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
Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

J Davidson collection no. 3
Apply J Davidson collection no. 3 filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
David D. Malangi
Apply David D. Malangi filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Gonun
Apply Gonun filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
A Mongol Obo - a heap of stones generally erected in hight points on the hills to frighten away evil spirits

A Mongol Obo - a heap of stones generally erected in hight p...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 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
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
The Sim Co. Building Canton Oct 1921

The Sim Co. Building Canton Oct 1921

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
An Anamite woman - in Hanor

An Anamite woman - in Hanor

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 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
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
Film negative - Jetty, Fowlers Bay, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Film negative - Jetty, Fowlers Bay, South Australia, photogr...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Film negatives
Apply Film negatives filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Dr Herbert Basedow
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Bark painting depicting designs from both Arnhem Land moieties by Djunmal, Milingimbi, 1966

Bark painting depicting designs from both Arnhem Land moieti...

J Davidson collection no. 3
Apply J Davidson collection no. 3 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Djunmal
Apply Djunmal filter
1966
Apply 1966 filter
South-east wind story (Dreamtime story).

South-east wind story (Dreamtime story).

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
Nemigilagum
Apply Nemigilagum filter
Partially frozen river, with water flowing in the centre, and the Kalgan bridge in the distance 14.3.1914

Partially frozen river, with water flowing in the centre, an...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Firedrill

Firedrill

J Davidson collection no. 1
Apply J Davidson collection no. 1 filter
Firesticks
Apply Firesticks filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1968
Apply 1968 filter
Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek, Fli...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Glass plate negatives
Apply Glass plate negatives filter
Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Apply Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia filter
Dr Herbert Basedow
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow filter
1905
Apply 1905 filter
Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the establishment of Lucini & Co in Melbourne, Victoria, 1853

Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the est...

Joseph Andreallo collection no. 1
Apply Joseph Andreallo collection no. 1 filter
Footstools
Apply Footstools filter
Italy
Apply Italy filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1858
Apply 1858 filter
Photograph of a partially crumbling stone structure

Photograph of a partially crumbling stone structure

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Sweetheart ring which belonged to Muriel McPhee

Sweetheart ring which belonged to Muriel McPhee

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
Apply Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2 filter
Rings
Apply Rings filter
Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Grafton, New South Wales, Australia filter
Muriel E. McPhee
Apply Muriel E. McPhee filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky...

Tony Preston collection no. 4
Apply Tony Preston collection no. 4 filter
Shearing equipment
Apply Shearing equipment filter
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Apply Birmingham, West Midlands, England filter
The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
Apply The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
War drum

War drum

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Musical drums
Apply Musical drums filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1919
Apply 1919 filter
Glass plate negative - Man holding north-western type of spearthrower and wearing pubic fur tassel, Wardaman people, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

Glass plate negative - Man holding north-western type of spe...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Glass plate negatives
Apply Glass plate negatives filter
Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Northern Territory, Australia filter
Dr Herbert Basedow
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow filter
1922
Apply 1922 filter
Glass plate negative - Expedition buggy on bed of Todd River, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Glass plate negative - Expedition buggy on bed of Todd River...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Glass plate negatives
Apply Glass plate negatives filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Dr Herbert Basedow
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Totemic creatures.

Totemic creatures.

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
David D. Malangi
Apply David D. Malangi filter
Burned buildings after looting Kalgan 24.6.1914

Burned buildings after looting Kalgan 24.6.1914

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
A pagoda Yammanfu

A pagoda Yammanfu

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Five rows of people in an outdoor setting with a bamboo tree in the background

Five rows of people in an outdoor setting with a bamboo tree...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Photograph of a street scene with one main road in the centre with many people walking on it or pulling carts

Photograph of a street scene with one main road in the centr...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Club

Club

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Anawanda
Apply Anawanda filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
The highest peak on the range of hills west of and immediately behind Talifu Younnan Province, Dec 1918

The highest peak on the range of hills west of and immediate...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Firedrill base

Firedrill base

J Davidson collection no. 1
Apply J Davidson collection no. 1 filter
Firesticks
Apply Firesticks filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1968
Apply 1968 filter
Child's drawing - Traditional life by Jane Miyatatawuy

Child's drawing - Traditional life by Jane Miyatatawuy

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Dhupuma College, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Dhupuma College, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Jane Miyatatawuy
Apply Jane Miyatatawuy filter
Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airm...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Australia Post
Apply Australia Post filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Wicker and leather child's pony saddle

Wicker and leather child's pony saddle

Gidleigh collection
Apply Gidleigh collection filter
Saddles
Apply Saddles filter
Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
Apply Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge filter
1880
Apply 1880 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
Wallaroo Red Cross Circle, January 1919

