The Australian Museum cultural collection includes the Morrison Collection objects collected from around the Hunter region in New South Wales and Queensland at the turn of the 20th century.

Many were sourced from the recently established St Clair Mission near Singleton. The population living at St Clair was made up of mostly people whose traditional land was in the Hunter Valley area. These people included those from the Wonnarua, the Awabakal, the Worimi and the Darkinjung.

The collection was purchased by the Australian Museum between 1975 and 1982 from John Magers, a dealer and collector of Indigenous objects. Objects from Alexander Morrison’s collection are also held by the National Museum of Australia.

The production of these webpages has been supported by the Indigenous Culture Support Program, Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.