 10,000 roubles...

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
Belgian single shot bolt action .22 rifle

Belgian single shot bolt action .22 rifle

Tom Heinsohn collection
Apply Tom Heinsohn collection filter
Rifles
Apply Rifles filter
Belgium
Apply Belgium filter
Anciens Etablissments Pieper Herstal
Apply Anciens Etablissments Pieper Herstal filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter

Image Unavailable

Poison applicator used for Chloropicrin poison

Brian Coman collection
Apply Brian Coman collection filter
Pest control equipment
Apply Pest control equipment filter
Victoria, Australia
Apply Victoria, Australia filter
Dr Brian J. Coman
Apply Dr Brian J. Coman filter
1968
Apply 1968 filter
Blue plastic cover for shear blades, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

Blue plastic cover for shear blades, used by professional sh...

Colin Davis collection
Apply Colin Davis collection filter
Covers
Apply Covers filter
Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Colin Davis
Apply Mr Colin Davis filter
1946
Apply 1946 filter

Image Unavailable

Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Chairs
Apply Chairs 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

Image Unavailable

Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

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
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Slazenger Model 1B single shot bolt action .22 rifle

Lithgow Small Arms Factory Slazenger Model 1B single shot bo...

Tom Heinsohn collection
Apply Tom Heinsohn collection filter
Rifles
Apply Rifles filter
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia filter
Lithgow Small Arms Factory
Apply Lithgow Small Arms Factory filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter

Image Unavailable

Certificat de letat, Valeur 1000 roubles, Interets 4 1/2%, B...

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

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

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
Load more objects