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Boomerang decorated with kangaroos and kookaburras, Lake Tyers, 1964

Boomerang decorated with kangaroos and kookaburras, Lake Tye...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1964
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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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Miss Australia 1964 sceptre

Miss Australia 1964 sceptre

Jan Taylor collection
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Sceptres
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Jan McGrath
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1964
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Sympathy card

Sympathy card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Mrs Margot Child
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1961
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Painting of central Australian landscape by Albert Namatjira, which he presented to Dr B E Welton in 1956

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Ken Welton collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Central Australia, Australia
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Albert Namatjira
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1956
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Metal tray for Holden: The First Twenty Years 1948-1968

Metal tray for Holden: The First Twenty Years 1948-1968

Jack Heenan collection
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Trays
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GM Holden Ltd
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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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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Musgrave Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving bottles
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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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Radius gauge

Radius gauge

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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Thread angle gauge

Thread angle gauge

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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Spirit level

Spirit level

George O Crawford collection
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Spirit levels
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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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Two sets of playing cards within a box, featuring the logo of the FJ Holden

Two sets of playing cards within a box, featuring the logo o...

Jack Heenan collection
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Playing cards
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GM Holden Ltd
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1948
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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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Engraved boab nut 'Bush Scenes, a Monster and Cooking a Kangaroo' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Bush Scenes, a Monster and Cooking a Kang...

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Gauge block attachment

Gauge block attachment

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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Stick used to pierce cloth

Stick used to pierce cloth

Eileen Morgan collection
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Tools
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Plastic-coated calico coaster printed with an Aboriginal-inspired motif, made by Annan Fabrics, Sydney

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Wal Beckhouse collection
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Coasters
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Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Annan Fabrics
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1951
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Women's International Cricket, England v NSW, Sydney Cricket Ground, 4 and 6 December 1948

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Ruth Preddey collection
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Programs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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V N Howard & Co Pty Ltd
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1948
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CSIRO 'chlorofume' exhaust fumigator for rabbits

CSIRO 'chlorofume' exhaust fumigator for rabbits

CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology collection
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Pest control equipment
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Millicent, South Australia, Australia
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E. D. Davidson
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1946
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Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
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Sharpening stones
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1790
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 Cotton batik t-shirt by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Cotton batik t-shirt by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Clothing
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1971
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I'm an Australian for nuclear disarmament

I'm an Australian for nuclear disarmament

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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Australia
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Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament
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1960
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Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1942
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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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Owner's handbook for the Daimler 'Twenty-seven' and 'Straight Eight'

Owner's handbook for the Daimler 'Twenty-seven' and 'Straigh...

Daimler Twenty Seven and Straight Eight Handbook collection
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Handbooks
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1948
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Potato masher

Potato masher

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Potato mashers
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1960
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Soft black felt riding hat

Soft black felt riding hat

Colledge Family collection
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Hats
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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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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Two square plush d'oyleys

Two square plush d'oyleys

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Doilies
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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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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Bean necklace, Ernabella SA

Bean necklace, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Necklaces
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Spokeshave branded H Docker, 1887

Spokeshave branded H Docker, 1887

John Docker collection
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Spokeshaves
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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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Acrylic painting by Tjinkuma, Ernabella SA

Acrylic painting by Tjinkuma, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjinkuma Wells
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1954
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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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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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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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NSW v England, 4th & 6th Dec 1948.

NSW v England, 4th & 6th Dec 1948.

Edna Ogden collection
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Pamphlets
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New South Wales, Australia
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V N Howard & Co Pty Ltd
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1948
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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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Handmade copper hammer

Handmade copper hammer

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Hammers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Cylindrical carborundum rod sharpening tool

Cylindrical 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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Portrait of Alice Gibson, by Myra Felton, 1860's

Portrait of Alice Gibson, by Myra Felton, 1860's

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Pastel drawings
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Myra Felton
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1860
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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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Terebridae Terebra Guttata

Terebridae Terebra Guttata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Hawaii, United States of America
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1964
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The Travels of the Man, Jundaruna

The Travels of the Man, Jundaruna

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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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Hawker, South Australia, Australia
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Country Women's Association
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1948
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Australian Government Bentley 'S' Series 3 black saloon motor car used by Sir Robert Menzies

Australian Government Bentley 'S' Series 3 black saloon moto...