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
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
Apply Dr William Warner collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
Apply Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

J Davidson collection no. 3
Apply J Davidson collection no. 3 filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Yuwati
Apply Yuwati filter
1965
Apply 1965 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
Spearthrower collected by Daisy Bates from Aboriginal visitors to her Ooldea camp

Spearthrower collected by Daisy Bates from Aboriginal visito...

Herbert Browne collection
Apply Herbert Browne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

L and T Hackney collection
Apply L and T Hackney collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Thomas P. Hackney
Apply Mr Thomas P. Hackney filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Spearthrower with incised pattern

Spearthrower with incised pattern

Louise Thibou Decorated Spearthrower collection
Apply Louise Thibou Decorated Spearthrower collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
Apply Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Douglas Seaton collection
Apply Douglas Seaton collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Babinda, Queensland, Australia
Apply Babinda, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
Apply Dr William Warner collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Gabriella Roy collection
Apply Gabriella Roy collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Wilfred Pootchemunka
Apply Wilfred Pootchemunka filter
1986
Apply 1986 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

L and T Hackney collection
Apply L and T Hackney collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Thomas P. Hackney
Apply Mr Thomas P. Hackney filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
Apply Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1 filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1932
Apply 1932 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
Apply Stan Mitchell collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
Apply Stan Mitchell collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Anawanda
Apply Anawanda filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JC Le Souef collection
Apply JC Le Souef collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Yalata, South Australia, Australia
Apply Yalata, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
Apply Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1 filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia filter
Reggie Jackson
Apply Reggie Jackson filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
Apply Stan Mitchell collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Herbert Keys collection
Apply Herbert Keys collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Angus Downs Station, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Angus Downs Station, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
Apply Australian Institute of Anatomy collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1985
Apply 1985 filter
Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Combination spearthrower and adze

Combination spearthrower and adze

Patricia Heath collection
Apply Patricia Heath collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Murchison, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1982
Apply 1982 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
Apply Ursula McConnel collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Archer River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Archer River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
Apply Enid Bowden collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
Wilfred Pootchemunka
Apply Wilfred Pootchemunka filter
1987
Apply 1987 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Igor Zorich collection
Apply Igor Zorich collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
Apply Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia filter
Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Elliptical shaped spearthrower, attributed to Coranderrk

Elliptical shaped spearthrower, attributed to Coranderrk

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
Apply Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
Apply Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia filter
Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
Apply Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
Apply Horne-Bowie collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1926
Apply 1926 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
Apply Stan Mitchell collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Western Australia, Australia
Apply Western Australia, Australia filter
Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Gatji, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Gatji, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
Apply Stan Mitchell collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
Apply Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2 filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
South Australia, Australia
Apply South Australia, Australia filter
Howard Maple
Apply Howard Maple filter
1930
Apply 1930 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
Apply Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3 filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Anchor Kulunba
Apply Anchor Kulunba filter
1966
Apply 1966 filter
Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1895
Apply 1895 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Lake Alexandrina, South Australia, Australia
Apply Lake Alexandrina, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
Apply Ursula McConnel collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Archer River, Queensland, Australia
Apply Archer River, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Spearthrower 'miru', used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

Spearthrower 'miru', used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance...

Maruku Arts collection no. 2
Apply Maruku Arts collection no. 2 filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Blackstone (Papulankutja Aboriginal community), Western Australia, ...
Apply Blackstone (Papulankutja Aboriginal community), Western Australia, ... filter
Reggie Jackson
Apply Reggie Jackson filter
2001
Apply 2001 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Janet Mathews collection no. 1
Apply Janet Mathews collection no. 1 filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Nowra, New South Wales, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1966
Apply 1966 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

L and T Hackney collection
Apply L and T Hackney collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
Apply Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia filter
Mr Thomas P. Hackney
Apply Mr Thomas P. Hackney filter
1900
Apply 1900 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
Apply Dr Robert Wishart collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Queensland, Australia
Apply Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1964
Apply 1964 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
Apply Edmund Milne collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Mareeba, Queensland, Australia
Apply Mareeba, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1931
Apply 1931 filter
Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
Apply Australian Institute of Anatomy collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1985
Apply 1985 filter
Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Load more objects