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Journeys to the Australian continent for trade, navigation, science and empire.


Collection highlights

A rare 1890s quilt from Melbourne featuring 650 names, initials and motifs.
Made in London and brought to Australia by the wealthy Blaxland family in the early 1800s.
To win at this game you will need to think clearly and strategically.
The world's largest collection of convict tokens, a rare personal record of transportation.
A 1790s Pembroke work table made in England with a veneer of Australian timber.
Presented to Governor Philip Gidley King in 1801 and connected to key Australian colonial figures.
Lachlan Macquarie's ceremonial sword, and a celebration of his Scottish heritage.
A rare example of Australia's first minted currency.
An 1850s children's game produced in England after gold was discovered in Australia.
A pair of pistols used by Sir Thomas Mitchell in Australia's last known duelling challenge.
The story of the Bealiba gold nugget, found near the town of Bealiba (near Bendigo, Victoria) in 1957.
A tunic, shako and military dress sword from William Percy Faithfull's citizen's militia kit.
Presented to Springfield station founder William Pitt Faithfull by Captain Joseph Foveaux in 1801.