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
Spearthrower collected by Daisy Bates from Aboriginal visitors to her Ooldea camp

Spearthrower collected by Daisy Bates from Aboriginal visito...

Herbert Browne collection
Apply Herbert Browne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair, and a matching saucer

Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the S...

Allen and Helena Lister collection
Apply Allen and Helena Lister collection filter
Cups and saucers
Apply Cups and saucers filter
Dudley, Staffordshire, England
Apply Dudley, Staffordshire, England filter
Shelley Potteries
Apply Shelley Potteries filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
Apply Les Robertson collection filter
Rulers
Apply Rulers filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Lesley A. Robertson
Apply Mr Lesley A. Robertson filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara man, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920-1924

Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara man, central Australia, photo...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Lantern slides
Apply Lantern slides filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Dr Herbert Basedow
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Charles Hart collection
Apply Charles Hart collection filter
Pendants
Apply Pendants filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Cooking basin

Cooking basin

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Cooking equipment
Apply Cooking equipment filter
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Paved area leading to cells Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Paved area leading to cells Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation bo...

Olive King collection
Apply Olive King collection filter
Commemorative medallions
Apply Commemorative medallions filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Amor Pty Ltd
Apply Amor Pty Ltd filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Sir Ch...

Coles-Myer collection
Apply Coles-Myer collection filter
Commemorative medals
Apply Commemorative medals filter
Victoria, Australia
Apply Victoria, Australia filter
Coles-Myer Ltd
Apply Coles-Myer Ltd filter
1897
Apply 1897 filter
Receipts sent from Pitt, Sons & Badgery to Robert Lionel Faithfull, 12 Macrh 1928

Receipts sent from Pitt, Sons & Badgery to Robert Lionel Fai...

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
Apply Robert Faithfull collection no. 2 filter
Sales records
Apply Sales records filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Pitt, Son & Badgery, Limited
Apply Pitt, Son & Badgery, Limited filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Short History of Women's Cricket in Australia to 1939 With Particular Reference to Victoria

Short History of Women's Cricket in Australia to 1939 With P...

Ruth Preddey collection
Apply Ruth Preddey collection filter
Manuscripts
Apply Manuscripts filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Ms June Cole
Apply Ms June Cole filter
1975
Apply 1975 filter
Photo album owned by David Davis, owner of Phar Lap, featuring each of Phar Lap's Australian race wins

Photo album owned by David Davis, owner of Phar Lap, featuri...

David Davis collection
Apply David Davis collection filter
Photograph albums
Apply Photograph albums filter
Flemington, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Flemington, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
David J. Davis
Apply David J. Davis filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Glass plate negative - Preparing for an emu hunt, Wogait people, Anson Bay, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905-1911

Glass plate negative - Preparing for an emu hunt, Wogait peo...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Glass plate negatives
Apply Glass plate negatives filter
Anson Bay, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Anson Bay, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Dr Herbert Basedow
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow filter
1905
Apply 1905 filter
Metal rule

Metal rule

Les Robertson collection
Apply Les Robertson collection filter
Rulers
Apply Rulers filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Lesley A. Robertson
Apply Mr Lesley A. Robertson filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Glass plate negative - Punch (Arrerika) watering camels, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Glass plate negative - Punch (Arrerika) watering camels, cen...

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
Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr William Warner collection
Apply Dr William Warner collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia'...

Olive King collection
Apply Olive King collection filter
Commemorative medallions
Apply Commemorative medallions filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Amor Pty Ltd
Apply Amor Pty Ltd filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people o...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1959
Apply 1959 filter
Entrance to Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Entrance to Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Glass Agee preserving jar

Glass Agee preserving jar

Anne Girard collection
Apply Anne Girard collection filter
Food preserving jars
Apply Food preserving jars filter
Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mrs Anne M. Girard
Apply Mrs Anne M. Girard filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
One of 18 action photographs of the women's cricket match, Sydney University Oval, 1st February 1958

One of 18 action photographs of the women's cricket match, S...

Ruth Preddey collection
Apply Ruth Preddey collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
University of Sydney Cricket Ground, University of Sydney, Sydney, ...
Apply University of Sydney Cricket Ground, University of Sydney, Sydney, ... filter
The Sydney Morning Herald
Apply The Sydney Morning Herald filter
1958
Apply 1958 filter
One of 18 action photographs of the women's cricket match, Sydney University Oval, 1st February 1958

One of 18 action photographs of the women's cricket match, S...

Ruth Preddey collection
Apply Ruth Preddey collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
University of Sydney Cricket Ground, University of Sydney, Sydney, ...
Apply University of Sydney Cricket Ground, University of Sydney, Sydney, ... filter
The Sydney Morning Herald
Apply The Sydney Morning Herald filter
1958
Apply 1958 filter
Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Door locks
Apply Door locks filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Toy cooking spoon

Toy cooking spoon

Bridge Family collection no. 1
Apply Bridge Family collection no. 1 filter
Kitchen toys
Apply Kitchen toys filter
Mrs Eslee Bridge
Apply Mrs Eslee Bridge filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Plane irons
Apply Plane irons filter
Glasgow, Scotland
Apply Glasgow, Scotland filter
Alex Mathieson & Son
Apply Alex Mathieson & Son filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1999 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Mr John Kron
Apply Mr John Kron filter
1999
Apply 1999 filter
Typeface for the letter 'T'

Typeface for the letter 'T'

Les Robertson collection
Apply Les Robertson collection filter
Type pieces
Apply Type pieces filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Lesley A. Robertson
Apply Mr Lesley A. Robertson filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Photograph titled 'An old roadway bordered by dense prickly pear showing some evidence of attack...'

Photograph titled 'An old roadway bordered by dense prickly ...

