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
Shell pendant

Shell pendant

Ursula McConnel collection
Apply Ursula McConnel collection filter
Pendants
Apply Pendants filter
Archer River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Archer River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Pigmented bent bark ceremonial armband

Pigmented bent bark ceremonial armband

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Club, Victoria

Club, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
Apply Horne-Bowie collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Victoria, Australia
Apply Victoria, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
Apply Lew Parlette collection no. 2 filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1972
Apply 1972 filter
Animal long bone awl

Animal long bone awl

Gladys Henry collection
Apply Gladys Henry collection filter
Awls
Apply Awls filter
Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia
Apply Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1970
Apply 1970 filter
Club

Club

Ursula McConnel collection
Apply Ursula McConnel collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Archer River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Archer River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Shield

Shield

Mervyn Meggitt collection
Apply Mervyn Meggitt collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Lajamanu, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Lajamanu, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1953
Apply 1953 filter
Club

Club

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
Apply Professor Adolphus Elkin collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
Apply Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
Apply Gerhardt Laves collection filter
Head ornaments
Apply Head ornaments filter
Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Hand made pick

Hand made pick

Olive Pink collection
Apply Olive Pink collection filter
Picks
Apply Picks filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1977
Apply 1977 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
Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
Apply Patricia Heath collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Murchison, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
Adze

Adze

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
Apply Professor Adolphus Elkin collection filter
Adzes
Apply Adzes filter
Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
Apply Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Southern central, Australia
Apply Southern central, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Head ornament made with macropod teeth

Head ornament made with macropod teeth

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
Apply Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1 filter
Head ornaments
Apply Head ornaments filter
Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
Apply Patricia Heath collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Apply East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
Shield

Shield

University of Sydney collection
Apply University of Sydney collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Gogo, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Gogo, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1957
Apply 1957 filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
Apply Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
North-western New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
Apply North-western New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1993
Apply 1993 filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
Apply Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
Apply South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1993
Apply 1993 filter
Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Professor Ronald Berndt collection
Apply Professor Ronald Berndt collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1957
Apply 1957 filter
Firedrill base

Firedrill base

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Firesticks
Apply Firesticks filter
Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Knives
Apply Knives filter
Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Boab nut incised with animals and tools

Boab nut incised with animals and tools

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Nut carvings
Apply Nut carvings filter
Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Wood implement

Wood implement

Gerhardt Laves collection
Apply Gerhardt Laves collection filter
Tools
Apply Tools filter
Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 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
Shield

Shield

Patricia Heath collection
Apply Patricia Heath collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1897
Apply 1897 filter
Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Horne-Bowie collection
Apply Horne-Bowie collection filter
Toys
Apply Toys filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Hatchet

Hatchet

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Jiboom

Jiboom

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1962
Apply 1962 filter
Pigmented cylindrical basket

Pigmented cylindrical basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided 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
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Hatchet

Hatchet

Professor H Davies collection
Apply Professor H Davies collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Club

Club

Patricia Heath collection
Apply Patricia Heath collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
South West Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Apply South West Queensland, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1982
Apply 1982 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
Boomerang

Boomerang

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
Apply Australian Institute of Anatomy collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1985
Apply 1985 filter
Aboriginal breastplate for Joey, Chief of Petraman

Aboriginal breastplate for Joey, Chief of Petraman

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Petraman
Apply Petraman filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Digging stick

Digging stick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Digging sticks
Apply Digging sticks filter
Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
Apply Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Nautilus shell necklace from Northern Queensland

Nautilus shell necklace from Northern Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Necklaces
Apply Necklaces filter
Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Apply Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Shield

Shield

J Davidson collection no. 1
Apply J Davidson collection no. 1 filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1984
Apply 1984 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags 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
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
Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Darrell Lewis collection no. 2
Apply Darrell Lewis collection no. 2 filter
Spearheads
Apply Spearheads filter
Kununurra, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Kununurra, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Sculpture

Sculpture

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1962
Apply 1962 filter
Spearhead

Spearhead

University of Sydney collection
Apply University of Sydney collection filter
Spearheads
Apply Spearheads filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1957
Apply 1957 filter
Message stick with pigment

Message stick with pigment

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Message sticks
Apply Message sticks filter
Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
South-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
Apply South-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Adze

Adze

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
Apply Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection filter
Adzes
Apply Adzes filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1993
Apply 1993 filter
Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
Apply Australian Institute of Anatomy collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Apply East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Barron River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Barron River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1896
Apply 1896 filter
Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and...

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Aboriginal breastplates
Apply Aboriginal breastplates filter
Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1800
Apply 1800 filter
Club - man's fighting stick

Club - man's fighting stick

Gladys Henry collection
Apply Gladys Henry collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia
Apply Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1970
Apply 1970 filter
Spindle wound with human hair string

Spindle wound with human hair string

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
Apply Lew Parlette collection no. 2 filter
Spindles
Apply Spindles filter
Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1972
Apply 1972 filter
Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Darrell Lewis collection no. 1
Apply Darrell Lewis collection no. 1 filter
Didjeridus
Apply Didjeridus filter
Rosewood Station, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Rosewood Station, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 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

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
Apply Stan Mitchell collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Mulka, South Australia, Australia
Apply Mulka, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Load more objects