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Toy milk truck

Toy milk truck

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy trucks
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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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Stub of a wax candle

Stub of a wax candle

John Docker collection
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Candles
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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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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Carpenter's right-angled metal square

Carpenter's right-angled metal square

Giovanni Barresi collection
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Carpenters squares
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Vizzini, Sicily, Catania, Italy
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Mr Giovanni Barresi
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1952
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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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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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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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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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 9. Poinsetta

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 9. Poinsetta

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Poster -

Poster - "Australians for Nuclear Disarmament"

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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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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Photograph of St Johns Church, Reid, with headstones in the foreground

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George Henry Taylor collection
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Photographs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1926
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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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Lake Cave W.A. No. 68

Lake Cave W.A. No. 68

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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1925
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Carved wooden spearhead with six indents tapering to the point

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Odette O'Neill collection
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Arrows
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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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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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

John Docker collection
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Saw-setting 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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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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Sheep dipping at Moble. December, 1952

Sheep dipping at Moble. December, 1952

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Moble, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1952
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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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'Improved' clothes peg invented by Florence McCarthy Clerke in Melbourne in 1925

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Pioneer Women's Hut collection
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Clothes pegs
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Middle Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Florence M. Clerke
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1925
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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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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Riding crop

Riding crop

Colledge Family collection
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Riding whips
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Saucepan and lid

Saucepan and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Saucepans
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West Bromwich, West Midlands, England
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Archibald Kenrick & Sons
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1900
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South East Wind

South East Wind

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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Mo:ta
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1948
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Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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Untitled work on paper, in the style of a bark painting, Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Butter container

Butter container

Anne Girard collection
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Butter containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1900
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Pendant made from 18 kangaroo incisor teeth

Pendant made from 18 kangaroo incisor teeth

Keith Goddard collection
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Pendants
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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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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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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Malayan-type pigmented hollow cylindrical wood pipe with metal bowl

Malayan-type pigmented hollow cylindrical wood pipe with met...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Smoking pipes
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Companion brand blowtorch

Companion brand blowtorch

George and Mary Weir collection
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Blowtorches
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Sweden
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Max Sievert AB
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1949
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Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Skew back hand saw

Skew back hand saw

John Docker collection
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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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Scrapbook album compiled by a Polish migrant to Australia, titled '1928-1950 Memories of Migrant'

Scrapbook album compiled by a Polish migrant to Australia, t...

Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski collection
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Scrapbooks
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Poland
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Mr Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski
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1928
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Women's cricket team, Melbourne, Circa 1926-27

Women's cricket team, Melbourne, Circa 1926-27

Elsie Deane collection
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Photographs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Elsie Deane
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1926
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Stylised image of an African woman with a raised fist.

Stylised image of an African woman with a raised fist.

Union of Australian Women collection
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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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