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Black and white photograph of Old Parliament House with a ceremonial platform

Black and white photograph of Old Parliament House with a ce...

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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Starched white collar

Starched white collar

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Collars
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1890
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Bead plane used during the construction of Old Parliament House

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George Henry Taylor collection
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Bead planes
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1926
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'The Cycle Derby of 1939'

'The Cycle Derby of 1939'

Cycling in Australia - Wayville Showgrounds collection
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Posters
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Wayville, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Max Monkhouse
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1939
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Stanford Merthyr Colliery Explosion, Oct., 1905

Stanford Merthyr Colliery Explosion, Oct., 1905

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1905
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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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Home-made Bosun's chair and for child

Home-made Bosun's chair and for child

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Chairs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1930
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Gould League of Bird Lovers, NSW.  The Crimson Chat, 1944

Gould League of Bird Lovers, NSW. The Crimson Chat, 1944

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Club badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Reverend John Grosse
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1944
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Japara gunny sack

Japara gunny sack

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Carry bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1925
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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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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pigment

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19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Shields
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Upper Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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1840
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The Civil Servants, Elysium, 1905

The Civil Servants, Elysium, 1905

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Phil May
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1905
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Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Shovels
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Baron Thomas Denman
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1912
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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

John Docker collection
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Mallets
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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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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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Shell armband featuring 15 variegated segments

Shell armband featuring 15 variegated segments

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1926
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'The Punt' by F.H. Sutton, 1924 to 1930

'The Punt' by F.H. Sutton, 1924 to 1930

Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2
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Photographic postcards
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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1924
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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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Black and white photograph of a tent camp and horses

Black and white photograph of a tent camp and horses

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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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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Admiral Sperry arriving at Review, Sydney, 1908

Admiral Sperry arriving at Review, Sydney, 1908

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1908
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Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittings and four candle holders

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Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Table 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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Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll