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Plastic-coated calico coaster printed with an Aboriginal-inspired motif, made by Annan Fabrics, Sydney

Plastic-coated calico coaster printed with an Aboriginal-ins...

Wal Beckhouse collection
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Coasters
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Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Annan Fabrics
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1951
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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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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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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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Letter

Letter

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Letters
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China
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1935
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Small cream hat with heavy wire frame

Small cream hat with heavy wire frame

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Hats
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1940
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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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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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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

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Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Carved wooden spearhead with six indents tapering to the point

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Odette O'Neill collection
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Arrows
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Scrapbook album compiled by a Polish migrant to Australia, titled '1928-1950 Memories of Migrant'

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Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski collection
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Scrapbooks
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Poland
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Mr Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski
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1928
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Disembarkation tag worn by Erin Craig when arriving in San Francisco on the SS 'Lurline' in 1946

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Erin Craig collection
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Travel documents
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San Francisco, California, United States of America
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Erin Craig
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1946
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Bush and Hawke get out of the Gulf

Bush and Hawke get out of the Gulf

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Iraq
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George H. Bush Snr
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1990
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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Bunch of prison keys and tags

Bunch of prison keys and tags

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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Bench axe with a steel head branded

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John Docker collection
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Axes
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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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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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Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittings and four candle holders

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Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Table lamps
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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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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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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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Stuffed toy pig prize won by Erin Craig for having the reddest hair of children aboard SS Lurline, 1946

Stuffed toy pig prize won by Erin Craig for having the redde...

Erin Craig collection
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Toy pigs
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Pacific Ocean
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Erin Craig
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1946
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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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Dimsie Moves Up Again

Dimsie Moves Up Again

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Books
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1942
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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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Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass issued to the Hon King O'Malley

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Transport passes
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Australia
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Commonwealth Railways
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1912
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Circle 'W' branding iron initially used for branding cattle, and later horses, on Lyndavale Station, NT

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John Stanes collection
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Brands
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Erldunda, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Sydney H. Stanes
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1920
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Electric radiator

Electric radiator

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Electric radiators
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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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Entrance to Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Entrance to 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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The Worker Cook Book, compiled by Mary Gilmore

The Worker Cook Book, compiled by Mary Gilmore

Hilda Creager collection no. 2
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Cookbooks
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Dame Mary Gilmore
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1915
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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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Cheerio Walking Club Programme 1943-1944

Cheerio Walking Club Programme 1943-1944

Elery Hamilton-Smith collection
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Programs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Cheerio Walking Club
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1942
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Paul Keating caricature fridge magnet

Paul Keating caricature fridge magnet

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Magnets
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Hon Paul J. Keating
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White china dinner plate

White china dinner plate