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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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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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Pair of metal spurs with brown leather straps

Pair of metal spurs with brown leather straps

Colledge Family collection
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Spurs
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Karrawaingi

Karrawaingi

Terence Lane collection
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Books
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John Sands Pty Ltd
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1940
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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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Pencil

Pencil

John Docker collection
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Pencils
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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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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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Cartoon of John Howard and John Hewson in 19th century England

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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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Metal grooving tool

Metal grooving tool

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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War Relief fundraising certificate issued to May Knowles in 1944

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 8
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Certificates
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Victorian Department of Education
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1944
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Oil can with tapered spout

Oil can with tapered spout

John Docker collection
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Oil cans
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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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Black and white photograph of Fred Daly at a microphone, 1974

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Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1974
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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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Mixed media construction or installation titled 'Anybank'

Mixed media construction or installation titled 'Anybank'

Peter Nicholson collection no. 3B
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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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1993
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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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Minute book for the Australian Women's Cricket Council 1936-1950

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Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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John Sands Pty Ltd
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1935
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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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Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Lamps
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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The Pyle-National Company
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1924
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Electric jug lid

Electric jug lid

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Lids
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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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Black and white promotional photograph of Uncle George of 2GB

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB, Sydney
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1935
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Radius gauge

Radius 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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Cartoon of Neville Wran being bound to a post with an electrical cord by Malcolm Fraser and John Howard

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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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1982
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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'Australia's Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, today ensured himself of a place in history...'

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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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Prison truncheon, about 1940

Prison truncheon, about 1940

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Weapons
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Bailey wood plane

Bailey wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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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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Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 16
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Books
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1939
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Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Terrylea Reynolds collection
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Swordsticks
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Toledo, Spain
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Major General George A. Vasey CB, CBE, DSO
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1927
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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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Surface plate

Surface plate

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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Wiltshire brand wood taper file

Wiltshire brand wood taper file

John Docker collection
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Files (tools)
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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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Post and Telegraph Office, Temora

Post and Telegraph Office, Temora

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Temora, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Kathleen Simpson
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1930
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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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Ink bottle

Ink bottle

Les Robertson collection
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Ink bottles
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Poster titled 'Chernobyl is everywhere. Stop the Nuclear Fuel Cycle-where it starts. Close Roxby Down'

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Benny Zable collection no. 2
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Political posters
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Pripyat, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station, Ukraine
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Australian Labor Party
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Rectangular fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, yellow and black stripe pattern

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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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Group of Scouts [from 1st Surry Hills Troop?] beside a dirt road.

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Barry Williams collection
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Photographs
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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Hell hath no fury

Hell hath no fury

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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Post Office, Liverpool

Post Office, Liverpool

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1907
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with accessories

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Composing rule

Composing rule