Recovered from the Great Barrier Reef 200 years after it was jettisoned from Cook's 'Endeavour'.
Driven by adventurer Francis Birtles in record-breaking overland car journeys of the 1920s.
Made in London and brought to Australia by the wealthy Blaxland family in the early 1800s.
A magnifying glass and plane table frame used by Captain James Cook during his Pacific voyages.
This distinctive French car, dubbed the little lemon, was the first to travel around Australia.
The world's largest collection of convict tokens, a rare personal record of transportation.
A 23-stringed bamboo instrument handcrafted by a Vietnamese refugee.
A 1790s Pembroke work table made in England with a veneer of Australian timber.
Beautiful pre-16th century maps illustrating the history of the Great South Land.
A 35-millimetre camera used by Frank Hurley in Antarctica and the Middle East.
Migrant Guna Kinne's link with her homeland, sewn by hand over 30 years.
An 1850s children's game produced in England after gold was discovered in Australia.
A handmade wall-hanging which illustrates a powerful story of postwar migration.
A wobble board used by entertainer Rolf Harris for more than 40 years.
A treasured toy pig won by a girl on the way to meeting her father after the Second World War.
Hand-crafted by one of the first German families to arrive in Australia.