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Screwdriver

Screwdriver

John Docker collection
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Screwdrivers
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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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Inside calipers

Inside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Inside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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Carpenter's boxwood and brass folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood and brass folding rule

George and Mary Weir collection
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Folding rules
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England
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John Rabone & Son
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1949
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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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Plaster cast of bust of Oliver Nilsen, former radio broadcaster, electrical engineer, and Lord Mayor of Melbourne by Edmund Joel Dicks

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Edmund Dicks collection
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Busts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Edmund J. Dicks
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1941
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Pair of Scout uniform brassards

Pair of Scout uniform brassards

Barry Williams collection
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Uniform accessories
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

John Docker collection
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Mallets
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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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Square orange cushion

Square orange cushion

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Soft brown felt riding hat

Soft brown 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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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 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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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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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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Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Lorna Huxtable collection
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Copper sticks
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Louise E. Barrenger
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1882
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Souvenir piece of the Japanese Midget Submarine sunk in Sydney Harbour on 31 May 1942

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Commemorative objects
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Royal Australian Navy
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1942
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Griddle Iron

Griddle Iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cooking equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Percival Type D3 Gull Six monoplane G-AERD

Percival Type D3 Gull Six monoplane G-AERD

Neil Jensen collection
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Aeroplanes
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Gravesend, Kent, England
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Percival Aircraft Company Limited
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1936
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Steel horseshoe magnet

Steel horseshoe magnet

John Docker collection
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Magnets
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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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Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Scotland
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Mr George Ranken
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1821
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Stub of a wax candle

Stub of a wax candle

John Docker collection
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Candles
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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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Wolseley portable shearing plant

Wolseley portable shearing plant

Delma Keogh collection
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Shearing equipment
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England
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The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
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1925
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Four Scouts tending a 'patient' on a rudimentary stretcher they are holding, with a first aid kit nearby.

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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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Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Wooden cell door, 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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Don't mix stars with wars

Don't mix stars with wars

Union of Australian Women collection
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Photographic postcards
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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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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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Chisel

Chisel

George O Crawford collection
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Chisels
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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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Natives of Carpentaria

Natives of Carpentaria

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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T Baines
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1873
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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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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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Haji Sir Abdullah Haroon Memorial Tennis Tournament 1951 Ladies Doubles trophy

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Thompson Family collection
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Trophies
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Pakistan
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1951
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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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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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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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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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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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'Gulmari' shield, Queensland

'Gulmari' shield, Queensland

Black's Museum collection
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Shields
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1930
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Petrol ration ticket

Petrol ration ticket

Irene Kopievsky Ben Chifley Tie collection
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Ration cards
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Australia
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Commonwealth Liquid Fuel Control Board
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1940
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Girl and boy dressed in period costume, boy presenting flowers to girl

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Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Henri
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1938
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The Snowy Mountains Scheme

The Snowy Mountains Scheme

Snowy Scheme Model collection
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Booklets
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Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
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Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority
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1955
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T-shirt commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion

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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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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.19. Illyarrie

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.19. Illyarrie

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Steel hand drill with a round wooden handle

Steel hand drill with a round wooden handle

George O Crawford collection
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Hand drills
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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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IRO Baggage Form

IRO Baggage Form

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Documents
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Linz, Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1951
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First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Thursday Island

First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of th...

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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First day envelopes
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Equal Pay Year 1986

Equal Pay Year 1986

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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