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
Oil painting of an Aboriginal man and woman of the Goulburn area, 1854

Oil painting of an Aboriginal man and woman of the Goulburn ...

AR Browning collection
Apply AR Browning collection filter
Oil paintings
Apply Oil paintings filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Thomas T. Balcombe
Apply Mr Thomas T. Balcombe filter
1854
Apply 1854 filter
Shifting spanner

Shifting spanner

Phillip Porta collection
Apply Phillip Porta collection filter
Wrenches
Apply Wrenches filter
Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Adelong, New South Wales, Australia filter
John H. Gillman
Apply John H. Gillman filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the Founding of Australia' - colour publication printed for the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Australia, 1938.

'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniver...

Noble Numismatics collection
Apply Noble Numismatics collection filter
Booklets
Apply Booklets filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
S T Leigh & Co Pty Ltd
Apply S T Leigh & Co Pty Ltd filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Approach to Richmond, from North Bank of Yarra Yarra, in the 'Fifties'

Approach to Richmond, from North Bank of Yarra Yarra, in the...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Warden at opened trap door for the gallows Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Warden at opened trap door for the gallows Campbell Street P...

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
Silver snuff box from the '...Emigrants of THE LADY ANN TO Capt. Wm. Maxton, Octr. 1854'

Silver snuff box from the '...Emigrants of THE LADY ANN TO C...

Gwen Coppard collection
Apply Gwen Coppard collection filter
Snuff boxes
Apply Snuff boxes filter
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Apply Birmingham, West Midlands, England filter
Taylor & Perry
Apply Taylor & Perry filter
1839
Apply 1839 filter
Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
Apply Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
1800
Apply 1800 filter
Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Keys
Apply Keys filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
Apply Geoff Gray collection filter
Measures
Apply Measures filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
NSW Government
Apply NSW Government filter
1832
Apply 1832 filter
Victorian three month gold license [sic] issued to J. Hedger on 5 October 1854

Victorian three month gold license [sic] issued to J. Hedger...

1854 Gold License collection
Apply 1854 Gold License collection filter
Gold licences
Apply Gold licences filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne
Apply John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne filter
1854
Apply 1854 filter
Souvenir printed china bowl of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth's Royal Tour 1949

Souvenir printed china bowl of King George VI and Queen Eliz...

Margaret O'Callaghan collection
Apply Margaret O'Callaghan collection filter
Bowls
Apply Bowls filter
Dudley, Staffordshire, England
Apply Dudley, Staffordshire, England filter
King George VI
Apply King George VI filter
1949
Apply 1949 filter
The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1906
Apply 1906 filter
Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her hu...

Diana Baxter collection no. 1
Apply Diana Baxter collection no. 1 filter
Brooches
Apply Brooches filter
Scotland
Apply Scotland filter
Janet Templeton
Apply Janet Templeton filter
1826
Apply 1826 filter
A black spotted net lace day cap, trimmed with cream grosgrain ribbon and torchon bobbin lace

A black spotted net lace day cap, trimmed with cream grosgra...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Bonnets
Apply Bonnets filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Keys
Apply Keys filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbe...

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
Cream and black bonnet with stiffened brim and trim of cream bobbin lace

Cream and black bonnet with stiffened brim and trim of cream...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Bonnets
Apply Bonnets filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Noticee: visitors are permitted to see those persons who are committed for trial on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Noticee: visitors are permitted to see those persons who are...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Signs
Apply Signs filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1892
Apply 1892 filter
Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Pris...

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
Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Sinc...

Kerry Browning collection
Apply Kerry Browning collection filter
Political posters
Apply Political posters filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
1988
Apply 1988 filter
Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Launceston, Tasmania, Australia filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1806
Apply 1806 filter
Gt. Collins St., looking East, from Wesleyan Chapel, Melbourne, in the 'Fifties'.

Gt. Collins St., looking East, from Wesleyan Chapel, Melbour...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Photographic postcards
Apply Photographic postcards filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Ceramic bust of John Batman

Ceramic bust of John Batman

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
John Batman
Apply John Batman filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Clear glass bowl to commemorate Australia's Centenary in 1888

Clear glass bowl to commemorate Australia's Centenary in 188...

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Commemorative plates
Apply Commemorative plates filter
Sunderland, England
Apply Sunderland, England filter
Greener & Co
Apply Greener & Co filter
1887
Apply 1887 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
Original diary of English immigrant to Australia, Maria Murray, covering the period 1848-1861

Original diary of English immigrant to Australia, Maria Murr...

Maria Murray collection
Apply Maria Murray collection filter
Diaries
Apply Diaries filter
Wimbledon, London, England
Apply Wimbledon, London, England filter
Mrs Maria Murray
Apply Mrs Maria Murray filter
1848
Apply 1848 filter
Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1959
Apply 1959 filter
Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver

Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Revolvers
Apply Revolvers filter
United States of America
Apply United States of America filter
Samuel Colt
Apply Samuel Colt filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
The University of Melbourne, in the 'Fifties'

The University of Melbourne, in the 'Fifties'

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
University of Melbourne
Apply University of Melbourne filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accessories, trunk, spanner and jack

Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accesso...

