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Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Dental equipment
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Reference Notes for Speakers: War and Austerity Loan, 1942

Reference Notes for Speakers: War and Austerity Loan, 1942

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 10
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Advertising pamphlets
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Australia
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War Loans and National Savings Campaigns
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1942
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Civilian Registration (British Subjects) Identity Card issued to Anne Valentine Turner

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Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Identity cards
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Walla Walla, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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Keyhole saw

Keyhole saw

John Docker collection
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Keyhole saws
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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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Carborundum rod sharpening tool

Carborundum rod sharpening tool

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Sharpening stones
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Scout's 2nd Cords badge certificate

Scout's 2nd Cords 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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Woven reed basket

Woven reed basket

Ursula McConnel collection
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Gould League of Bird Lovers, New South Wales, membership certificate to Bill Sutton

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Membership certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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F B. Rodriguez
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1940
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Height measurement gauges

Height measurement gauges

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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Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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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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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ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes wringers
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Glasgow, Scotland
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ACME Manufacturing Co
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1900
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Try square

Try square

George O Crawford collection
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Try squares
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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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Steel jaw trap for mice

Steel jaw trap for mice

Dr D Cocks collection
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Mouse traps
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Presgrove Products
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1940
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Dustpan

Dustpan

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dustpan and brush sets
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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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Hand made rigid fan made from woven plant fibre

Hand made rigid fan made from woven plant fibre

Odette O'Neill collection
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Hand fans
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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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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Vacola jar

Vacola jar

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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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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Third of a set of three postcards from Joan Richmond - England

Third of a set of three postcards from Joan Richmond - Engla...

Joan Richmond collection
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Postcards
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Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England
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1932
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Identity disc issued by the Australian Red Cross to five year old Rosemary Howard at Adelaide in 1942

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RE Jenkins collection
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Identity tags
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Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Sir Ivan Jose
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1942
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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Jenny calipers

Jenny calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Sample possum pelt

Sample possum pelt

James Wall collection
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Specimens
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Umbango, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Denis Francois R. de Berigny
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1920
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Wooden hockey stick, used by Rose Little

Wooden hockey stick, used by Rose Little

Rose Hooke collection
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Sports equipment
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India
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Mrs Rose W. Hooke
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1938
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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You love them - Fight for them!

You love them - Fight for them!

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 6
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Political posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Victorian State Recruiting Committee
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1939
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Dance ornament model aeroplane

Dance ornament model aeroplane

Eseli collection
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Headdresses
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Badu Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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James Eseli
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1999
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Bread Knife

Bread Knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bread knives
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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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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Cattle branding iron with the initials WR

Cattle branding iron with the initials WR

Gidleigh collection
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Brands
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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The bow guard and torpedo caps of a Japanese midget submarine

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1942
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Broken saw blade

Broken saw blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Saw blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Photograph of Ruby Lee in cricket attire

Photograph of Ruby Lee in cricket attire

Ruby Lee collection
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Photographs
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1930
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Telegram addressed to Lieutenant Commodore J Donovan regarding the birth of his son, 1942

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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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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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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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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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Polar bear on wheels

Polar bear on wheels

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Pull-along toys
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Building materials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Portable folding bookmaker's board, which was used by Ted Eastman in Melbourne

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Ian Charles Tongue collection
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Gambling equipment
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Victoria, Australia
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Ted Eastman
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1930
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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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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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Tweezers

Tweezers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tweezers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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Sir Colin MacKenzie

Sir Colin MacKenzie

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Oil paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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William B. McInnes
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1928
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Australian batswoman, Miss R Monaghan, steps out to a ball, cracks it to the boundary, at the Sydney Cricket Ground

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Ruby Lee collection
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Photographs
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Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Replica bottle doll swathed in blue and white fabric, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

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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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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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