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
Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with accessories

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with ac...

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Chronometers
Apply Chronometers filter
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Apply St Albans, Hertfordshire, England filter
Thomas Mercer Ltd
Apply Thomas Mercer Ltd filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Hand saw with a wooden handle and a metal blade

Hand saw with a wooden handle and a metal blade

George O Crawford collection
Apply George O Crawford collection filter
Saws
Apply Saws 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
Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian Customs Service

Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian...

ER Skipper collection
Apply ER Skipper collection filter
Embossing machines
Apply Embossing machines filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker
Apply P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker filter
1901
Apply 1901 filter
Chart labelled 'Murrumbidgee River - Locks and Weirs Between Murray Junction and Hay,  31 October 1927'

Chart labelled 'Murrumbidgee River - Locks and Weirs Between...

Mudgee Historical Society collection
Apply Mudgee Historical Society collection filter
Navigational charts
Apply Navigational charts filter
Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Henry H. Dare
Apply Mr Henry H. Dare 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
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
Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Ruth Oldfield collection
Apply Ruth Oldfield collection filter
Scrapbooks
Apply Scrapbooks filter
Saxony, England
Apply Saxony, England filter
Durrants, London
Apply Durrants, London filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
King George's Sound

King George's Sound

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
Apply The Christensen Fund collection no. 1 filter
Prints
Apply Prints filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
J Carr
Apply J Carr filter
1873
Apply 1873 filter
Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Homestead, Meekatharra, WA

Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Ho...

Geoff and Sheila Lacy collection
Apply Geoff and Sheila Lacy collection filter
Fences
Apply Fences filter
Meekatharra, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Meekatharra, Western Australia, Australia filter
Government of Western Australia
Apply Government of Western Australia filter
1903
Apply 1903 filter
Mauve satin covered ladies right shoe

Mauve satin covered ladies right shoe

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Shoes
Apply Shoes filter
Switzerland
Apply Switzerland filter
Farmers Co Ltd
Apply Farmers Co Ltd filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Glass plate negative - Bumerangi, an old Arrernte woman, suffering from senility and blindness, Bloods Creek, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Glass plate negative - Bumerangi, an old Arrernte woman, suf...

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
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
Riding crop

Riding crop

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Riding whips
Apply Riding whips filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Fastening pin for latch on chronometer

Fastening pin for latch on chronometer

Department of Defence collection
Apply Department of Defence collection filter
Fasteners
Apply Fasteners filter
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Apply St Albans, Hertfordshire, England filter
Thomas Mercer Ltd
Apply Thomas Mercer Ltd filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Growth of the Ainslie School

Growth of the Ainslie School

Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2
Apply Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2 filter
Lists
Apply Lists filter
Braddon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Braddon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Ainslie Public School
Apply Ainslie Public School filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Decorated and incised clap stick

Decorated and incised clap stick

Dr William Warner collection
Apply Dr William Warner collection filter
Clapsticks
Apply Clapsticks 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
Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Gidleigh Collection
Apply Gidleigh Collection filter
Fishing lures
Apply Fishing lures filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
Apply Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge filter
1880
Apply 1880 filter
Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 13 January 1927

Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 13 January 1927

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
Danel Bros.Co.Pty.Ltd
Apply Danel Bros.Co.Pty.Ltd filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital ...

Australia Post Historical collection
Apply Australia Post Historical collection filter
Advertising posters
Apply Advertising posters filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Postmaster General's Department
Apply Postmaster General's Department filter
1959
Apply 1959 filter
Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow

Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by H...

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
1922
Apply 1922 filter
Souvenir card to commemorate the opening of Parliament House Canberra in 1927

Souvenir card to commemorate the opening of Parliament House...

Grout-Smith collection
Apply Grout-Smith collection filter
Commemorative cards
Apply Commemorative cards filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Mr Charles T. Grout-Smith
Apply Mr Charles T. Grout-Smith filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Screwdriver

Screwdriver

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Screwdrivers
Apply Screwdrivers 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
Comb for sheep shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Comb for sheep shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via...

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
Document regarding Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 13 December 1927

Document regarding Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 13 December 19...

Tirranna Race Club collection
Apply Tirranna Race Club collection filter
Documents
Apply Documents filter
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia filter
Tirranna Picnic Race Club
Apply Tirranna Picnic Race Club filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a pictur...

Allen and Helena Lister collection
Apply Allen and Helena Lister collection filter
Side plates
Apply Side plates filter
Dudley, Staffordshire, England
Apply Dudley, Staffordshire, England filter
Shelley Potteries
Apply Shelley Potteries filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Bundle of press cuttings and historical documents relating the history of J B Young Holdings Ltd

Bundle of press cuttings and historical documents relating t...

J B Young Ltd collection
Apply J B Young Ltd collection filter
Scrapbooks
Apply Scrapbooks filter
J B Young Holdings Ltd
Apply J B Young Holdings Ltd filter
1914
Apply 1914 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
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
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
Brown leather suitcase with 'W.H.E.' (Walter Herbert Eddison) impressed in black in the centre of the lid

Brown leather suitcase with 'W.H.E.' (Walter Herbert Eddison...

Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
Apply Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection filter
Suitcases
Apply Suitcases filter
Walter H. Eddison
Apply Walter H. Eddison filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a pictur...

