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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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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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Handmade green cotton tablecloth with six square green serviettes

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Kathleen Simpson
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1940
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Ashtray

Ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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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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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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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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Cartoon of Labor Premier of Western Australia, Brian Burke

Cartoon of Labor Premier of Western Australia, Brian Burke

Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1985
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Letter holder

Letter holder

Union of Australian Women collection
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Letter holders
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Vietnam

Vietnam

Union of Australian Women collection
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Badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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A quiet day with Mother tea-towel

A quiet day with Mother tea-towel

Union of Australian Women collection
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Tea-towels
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Put this hospital on the map

Put this hospital on the map

Union of Australian Women collection
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Pamphlets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Pipe case used by Ben Chifley

Pipe case used by Ben Chifley

MJ Brown collection
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Pipe cases
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Mr Joseph B. Chifley
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Menu for the Australian Women's Cricket Council Jubilee Dinner, 1935-85, Melbourne Cricket Ground, 30 January 1985

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Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Menus
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian Women's Cricket Council
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1985
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Tooth's ferrous metal bottle opener

Tooth's ferrous metal bottle opener

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bottle openers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1950
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Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Forks
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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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Cartoon of Ros Kelly on a roller press machine

Cartoon of Ros Kelly on a roller press machine

Warren Brown collection
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Cartoons
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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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REMEMBER THE DREAMTIME WHEN WE WEREN'T RUNNING THINGS?

REMEMBER THE DREAMTIME WHEN WE WEREN'T RUNNING THINGS?

Les Tanner collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Les Tanner
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1991
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Wooden scribe made from wood with a small tack like metal piece attached

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George O Crawford collection
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Woodworking tools
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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John Rodgers Marine Chronometer No 1/1853, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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John Rodgers
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1868
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Timber handle for a hand saw

Timber handle for a hand saw

John Docker collection
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Tool handles
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Philadelphia, United States of America
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Henry Disston & Sons
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1920
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Spokeshave branded H Docker, 1887

Spokeshave branded H Docker, 1887

John Docker collection
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Spokeshaves
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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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Bore depth gauge

Bore depth 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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Book titled 'Wedding Dress 1740-1970' written by Madelaine Ginsburg

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Margot Child collection
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Books
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London, England
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Victoria and Albert Museum
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1740
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Copper-bearing ore sample

Copper-bearing ore sample

Norman Parker collection
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Geological specimens
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Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Norman Parker
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1952
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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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Steel lister with three teeth used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
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Neil Woodhouse
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1910
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Scrapbook of the Royal Tour of Queen Elizabeth II to Australia in 1954, compiled by Margaret Ryan

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Jane Connors collection
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Scrapbooks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Ryan
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1952
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Scene from Little Red Riding Hood, by Olga Basylevich, Germany, 1946

Scene from Little Red Riding Hood, by Olga Basylevich, Germa...

Forest Hill Residential Kindergarten collection
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Wall hangings
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Neu-Ulm Displaced Persons Camp, American Zone, Germany
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Olga Basylevich
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1946
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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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Tweezers

Tweezers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tweezers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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Cane grocery basket used at a J B Youngs store in Canberra until 1965

Cane grocery basket used at a J B Youngs store in Canberra u...

Peter Duff collection
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Baskets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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J B Youngs Pty Ltd
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1920
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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'Mr Fraser was not in the House at the time...'

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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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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'Pronorsquare, In a move unprecedented in Australia's 75 year history as a Federation...'

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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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Tin of beef dripping sent to the Lawton family in Uxbridge, London, in a Red Cross parcel from Hobart in 1942

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French-Lawton collection
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Canned foods
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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The Austral Canning Co Pty Ltd
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1940
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Rip saw

Rip saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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London, England
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L Pabble & Sanderson
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1920
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Family of mixed blood. August, 1952

Family of mixed blood. August, 1952

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Moree, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1952
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Commonwealth Railways oval cast metal plaque

Commonwealth Railways oval cast metal plaque

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Coats of arms
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South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth Railways
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1951
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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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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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Medicine jar

Medicine jar

Anne Girard collection
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Jars
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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ACI
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1934
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Certificate

Certificate

Daphne Mabbott collection
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Certificates
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Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1952
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Sydney Water

Sydney Water

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Rocco Faz