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
Hand made rigid fan made from woven plant fibre

Hand made rigid fan made from woven plant fibre

Odette O'Neill collection
Apply Odette O'Neill collection filter
Hand fans
Apply Hand fans filter
Mr Victor L. Stiskin
Apply Mr Victor L. Stiskin filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Knives
Apply Knives filter
Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Pennington Migrant Centre
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre filter
1940
Apply 1940 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
TO QUARANTINE LAUNCH AEDES

TO QUARANTINE LAUNCH AEDES

Torrens Island Quarantine Station collection
Apply Torrens Island Quarantine Station collection filter
Signs
Apply Signs filter
Torrens Island, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Torrens Island, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Thread gauge

Thread 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
White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Dessert dishes
Apply Dessert dishes filter
Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Pennington Migrant Centre
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 16
Apply People's Paraphernalia collection no. 16 filter
Books
Apply Books filter
1939
Apply 1939 filter
Box containing four sets of lantern slides

Box containing four sets of lantern slides

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
Apply Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection filter
Lantern slides
Apply Lantern slides filter
Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Reverend F H. Stokes
Apply Reverend F H. Stokes filter
1909
Apply 1909 filter
Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
Apply Claude Dunshea collection no. 1 filter
Mining equipment
Apply Mining equipment filter
Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Claude Dunshea
Apply Mr Claude Dunshea filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Odette O'Neill collection
Apply Odette O'Neill collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Mr Victor L. Stiskin
Apply Mr Victor L. Stiskin filter
1938
Apply 1938 filter
Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Dessertspoons
Apply Dessertspoons filter
Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Pennington Migrant Centre
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittings and four candle holders

Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittin...

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
Apply Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection filter
Table lamps
Apply Table lamps filter
The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Apply The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia filter
Parliament of Australia
Apply Parliament of Australia filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Knives
Apply Knives filter
Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Pennington Migrant Centre
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
Apply Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2 filter
Kitchen knives
Apply Kitchen knives filter
England
Apply England filter
Mr William Barbour Smith
Apply Mr William Barbour Smith filter
1930
Apply 1930 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
Coal is Vital to Victory

Coal is Vital to Victory

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
Apply People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11 filter
Posters
Apply Posters filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
1939
Apply 1939 filter
Smooth wood plane

Smooth wood plane

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Planes
Apply Planes filter
Glasgow, Scotland
Apply Glasgow, Scotland filter
Alex Mathieson & Son
Apply Alex Mathieson & Son filter
1920
Apply 1920 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
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
Fine toothed hacksaw blade

Fine toothed hacksaw blade

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Saw blades
Apply Saw blades 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
Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Soup spoons
Apply Soup spoons filter
Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Pennington Migrant Centre
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
Apply John Docker collection filter
Chisels
Apply Chisels 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
Rectangular brown leather suitcase

Rectangular brown leather suitcase

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
Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
Apply Bothwell Museum collection filter
Clothes pegs
Apply Clothes pegs filter
New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
Apply New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia filter
Pioneer Woodware Co
Apply Pioneer Woodware Co filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Teaspoons
Apply Teaspoons filter
Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Pennington Migrant Centre
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Terrylea Reynolds collection
Apply Terrylea Reynolds collection filter
Swordsticks
Apply Swordsticks filter
Toledo, Spain
Apply Toledo, Spain filter
Major General George A. Vasey CB, CBE, DSO
Apply Major General George A. Vasey CB, CBE, DSO filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remember'

Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remem...

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
Apply 1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection filter
Letters
Apply Letters filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Australia Post
Apply Australia Post filter
1984
Apply 1984 filter
Wooden pack saddle consisting of an A-shaped timber frame with items attached by wire, chains and straps

Wooden pack saddle consisting of an A-shaped timber frame wi...

John Swain collection
Apply John Swain collection filter
Saddles
Apply Saddles filter
Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia filter
Charles Carter
Apply Charles Carter filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Scout Barry Williams squatting down to chop a log with a hatchet.

Scout Barry Williams squatting down to chop a log with a hat...

Barry Williams collection
Apply Barry Williams collection filter
Photographs
Apply Photographs filter
Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
1942
Apply 1942 filter
The Gwalior Plains

The Gwalior Plains

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
1840
Apply 1840 filter
Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Parliament of Australia
Apply Parliament of Australia filter
1988
Apply 1988 filter
War Gods

War Gods

Stuart Peterson collection
Apply Stuart Peterson collection filter
Cartoons
Apply Cartoons filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Archibald S. Peterson
Apply Archibald S. Peterson filter
1944
Apply 1944 filter
Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Teaspoons
Apply Teaspoons filter
Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Pennington Migrant Centre
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre filter
1940
Apply 1940 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
Scout uniform pair of sock tops

Scout uniform pair of sock tops

Barry Williams collection
Apply Barry Williams collection filter
Uniform accessories
Apply Uniform accessories filter
Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
1942
Apply 1942 filter
Adelaide YMCA Active Service Home and Abroad

