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Food stirer

Food stirer

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Kitchenware
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Banque Fonciere de Nijni-Novgorod-Samara, Lettre de Gage 4 1/2% de 10,000 roubles

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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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Scout Master George Newman from 1st Surry Hills Troop standing between two of his Scouts in a Sydney street - Garry Wilson and Barry Williams

Scout Master George Newman from 1st Surry Hills Troop standi...

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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Soft black felt riding hat

Soft black felt riding hat

Colledge Family collection
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Hats
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Certificate of appointment as Minister

Certificate of appointment as Minister

Hon Lance Barnard collection
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Certificates
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Hon Lance H. Barnard
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1972
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Series of three poster promoting wartime security

Series of three poster promoting wartime security

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
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Posters
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Victoria, Australia
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Australian Army
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1939
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King George's Sound

King George's Sound

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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1873
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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'The Spokesman said the election would be financed from the Treasurer's account...'

Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam...

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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Cartoon of Paul Keating drawn in the shape of a map of Australia

Cartoon of Paul Keating drawn in the shape of a map of Austr...

Mark Knight collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Mark Knight
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1992
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Brown checked riding jacket

Brown checked riding jacket

Colledge Family collection
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Jackets
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Sand Castles

Sand Castles

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1999
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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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Pin punch

Pin punch

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Punches
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Dividers

Dividers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Measuring instruments
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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Cartoon of New South Wales Labor Premier Barrie Unsworth characterised as a robot

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Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ward O'Neil
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1986
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Boomerang with signatures of Lake Tyers World War II veterans

Boomerang with signatures of Lake Tyers World War II veteran...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1939
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Wooden scribe made from wood with a small tack like metal piece attached

Wooden scribe made from wood with a small tack like metal pi...

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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Rotary burr

Rotary burr

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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Telegram addressed to Lieutenant Commodore J Donovan regarding the birth of his son, 1942

Telegram addressed to Lieutenant Commodore J Donovan regardi...

Donovan Family collection
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Telegrams
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Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Lieutenant-Commander Jack Donovan
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1942
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Row of cells and walkway, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Row of cells and walkway, 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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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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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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Pair of brown leather elastic-sided ankle length riding boots

Pair of brown leather elastic-sided ankle length riding boot...

Colledge Family collection
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Riding boots
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Set of glasses for the Commonwealth Parliament

Set of glasses for the Commonwealth Parliament

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Drinking 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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Whitework oval linen table centre in mountmellick work

Whitework oval linen table centre in mountmellick work

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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Doily with a butterfly-like shape, mounted on dark blue silk to give it some bulk

Doily with a butterfly-like shape, mounted on dark blue silk...

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Doilies
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1941
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Wedges
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Centre drill

Centre drill

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Drill bits
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Shield

Shield

Odette O'Neill collection
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Shields
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Poll Shock

Poll Shock

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Andrew Weldon
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1997
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German Prisoner of War Camp currency Two Reichsmark banknote used in Stalag VII-A

German Prisoner of War Camp currency Two Reichsmark banknote...

Basil Gasperowicz collection no. 1
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Banknotes
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Germany
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Mr Basil Gasperowicz
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1941
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Gleddon Automatic Voltage Regulator

Gleddon Automatic Voltage Regulator

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Electrical equipment
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Government of Australia
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1927
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two Scouts from 1st Surry Hills Troop. Barry Williams and Garry Wilson

two Scouts from 1st Surry Hills Troop. Barry Williams and Ga...

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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Froe or side knife

Froe or side knife

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Knives
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Sheffield, England
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Robert F Mosley Ltd
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1988
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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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Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Geography textbook used by Bette Gordon, 1942-1943

Geography textbook used by Bette Gordon, 1942-1943

Bette McLean collection
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Textbooks
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1942
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Envelope for McCall brand dressmaking pattern number 5591, Misses Dresses

Envelope for McCall brand dressmaking pattern number 5591, M...

Judy and Ian McPhee collection
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Packaging
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Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia
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McCall Pattern Company
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1940
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Plane iron

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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Photograph album c1930s-1940s of the Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania and Mount Buffalo

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Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photograph albums
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Tasmania, Australia
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1930
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T-shirt commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion

T-shirt commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the formation ...

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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T-shirts
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion
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1992
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Folding knife blade

Folding knife blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Knife blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Election in the Air

Election in the Air

Political Humour Competition 1998 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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1998
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