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
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
Armband made from a strip of palm leaf with the ends sewn together

Armband made from a strip of palm leaf with the ends sewn to...

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
1962
Apply 1962 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

University of Sydney collection
Apply University of Sydney collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1957
Apply 1957 filter
Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands 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
Fairy girl; The crippled boy of Thaa'puunt

Fairy girl; The crippled boy of Thaa'puunt

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
Jackson Woolla
Apply Jackson Woolla filter
1962
Apply 1962 filter
Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Paintbrushes
Apply Paintbrushes 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
Spear

Spear

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
1962
Apply 1962 filter
Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Paintbrushes
Apply Paintbrushes 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
Sculpture of a wallaby

Sculpture of a wallaby

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
George Ngallametta
Apply George Ngallametta filter
1962
Apply 1962 filter
The Blue Wire

The Blue Wire

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1998 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Perth, Western Australia, Australia filter
Mr Dean Alston
Apply Mr Dean Alston filter
1998
Apply 1998 filter

Image Unavailable

Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Holroyd River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Holroyd River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1962
Apply 1962 filter
Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Paintbrushes
Apply Paintbrushes 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
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
Older Apalach brother

Older Apalach brother

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
Don Tybingoompa
Apply Don Tybingoompa filter
1962
Apply 1962 filter
Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands 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
Wooden stingray sculpture -

Wooden stingray sculpture - "Mutitj"

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
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
The John Howard Church of Latter Day Saints

The John Howard Church of Latter Day Saints

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1998 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Matt Golding
Apply Mr Matt Golding filter
1997
Apply 1997 filter

Image Unavailable

Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
Rainbow Serpent

Rainbow Serpent

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
Apply Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection filter
Paintings
Apply Paintings filter
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Arone R. Meeks
Apply Arone R. Meeks filter
Mutitj

Mutitj

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
Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1998 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
Mr Chris Kelly
Apply Mr Chris Kelly filter
1997
Apply 1997 filter
Spear

Spear

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
1962
Apply 1962 filter
Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands 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
Digging stick

Digging stick

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Digging sticks
Apply Digging sticks 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
Wooden paddle

Wooden paddle

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Paddles
Apply Paddles 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
Wooden ceremonial shield from Aurukun, Queensland

Wooden ceremonial shield from Aurukun, Queensland

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields 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
Apron with fringe of fibre string on a fibre string band

Apron with fringe of fibre string on a fibre string band

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Personal adornments
Apply Personal adornments 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
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
Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Paintbrushes
Apply Paintbrushes 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
Spear

Spear

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
1962
Apply 1962 filter
Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Paintbrushes
Apply Paintbrushes 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
Ningkushun

Ningkushun

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
1962
Apply 1962 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
Spear

Spear

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
1962
Apply 1962 filter

Image Unavailable

Thursday Island drink coaster

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
Apply 1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection filter
Coasters
Apply Coasters filter
Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
Apply Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia filter
1992
Apply 1992 filter
Core or Regular?

Core or Regular?

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
Apply Political Humour Competition 1998 collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
Mr Chris Kelly
Apply Mr Chris Kelly filter
1997
Apply 1997 filter
Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands 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

Image Unavailable

Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Paintbrushes
Apply Paintbrushes 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
Ground white ochre

Ground white ochre

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Ochre
Apply Ochre 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
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
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

Image Unavailable

Spear

Ursula McConnel collection
Apply Ursula McConnel collection filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Archer River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Archer River, Queensland, Australia filter
Miss Ursula H. McConnel
Apply Miss Ursula H. McConnel filter

Image Unavailable

Elongated bag formed from two-ply fibre string looped in ope...

Ursula McConnel collection
Apply Ursula McConnel collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Archer River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Archer River, Queensland, Australia filter
Miss Ursula H. McConnel
Apply Miss Ursula H. McConnel filter
Apron made from a fringe of fibre string on a fibre string band

Apron made from a fringe of fibre string on a fibre string b...

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Personal adornments
Apply Personal adornments filter
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
1962
Apply 1962 filter
Shield -  Aurukun, QLD

Shield - Aurukun, QLD

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields 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
Spear

Spear

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Spears
Apply Spears 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
Feather head ornmament

Feather head ornmament

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Headwear
Apply Headwear 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
Digging stick

Digging stick

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Digging sticks
Apply Digging sticks 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
Spear

Spear

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
1962
Apply 1962 filter

Image Unavailable

Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter

Image Unavailable

Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Holroyd River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Holroyd River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1962
Apply 1962 filter
Shield -  Aurukun, QLD

Shield - Aurukun, QLD

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields 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
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
Semi-circular head ornament

Semi-circular head ornament

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Headwear
Apply Headwear 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
Engraving tool made from a macropod incisor

Engraving tool made from a macropod incisor

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Engraving tools
Apply Engraving tools 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

Image Unavailable

Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
Load more objects