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
Brass munitions shell with incised decorative daffodil [trenchart]

Brass munitions shell with incised decorative daffodil [tren...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Carved cowry shell

Carved cowry shell

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Teardrop shaped brown glass souvenir

Teardrop shaped brown glass souvenir

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
Apply Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1 filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
Apply Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger filter
1939
Apply 1939 filter
Miniature hat on a stand

Miniature hat on a stand

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
Apply Springfield - Faithfull Family collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Glass flower - rose

Glass flower - rose

Whilhelmus Tys collection
Apply Whilhelmus Tys collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Shellwork Sydney Harbour Bridge, La Perouse, Sydney

Shellwork Sydney Harbour Bridge, La Perouse, Sydney

Esme Timbery collection
Apply Esme Timbery collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Esme Timbery
Apply Esme Timbery filter
2006
Apply 2006 filter
Small, boomerang-shaped stone, painted on one side 'PEACE' in pink

Small, boomerang-shaped stone, painted on one side 'PEACE' i...

Barbara Joyce Wright collection no. 2
Apply Barbara Joyce Wright collection no. 2 filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Shellwork Sydney Harbour Bridge, La Perouse, Sydney

Shellwork Sydney Harbour Bridge, La Perouse, Sydney

Esme Timbery collection
Apply Esme Timbery collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Esme Timbery
Apply Esme Timbery filter
2006
Apply 2006 filter
Shell ornament

Shell ornament

Mervyn Meggitt collection
Apply Mervyn Meggitt collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Brass munitions shell with incised decorative design [trench art]

Brass munitions shell with incised decorative design [trench...

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
1918
Apply 1918 filter
Surprise egg

Surprise egg

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Shellwork Sydney Harbour Bridge, La Perouse, Sydney

Shellwork Sydney Harbour Bridge, La Perouse, Sydney

Esme Timbery collection
Apply Esme Timbery collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apply La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia filter
Esme Timbery
Apply Esme Timbery filter
2006
Apply 2006 filter
Teardrop shaped brown glass souvenir

Teardrop shaped brown glass souvenir

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
Apply Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1 filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Australia
Apply Australia filter
Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
Apply Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger filter
1939
Apply 1939 filter
Ivory buddha from Herbert Browne's Oriental collection

Ivory buddha from Herbert Browne's Oriental collection

Herbert Browne collection
Apply Herbert Browne collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Pearl shell breast ornament

Pearl shell breast ornament

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr Leo Austen
Apply Mr Leo Austen filter
1929
Apply 1929 filter
Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shell ornament

Shell ornament

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr Leo Austen
Apply Mr Leo Austen filter
1929
Apply 1929 filter

Image Unavailable

Ornament

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr Frederick Chisholm
Apply Mr Frederick Chisholm filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Cowrie shell belt

Cowrie shell belt

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr Leo Austen
Apply Mr Leo Austen filter
1919
Apply 1919 filter

Image Unavailable

Ornament

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Echidna quill ornament

Echidna quill ornament

Olive Pink collection
Apply Olive Pink collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Miss Olive Pink
Apply Miss Olive Pink filter
Boar tusk ornament

Boar tusk ornament

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr S D. Burrows
Apply Mr S D. Burrows filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Ornament made from a cut and filed baler shell

Ornament made from a cut and filed baler shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Wooden dragon with detachable tail from Herbert Browne's Oriental collection

Wooden dragon with detachable tail from Herbert Browne's Ori...

Herbert Browne collection
Apply Herbert Browne collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Human figure with walking stick from Herbert Browne's Oriental collection

Human figure with walking stick from Herbert Browne's Orient...

Herbert Browne collection
Apply Herbert Browne collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Feathered stick with handle

Feathered stick with handle

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
Apply Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Jarruluk, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Jarruluk, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Nancy Gurrumba
Apply Nancy Gurrumba filter
2085
Apply 2085 filter

Image Unavailable

Elliptical ornament featuring a section of shell

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cooktown, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Wool and feather decoration

Wool and feather decoration

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
Apply Ian Dunlop collection no. 3 filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Elliptical ornament, made from a section of shell

Elliptical ornament, made from a section of shell

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
Apply Cooktown, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Decorated shell

Decorated shell

Regina Wagner collection
Apply Regina Wagner collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Ornament

Ornament

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr S D. Burrows
Apply Mr S D. Burrows filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Shell ornament

Shell ornament

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr S D. Burrows
Apply Mr S D. Burrows filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr Leo Austen
Apply Mr Leo Austen filter
1922
Apply 1922 filter
Green glass buddha from Herbert Browne's Oriental collection

Green glass buddha from Herbert Browne's Oriental collection

Herbert Browne collection
Apply Herbert Browne collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Tusk ornament

Tusk ornament

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
Apply Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4 filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Angoram, Sepik, Papua New Guinea
Apply Angoram, Sepik, Papua New Guinea filter
Mr Victor Carell
Apply Mr Victor Carell filter
1977
Apply 1977 filter

Image Unavailable

Ornament

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

Head ornament

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr S D. Burrows
Apply Mr S D. Burrows filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Wooden smiling buddha from Herbert Browne's Oriental collection

Wooden smiling buddha from Herbert Browne's Oriental collect...

Herbert Browne collection
Apply Herbert Browne collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Plant fibre nest-like ornament

Plant fibre nest-like ornament

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
Apply Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia filter
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
Apply Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission filter
Cassowary feather dance ornament

Cassowary feather dance ornament

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter

Image Unavailable

Macropod incisors [used as a necklace]

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter

Image Unavailable

Ornament

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr A P. Lyons
Apply Mr A P. Lyons filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Oval shell ornament

Oval shell ornament

Horne-Bowie collection
Apply Horne-Bowie collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
South Australia, Australia
Apply South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter

Image Unavailable

Ornament

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1915
Apply 1915 filter
Rush cross

Rush cross

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Kaimari, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Kaimari, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr Francis E. Williams
Apply Mr Francis E. Williams filter
1922
Apply 1922 filter
Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr Leo Austen
Apply Mr Leo Austen filter
1919
Apply 1919 filter
Wool and feather decoration

Wool and feather decoration

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
Apply Ian Dunlop collection no. 3 filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Oriental brass bell and striker from Herbert Browne's Oriental collection

Oriental brass bell and striker from Herbert Browne's Orient...

Herbert Browne collection
Apply Herbert Browne collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Wool and feather decoration

Wool and feather decoration

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
Apply Ian Dunlop collection no. 3 filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter

Image Unavailable

Shell ornament

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
1975
Apply 1975 filter
Breast plate

Breast plate

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Papua, Indonesia
Apply Papua, Indonesia filter
Whale tooth ornament 'tabua', which is used with the kava bowl, presented to Victor and Beth Carell by the people of Levuka, Fiji

Whale tooth ornament 'tabua', which is used with the kava bo...

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
Apply Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4 filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Fiji
Apply Fiji filter
Mr Victor Carell
Apply Mr Victor Carell filter
1984
Apply 1984 filter
Display stand and pearl shell

Display stand and pearl shell

Hey Family collection
Apply Hey Family collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Mapoon, Queensland, Australia
Apply Mapoon, Queensland, Australia filter

Image Unavailable

Ornament

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr Leo Austen
Apply Mr Leo Austen filter
1922
Apply 1922 filter

Image Unavailable

Shell ornament

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Shell ornament tied with string

Shell ornament tied with string

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
Apply Reverend FR Nitzschke collection filter
Ornaments
Apply Ornaments filter
Load more objects