The Hedda Morrison collection in the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney was generously donated by Alastair Morrison, Hedda's husband of forty-five years, in the years since Hedda's death in 1991.

The collection primarily comprises 349 exhibition prints that were made by Hedda after she settled in Canberra in 1967. The prints include photographs that she took in China, Sarawak and Australia, where Hedda lived for extended periods, as well as other countries that she visited for shorter periods. The collection also includes 165 slides of Asia, New Zealand and Australia, and a group of negatives of the Trachenfest folk festival taken by Hedda in Stuttgart in 1931, which are the only known photographs that Hedda produced in Germany. A collection of personal papers and objects that were collected by Hedda and Alastair, notably Chinese papercuts and toggles, also forms part of the collection.

A selection of objects and documents from the Hedda Morrison collection is included on this website.
92/1414-219 Photograph, 'Roadside fortune teller', black and white, silver gelatin print, by Hedda Morrison, Peking, China, 1933-1946. 92/1414-192 Photograph, 'Itinerant barber', black and white, silver gelatin print, by Hedda Morrison, Peking, China, 1933-1946. 93/179/1-1 Photograph, 'Rolleiflex advertisement with street food vendor', black and white, silver gelatin print, marked 'Rolleiflex', by Hedda Morrison, Peking, China, 1933-1957. 92/1414-297 Photograph, 'Seller of coloured paper lanterns and whistles', black and white, silver gelatin print, by Hedda Morrison, Peking, China, 1933-1946. 93/179/1-2 Photograph, 'Rolleiflex advertisement with street vendor smoking a pipe', black and white, silver gelatin print, marked 'Rolleiflex', by Hedda Morrison, Peking, China, 1933-1946.
92/1414-292 Photograph, 'Antiquarian bookshop', black and white, silver gelatin print, by Hedda Morrison, Peking, China, 1933-1946. 92/1414-196 Photograph, 'Man and children enjoying the winter sunshine', black and white, silver gelatin print, by Hedda Morrison, Peking, China, 1933-1946. 92/1414-299 Photograph, 'The artist Wang Qingfang painting, with children', black and white, silver gelatin print, by Hedda Morrison, Peking, China, 1933-1946. 92/1414-253 Photograph, 'Young lama from Yonghe Temple', black and white, silver gelatin print, by Hedda Morrison, Peking, China, 1933-1946. 92/1414-207 Photograph, 'Young woman from the outer suburbs of Peking with a Southern Chinese style hairstyle', black and white, silver gelatin print, by Hedda Morrison, Peking, China, 1936.
93/178/6 Photograph, 'Motor car chassis on mirror', black and white, silver gelatin print, by Adolf Lazi, Stuttgart, Germany, 1934. 92/1417 Camera and accessories in case, Linhof Satzplasmat, Germany, c. 1925-1932. 93/178/7 Photograph, 'Silver cutlery', black and white, silver gelatin print, by Adolf Lazi, Stuttgart, Germany, 1932. 93/178/10-2 Photograph, 'Steel', black and white, silver gelatin print, by Adolf Lazi, Stuttgart, Germany, 1938. 93/178/4 Photograph, 'Adolf Lazi and statue', black and white, silver gelatin print, by Adolf Lazi, Stuttgart, Germany, 1947.
91/1098 Papercut, handcoloured paper, `Flowering crabapple symbolising wealth and rank' (Hai tang fu gui), China, 1930-1940 91/1113 Papercut, handcoloured paper, `Pulling a rickshaw is good business, grandpa transports grandma' (La yang che, hao mai mai, da ye lazhe da nainai), China, 1930-1940 91/1132 Papercut, red paper, Lotus symbolising the birth of many sons (Lian hua gui zi), China, 1930-1940 91/1120 Papercut, handcoloured paper, Horse Pulling a Carriage whith two Figures, China, 1930-1940 91/1128 Papercut, handcoloured paper, Longevity and peace (Chang shou lian ping an), China, 1930-1940
92/495 Dress accessory, toggle in the shape of a cat, jade, China c. 1700-1940 92/551 Dress accessory, toggle, wood, China, c. 1700-1940 92/503 Dress accessory, toggle in the shape of a pig, jade, China c. 1700-1940 92/546 Dress accessory, toggle in the shape of a dog sitting on a roof tile, wood, China, c. 1700-1940 92/475 Dress accessory, toggle, wood and silver, China, c. 1700-1940