Adelaide YMCA Active Service Home and Abroad

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
Apply Social History Museums (South Australia) collection filter
Wartime badges
Apply Wartime badges filter
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Young Mens Christian Association
Apply Young Mens Christian Association filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Century Road Club, America

Century Road Club, America

Sir Hubert Opperman collection no. 2
Apply Sir Hubert Opperman collection no. 2 filter
Club badges
Apply Club badges filter
Brunswick Cricket Club 1939-40

Brunswick Cricket Club 1939-40

Nanette Ward collection
Apply Nanette Ward collection filter
Club badges
Apply Club badges filter
K C Luke Pty Ltd
Apply K C Luke Pty Ltd filter
T-shirt commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion

T-shirt commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the formation ...

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
Apply 1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection filter
T-shirts
Apply T-shirts filter
Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
Apply Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia filter
Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion
Apply Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion filter
1992
Apply 1992 filter
Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Emanuel Family collection
Apply Emanuel Family collection filter
Maps
Apply Maps filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
Lands & Surveys Department, Western Australia
Apply Lands & Surveys Department, Western Australia filter
1901
Apply 1901 filter
Bath plug

Bath plug

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Sink plugs
Apply Sink plugs filter
Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Pennington Migrant Centre
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre filter
1940
Apply 1940 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
Cylindrical wooden tapstick, tapered at each end, with an incised spiral design, and pigment (Aranda?).

Cylindrical wooden tapstick, tapered at each end, with an in...

D Boerner collection
Apply D Boerner collection filter
Clapsticks
Apply Clapsticks filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1944
Apply 1944 filter
Military Government U.S. Army, Wels, Austria Residence Permit, 1946

Military Government U.S. Army, Wels, Austria Residence Permi...

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
Apply Dr Stefan Csordas collection filter
Documents
Apply Documents filter
Wels, Austria
Apply Wels, Austria filter
US Military Government Upper Austria
Apply US Military Government Upper Austria filter
1946
Apply 1946 filter
Caribbean Scouts district badge, Trinidad & Tobago

Caribbean Scouts district badge, Trinidad & Tobago

Robin Maloney collection
Apply Robin Maloney collection filter
Club badges
Apply Club badges filter
Cheerio Walking Club Programme 1943-1944

Cheerio Walking Club Programme 1943-1944

Elery Hamilton-Smith collection
Apply Elery Hamilton-Smith collection filter
Programs
Apply Programs filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Cheerio Walking Club
Apply Cheerio Walking Club filter
1942
Apply 1942 filter
Pair of metal spurs with black leather straps

Pair of metal spurs with black leather straps

Colledge Family collection
Apply Colledge Family collection filter
Spurs
Apply Spurs filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Miss Emilie Roach
Apply Miss Emilie Roach filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
Apply George Henry Taylor collection filter
Sharpening stones
Apply Sharpening stones filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Mr George H. Taylor
Apply Mr George H. Taylor filter
1790
Apply 1790 filter
Vacola jar

Vacola jar

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
Apply Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection filter
Food preserving jars
Apply Food preserving jars filter
Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mrs Mavis Bridle
Apply Mrs Mavis Bridle filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
Apply Nettie McColive collection filter
Certificates
Apply Certificates filter
Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Minetta 'Nettie' McColive
Apply Minetta 'Nettie' McColive filter
1986
Apply 1986 filter
Scout's National Service badge certificate

Scout's National Service badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
Apply Barry Williams collection filter
Certificates
Apply Certificates filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Barry Williams
Apply Mr Barry Williams filter
1942
Apply 1942 filter
White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre collection filter
Dinner plates
Apply Dinner plates filter
Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Pennington Migrant Centre
Apply Pennington Migrant Centre filter
1940
Apply 1940 filter
Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with le...

Donald Maclurcan collection no. 2
Apply Donald Maclurcan collection no. 2 filter
Skis
Apply Skis filter
Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Geoffrey Yen
Apply Mr Geoffrey Yen filter
1860
Apply 1860 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
Folding knife blade

Folding knife blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Knife blades
Apply Knife blades filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Metal punch featuring the letter

Metal punch featuring the letter "R".

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Punches
Apply Punches filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Milo tin

Milo tin

Bothwell Museum collection
Apply Bothwell Museum collection filter
Food storage containers
Apply Food storage containers filter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Nestle and Anglo Swiss Condensed Milk Co (Australasia) Limited
Apply Nestle and Anglo Swiss Condensed Milk Co (Australasia) Limited filter
1939
Apply 1939 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
Slip block

Slip block

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
Apply Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection filter
Tools
Apply Tools filter
Alfred Ross
Apply Alfred Ross filter
1933
Apply 1933 filter
Letter

Letter

Betty Hall collection
Apply Betty Hall collection filter
Letters
Apply Letters filter
Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
Apply Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor... filter
Mr H L. Napthali
Apply Mr H L. Napthali filter
1944
Apply 1944 filter
Load more objects