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 money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Shell money
Apply Shell money filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
Apply Professor Wallace E. Armstrong filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ceremonial objects
Apply Ceremonial objects filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Shell money
Apply Shell money filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
Apply Professor Wallace E. Armstrong filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Cane cuirass

Cane cuirass

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Torso armour
Apply Torso armour filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Shell money
Apply Shell money filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
Apply Professor Wallace E. Armstrong filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Shell money
Apply Shell money filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
Apply Professor Wallace E. Armstrong filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Cane cuirass

Cane cuirass

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Torso armour
Apply Torso armour filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Shell money
Apply Shell money filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
Apply Professor Wallace E. Armstrong filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Shell money
Apply Shell money filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
Apply Professor Wallace E. Armstrong filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Shell money
Apply Shell money filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
Apply Professor Wallace E. Armstrong filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Shell money
Apply Shell money filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
Apply Professor Wallace E. Armstrong filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Shell money
Apply Shell money filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
Apply Professor Wallace E. Armstrong filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Carvings
Apply Carvings filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Carved human head

Carved human head

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Carvings
Apply Carvings filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Shell money
Apply Shell money filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
Apply Professor Wallace E. Armstrong filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Shell money
Apply Shell money filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
Apply Professor Wallace E. Armstrong filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ceremonial objects
Apply Ceremonial objects filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Barbed fish trap

Barbed fish trap

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Fish traps
Apply Fish traps filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Shell money
Apply Shell money filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
Apply Professor Wallace E. Armstrong filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Shell money
Apply Shell money filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
Apply Professor Wallace E. Armstrong filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Wooden shield

Wooden shield

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

Sago stirrer

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Mixing tools
Apply Mixing tools filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Adzes
Apply Adzes filter
Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Waistband

Waistband

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Waistbands
Apply Waistbands filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Cassowary feather dance ornament

Cassowary feather dance ornament

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Headdress

Headdress

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Headdresses
Apply Headdresses filter
Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

Ornament

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

Adze

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Adzes
Apply Adzes filter
Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

Armband

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

Carved wooden boat with seven human figures

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Carvings
Apply Carvings filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
String bag

String bag

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

Armband

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Sago stirrer

Sago stirrer

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Mixing tools
Apply Mixing tools filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Sorcerer's Charm

Sorcerer's Charm

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Charms
Apply Charms filter
Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Barbed fish trap

Barbed fish trap

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Fish traps
Apply Fish traps filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

Carved wooden boat with seven human figures

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Carvings
Apply Carvings filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ceremonial objects
Apply Ceremonial objects filter
Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Adzes
Apply Adzes filter
Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

Armband

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shell bracelet

Shell bracelet

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Bracelets
Apply Bracelets filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

Coconut shell spoon

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Spoons
Apply Spoons filter
Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Sago stirrer

Sago stirrer

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Mixing tools
Apply Mixing tools filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
String bag

String bag

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

Armband

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Stone axe or adze blade

Stone axe or adze blade

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
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

Armband

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

Carved wooden boat with seven human figures

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Carvings
Apply Carvings filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Bone lime stick

Bone lime stick

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Spatulas
Apply Spatulas filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

String bag

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Body jewellery
Apply Body jewellery filter
Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Load more objects