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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her hu...

Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Draughts

Draughts

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Board games
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Holland
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Petronella Wensing
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1932
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Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to prickly pear and cactoblastis moth

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Dr John Mann collection
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Newspaper clippings
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1926
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Ansonia Parisian parlour clock with an ornate wood and glass case

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Doris Grattan collection
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Shelf clocks
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New York, United States of America
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Ansonia Clock Company
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1879
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Capstan head

Capstan head

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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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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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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Grey enamel candlestick

Grey enamel candlestick

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Candlesticks
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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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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Six slice toast rack

Six slice toast rack

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Toast racks
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Sheffield, England
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Walker & Hall
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1927
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Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Margaret Maclurcan collection
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Toilet paper
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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British Patent Perforated Paper Co Pty Ltd
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1894
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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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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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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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Square fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, yellow and black stripe pattern

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Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Composing stick

Composing stick

Les Robertson collection
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Printing accessories
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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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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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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Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

John Docker collection
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Carpentry tools
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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Teacups
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Oilstone mounted in a timber box with a timber lid

Oilstone mounted in a timber box with a timber lid

John Docker collection
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Sharpening stones
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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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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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Scout's National Service badge certificate

Scout's National Service 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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1942
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John Poole Marine Chronometer No 2659, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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John Poole
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1855
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Booklet titled 'Official Rules of Hockey', used by Rose Little

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Rose Hooke collection
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Booklets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Hartleys Sports Stores
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1915
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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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Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

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Smales Jewellers collection
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Brooches
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Western Australia, Australia
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Crawford family
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1890
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Composing stick

Composing stick

Les Robertson collection
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Printing accessories
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Oil can with tapered spout

Oil can with tapered spout

John Docker collection
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Oil cans
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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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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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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Poster titled 'Its 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 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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Rip saw

Rip saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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London, England
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L Pabble & Sanderson
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1920
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German Prisoner of War Camp currency One Reichsmark banknote used in Stalag VII-A

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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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Metal scriber

Metal scriber

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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Pair of outside calipers

Pair of outside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Outside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Metal punch featuring the letter

Metal punch featuring the letter "R".

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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Triangular metal file

Triangular metal file

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Files (tools)
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

John Docker collection
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Folding rules
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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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Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

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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2-3 inch micrometer

2-3 inch micrometer

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Micrometers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Small metal compression spring

Small metal compression spring

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Components
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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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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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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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