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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Pigmented container

Pigmented container

Stan Mitchell collection
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Katherine River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1963
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Enamel laundry tub

Enamel laundry tub

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Laundry equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1930
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Umbakulu, South Australia, Australia
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Mowitja
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Steel horseshoe magnet

Steel horseshoe magnet

John Docker collection
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Magnets
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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

Papuan Official collection
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Clarence Henry
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1914
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Frederick Chisholm
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1915
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Ceramic glazed stoneware vessel

Ceramic glazed stoneware vessel

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Weipa, Queensland, Australia
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Thancoupie
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Timber lamp stand with a standard bayonet light fitting

Timber lamp stand with a standard bayonet light fitting

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Lamps
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The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Homestead, Meekatharra, WA

Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Ho...

Geoff and Sheila Lacy collection
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Fences
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Meekatharra, Western Australia, Australia
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Government of Western Australia
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1903
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Carved wooden container with incised designs and ochre

Carved wooden container with incised designs and ochre

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Victorian Centenary celebrations

1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Vict...

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Matchbox holders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reverend John Grosse
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1834
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Stick used to pierce cloth

Stick used to pierce cloth

Eileen Morgan collection
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Tools
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Eleven wooden toy alphabet blocks

Eleven wooden toy 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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Sample possum pelt

Sample possum pelt

James Wall collection
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Umbango, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Denis Francois R. de Berigny
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1920
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1930

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1930

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1930
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Concave, oval wooden container

Concave, oval wooden container

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 28/07/1975 collection
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Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Forked wooden club

Forked wooden club

Charles Hart collection
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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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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Embroidered handmade doily

Embroidered handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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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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Partly finished wooden container

Partly finished wooden container

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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Comb for sheep shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
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Neil Woodhouse
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1910
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Club

Club

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Pair of hand shears used for crutching sheep at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Pair of hand shears used for crutching sheep at 'Rocky Plain...

Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Sheffield, England
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George W. Woodhouse
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1935
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Rucksack

Rucksack

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Backpacks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1932
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Throwing stick

Throwing stick

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Vernon Graham collection
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Clubs
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Vernon Graham
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Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Dial gauge

Dial 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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Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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Palm leaf container

Palm leaf container

Charles Hart collection
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Farmhouse and yard, likely Elastolin brand

Farmhouse and yard, likely Elastolin brand

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy farms
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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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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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Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to prickly pear and cactoblastis moth

Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to pric...

Dr John Mann collection
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Newspaper clippings
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1926
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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King Sound, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Club from Tamworth area, New South Wales, 1911

Club from Tamworth area, New South Wales, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs McGarrity
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1911
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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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Club

Club

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Clubs
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor H Davies collection
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Spearthrowers
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1933
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Club

Club

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Unknown
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Club from Darling River, New South Wales, 1894

Club from Darling River, New South Wales, 1894

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Dr Benson
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1894
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Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales

Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Club from Goodooga, Queensland border, 1909

Club from Goodooga, Queensland border, 1909

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Goodooga, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1909
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Table fork