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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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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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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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Beswick glazed ceramic kangaroo, titled 'Kanga', made for Disney Promotions in 1970

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Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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England, United Kingdom
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John Beswick Limited
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1965
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Handmade green cotton tablecloth with six square green serviettes

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Kathleen Simpson
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1940
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Tweezers

Tweezers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tweezers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Poster titled 'Reclaim the Night', 1993

Poster titled 'Reclaim the Night', 1993

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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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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Black and white photograph of a crowd in front of an apartment block looking at something in the distance, 1961

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Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Berlin, Germany
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1961
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Letter holder

Letter holder

Union of Australian Women collection
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Letter holders
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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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White pillowcase with cotton ties

White pillowcase with cotton ties

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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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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Poster -

Poster - "The Story of the Forwards/Backwards Land"

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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting a fish, by Bokarras' wife

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bokarra's wife
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1974
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Conical toy basket

Conical toy basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Toys
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Blyth River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Margaret Waiguma
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1974
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Carving of a goanna, made by Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, c1970

Carving of a goanna, made by Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, c1970

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa collection no. 2
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Carvings
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Kaapa M. Tjampitjinpa
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1970
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Water rat skin cape made from over 50 pelts

Water rat skin cape made from over 50 pelts

Hinchley Family collection
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Evening capes
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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
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Schultz Tannery
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1940
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Child's drawing by an unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by an unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Wine bottle commemorating an historic river boat race between PS Enterprise and PS Etona at Echuca in 1974

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Herbert Beal collection
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Wine bottles
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South Australia, Australia
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Angove's Pty Ltd
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1974
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Pastoral Australia particulars at government, shipping and travel offices

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 21
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Posters
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James Northfield
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1930
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Child's drawing by Watulijanja, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Watulijanja, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Watuljanja
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1954
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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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Lionel says:

Lionel says: "K.O. litter - don't rubbish Australia!"

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 19
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Posters
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Australia
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Lionel Rose
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1966
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Discussion Poster No. 23 - 1 Road Death every 6 1/2 hours - November 29, 1948

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George W Barber collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Office of Education
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1948
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Timber tool box

Timber tool box

John Docker collection
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Tool boxes
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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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The Moon, Jumauria

The Moon, Jumauria

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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Kulpidja
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1948
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Sticker

Sticker

Union of Australian Women collection
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Stickers
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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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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Armband

Armband

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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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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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Photograph of Cronulla South Infants School, K2, 1966

Photograph of Cronulla South Infants School, K2, 1966

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photographs
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