Allen and Helena Lister collection
Apply Allen and Helena Lister collection filter
Side plates
Apply Side plates filter
Dudley, Staffordshire, England
Apply Dudley, Staffordshire, England filter
Shelley Potteries
Apply Shelley Potteries filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Japara gunny sack

Japara gunny sack

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
Apply Milo Dunphy collection no. 1 filter
Carry bags
Apply Carry bags filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Myles J. Dunphy
Apply Mr Myles J. Dunphy filter
1925
Apply 1925 filter
Dog's leather shoe

Dog's leather shoe

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
Apply Milo Dunphy collection no. 1 filter
Animal accessories
Apply Animal accessories filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Myles J. Dunphy
Apply Mr Myles J. Dunphy filter
1925
Apply 1925 filter
Dog's leather shoe

Dog's leather shoe

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
Apply Milo Dunphy collection no. 1 filter
Animal accessories
Apply Animal accessories filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Myles J. Dunphy
Apply Mr Myles J. Dunphy filter
1925
Apply 1925 filter
Gleddon Automatic Voltage Regulator

Gleddon Automatic Voltage Regulator

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
Apply Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection filter
Electrical equipment
Apply Electrical equipment filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Government of Australia
Apply Government of Australia filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Camisole

Camisole

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Camisoles
Apply Camisoles filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Brown checked riding jacket

Brown checked riding jacket

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Jackets
Apply Jackets filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Woven bag

Woven bag

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Sir John Hubert P. Murray
Apply Sir John Hubert P. Murray filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Scythe stone

Scythe stone

Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1
Apply Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1 filter
Sharpening stones
Apply Sharpening stones filter
Oakleigh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Oakleigh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Thomas Colwell
Apply Mr Thomas Colwell filter
1900
Apply 1900 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
Rip saw

Rip saw

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Saws
Apply Saws filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
L Pabble & Sanderson
Apply L Pabble & Sanderson filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Deck of Commonwealth Railway playing cards

Deck of Commonwealth Railway playing cards

Elizabeth Kay collection no. 1
Apply Elizabeth Kay collection no. 1 filter
Playing cards
Apply Playing cards filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Commonwealth Railways
Apply Commonwealth Railways filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
Apply Sotheby's collection no. 1 filter
Punishment equipment
Apply Punishment equipment filter
Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart
Apply Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart filter
1837
Apply 1837 filter
Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Bothwell Museum collection
Apply Bothwell Museum collection filter
Food storage containers
Apply Food storage containers filter
Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Apply Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia filter
Cadburys
Apply Cadburys filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
A Teamster's Camp in Australia Carting Wheat to Railway Station

A Teamster's Camp in Australia Carting Wheat to Railway Stat...

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
Black and white photograph showing three aeroplanes standing in a line, wing to wing

Black and white photograph showing three aeroplanes standing...

Mollie Ballard collection
Apply Mollie Ballard collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Mr Frank W. Ballard
Apply Mr Frank W. Ballard filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Australian Military issue blue enamelled water bottle and carrier

Australian Military issue blue enamelled water bottle and ca...

Parsons collection
Apply Parsons collection filter
Water containers
Apply Water containers filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Black cord lanyard

Black cord lanyard

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Uniform accessories
Apply Uniform accessories filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob han...

Paul Watts collection
Apply Paul Watts collection filter
Knives
Apply Knives filter
Gatton, Queensland, Australia
Apply Gatton, Queensland, Australia filter
Mr Paul Watts
Apply Mr Paul Watts filter
1986
Apply 1986 filter
Two white linen pillow shams

Two white linen pillow shams

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Pillow shams
Apply Pillow shams filter
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
Apply Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the coat-of-arms...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Saucers
Apply Saucers filter
England
Apply England filter
Minton
Apply Minton filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Bead plane used during the construction of Old Parliament House

Bead plane used during the construction of Old Parliament Ho...

George Henry Taylor collection
Apply George Henry Taylor collection filter
Bead planes
Apply Bead planes filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Mr George H. Taylor
Apply Mr George H. Taylor filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Head ornament

Head ornament

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
Apply Professor Adolphus Elkin collection filter
Head ornaments
Apply Head ornaments filter
Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
Apply Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
One Lang Starvation Debenture

One Lang Starvation Debenture

John Beagle collection
Apply John Beagle collection filter
Handbills
Apply Handbills filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
W C Penfold and Co Pty Ltd
Apply W C Penfold and Co Pty Ltd filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
White ceramic toy tea set with yellow decoration

White ceramic toy tea set with yellow decoration

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
Apply Susan and Andrew Gibson collection filter
Toy tea sets
Apply Toy tea sets 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
Minton 'Kings Service' china side plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Side plates
Apply Side plates filter
England
Apply England filter
Minton
Apply Minton filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Sample possum pelt

Sample possum pelt

James Wall collection
Apply James Wall collection filter
Specimens
Apply Specimens filter
Umbango, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Umbango, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Denis Francois R. de Berigny
Apply Mr Denis Francois R. de Berigny filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
The Worker Cook Book, compiled by Mary Gilmore

The Worker Cook Book, compiled by Mary Gilmore

Hilda Creager collection no. 2
Apply Hilda Creager collection no. 2 filter
Cookbooks
Apply Cookbooks filter
Dame Mary Gilmore
Apply Dame Mary Gilmore filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Hand saw

Hand saw

George O Crawford collection
Apply George O Crawford collection filter
Saws
Apply Saws 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
Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Folding rules
Apply Folding rules 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
Load more objects