Wallaroo Red Cross Circle, January 1919

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
Apply Social History Museums (South Australia) collection filter
Charity badges
Apply Charity badges filter
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
A W. Patrick
Apply A W. Patrick filter
1919
Apply 1919 filter
Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands 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
Hew Pas Chuen Yunnanfu - Minister of Foreign Affairs; July 1920

Hew Pas Chuen Yunnanfu - Minister of Foreign Affairs; July 1...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
View of Yunnanfu railway station - summer 1919

View of Yunnanfu railway station - summer 1919

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Margaret Maclurcan collection
Apply Margaret Maclurcan collection filter
Toilet paper
Apply Toilet paper filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Andrew Jack, Dyson & Co
Apply Andrew Jack, Dyson & Co filter
1894
Apply 1894 filter
Bark painting 'Howard Island

Bark painting 'Howard Island" by Harry Margawala, Milingimbi...

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
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Harry Makarrwala
Apply Harry Makarrwala filter
Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spearheads
Apply Spearheads 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
Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Dhalirri
Apply Dhalirri filter
Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Tony Cameron
Apply Tony Cameron filter
Two-ply fibre string looped to form long narrow mesh bag

Two-ply fibre string looped to form long narrow mesh bag

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bags
Apply Bags 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
Glass plate negative - The McAuley family, Karrathunka Waterhole, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

Glass plate negative - The McAuley family, Karrathunka Water...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Glass plate negatives
Apply Glass plate negatives filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Dr Herbert Basedow
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow filter
1919
Apply 1919 filter
Guide book produced by the Commonwealth of Australia for Parliament House, Canberra

Guide book produced by the Commonwealth of Australia for Par...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 4
Apply People's Paraphernalia collection no. 4 filter
Handbooks
Apply Handbooks filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Joint House Department
Apply Joint House Department filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Bark painting Freshwater Turtles and Grass Snakes by Djikululu

Bark painting Freshwater Turtles and Grass Snakes by Djikulu...

Y Pettinato collection
Apply Y Pettinato collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Djikululu
Apply Djikululu 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
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
Burning opium at Kalgan 16.6.1914

Burning opium at Kalgan 16.6.1914

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Mint, Sydney, in 1955

Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark th...

TE Hanley collection no. 2
Apply TE Hanley collection no. 2 filter
Commemorative medals
Apply Commemorative medals filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Australian Numismatic Society
Apply Australian Numismatic Society filter
1955
Apply 1955 filter
Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Lorna Huxtable collection
Apply Lorna Huxtable collection filter
Copper sticks
Apply Copper sticks filter
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Launceston, Tasmania, Australia filter
Louise E. Barrenger
Apply Louise E. Barrenger filter
1882
Apply 1882 filter
Hackman & Thachen feeding the baby camel, B.A.T. Kalgan 25-4-1914

Hackman & Thachen feeding the baby camel, B.A.T. Kalgan 25-4...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Kalgan 10-10-1913. looking down into the Pass which heads from Kalgan onto the Plateau in Mongolia

Kalgan 10-10-1913. looking down into the Pass which heads fr...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Man wearing a long coat and hat, standing next to a sculpture of a bird and resting his leg and hand on the sculpture

Man wearing a long coat and hat, standing next to a sculptur...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Rafts - drifting down the Fu river. Apl 1917

Rafts - drifting down the Fu river. Apl 1917

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
Apply Anne Stockton collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Karl H. Aumuller
Apply Karl H. Aumuller filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Memorandum and articles of association of J B Young Limited

Memorandum and articles of association of J B Young Limited

J B Young Ltd collection
Apply J B Young Ltd collection filter
Booklets
Apply Booklets filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Norton, Smith & Co
Apply Norton, Smith & Co filter
1919
Apply 1919 filter
Flaked stone

Flaked stone

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Stone tools
Apply Stone tools filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1919
Apply 1919 filter
Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1912 to 1934

Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1912 to 1934

Tirranna Race Club collection
Apply Tirranna Race Club collection filter
Minute books
Apply Minute books filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Tirranna Picnic Race Club
Apply Tirranna Picnic Race Club filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Bark painting 'The Wagilag Story' by Dawidi Djulwadak, Milingimbi, 1967

Bark painting 'The Wagilag Story' by Dawidi Djulwadak, Milin...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Dawidi
Apply Dawidi filter
1967
Apply 1967 filter
Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1919
Apply 1919 filter
Japara food bag

Japara food bag

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
Apply Milo Dunphy collection no. 1 filter
Storage bags
Apply Storage bags filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Myles J. Dunphy
Apply Mr Myles J. Dunphy filter
1912
Apply 1912 filter
Ornate leather holster for a revolver

Ornate leather holster for a revolver

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
Apply Milo Dunphy collection no. 1 filter
Holsters
Apply Holsters filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Myles J. Dunphy
Apply Mr Myles J. Dunphy filter
1919
Apply 1919 filter
Load more objects