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
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
Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
Apply Margaret Twiss collection filter
Christmas decorations
Apply Christmas decorations filter
Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Mrs Margaret Twiss
Apply Mrs Margaret Twiss filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Audrey McDonald
Apply Ms Audrey McDonald filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Cream coloured tray cloth featuring a cross stitched design of a vase

Cream coloured tray cloth featuring a cross stitched design ...

Myrtle Wilson collection
Apply Myrtle Wilson collection filter
Table linen
Apply Table linen filter
Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mrs Violet M. Wilson
Apply Mrs Violet M. Wilson filter
1936
Apply 1936 filter
Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Audrey McDonald
Apply Ms Audrey McDonald filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Box for 'Lister' Sheep-Shearing combs used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Box for 'Lister' Sheep-Shearing combs used at 'Rocky Plains'...

Tony Preston collection no. 4
Apply Tony Preston collection no. 4 filter
Storage boxes
Apply Storage boxes filter
Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Apply Dursley, Gloucestershire, England filter
R A Lister and Company Limited
Apply R A Lister and Company Limited filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
Apply John Jankaus collection filter
Spittoons
Apply Spittoons filter
Ventspils, Latvia
Apply Ventspils, Latvia filter
Mrs Lilija Kokle
Apply Mrs Lilija Kokle filter
1924
Apply 1924 filter
Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Acrylic paintings
Apply Acrylic paintings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Yuminiya
Apply Yuminiya filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Acrylic paintings
Apply Acrylic paintings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Ngintya
Apply Ngintya filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Single-furrow horse-drawn plough used by experimental wheat breeder William Farrer

Single-furrow horse-drawn plough used by experimental wheat ...

Barbara Tong collection
Apply Barbara Tong collection filter
Ploughs
Apply Ploughs filter
Lambrigg Station, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Lambrigg Station, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1880
Apply 1880 filter
A quiet day with Mother tea-towel

A quiet day with Mother tea-towel

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Tea-towels
Apply Tea-towels filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Audrey McDonald
Apply Ms Audrey McDonald filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup bearing the coat-of-...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Coffee cups
Apply Coffee cups filter
England
Apply England filter
Minton
Apply Minton filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 24. Tasmanian Wolf

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 24. Tasmanian Wolf

Joyce Knife collection
Apply Joyce Knife collection filter
Matchboxes
Apply Matchboxes filter
Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Bryant and May
Apply Bryant and May filter
1950
Apply 1950 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
Timber box with L ROBERTSON L ROBE on lid

Timber box with L ROBERTSON L ROBE on lid

Les Robertson collection
Apply Les Robertson collection filter
Boxes
Apply Boxes filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr Lesley A. Robertson
Apply Mr Lesley A. Robertson filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Stuzzi Memocord K70 Compact Dictating Machine

Stuzzi Memocord K70 Compact Dictating Machine

Ernest B Phillips collection
Apply Ernest B Phillips collection filter
Dictating machines
Apply Dictating machines filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Grundig Intermedia GmbH
Apply Grundig Intermedia GmbH filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
Operating Instructions and Spare Parts List Darnam Direct Drive Chain Saw

Operating Instructions and Spare Parts List Darnam Direct Dr...

Reginald Alder collection no. 1
Apply Reginald Alder collection no. 1 filter
Instruction booklets
Apply Instruction booklets filter
Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Danarm Pty Ltd
Apply Danarm Pty Ltd filter
1958
Apply 1958 filter
Cassididae Casmaria Ponderosa

Cassididae Casmaria Ponderosa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
Apply Lady Helen Blackburn collection filter
Shells
Apply Shells filter
Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Lady Helen Blackburn
Apply Lady Helen Blackburn filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Stuzzi Memocord MT570 audio cassette tape in a blue plastic case

Stuzzi Memocord MT570 audio cassette tape in a blue plastic ...

