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
Engraved boab nut 'Mortuary Rites 2' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Mortuary Rites 2' 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
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
Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
Apply Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1 filter
Horse drawn coaches
Apply Horse drawn coaches filter
Scotland
Apply Scotland filter
Mr George Ranken
Apply Mr George Ranken filter
1821
Apply 1821 filter
Engraved boab nut 'Mortuary Rites 1' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Mortuary Rites 1' 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
John Rodgers Marine Chronometer No 1/1853, with accessories in a wooden case

John Rodgers Marine Chronometer No 1/1853, with accessories ...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
John Rodgers
Apply John Rodgers filter
1868
Apply 1868 filter
Engraved boab nut 'An Illicit Affair?' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'An Illicit Affair?' 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
Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
R Gardner
Apply R Gardner filter
1893
Apply 1893 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
Bark painting titled Salmons and Turtles Fishing by Lipundja, Milingimbi, Northern Territory

Bark painting titled Salmons and Turtles Fishing by Lipundja...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
Apply Dr Karel Kupka collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Lipundja
Apply Lipundja filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Wolseley portable shearing plant

Wolseley portable shearing plant

Delma Keogh collection
Apply Delma Keogh collection filter
Shearing equipment
Apply Shearing equipment filter
England
Apply England filter
Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
Apply Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company filter
1925
Apply 1925 filter
Pair of slippers made from wood, leather, cloth and gold thread, Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

Pair of slippers made from wood, leather, cloth and gold thr...

George Pappas collection no. 1
Apply George Pappas collection no. 1 filter
Slippers
Apply Slippers filter
Megisti, Greece
Apply Megisti, Greece filter
Rose Pappas
Apply Rose Pappas filter
1922
Apply 1922 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
Engraved boab nut 'Hunting and Gathering - Camp Life' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Hunting and Gathering - Camp Life' by Jac...

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
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
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
Pandanus and lawyer cane coil basket

Pandanus and lawyer cane coil basket

Lockhart River Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Centre collection
Apply Lockhart River Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Centre collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia filter
Margaret Temple
Apply Margaret Temple filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
Certificate

Certificate

Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
Apply Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection filter
Prize certificates
Apply Prize certificates filter
Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
Apply Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Letter from Olga J Fraser to the principal of Ainslie Public School

Letter from Olga J Fraser to the principal of Ainslie Public...

Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2
Apply Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2 filter
Letters
Apply Letters filter
Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Miss Olga J. Fraser
Apply Miss Olga J. Fraser filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Bark painting 'Map of painter's travell [sic] by plane from Yirrkala to Sydney' by Mawalan Marika, Yirrkala, 1963

Bark painting 'Map of painter's travell [sic] by plane from ...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
Apply Dr Karel Kupka collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mawalan 2 Marika
Apply Mawalan 2 Marika filter
1963
Apply 1963 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
Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mathaman Marika
Apply Mathaman Marika filter
1910
Apply 1910 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
Knife

Knife

Stan Mitchell collection
Apply Stan Mitchell collection filter
Stone tools
Apply Stone tools filter
Cowarie, South Australia, Australia
Apply Cowarie, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Fastening pin for latch on chronometer

Fastening pin for latch on chronometer

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Fasteners
Apply Fasteners filter
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Apply St Albans, Hertfordshire, England filter
Thomas Mercer Ltd
Apply Thomas Mercer Ltd filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Incised shield with white pigment decoration

Incised shield with white pigment decoration

Stan Mitchell collection
Apply Stan Mitchell collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
?Eternity? sign by Arthur Stace

?Eternity? sign by Arthur Stace

Stan Levit collection
Apply Stan Levit collection filter
Signs
Apply Signs filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Arthur Stace
Apply Arthur Stace filter
1960
Apply 1960 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
Engraved boab nut 'Bush Scenes, a Monster and Cooking a Kangaroo' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Bush Scenes, a Monster and Cooking a Kang...

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
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
Plastic bag with Union of Australian Women Declares Peace on the World

Plastic bag with Union of Australian Women Declares Peace on...

