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'Rakay', bark painting, native plant species

'Rakay', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2013
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Child's drawing by Nyankulya, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Nyankulya, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyankulya
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1954
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'Bindiyalngu', bark painting, native plant species

'Bindiyalngu', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2012
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Crocodile

Crocodile

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Unknown
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String bag

String bag

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bags
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

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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Rope necklace

Rope necklace

University of Sydney collection
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Necklaces
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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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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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Certificate

Certificate

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Certificates
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1960
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 'The Fire Dreaming' by Mutitjpuy Mununjgurr, Yirrkala, 1967

'The Fire Dreaming' by Mutitjpuy Mununjgurr, Yirrkala, 1967

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mutitjpuy Munungurr
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1967
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Shield

Shield

The Australian Scene collection no. 1
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Shields
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Not provided
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1973
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

J Forgacs collection
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Boomerangs
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Macumba station, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Rainbow snake.

Rainbow snake.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Dick N. Murrumurru
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1968
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "LOX"

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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Instruction and Recipe Book for pressure cooker made by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation

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MC Glenn collection
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Operating manuals
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Pty Ltd
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1945
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Nansen-designed Hans Neering Memorial Sled used for rescues around Albina Lodge, Mount Kosciuszko

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Kosciusko Huts Association collection
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Safety equipment
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Mount Kosciusko, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Fridtjof Nansen
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1953
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Carved wooden lizard with an incised design on the upper surface consisting of circles with short strokes

Carved wooden lizard with an incised design on the upper sur...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1991
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, featuring kangaroo and two crocodiles, by Luma Luma

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting depicts an abstract design that recalls the facial decoration for an ancient Pukamini ritual

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Black Joe Wombadiemeri
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1960
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Stylised image of a woman with a dove

Stylised image of a woman with a dove

Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Black felt hat with leatherette trim worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Black felt hat with leatherette trim worn by Dame Pattie Men...

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Hats
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Dame Pattie Menzies
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1955
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Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with le...

Donald Maclurcan collection no. 2
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Skis
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Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey Yen
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1860
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Thread gauge

Thread 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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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting two turtles and two snakes, by Marrkavakara

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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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Marrkarakara
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1974
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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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Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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Wooden snake sculpture

Wooden snake sculpture

Olive Pink collection
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Wood carvings
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Miss Olive Pink
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Painting depicts a large, wide-bodied serpent horizontally across bark and six fish

Painting depicts a large, wide-bodied serpent horizontally a...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Child's drawing by Raymond, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Raymond, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Raymond
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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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Bark painting 'The Djanggawul in Djabu mada [language] territory' by Mutitjpuy Mununjgurr, Yirrkala, 1967

Bark painting 'The Djanggawul in Djabu mada [language] terri...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mutitjpuy Munungurr
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1967
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Miss Australia Gala Ball 25 October 1961

Miss Australia Gala Ball 25 October 1961

Dawn Laing collection no. 1
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Programs
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Ms Dawn Laing
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1961
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Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Pokerwork lizard, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork lizard, 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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Proclamation of British sovereignty over King George V Land (Antarctica), signed by Sir Douglas Mawson, 1931

Proclamation of British sovereignty over King George V Land ...

Sir Douglas Mawson collection
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Documents
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Antarctica
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Sir Douglas Mawson
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1931
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Poster