Ernest B Phillips collection
Apply Ernest B Phillips collection filter
Audio cassettes
Apply Audio cassettes filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Grundig Intermedia GmbH
Apply Grundig Intermedia GmbH filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
Bone china cheese plate printed with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms insignia

Bone china cheese plate printed with a coloured Commonwealth...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Plates
Apply Plates filter
England
Apply England filter
Royal Grafton
Apply Royal Grafton filter
1957
Apply 1957 filter
Gold pan associated with Claude Dunshea

Gold pan associated with Claude Dunshea

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
Apply Claude Dunshea collection no. 1 filter
Goldmining equipment
Apply Goldmining equipment filter
Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Claude Dunshea
Apply Mr Claude Dunshea filter
1925
Apply 1925 filter
Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Pastel drawings
Apply Pastel drawings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Napurunya
Apply Napurunya filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
South Australian Electoral Department poster with design by Jillian Davey of Ernabella SA

South Australian Electoral Department poster with design by ...

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Jillian Davey
Apply Jillian Davey filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Pair of brown cotton knit stockings

Pair of brown cotton knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
Apply Olga Riet collection filter
Stockings
Apply Stockings filter
Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
Apply Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China filter
Mrs Olga A. Riet
Apply Mrs Olga A. Riet filter
1929
Apply 1929 filter
Small metal compression spring

Small metal compression spring

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Components
Apply Components filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Letter from the National Retail Merchants Association to J B Young advising of their nomination for an International Community Service certificate of commendation

Letter from the National Retail Merchants Association to J B...

J B Young Ltd collection
Apply J B Young Ltd collection filter
Business letters
Apply Business letters filter
New York, United States of America
Apply New York, United States of America filter
National Retail Merchants Association
Apply National Retail Merchants Association filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Fiji Football Association 60th Anniversary medallion

Fiji Football Association 60th Anniversary medallion

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
Apply John 'Johnny' Warren collection filter
Medallions
Apply Medallions filter
Fiji
Apply Fiji filter
John N. Warren MBE OAM
Apply John N. Warren MBE OAM filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Acrylic paintings
Apply Acrylic paintings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
Apply Nyukana (Daisy) Baker filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
For a nuclear free and independent Pacific

For a nuclear free and independent Pacific

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
Apply People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2 filter
T-shirts
Apply T-shirts filter
South Pacific,
Apply South Pacific, filter
Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament
Apply Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Acrylic paintings
Apply Acrylic paintings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Tjikalayi
Apply Tjikalayi filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Foot switch

Foot switch

Ernest B Phillips collection
Apply Ernest B Phillips collection filter
Office machines
Apply Office machines filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Grundig Intermedia GmbH
Apply Grundig Intermedia GmbH filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
All-wool Travel Wardrobe for Miss Australia

All-wool Travel Wardrobe for Miss Australia

Jan Taylor collection
Apply Jan Taylor collection filter
Magazine clippings
Apply Magazine clippings filter
The Australian Women's Weekly
Apply The Australian Women's Weekly filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Acrylic paintings
Apply Acrylic paintings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
Apply Nyukana (Daisy) Baker filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Child's drawing by Wanunuy, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Wanunuy, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Wanunuy
Apply Wanunuy filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Acrylic paintings
Apply Acrylic paintings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Tjariya (. Stanley
Apply Tjariya (. Stanley filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Drawing of Town Hall, Sydney, by Douglas Pratt

Drawing of Town Hall, Sydney, by Douglas Pratt

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1 filter
Postcards
Apply Postcards filter
Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Douglas Pratt
Apply Douglas Pratt filter
Carpenter's boxwood and brass folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood and brass folding rule

George and Mary Weir collection
Apply George and Mary Weir collection filter
Folding rules
Apply Folding rules filter
England
Apply England filter
John Rabone & Son
Apply John Rabone & Son filter
1949
Apply 1949 filter
Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Acrylic paintings
Apply Acrylic paintings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Patjiparan
Apply Patjiparan filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Audrey McDonald
Apply Ms Audrey McDonald filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
 Cotton batik t-shirt by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Cotton batik t-shirt by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Clothing
Apply Clothing filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1971
Apply 1971 filter
Child's drawing by Litja, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Litja, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Litja
Apply Litja filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Wooden concave container

Wooden concave container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 2
Apply Ian Dunlop collection no. 2 filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Ian Dunlop
Apply Ian Dunlop filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Menu card for passengers of MS 'Sibajak', dated 9 Mai 1953