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
Apply Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1 filter
Horse drawn coaches
Apply Horse drawn coaches filter
Concord, New Hampshire, United States of America
Apply Concord, New Hampshire, United States of America filter
Abbott-Downing Company
Apply Abbott-Downing Company filter
1854
Apply 1854 filter
Key to Glass Makers' Emblem

Key to Glass Makers' Emblem

Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
Apply Andrew Reeves collection no. 5 filter
Instructional documents
Apply Instructional documents filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
1850
Apply 1850 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
Prison warden, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Prison warden, 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
Bunch of prison keys and tags

Bunch of prison keys and tags

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Keys
Apply Keys filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden case

Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden ...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Parkinson & Frodsham
Apply Parkinson & Frodsham filter
1840
Apply 1840 filter
Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Launceston Reports for 1886

Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Laun...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Reports
Apply Reports filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1886
Apply 1886 filter
Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles collection
Apply Francis Birtles collection filter
Motor cars
Apply Motor cars filter
Dudley, Staffordshire, England
Apply Dudley, Staffordshire, England filter
Bean Car Company
Apply Bean Car Company filter
1925
Apply 1925 filter
Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
Apply Nettie McColive collection filter
Prize certificates
Apply Prize certificates filter
Clare, South Australia, Australia
Apply Clare, South Australia, Australia filter
Clare Agricultural & Horticultural Society
Apply Clare Agricultural & Horticultural Society filter
1936
Apply 1936 filter
Wooden sword club made in the Cardwell district of Queensland

Wooden sword club made in the Cardwell district of Queenslan...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
Apply JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1 filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Cardwell, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cardwell, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her hu...

Diana Baxter collection no. 1
Apply Diana Baxter collection no. 1 filter
Brooches
Apply Brooches filter
Scotland
Apply Scotland filter
Janet Templeton
Apply Janet Templeton filter
1826
Apply 1826 filter
Sandridge, from Railway Pier, in the 'Fifties'

Sandridge, from Railway Pier, in the 'Fifties'

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Amalgamated Society of Engineers - diagramatic key to union emblem

Amalgamated Society of Engineers - diagramatic key to union ...

Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
Apply Andrew Reeves collection no. 5 filter
Instructional documents
Apply Instructional documents filter
1852
Apply 1852 filter
Letter book from George McDonald to William Pitt Faithfull, 1852 to 1857

Letter book from George McDonald to William Pitt Faithfull, ...

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
Apply Robert Faithfull collection no. 2 filter
Letter books
Apply Letter books filter
Edinburgh, Scotland
Apply Edinburgh, Scotland filter
William P. Faithfull
Apply William P. Faithfull filter
1852
Apply 1852 filter
Workshop, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Workshop, 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
Boomerang

Boomerang

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
Apply 19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
North-west NSW, Australia
Apply North-west NSW, Australia filter
1800
Apply 1800 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
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
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
Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected around Port Phillip Bay, 1859 -1882

Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected around Port Phi...

Port Phillip seaweed album collection
Apply Port Phillip seaweed album collection filter
Botanical specimens
Apply Botanical specimens filter
Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia
Apply Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia filter
Charles Morrison
Apply Charles Morrison filter
1851
Apply 1851 filter
Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Letters
Apply Letters filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1844
Apply 1844 filter
Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Padlocks
Apply Padlocks filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Richard Hollis & Sons .66 calibre single shot percussion pistol probably used by bushranger Frank Gardiner

Richard Hollis & Sons .66 calibre single shot percussion pis...

Thelma Brown collection
Apply Thelma Brown collection filter
Pistols
Apply Pistols filter
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Apply Birmingham, West Midlands, England filter
Richard Hollis & Son
Apply Richard Hollis & Son filter
1832
Apply 1832 filter
Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
Apply Geoff Gray collection filter
Measures
Apply Measures filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Lannon Harley
Apply Lannon Harley filter
1832
Apply 1832 filter
Government Offices, Melbourne, in the 'Fifties

Government Offices, Melbourne, in the 'Fifties

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Josef Lebovic
Apply Mr Josef Lebovic filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Shell armband featuring 15 variegated segments

Shell armband featuring 15 variegated segments

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
Apply JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1 filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Apply Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1850
Apply 1850 filter
Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Padlocks
Apply Padlocks filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
Apply 19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
North-west NSW, Australia
Apply North-west NSW, Australia filter
1800
Apply 1800 filter
Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to Reverend Hungerford in 1852

Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to R...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
Apply JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1 filter
Walking-sticks
Apply Walking-sticks filter
Northern New England, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Northern New England, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1852
Apply 1852 filter
Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the Cairns district

Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the C...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
Apply JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1 filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cairns, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1850
Apply 1850 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
Load more objects