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The Queen Mother

The Queen Mother

Daphne Mabbott collection
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Booklets
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Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Daphne M. Mabbott
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1953
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Boomerang, made by Joe Timbery Snr (1912-1978), La Perouse, Sydney

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joe Timbery Snr.
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1912
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Wooden cigar box that was packed with artefacts from the Kenniff Cave excavation in 1962 by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

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D J Mulvaney collection
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Boxes
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Professor Derek J. Mulvaney
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1960
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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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Tjalara
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1954
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Nineteen wooden alphabet blocks

Nineteen wooden alphabet blocks

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Alphabet blocks
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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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Four unused centenary re-issue of the first postage stamps produced in Australia, 1950

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Third Great Seal of New South Wales collection
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Postage stamps
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Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1950
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Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Dr Donald McMichael collection no. 2
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Badges
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1988
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Axe handle

Axe handle

Papuan Official collection
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Axes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1927
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Wooden spoon

Wooden spoon

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Spoons
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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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Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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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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Digging stick, Ernabella SA

Digging stick, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Digging sticks
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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China dinner plate printed with the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinner plates
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Wooden carving of a dugong

Wooden carving of a dugong

Odette O'Neill collection
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Wood carvings
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Child's drawing from Ernabella

Child's drawing from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Pastel drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Goodwin
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1954
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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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Black and white photograph of twelve soldiers posed in front of a military tent camp

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Mollie Ballard collection
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Photographs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Frank W. Ballard
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1927
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Child's drawing by Barbara, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Barbara, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Barbara
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1954
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Part of model dancing platform

Part of model dancing platform

Papuan Official collection
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Models
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr B W. Bramell
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1927
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Black and white photograph of a group including Fred Daly standing behind a round table, 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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Timber handle for a hand saw

Timber handle for a hand saw

John Docker collection
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Tool handles
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Philadelphia, United States of America
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Henry Disston & Sons
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1920
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Jack plane with a timber body and a steel blade

Jack plane with a timber body and a steel blade

John Docker collection
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Jack planes
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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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Ansonia Parisian parlour clock with an ornate wood and glass case

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Doris Grattan collection
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Shelf clocks
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New York, United States of America
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Ansonia Clock Company
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1879
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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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Glass plate negative - Preparing for an emu hunt, Wogait people, Anson Bay, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905-1911

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Anson Bay, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Molded yellow plastic hard hat associated wtih the Snowy Scheme

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Snowy Scheme - Frank Rodwell collection
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Helmets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Industrial Safety Services
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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup and 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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Cups and saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Bar measuring glass

Bar measuring glass

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Measuring glasses
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1970
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Jodhpurs

Jodhpurs

Colledge Family collection
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Jodhpurs
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles collection
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Motor cars
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Bean Car Company
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1925
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Miniature dividers

Miniature dividers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Measuring instruments
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Glass bowl

Glass bowl

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1960
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Green toy car manufactured by INIC, ENGLAND

Green toy car manufactured by INIC, ENGLAND

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy vehicles
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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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Cylindrical fibre basket

Cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Growth of the Ainslie School

Growth of the Ainslie School

Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2
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Lists
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Braddon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Ainslie Public School
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1964
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Brown leather child's saddle

Brown leather child's saddle

Gidleigh collection
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Saddles
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Glass plate negative - Man holding north-western type of spearthrower and wearing pubic fur tassel, Wardaman people, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Hand painted burlap wall hanging by Nyukana (Daisy) Baker, Ernabella SA

Hand painted burlap wall hanging by Nyukana (Daisy) Baker, E...

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wall hangings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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1954
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Bundle of press cuttings and historical documents relating the history of J B Young Holdings Ltd

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J B Young Ltd collection
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Scrapbooks
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J B Young Holdings Ltd
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1914
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Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair, and a matching saucer

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Cups and saucers
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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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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Ngintya
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1954
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Pair of short white cotton gloves worn by Aboriginal rights activist Faith Bandler

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Faith Bandler collection
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Gloves
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Faith I. Bandler
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1955
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air mail covers re-enactment flight first official air mail Australia - New Zealand 1934-1984...11th April 1984'

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