Dr John Mann collection
Apply Dr John Mann collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 12 January 1928

Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 12 January 1928

Tirranna Race Club collection
Apply Tirranna Race Club collection filter
Programs
Apply Programs filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Evening Penny Post Newspaper
Apply Evening Penny Post Newspaper filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Rectangular fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, yellow and black stripe pattern

Rectangular fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a r...

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Suitcases
Apply Suitcases filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
Apply Les Robertson collection filter
Rulers
Apply Rulers filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Lesley A. Robertson
Apply Mr Lesley A. Robertson filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Postcard titled 'Timber Tramway in a Beautiful Setting'

Postcard titled 'Timber Tramway in a Beautiful Setting'

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
Apply Bernard Freedman collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Atlas Press Pty Ltd
Apply Atlas Press Pty Ltd filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Glass washboard

Glass washboard

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Washboards
Apply Washboards filter
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Saw-setting tools
Apply Saw-setting tools filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Ted Docker
Apply Mr Ted Docker filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
Apply Nettie McColive collection filter
Certificates
Apply Certificates filter
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
Apply South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers filter
1936
Apply 1936 filter
Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Ursula McConnel collection
Apply Ursula McConnel collection filter
Necklaces
Apply Necklaces filter
Archer River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Archer River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Nineteen wooden alphabet blocks

Nineteen wooden alphabet blocks

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
Apply Susan and Andrew Gibson collection filter
Alphabet blocks
Apply Alphabet blocks filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Andrew A. Gibson
Apply Mr Andrew A. Gibson filter
1925
Apply 1925 filter
Picture taking with the No.1A Autographic Kodak Junior...

Picture taking with the No.1A Autographic Kodak Junior...

Harold Stevens collection
Apply Harold Stevens collection filter
Instruction booklets
Apply Instruction booklets filter
New South Wales, Australia
Apply New South Wales, Australia filter
Eastman Kodak Company
Apply Eastman Kodak Company filter
1922
Apply 1922 filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr William Warner collection
Apply Dr William Warner collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Monotype, Beket Information

Monotype, Beket Information

Les Robertson collection
Apply Les Robertson collection filter
Information tables
Apply Information tables filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Lesley A. Robertson
Apply Mr Lesley A. Robertson filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Wooden plane

Wooden plane

George O Crawford collection
Apply George O Crawford collection filter
Planes
Apply Planes filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr George O. Crawford
Apply Mr George O. Crawford filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection
Apply John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection filter
Busts
Apply Busts filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr John P. Fawkner
Apply Mr John P. Fawkner filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Nail punch

Nail punch

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Punches
Apply Punches filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Ted Docker
Apply Mr Ted Docker filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
Apply Ursula McConnel collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Archer River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Archer River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Clonmacnoise, Offaly, Ireland No. 5

Clonmacnoise, Offaly, Ireland No. 5

Joyce Knife collection
Apply Joyce Knife collection filter
Cigarette cards
Apply Cigarette cards filter
England
Apply England filter
WD & HO Wills
Apply WD & HO Wills filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Triangular apron made of a length of melaleuca bark folded in half from Melville or Bathurst Island

Triangular apron made of a length of melaleuca bark folded i...

Charles Hart collection
Apply Charles Hart collection filter
Aprons
Apply Aprons filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Pigmented long narrow mesh bag made from two-ply fibre string

Pigmented long narrow mesh bag made from two-ply fibre strin...

Dr William Warner collection
Apply Dr William Warner collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
Apply Les Robertson collection filter
Rulers
Apply Rulers filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Lesley A. Robertson
Apply Mr Lesley A. Robertson filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Griddle Iron

Griddle Iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Cooking equipment
Apply Cooking equipment filter
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Pigmented hatchet with stone head, bifacially flaked with a ground edge

Pigmented hatchet with stone head, bifacially flaked with a ...

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
Apply Professor Adolphus Elkin collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Walcott Inlet, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Walcott Inlet, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Boot hook

Boot hook

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Boot hooks
Apply Boot hooks filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-1982

A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-19...

Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
Apply Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection filter
Medals
Apply Medals filter
Amor Pty Ltd
Apply Amor Pty Ltd filter
1882
Apply 1882 filter
Key

Key

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Keys
Apply Keys filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Whitework oval linen table centre in mountmellick work

Whitework oval linen table centre in mountmellick work

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
Apply Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1 filter
Table linen
Apply Table linen filter
Mrs Annie Taylor
Apply Mrs Annie Taylor filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Minton 'Kings Service' china fruit plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china fruit plate bearing the coat-of...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Fruit plates
Apply Fruit plates filter
England
Apply England filter
Minton
Apply Minton filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to prickly pear and cactoblastis moth

Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to pric...

Dr John Mann collection
Apply Dr John Mann collection filter
Newspaper clippings
Apply Newspaper clippings filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Turner and Valentine Families collection
Apply Turner and Valentine Families collection filter
Photograph albums
Apply Photograph albums filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Tricycle horse that belonged to the Gibson children, Burrungurroolong

Tricycle horse that belonged to the Gibson children, Burrung...

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
Apply Susan and Andrew Gibson collection filter
Tricycles
Apply Tricycles filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Andrew A. Gibson
Apply Mr Andrew A. Gibson filter
1925
Apply 1925 filter
Steel lister with three teeth used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Steel lister with three teeth used at 'Rocky Plains' via Ber...

Tony Preston collection no. 4
Apply Tony Preston collection no. 4 filter
Shearing equipment
Apply Shearing equipment filter
Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Berridale, New South Wales, Australia filter
Neil Woodhouse
Apply Neil Woodhouse filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Turner and Valentine Families collection
Apply Turner and Valentine Families collection filter
Photograph albums
Apply Photograph albums filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Load more objects