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Spirit level

Spirit level

George O Crawford collection
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Spirit levels
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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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Latvian black silk bonnet

Latvian black silk bonnet

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Caps
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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1957
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngintya
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1954
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Metal tray

Metal tray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Trays
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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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Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with le...

Donald Maclurcan collection no. 2
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Skis
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Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey Yen
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1860
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1985  Participation Development Peace - IYY [International Youth Year].

1985 Participation Development Peace - IYY [International Y...

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative 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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Pair of ladies black patent leather shoes

Pair of ladies black patent leather shoes

Lois Grosse collection
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Shoes
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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J Robins (VIC) Pty Ltd
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1965
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Engraved boab nut 'Capturing the Cattle Killers' by Jack Wherra

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Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Dictating and transcribing machine

Dictating and transcribing machine

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Office machines
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Grundig Intermedia GmbH
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1960
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Harpoon head, which is designed to be fired from a .303 rifle to attach a rope to a crocodile

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Mick Baker collection
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Harpoons
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Borroloola, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Mick Baker
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1960
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Kangaroo and joey

Kangaroo and joey

Terence Lane collection
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Tiepins
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1970
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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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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Little Grey Fergie toy tractor handcrafted from salvaged box timber and wire by 10 year old Brian Burns in 1943.

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John McNally collection
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Toy tractors
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Cudgen, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Brian Burns
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1943
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Engraved boab nut 'Spearing Stockman' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Spearing Stockman' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Make the Pacific nuclear free

Make the Pacific nuclear free

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Postcards
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South Pacific,
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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
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1960
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Halcyon 'Surfmaster Avoca' multiplier fishing reel

Halcyon 'Surfmaster Avoca' multiplier fishing reel

Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Halcyon Products
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1940
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Operating Instructions and Spare Parts List Darnam Direct Drive Chain Saw

Operating Instructions and Spare Parts List Darnam Direct Dr...

Reginald Alder collection no. 1
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Instruction booklets
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Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Danarm Pty Ltd
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1958
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Commemorative cup for 'Canberra Day 1965 Procession First Place Business and Commerce'

Commemorative cup for 'Canberra Day 1965 Procession First Pl...

J B Young Ltd collection
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Commemorative cups
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1965
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Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbe...

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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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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Forty-one oil paint paintbrushes

Forty-one oil paint paintbrushes

Margaret Coen collection
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Paintbrushes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Margaret Coen
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1930
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Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Mint, Sydney, in 1955

Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark th...

TE Hanley collection no. 2
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian Numismatic Society
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1955
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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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Scout Patrol Leader's fleur-de-lys lapel badge

Scout Patrol Leader's fleur-de-lys lapel badge

Barry Williams collection
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Badges
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1942
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Pokerwork snake, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork snake, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Scout's Master at Arms badge certificate

Scout's Master at Arms badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
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Certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1946
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Camisole

Camisole

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Camisoles
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1900
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Child's drawing by Nyankulya, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Nyankulya, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyankulya
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1954
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Coloured photograph of Ruth Preddey

Coloured photograph of Ruth Preddey

Ruth Preddey collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ruth Preddey
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1970
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Child's drawing by Litja, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Litja, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Litja
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1954
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PITJANTJATJARA Reader 9

PITJANTJATJARA Reader 9

Anne Ranse collection
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Booklets
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Archdeacon Anne M. Ranse
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1972
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Convict-made brick with an 'O' stamped in the centre of one face

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David Westcott collection no. 4
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Convict bricks
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New South Wales, Australia
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John Onus
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1833
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Pair of brown leather elastic-sided ankle length riding boots

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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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Replica bottle doll swathed in blue and white fabric, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

Replica bottle doll swathed in blue and white fabric, as mad...

Eileen Morgan collection
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Dolls
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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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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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Black and white promotional photograph of three men, possibly the cast of Bunkey-doo

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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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Pair of cream coloured 'silk' boxing shorts worn by Lionel Rose

Pair of cream coloured 'silk' boxing shorts worn by Lionel R...

Lionel Rose collection no. 1
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Clothing
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Lionel Rose
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1964
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Shallow, wooden container

Shallow, wooden container

Brian Hayden collection
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Containers
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Small wooden carving of 'Tambaran' figure

Small wooden carving of 'Tambaran' figure

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Wood carvings
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Victor Carell
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1965
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Four unused centenary re-issue of the first postage stamps produced in Australia, 1950