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Boomerang, attributed as being made by Fred Mulga aka 'Pelaco Jack'

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Fred Mulga
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1874
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Cartoon of federal Labor politician Kim Beazley reading a book titled 'All Quiet In The Western Alliance'

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Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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Box for The Lister Sheep-Shear used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Boxes
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Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
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R A Lister and Company Limited
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1910
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Wooden cylindrical pencil case

Wooden cylindrical pencil case

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Pencil cases
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mary Archer
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1895
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Romania, 20 April 1910

Romania, 20 April 1910

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Postcards
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1910
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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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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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Three pronged steel fork

Three pronged steel fork

Anne Girard collection
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Table forks
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Anne M. Girard
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1900
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Peter Milton ALP La Trobe election campaign sticker

Peter Milton ALP La Trobe election campaign sticker

Peter Milton collection
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Stickers
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Milton
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1980
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The Gwalior Plains

The Gwalior Plains

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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J Carr
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1840
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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Colour photograph of Fred Daly and five unidentified men standing in front of John Curtin's grave, 1971

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Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Karrakatta, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1971
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COLESANCO, January 1938, The Magazine of the Employees of G.J. Coles & Coy. Limited

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Magazines
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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G J Coles & Company Limited
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1938
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Glass plate negative - Man holding a child, Victoria River, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Luga di Lugano, 16 July 1910

Luga di Lugano, 16 July 1910

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographic postcards
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Switzerland
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1910
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Typeface for the letter 'T'

Typeface for the letter 'T'

Les Robertson collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Glass plate negative - Sinkhole in limestone rock, Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Nullarbor Plain, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Cartoon of John Howard and John Hewson in 19th century England

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Warren Brown collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Warren Brown
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1992
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Christmas card for 1967, produced by Al Grassby and his family

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Al Grassby collection
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Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
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Hon Al J. Grassby
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1967
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Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Cartoon of federal Labor politician Al Grassby

Cartoon of federal Labor politician Al Grassby

Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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A halt. While the billy boils

A halt. While the billy boils

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Massey-Harris Co. Ltd
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1910
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Black and white photograph of 1980 Election Campaign public meeting at Lilydale High School on 22 August 1980

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Peter Milton collection
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Lilydale High School, Lilydale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Milton
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1980
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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'The Victorian Upper House rejected annual Budgets on two occasions...'

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Pat Rawlings collection
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Telegrams
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Australian Associated Press
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1975
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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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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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Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Margaret Maclurcan collection
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Toilet paper
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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British Patent Perforated Paper Co Pty Ltd
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1894
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Smooth wood plane

Smooth wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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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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Guard, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Guard, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Woolamai - Powlett, Coalfield Rly

Woolamai - Powlett, Coalfield Rly

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Woolamai, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1910
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Paved area leading to cells Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Paved area leading to cells Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Cartoon of Bob Hawke standing on a crate saying 'BY 1990...NO FORMER ALP POLITICIAN WILL BE LIVING IN POVERTY!'

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Patrick Cook collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Patrick Cook
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Franklin Square, Hobart

Franklin Square, Hobart

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1900
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Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessertspoons
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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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Photographic glass plate holder

Photographic glass plate holder

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Photographic plate holders
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New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1904
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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Song book with a dark grey cover

Song book with a dark grey cover

Tony Hill collection no. 4
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Music books
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Mr Anthony Hill
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1910
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International Lenin Peace Prize medal awarded to Australian Bill Morrow in 1960

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Bill Morrow collection
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Medals
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Mr William 'Bill' Morrow
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1960
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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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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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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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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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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Scout's National Service Record

Scout's National Service Record

Barry Williams collection
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Cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1942
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Picnic Racing in the Rain, The Tirranna Meeting, The Town and Country Journal, 19 January 1910

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Newspapers
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Andrew F. Gibson
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1910
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Gold blue ashtray

Gold blue ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1940
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YES , MA'AM - THERE'S NO LONGER ANY NEED FOR A POLITICIAN TO LIVE IN POVERTY

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Geoff Hook collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey R. Hook
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1988
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Cartoon titled 'War is Hell'.

Cartoon titled 'War is Hell'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons