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
Shark.

Shark.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Bukanda
Apply Bukanda filter
1969
Apply 1969 filter
Bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Apply Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia filter
Dr Robert M. Wishart
Apply Dr Robert M. Wishart filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Victoria, Australia
Apply Victoria, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Painting depicts six fish surrounded by lines of palm trees and rocks

Painting depicts six fish surrounded by lines of palm trees ...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Jack Maranguida
Apply Jack Maranguida filter
1969
Apply 1969 filter
South East Wind and Hammer-headed Shark

South East Wind and Hammer-headed Shark

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Kulpidja
Apply Kulpidja filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Paddles
Apply Paddles filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Walaginy
Apply Walaginy filter
1977
Apply 1977 filter
Club - Croker Island

Club - Croker Island

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Nama...

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
Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
The Serpent, Aitja

The Serpent, Aitja

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Tatalara
Apply Tatalara filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 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
Jimmy Lipundja
Apply Jimmy Lipundja filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 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
Pearl shell pubic cover attached to hair string belt

Pearl shell pubic cover attached to hair string belt

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Personal adornments
Apply Personal adornments filter
Apply filter
Apply filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Boomerang - Mornington Island

Boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
Apply Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Unidentified

Unidentified

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Yalioura
Apply Yalioura filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Bark painting depicts six human figures with hair gathered into cone shape at top of heads

Bark painting depicts six human figures with hair gathered i...

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Queensland, Australia
Apply Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Queensland, Australia
Apply Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Firedrill

Firedrill

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Firesticks
Apply Firesticks filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
Apply Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
The crab

The crab

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Nangingapa
Apply Nangingapa filter
1969
Apply 1969 filter
Amagula River.

Amagula River.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Abadjura
Apply Abadjura filter
1969
Apply 1969 filter
 Unidentified Sea Fish

Unidentified Sea Fish

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Minimini Numalkiyiya Mamarika
Apply Minimini Numalkiyiya Mamarika filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Pearl shell pubic cover on hair string belt

Pearl shell pubic cover on hair string belt

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Personal adornments
Apply Personal adornments filter
Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
Apply Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia filter
Apply filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Sculpture - wood

Sculpture - wood

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
The Moon, Jumauria

The Moon, Jumauria

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Kulpidja
Apply Kulpidja filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Hafted stone axe with head bifacially flaked

Hafted stone axe with head bifacially flaked

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Wimmera, Victoria, Australia
Apply Wimmera, Victoria, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
The  North-east wind

The North-east wind

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unawanda
Apply Unawanda filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Painting depicts bird on tree and goanna

Painting depicts bird on tree and goanna

Dr Karel Kupka collection
Apply Dr Karel Kupka collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Bayma
Apply Bayma filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Mamarika  Wind.

Mamarika Wind.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Bukanda
Apply Bukanda filter
1969
Apply 1969 filter
Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Pair of tapsticks tied together with a shoelace threaded through an incised burnt circular depression in each stick

Pair of tapsticks tied together with a shoelace threaded thr...

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Clapsticks
Apply Clapsticks filter
Victoria, Australia
Apply Victoria, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Chasm Is.

Chasm Is.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Baijimma
Apply Baijimma filter
1969
Apply 1969 filter
The Sun-woman

The Sun-woman

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Kulpidja
Apply Kulpidja filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Queensland, Australia
Apply Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Tea Tree Well, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Tea Tree Well, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
Apply Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked, edge ground, pigmented and hafted

Stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked, edge ground, pigmente...

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
Apply North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Bark painting 'Tortoises and fresh water crocodiles' by Birrikidji Gumana, Yirrkala, 1963

Bark painting 'Tortoises and fresh water crocodiles' by Birr...

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
Birrikitji Gumana
Apply Birrikitji Gumana filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Spear

Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Small carved wooden dugong sculpture, carved in one piece, fins in relief and with black seeds for eyes

Small carved wooden dugong sculpture, carved in one piece, f...

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
Apply Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia filter
Pat Reid
Apply Pat Reid filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Didjeridus
Apply Didjeridus filter
Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Necklaces
Apply Necklaces filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Painting depicts a mirror image of a partially submerged cave

Painting depicts a mirror image of a partially submerged cav...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
Apply Dr Karel Kupka collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Abagera
Apply Abagera filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
painting depicts a tall rectangular object, outlined in red with a 'spout' attached at the top

painting depicts a tall rectangular object, outlined in red ...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Kulpidja
Apply Kulpidja filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
Wilfred Pootchemunka
Apply Wilfred Pootchemunka filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Bark painting, Kestrels and Chicks

Bark painting, Kestrels and Chicks

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Minimini Numalkiyiya Mamarika
Apply Minimini Numalkiyiya Mamarika filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Load more objects