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Plastic bags
Apply Plastic bags 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
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
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
Bark painting 'Six Mimi Spirits (four males and two females) walking' by Jimmy Namiridali Nonganyari, Croker Island, 1963

Bark painting 'Six Mimi Spirits (four males and two females)...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
Apply Dr Karel Kupka collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia filter
January N. Namiridali
Apply January N. Namiridali filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Poster promoting a peace march in 1986 for the international year of peace.

Poster promoting a peace march in 1986 for the international...

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
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
Jungle Gym presented to Ainslie Primary School by Prime Minister James Scullin in 1930

Jungle Gym presented to Ainslie Primary School by Prime Mini...

Ainslie Primary School Collection no 1
Apply Ainslie Primary School Collection no 1 filter
Recreational equipment
Apply Recreational equipment filter
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Apply Chicago, Illinois, United States of America filter
Jungle Gym Inc
Apply Jungle Gym Inc filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Bone china coffee cup with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

Bone china coffee cup with a coloured Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Coffee cups
Apply Coffee cups filter
England
Apply England filter
Royal Grafton
Apply Royal Grafton filter
1957
Apply 1957 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
Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Teacups
Apply Teacups filter
England
Apply England filter
Minton
Apply Minton filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Club

Club

Reverend A Dyer collection
Apply Reverend A Dyer collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Emanuel Family photograph album of Go Go Station, about 1963-1967

Emanuel Family photograph album of Go Go Station, about 1963...

Emanuel Family collection
Apply Emanuel Family collection filter
Photograph albums
Apply Photograph albums filter
Fitzroy River, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Fitzroy River, Western Australia, Australia filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Souvenir necktie for staff of the Maralinga atomic test facility

Souvenir necktie for staff of the Maralinga atomic test faci...

Maralinga collection
Apply Maralinga collection filter
Neckties
Apply Neckties filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Austico
Apply Austico filter
1956
Apply 1956 filter
Metal tray for Holden: The First Twenty Years 1948-1968

Metal tray for Holden: The First Twenty Years 1948-1968

Jack Heenan collection
Apply Jack Heenan collection filter
Trays
Apply Trays filter
GM Holden Ltd
Apply GM Holden Ltd filter
1948
Apply 1948 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
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
Bark painting titled Snakes and Lizards by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1963

Bark painting titled Snakes and Lizards by Mithinarri Gurruw...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
Apply Dr Karel Kupka collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
Apply Mithinarri Gurruwiwi filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Invitation to a garden party at Government House to meet the Queen and Prince Philip, 1963

Invitation to a garden party at Government House to meet the...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Invitations
Apply Invitations filter
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Apply Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Great Gardens of the Western World

Great Gardens of the Western World

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Gardening books
Apply Gardening books filter
1963
Apply 1963 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
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
Page 9 from The Sun-Herald, 11 August 1963, giving an account of the death on the Isle of Man of Madeleine Clare Wilkinson (nee Faithfull).

Page 9 from The Sun-Herald, 11 August 1963, giving an accoun...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Newspaper clippings
Apply Newspaper clippings filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Engraved boab nut 'Police Intervene after a Fight' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Police Intervene after a Fight' by Jack W...

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
Danarm D128 direct drive petrol chainsaw, made about 1958

Danarm D128 direct drive petrol chainsaw, made about 1958

Reginald Alder collection no. 1
Apply Reginald Alder collection no. 1 filter
Chainsaws
Apply Chainsaws filter
Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Danarm Pty Ltd
Apply Danarm Pty Ltd filter
1958
Apply 1958 filter
Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Co...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
Apply Dr Karel Kupka collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Paddy C. Namatbara
Apply Paddy C. Namatbara filter
1963
Apply 1963 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
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
'Fight between Crocodile-man and Stingray-man' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1963

'Fight between Crocodile-man and Stingray-man' by Narritjin ...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
Apply Dr Karel Kupka collection 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
1963
Apply 1963 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
Tuckerbox used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness when he travelled on work as an officer bearer of FCAATSI, 1950s-1960s

Tuckerbox used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness when he ...

Joe McGinness collection
Apply Joe McGinness collection filter
Food storage containers
Apply Food storage containers filter
Queensland, Australia
Apply Queensland, Australia filter
Joe McGinness
Apply Joe McGinness filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
Load more objects