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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Caste...

George Pappas collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Circle 'W' branding iron initially used for branding cattle, and later horses, on Lyndavale Station, NT

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John Stanes collection
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Brands
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Erldunda, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Sydney H. Stanes
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1920
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Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
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Sharpening stones
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1790
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My God, My Father.  If Thou shouldst call me to resign ...

My God, My Father. If Thou shouldst call me to resign ...

David Westcott collection no. 7
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Prayer cards
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1914
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Photograph of a view of a town from above

Photograph of a view of a town from above

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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Electrolux brand vacuum cleaner

Electrolux brand vacuum cleaner

Bothwell Museum collection
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Vacuum cleaners
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Electrolux
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1930
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The captured German 28cm Railway Gun in a railway siding at Molonglo

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George Henry Taylor collection
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Photographs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Imperial German Army
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1927
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Handwritten message

Handwritten message

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Notes
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Mount Kosciusko, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1930
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Square with a brass reinforced timber stock and a steel blade

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John Docker collection
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Try squares
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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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Postcard with text 'Allies in Defence against Defiance' and featuring an image of King George V

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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France
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King George V
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1914
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Lettercard showing the

Lettercard showing the "BOTANIC GARDENS / PORTLAND, VIC"

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Portland, Victoria, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1913
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Wood-handled iron mattock

Wood-handled iron mattock

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mattocks
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Sepia photograph depicting Croatian miners at Broken Hill

Sepia photograph depicting Croatian miners at Broken Hill

Marin Alagich collection no. 3
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Photographs
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Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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1926
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Commonwealth Parliament House menu for 23 October 1913

Commonwealth Parliament House menu for 23 October 1913

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 7
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Menus
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1913
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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Didjeridus
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1931
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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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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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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

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

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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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Belts
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Photograph of a parade

Photograph of a parade

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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Glass plate negative - Bumerangi, an old Arrernte woman, suffering from senility and blindness, Bloods Creek, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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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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1920
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A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-1982

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Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
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Medals
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1882
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Boomerang, Port Mackay area, Queensland

Boomerang, Port Mackay area, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Port Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Victoria, Australia
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1926
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Products of Queensland International Exhibition London 1862

Products of Queensland International Exhibition London 1862

David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1862
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Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a pictur...

Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Side plates
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Letter - Sworn statement by John Flynn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Flynn, 16 May 1844

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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Letter from William Mussen to Alexander Mussen, December 1862

Letter from William Mussen to Alexander Mussen, December 186...

Alexander Mussen collection
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Letters
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Montreal, Canada
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William Mussen
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1862
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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Sinc...

Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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Glass plate negative - Expedition buggy on bed of Todd River, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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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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1920
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Spirit level

Spirit level

George O Crawford collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1920
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Brown leather suitcase with 'W.H.E.' (Walter Herbert Eddison) impressed in black in the centre of the lid

Brown leather suitcase with 'W.H.E.' (Walter Herbert Eddison...