Menu card for passengers of MS 'Sibajak', dated 9 Mai 1953

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
Apply Petronella Wensing collection no. 1 filter
Menus
Apply Menus filter
Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Audrey McDonald
Apply Ms Audrey McDonald filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Bore gauge

Bore gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Gauges
Apply Gauges filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 6. Red Scented Hibiscus

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 6. Red Scented Hibiscus

Joyce Knife collection
Apply Joyce Knife collection filter
Matchboxes
Apply Matchboxes filter
Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Bryant and May
Apply Bryant and May filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
Apply Union of Australian Women collection filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Ms Audrey McDonald
Apply Ms Audrey McDonald filter
1950
Apply 1950 filter
Nansen-designed Hans Neering Memorial Sled used for rescues around Albina Lodge, Mount Kosciuszko

Nansen-designed Hans Neering Memorial Sled used for rescues ...

Kosciusko Huts Association collection
Apply Kosciusko Huts Association collection filter
Safety equipment
Apply Safety equipment filter
Mount Kosciusko, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Mount Kosciusko, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia filter
Fridtjof Nansen
Apply Fridtjof Nansen filter
1953
Apply 1953 filter
Bark painting depicting a shark, Groote Eylandt NT

Bark painting depicting a shark, Groote Eylandt NT

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Faulding's Essence of Coffee and Chicory

Faulding's Essence of Coffee and Chicory

Bothwell Museum collection
Apply Bothwell Museum collection filter
Coffee containers
Apply Coffee containers filter
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
F H Faulding & Co Ltd
Apply F H Faulding & Co Ltd filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Certificate awarded to Mrs V. Wilson at the Luddenham & District Agricultural and Horticultural Society 61st Annual Show, 1964 for first prize for a table centre

Certificate awarded to Mrs V. Wilson at the Luddenham & Dist...

Myrtle Wilson collection
Apply Myrtle Wilson collection filter
Prize certificates
Apply Prize certificates filter
Penrith, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Penrith, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Nepean Times Print
Apply Nepean Times Print filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "COM, C...

Cregan Family collection
Apply Cregan Family collection filter
Stencils
Apply Stencils filter
Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Mr John Cregan
Apply Mr John Cregan filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Little Grey Fergie toy tractor handcrafted from salvaged box timber and wire by 10 year old Brian Burns in 1943.

Little Grey Fergie toy tractor handcrafted from salvaged box...

John McNally collection
Apply John McNally collection filter
Toy tractors
Apply Toy tractors filter
Cudgen, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Cudgen, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Brian Burns
Apply Mr Brian Burns filter
1943
Apply 1943 filter
Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
Apply Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1 filter
Champagne glasses
Apply Champagne glasses filter
England
Apply England filter
Parliament of Australia
Apply Parliament of Australia filter
1988
Apply 1988 filter
Halcyon 'Surfmaster Avoca' multiplier fishing reel

Halcyon 'Surfmaster Avoca' multiplier fishing reel

Gordon Winter collection
Apply Gordon Winter collection filter
Fishing reels
Apply Fishing reels filter
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia filter
Halcyon Products
Apply Halcyon Products filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Crimson full-length tunic, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

Crimson full-length tunic, part of Castellorizian formal att...

George Pappas collection no. 1
Apply George Pappas collection no. 1 filter
Tunics
Apply Tunics filter
Megisti, Greece
Apply Megisti, Greece filter
Rose Pappas
Apply Rose Pappas filter
1922
Apply 1922 filter
Matters of her Heart

Matters of her Heart

Pamela Croft collection
Apply Pamela Croft collection filter
Artworks
Apply Artworks filter
Keppel Sands, Queensland, Australia
Apply Keppel Sands, Queensland, Australia filter
Pamela J. Croft
Apply Pamela J. Croft filter
1993
Apply 1993 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
Shield

Shield

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
Apply North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
State, Municipal & Civil Luncheon at 1pm, Town Hall, Sydney, 7 January 1901

State, Municipal & Civil Luncheon at 1pm, Town Hall, Sydney,...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 4
Apply Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 4 filter
Menus
Apply Menus filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
NSW Government
Apply NSW Government filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Load more objects