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Canoe ornament

Canoe ornament

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Hippie, King of Minnon

Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Hippie, King of Minnon

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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George Twemlow
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1877
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Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales

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Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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1931
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Large green scrapbook containing newspaper articles and photographs from 1927 to 1945 relating to Emilie Roach and her contemporaries on the show circuit

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Colledge Family collection
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Scrapbooks
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1927
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Street scene with flags flying from buildings and rickshaws on the street.

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Green glazed kangaroo and lily shape vase

Green glazed kangaroo and lily shape vase

Terence Lane collection
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Vases
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1920
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Certificate of Merit

Certificate of Merit

Gwyneth Ottrey collection
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Certificates
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Buffalo River, Victoria, Australia
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Education Department of Victoria
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1915
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Sir Ernest Cable's property, Devon, 1915

Sir Ernest Cable's property, Devon, 1915

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographs
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Devon, England
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Sir Ernest Cable
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1915
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Pair of knee-length black leather riding boots

Pair of knee-length black leather riding boots

Colledge Family collection
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Riding boots
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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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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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Bradawl with a partly broken handle

Bradawl with a partly broken handle

John Docker collection
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Awls
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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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A section of the Great Wall which is at the top of Nankow Pass Feb 1915

A section of the Great Wall which is at the top of Nankow Pa...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup 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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Rock used as a hammer

Rock used as a hammer

Eileen Morgan collection
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Tools
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Wallaga Lake, New South Wales, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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The Studio Yearbook of Decorative Art

The Studio Yearbook of Decorative Art

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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1915
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Club, Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Club, Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Ringed stone

Ringed stone

Papuan Official collection
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Stone tools
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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White pull horse

White pull horse

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Pull-along toys
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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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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Toy lawn mower

Toy lawn mower

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy tools
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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1925
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Printed souvenir of British Military Cemetery at Trois Arbes featuring details of Lieutenant Vincent Burns service

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Vincent Burns collection
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Commemorative objects
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Lille, Steenwerck, France
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Lieutenant Vincent A. Burns
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1915
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The Gwalior Plains

The Gwalior Plains

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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J Carr
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1840
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Film negative - Travelling in Nullabor station Ford truck, South Australia or Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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London Bridge, London

London Bridge, London

David Westcott collection no. 7
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Photographic postcards
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London, England
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1914
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Shield

Shield

Horne-Bowie collection
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Shields
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Lake Condah, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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Photograph of Winnie Hannan (nee O'Sullivan) with Lily Molloy on a merry-go-round

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Kevin Hannan collection
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Photographs
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Winnie O'Sullivan
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1925
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Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Spittoons
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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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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Cane pull chair for children

Cane pull chair for children

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Chairs
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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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Nell  Basedow in a rickshaw, Colombo, Sri Lanka, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1931 or 1932

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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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1931
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Hately wheat collection

Hately wheat collection

Horse Era Museum collection no. 2
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Grains
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1886
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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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Photograph titled 'C16 dense pear in forest country before insect attack at Chinchilla, Queensland in October 1926'

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Dr John Mann collection
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Photographs
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Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia
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1926
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Wiltshire brand wood taper file

Wiltshire brand wood taper file

John Docker collection
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Files (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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Australian swimmers Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie with British swimmer Jennie Fletcher

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National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographs
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Australia
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Miss Sarah Frances 'Fanny' Durack
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1910
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Hand signed letter from Don Bradman to Edgar R. Mayne inquiring about the possible sale of Mayne's sports store in Melbourne, 1931

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Nanette Ward collection
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Letters
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Sir Donald 'Don' Bradman
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1931
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Glass Agee preserving jar

Glass Agee preserving jar

Anne Girard collection
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Food preserving jars
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Anne M. Girard
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1920
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Mamen slinging antelope on to 'Brown' Jan 1915

Mamen slinging antelope on to 'Brown' Jan 1915

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor William Bligh's arrest during the Rum Rebellion in 1808

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Sotheby's collection no. 2
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Dioramas
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Australia
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Unknown
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1808
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Sawfish club

Sawfish club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Plane lost for 27 years

Plane lost for 27 years

Frank Proust collection
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Newspaper clippings
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1931
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Saucepan and lid

Saucepan and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Saucepans
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1910
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Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Printing equipment
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London, England
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Siemens
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1850
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Struggling through the mud in streets of Kalgan Augt 1914

Struggling through the mud in streets of Kalgan Augt 1914

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Cigarette leaving Yunnanfu per carriers

Cigarette leaving Yunnanfu per carriers

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Sago strainer

Sago strainer

Papuan Official collection
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Strainers
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1915
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Two men feeding a baby camel with a spoon

Two men feeding a baby camel with a spoon

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Booklet titled 'Episodes - A Glimpse of Australia-Japan Relations 1859-1979'

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Thompson Family collection
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Booklets
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Japan
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1859
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Boomerang, Victoria

Boomerang, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Club head

Club head

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Rene Shevill

Rene Shevill

Amy Hudson collection
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Photographs
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Rene Shevill
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1930
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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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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