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Crocheted jug cover with yellow glass beads

Crocheted jug cover with yellow glass beads

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Jug covers
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1942
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Odette O'Neill collection
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Baskets
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Cartoon depicting Jim Cairns wearing a tie with a heart on it

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Clarrie King collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Clarrie King
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1975
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Second World War Prisoner of War Banknote

Second World War Prisoner of War Banknote

David Westcott collection no. 6
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Banknotes
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1939
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Photographic postcard of Sydney Observatory, NSW

Photographic postcard of Sydney Observatory, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Piece of fabric screenprinted with the 'Kangaroo Hunt' pattern, made by Annan Fabrics, Mosman, about 1941

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Alexandra Kirkwood collection
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Screenprints
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Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Annan Fabrics
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1941
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Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

John Docker collection
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Folding rules
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Square with a brass reinforced timber stock and a steel blade

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John Docker collection
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Try squares
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Album of carte-de-visite photographs relating to the trial of Arthur Orton (Tichborne claimant)

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Tichborne Claimant Album collection
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Photograph albums
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London, England
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London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company Limited
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1871
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Nifty Perfume

Nifty Perfume

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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Replica bottle doll swathed in blue and white fabric, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

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Eileen Morgan collection
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Dolls
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Round tin basin

Round tin basin

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Basins
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Counter sink

Counter sink

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Cartoon of former New South Wales Labor Premier Jack Renshaw

Cartoon of former New South Wales Labor Premier Jack Renshaw

Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1982
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Ice-cream churn

Ice-cream churn

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Ice-cream churns
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The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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Ceramic bust of John Batman

Ceramic bust of John Batman

John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection
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Busts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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John Batman
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1934
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Letter from Gough Whitlam asking Minister L Barnard to Act as Prime Minister from 25 October to 5 November 1973 during Whitlam's absence in China

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Hon Lance Barnard collection
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Business letters
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Hon Edward G. Whitlam
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1973
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Invitation 'To meet the High Commissioner for Canada, Major-General Victor W. Oldum, C.B, C.M.G., D.S.O...', 1942

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Betty Hall collection
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Invitations
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1942
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Cartoon titled 'The Aftermath'.

Cartoon titled 'The Aftermath'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Neil Matterson
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2001
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The Line of Fire

The Line of Fire

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Harry Bruce
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1999
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Set of ten teaspoons

Set of ten teaspoons

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Teaspoons
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1940
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Handmade white linen cross-shaped table centre with a fancywork design of daisies

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Wicker and leather child's pony saddle

Wicker and leather child's pony saddle

Gidleigh collection
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Saddles
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Spur strap

Spur strap

Colledge Family collection
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Footwear accessories
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Petrol ration ticket

Petrol ration ticket

Irene Kopievsky Ben Chifley Tie collection
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Ration cards
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Australia
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Commonwealth Liquid Fuel Control Board
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1940
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Teardrop shaped brown glass souvenir

Teardrop shaped brown glass souvenir

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Ornaments
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Australia
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Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
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1939
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Small fibreglass caricature statuette of Kim Beazley

Small fibreglass caricature statuette of Kim Beazley

Mary Nicholson collection no. 3
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1998
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Centrallising anvil

Centrallising anvil

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Anvils
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Stone hatchet hafted in bent wood

Stone hatchet hafted in bent wood

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Hatchets
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Dirranbandi, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Why Hayden's critics got it wrong

Why Hayden's critics got it wrong

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Rectangular fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, yellow and black stripe pattern

Rectangular fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a r...

Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Craytex rod, polishing stone

Craytex rod, polishing stone

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Abrasives
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Go / No go gauge

Go / No go gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Illuminated address to William Barbour

Illuminated address to William Barbour

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Illuminated addresses
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1907
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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Mick Syrup

Mick Syrup

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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Smoking pipe used by Ben Chifley

Smoking pipe used by Ben Chifley

MJ Brown collection
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Smoking pipes
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Mr Joseph B. Chifley
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Felt bag containing eight drill bits

Felt bag containing eight drill bits

John Docker collection
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Drill bits
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Stub of a wax candle

Stub of a wax candle

John Docker collection
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Candles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Plaque to commemorate the Australian May Day Centenary 1891 - 1991, with display stand

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Plaques
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1891
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'Gulmari' shield, Queensland

'Gulmari' shield, Queensland