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
The Milky Way

The Milky Way

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
The Flight of the Morning Star, work on paper in the style of a bark painting, Yirrkala, 1948

The Flight of the Morning Star, work on paper in the style o...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Pokerwork snake, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork snake, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
'Oijal and the yams' - Yirrkala, 1948

'Oijal and the yams' - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
The Barramundi

The Barramundi

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
Apply Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus... filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Crocodile

Crocodile

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
Apply Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus... filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Painting depicts a large, wide-bodied serpent horizontally across bark and six fish

Painting depicts a large, wide-bodied serpent horizontally a...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
The Honey Man, Boubit-Boubit, work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

The Honey Man, Boubit-Boubit, work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
Apply Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus... filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
The Serpent, Bilumbira - Yirrkala, 1948

The Serpent, Bilumbira - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown 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
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Queensland Bicornual Basket collection
Apply Queensland Bicornual Basket collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
North-Eastern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Apply North-Eastern Queensland, Queensland, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Pokerwork lizard, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork lizard, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Emu feathers and fibre head pad

Emu feathers and fibre head pad

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Headwear
Apply Headwear filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Embroidery - Crochet butterfly, Mornington Island QLD

Embroidery - Crochet butterfly, Mornington Island QLD

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Artworks
Apply Artworks filter
Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Lower grinding stone

Lower grinding stone

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5 filter
Lower grinding stones
Apply Lower grinding stones filter
Barunga, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Barunga, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1968
Apply 1968 filter
Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the establishment of Lucini & Co in Melbourne, Victoria, 1853

Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the est...

Joseph Andreallo collection no. 1
Apply Joseph Andreallo collection no. 1 filter
Footstools
Apply Footstools filter
Italy
Apply Italy filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1858
Apply 1858 filter
Ernabella Walka water colour design, pre 1955

Ernabella Walka water colour design, pre 1955

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Watercolour paintings
Apply Watercolour paintings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Shield

Shield

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Part one of a silver belt buckle engraved with kangaroo motifs

Part one of a silver belt buckle engraved with kangaroo moti...

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Belt buckles
Apply Belt buckles filter
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Apply Birmingham, West Midlands, England filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1989
Apply 1989 filter
Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Walka designs from Ernabella

Walka designs 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
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Pokerwork

Pokerwork "fun animal" sculpture, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Child's drawing by an unknown artist, Tabulam Primary School NSW

Child's drawing by an unknown artist, Tabulam Primary School...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Tabulam, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Tabulam, New South Wales, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Ernabella Arts Inc Batik Dyeing

Ernabella Arts Inc Batik Dyeing

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Documents
Apply Documents filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by unknown child, 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
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Carved wooden sinuous snake

Carved wooden sinuous snake

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Carved wooden sculpture of a snake

Carved wooden sculpture of a snake

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Two pieces of paper about Bathurst Island paintings

Two pieces of paper about Bathurst Island paintings

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Notes
Apply Notes filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Child's drawing from Ernabella

Child's drawing 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
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Spindle

Spindle

Ernabella Arts collection no. 2
Apply Ernabella Arts collection no. 2 filter
Spindles
Apply Spindles filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Round, brown head pad

Round, brown head pad

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
Apply Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1 filter
Headwear
Apply Headwear filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Malay Prau

Malay Prau

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
The Starfish Kadikata

The Starfish Kadikata

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
Apply Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus... filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Painting depicts a large sawfish surrounded by two turtles and three stingrays

Painting depicts a large sawfish surrounded by two turtles a...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
Apply Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1 filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Album of carte-de-visite photographs relating to the trial of Arthur Orton (Tichborne claimant)

Album of carte-de-visite photographs relating to the trial o...

Tichborne Claimant Album collection
Apply Tichborne Claimant Album collection filter
Photograph albums
Apply Photograph albums filter
London, England
Apply London, England filter
London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company Limited
Apply London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company Limited filter
1871
Apply 1871 filter
Bark painting  depicting a goanna, a snake, two turtles, a bird and fish - Yirrkala, 1948

Bark painting depicting a goanna, a snake, two turtles, a b...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Unfinished snake sculpture, Ernabella SA

Unfinished snake sculpture, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Headpad, Ernabella SA

Headpad, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Headwear
Apply Headwear filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown Artist
Apply Unknown Artist filter
Linen handkerchief, Mornington Island QLD

Linen handkerchief, Mornington Island QLD

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Handkerchiefs
Apply Handkerchiefs filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
Seed necklace, Ernabella SA

Seed necklace, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
Apply Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 filter
Necklaces
Apply Necklaces filter
Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ernabella, South Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1954
Apply 1954 filter
The Moon-Man, Alinda, Yirrkala, 1948

The Moon-Man, Alinda, Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
The Scorpion (constellation), Yirrkala, 1948

The Scorpion (constellation), Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Shield, Warburton, Western Australia, 1976

Shield, Warburton, Western Australia, 1976

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Warburton, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Warburton, Western Australia, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1976
Apply 1976 filter
Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Terence Lane collection
Apply Terence Lane collection filter
Sculptures
Apply Sculptures filter
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Apply Melbourne, Victoria, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
1935
Apply 1935 filter
Flying Foxes and Baby Brolga Hut painting.

Flying Foxes and Baby Brolga Hut painting.

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Child's drawing This place is sacred because of the man ...

Child's drawing This place is sacred because of the man ...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Load more objects