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Pair of brown cotton knit stockings

Pair of brown cotton knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Stockings
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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House of Commons Seal and Signatures of women MPs

House of Commons Seal and Signatures of women MPs

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Cards
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England, United Kingdom
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Sue Summers
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1937
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting the first Holden car

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Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1948
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Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

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TE Hanley collection no. 1
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James Berry
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1969
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Movement for the Ordination of Women - We all try to do God's will: you in your way and G in Hers

Movement for the Ordination of Women - We all try to do God'...

Movement for the Ordination of Women collection
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Political badges
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Church of England
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1984
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Leyland Atlantean double-decker bus known as the 'Peace Bus'

Leyland Atlantean double-decker bus known as the 'Peace Bus'

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 1
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Buses
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England
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Leyland Motors
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1971
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Certificate awarded at the Royal Melbroune Centenary Show, 1948 for first prize for a snow white play apron

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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H Hearne & Co Pty Ltd
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1948
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Condex brand metal fly-fishing reel and information sheet in a box

Condex brand metal fly-fishing reel and information sheet in...

Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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England
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J W Young & Sons
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1930
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Plane iron

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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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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1980
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Child's drawing from Ernabella

Child's drawing from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Pastel drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Goodwin
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1954
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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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John Rodgers Marine Chronometer No 1/1853, with accessories 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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John Rodgers
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1868
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Silkscreen print poster 'Stop the Miss Victoria Quest'

Silkscreen print poster 'Stop the Miss Victoria Quest'

Tanya McIntyre collection
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Posters
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Victoria, Australia
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Tanya McIntyre
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1984
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NAIDOC Week 1984 poster  - Take a journey of discovery to the land of my mother

NAIDOC Week 1984 poster - Take a journey of discovery to th...

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Posters
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kaapa M. Tjampitjinpa
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1984
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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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Headpad, Ernabella SA

Headpad, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Headpads
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Manguri
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1954
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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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Australian Aboriginal Painting Kobe City Museum

Australian Aboriginal Painting Kobe City Museum

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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1954
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Fresh-water Tortoise work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

Fresh-water Tortoise work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Unknown
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1948
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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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Napura
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1954
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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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Booklet titled 'Worker's Compensation Act 1926-1954'

Booklet titled 'Worker's Compensation Act 1926-1954'

ET Fealy collection
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Booklets
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1926
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Orion & the Pleiades

Orion & the Pleiades

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Minimini Numalkiyiya Mamarika
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1948
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Wooden scribe with a wooden shaft and wooden block attached at one end with steel

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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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Membership card for the Hungarian Medical Association, 1950

Membership card for the Hungarian Medical Association, 1950

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Membership cards
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Munich, Germany
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1950
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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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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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International Women's Day, 8 March United Nations Time for Action

International Women's Day, 8 March United Nations Time for A...

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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Bone china cheese plate printed with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms insignia

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Plates
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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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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Chronometers
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London, England
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John Poole
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1855
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Square with a brass reinforced timber stock and a steel blade

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John Docker collection
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Try squares
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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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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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Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [second of a pair]

Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [second of a pair]

Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Unknown
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1935
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Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Skirts
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1941
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Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Cattle branding iron with the initials TR