Museums are treasure houses. They collect, preserve and exhibit important objects and stories, and generate research that builds knowledge and enables innovation. Museum collections vary widely and the objects featured in this stamp issue reflect on cultural contexts and historical moments. They also illuminate specific stories, themes and issues.
The anchor of the HMB Endeavour (National Museum of Australia) represents British maritime exploration and possession of Australia’s east coast.
The Welcome Stranger nugget replica (Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum) signals the Australian gold rushes era.
The automatic totaliser model (Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences) represents design and technological innovation.
The Turtle (Australian Museum) recognises Indigenous culture and its response to the problem of discarded fishing nets, which endanger marine fauna.
Title: Collections Australia
Date of Issue: 19 May 2015
Denominations: 4 x 70c