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Sculpture - wood

Sculpture - wood

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Cylindrical fibre basket

Cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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White china dinner plate

White china dinner plate

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Dinner plates
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Dustpan brush

Dustpan brush

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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Machine knitted khaki woollen scarf with a safety pin

Machine knitted khaki woollen scarf with a safety pin

Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection
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Scarves
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Europe
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Myrtle I. Lindsay
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1945
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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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Pair of running shoes made from wallaby leather

Pair of running shoes made from wallaby leather

Alan McFadyen collection
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Shoes
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baines of Melbourne
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1948
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Letter written by Edna Thompson requesting transfer to Military Hospital, 1944

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Thompson Family collection
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Letters
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Edna M. Thompson
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1944
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Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, made in Orbost, Victoria, in the late 1800s

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Helena E. Roadknight
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1870
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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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Circular heavy blackened grey enamel cooking pot

Circular heavy blackened grey enamel cooking pot

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Cooking pots
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1948
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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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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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Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Wedges
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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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Film negative - Extracting a stake from a camel's foot, Yununba Hill, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1926
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Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Claremont, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Cadburys
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1920
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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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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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Scout's Artist badge certificate

Scout's Artist 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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Club

Club

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Clubs
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Anawanda
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1948
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Cricket bat autographed by the English Women's Cricket Team (1934), the Victorian Women's XI (1934), and the Men's and Women's Touring XI (1937)

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Nance Pownall collection
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Cricket bats
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England, Great Britain
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Mrs Nancy M. Pownall
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1925
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Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek east, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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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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Handmade miner's lunch box

Handmade miner's lunch box

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Food storage containers
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1940
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Eleven wooden toy alphabet blocks

Eleven wooden toy alphabet blocks

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Alphabet blocks
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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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Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair, and a matching saucer

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Cups and saucers
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Dustpan brush

Dustpan brush

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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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Hooked boomerang, Lake Eyre basin, South Australia

Hooked boomerang, Lake Eyre basin, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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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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Letter

Letter

Betty Hall collection
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Letters
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1944
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Parrying Shield

Parrying Shield

Horne-Bowie collection
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Shields
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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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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Cliff Howe and Jimmy, Radio & Stage Since 1926

Cliff Howe and Jimmy, Radio & Stage Since 1926

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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South Australia, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1926
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Felt bag containing eight drill bits

Felt bag containing eight drill bits

John Docker collection
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Drill bits
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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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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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Notice of Anthony Stradivari The Celebrated Violin-Maker

Notice of Anthony Stradivari The Celebrated Violin-Maker

Dods Violin and Viola collection
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Books
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr William W. Dods
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1919
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Austrian Health Insurance card, 1946

Austrian Health Insurance card, 1946

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Cards
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Linz, Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1946
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Set of glasses for the Commonwealth Parliament

Set of glasses for the Commonwealth Parliament

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Drinking glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Canvas bag for saws

Canvas bag for saws

John Docker collection
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Storage bags
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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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King River, Albany, W.A. No. 69

King River, Albany, W.A. No. 69

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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