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Poster advertising a boxing match between Graeme Brooke and Juan, Melbourne Town Hall

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 17
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Graeme Brooke
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1970
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Hermes typewriter used by Wallace Brown in the press gallery 1960s and 1970s

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Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd collection
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Typewriters
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Wallace Brown
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1960
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Pillow

Pillow

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillows
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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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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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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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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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Patjiparan
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1954
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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Sweden
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1982
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Capparis lucida

Capparis lucida

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Lend A Hand For Peace  - Australian Peace Committee

Lend A Hand For Peace - Australian Peace Committee

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political 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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Certificate awarded to V.M. Wilson at the Bruce Rock and District Agricultural Society Annual Show, 1963 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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Bruce Rock, Western Australia, Australia
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Bruce Rock - Corrigin Post
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1960
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Christian Barraclough

Christian Barraclough

Jon Lewis collection
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Portrait photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Jon Lewis
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1986
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Owner's handbook for the Daimler 'Twenty-seven' and 'Straight Eight'

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Daimler Twenty Seven and Straight Eight Handbook collection
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Handbooks
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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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Weapon - Spearthrower Groote Eylandt

Weapon - Spearthrower Groote Eylandt

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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Naldumi the leader of the Ubarr Ceremony

Naldumi the leader of the Ubarr Ceremony

Peter Brokensha and Bobby Bardjarai Nganjimirra collection
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Bark paintings
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Gumardir River Outstation, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory,...
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Bobby B. Nganjmirra
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1970
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Rip saw

Rip saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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London, England
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L Pabble & Sanderson
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1920
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Groote Eylandt Women's Material collection
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Sculptures
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Angurugu, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gulidja Durilla
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1992
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Two bowls

Two bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Child's drawing by Pamela, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Pamela, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Pamela
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1954
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The Princess Margaret

The Princess Margaret

Daphne Mabbott collection
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Booklets
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Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Princess Margaret
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1953
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1958 Ceremonial Land Rover 'Special 88', used on Vice Regal occasions in Queensland during the 1960s and 1970s

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Department of Administrative Services (Transport and Storage Divisi...
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Vehicles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Pressed Metal Corporation
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1957
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Book titled 'Wedding Dress 1740-1970' written by Madelaine Ginsburg

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Margot Child collection
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Books
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London, England
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Victoria and Albert Museum
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1740
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Pokerwork bird, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork bird, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Black and white photograph of Fred Daly at a microphone in mid speech, 1974

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Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1974
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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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MOW badge 'Melbourne has women priests NOW!'

MOW badge 'Melbourne has women priests NOW!'

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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Cylindrical basket

Cylindrical basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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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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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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Yacca walking-stick

Yacca walking-stick

C Warren Bonython collection
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Walking-sticks
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South Australia, Australia
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Charles W. Bonython
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1947
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Painting on paper by Neville Poulson Japangardi, Yuendumu NT - from the story 'Why the kangaroo hops' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), p. 64

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Kormilda College, Berrimah, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Neville P. Japangardi
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1974
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Cartoon is of three cockroaches looking up to a lead flag

Cartoon is of three cockroaches looking up to a lead flag

Roger Lilford and Robbie Swan collection
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Cartoons
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Peter Meldrum
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1985
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A Commentary by the Rev. P.J. Ryan M.S.C., D.D., DPh.