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Fretsaw blade

Fretsaw 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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Two fish

Two fish

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj
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1974
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Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, 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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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Marking gauge

Marking gauge

John Docker collection
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Marking gauges
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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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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Metal scriber

Metal scriber

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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Navy blue feathered headpiece worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Navy blue feathered headpiece worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Headwear
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New York, United States of America
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Bloomingdale's
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1955
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Steel jaw trap for mice

Steel jaw trap for mice

Dr D Cocks collection
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Mouse traps
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Presgrove Products
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1940
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This Australia engagement calander and diary for 1962

This Australia engagement calander and diary for 1962

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Diaries
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1961
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Just as I thought - it's flaking

Just as I thought - it's flaking

Geoff Hook collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey R. Hook
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1974
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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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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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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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Entree plate with coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms insignia

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Entree plates
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Coloured photograph of Ruth Preddey

Coloured photograph of Ruth Preddey

Ruth Preddey collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ruth Preddey
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1970
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Shirt with Hungarian Scout Association Insignia

Shirt with Hungarian Scout Association Insignia

Dr Stephen Jani collection
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Shirts
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Christie's
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1950
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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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Lake Pedder Penny

Lake Pedder Penny

John Dean collection
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Geological specimens
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Lake Pedder, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr John Dean
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1972
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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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Napura
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1954
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Photograph of 'Hector Cat' escorting pedestrians on a road crossing

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Ian Yeaman collection
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Photographs
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Road Safety Council of the Australian Capital Territory Inc
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1971
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Armband

Armband

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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Monocular microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

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Valerie Jones collection
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Microscopes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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Uluru

Uluru

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Photographic postcards
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Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
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1954
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Painting on card by Harry Djagamara Nelson, Yuendumu NT - from the story 'The old dingo who had six wives' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), p. 27

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Kormilda College, Berrimah, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Harry J. Nelson
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1974
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Blue badge featuring a white moratorium symbol

Blue badge featuring a white moratorium symbol

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Vietnam
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Vietnam Moratorium Campaign (NSW)
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1965
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Painting on cardboard by David Gentian, Barunga NT - from the story 'The Legend of the Birds' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), p. 60

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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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David Gentian
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1974
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Netball the Australian Way by Joyce Brown

Netball the Australian Way by Joyce Brown

History of Netball - Joyce Brown collection
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Books
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Joyce Brown
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1974
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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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These toys are for you to buy for your children and grandchildren

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Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Notes
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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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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Pair of khaki shorts

Pair of khaki shorts

Dr Stephen Jani collection
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Shorts
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Dr Istvan Jani
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1950
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Handmade quilt featuring rectangular woollen swatches

Handmade quilt featuring rectangular woollen swatches

Smedley Family collection
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Quilts
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1940
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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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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts