page loading
Menu toggle

National Museum of Australia

Collection Explorer



  • Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1(7553)

    Their actress daughter in the city
    The lake and weir, Yarrawonga, Vic
    Fenced industrial area
    On the Beach at Manly, Sydney.
  • Social History Museums (South Australia) collection(172)

    Australia Day Port Victoria 1918
    Wattle Day, Our Emblem, Our Defenders, W.D.L. Ambulance Fund
    Anzac Day - Lest We forget Gallipoli, 25 April, 1915
    Cheer-Up Society
  • Hazel Hooton and Elizabeth Gibson collection(34)

    Card with inscribed message
    Telegram from Alice Smith Caulfield Hospital

    Ladies cream silk bed jacket

    Telegram from Gossip family

  • Judy Horacek collection no. 2(5)

    Coloured cartoon titled 'Dr Jekyll and Mrs Hyde'
    Black and white cartoon titled 'Cemetery of Women'
    Black and white cartoon titled 'Damn feminists'
    Black and white cartoon titled 'Photographing marbles'

    The collection consists of 45 cartoons by free lance cartoonist Judy Horacek produced from mid 1980s to 2001. The cartoons provide social and political comment on gender relations. Horacek's work has appeared in number newspapers and journals including the Australian, the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald.

    Horacek's work has always been especially concerned with women and feminism. Her characteristic spiky, sassy figures provide heroines which her readers readily identify with. Her cartoons reflect some of the major issues of the feminist movement including women and politics, women's place in society and women and work.

  • Political Humour Competition 1998 collection(129)

    The FU Holden Howard
    Dog of a Year
    Scare Campaign
    The Faraway
  • Timothy Millett collection(314)

    Convict love token from William Holmes, 1844
    Convict love token from M. Lang, 1840
    Convict love token from H. Rye, 1834
    Convict love token from George Rain, 1831

    The Timothy Millett collection comprises 307 convict love tokens dating from 1762 to 1856, and seven contemporary documents relating to the criminal justice system including: recommendations to commute the death sentences of Hester Sampson and Thomas Hayes to life transportation; a calendar of prisoners awaiting trial in the goals of Durham, Newcastle and Northumberland; a request to the Middlesex assizes for rewards to be paid; a printed copy of George Skene's last speech prior to execution; a printed broadside listing prisoners in Dorchester jail awaiting transportation; and a 60 page handwritten account of the life of Thomas Jones, who was transported twice and finally hanged at Winchester Prison in 1856.

    Convict love tokens, typically made from smoothed-down coins and engraved or stippled with a message, derive from traditional sailors' farewells. The production of these 'leaden hearts' rose as criminal indictments increased in Britain, with the majority produced during the 1820s and 1830s. As mementos made by or for convicts facing transportation (or death) to leave behind for their loved ones, the tokens provide a poignant, personal insight into the transportation system.

  • E Milne collection(652)

    Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill
    Retouched blade [stone implement]
    Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal
    Woven semi-circular basket
  • Ruth Oldfield collection(27)

    Black and white photograph titled 'The Famous Catch', 1925
    Cricket scene showing W.R. 'Wally' Hammond and W.A. 'Bert' Oldfield
    Australian Imperial Forces cricket team flag, 1919
    Feb 13-18, 1925, Hobbs Stumped Oldfield, Bowled Ryder 66