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Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1873
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Convict-made brick with an 'O' stamped in the centre of one face

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David Westcott collection no. 4
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Convict bricks
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New South Wales, Australia
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John Onus
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1833
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Pearl necklace given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Necklaces
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Harvest of Endurance: A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988

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Australia-China Friendship Society collection
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Scrolls
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Australia
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Mr Mo Xiangyi
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1987
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King George's Sound

King George's Sound

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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1873
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Shifting spanner

Shifting spanner

Phillip Porta collection
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Wrenches
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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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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Single-furrow horse-drawn plough used by experimental wheat breeder William Farrer

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Barbara Tong collection
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Ploughs
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Lambrigg Station, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1880
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Ansonia Parisian parlour clock with an ornate wood and glass case

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Doris Grattan collection
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Shelf clocks
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New York, United States of America
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Ansonia Clock Company
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1879
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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Thursday Island

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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First day envelopes
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Railway pendulum wall clock

Railway pendulum wall clock

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wall clocks
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier
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1887
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Natives of Carpentaria

Natives of Carpentaria

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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London, England
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T Baines
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1873
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Cartoon of the parallels between the coal industry of 1892 and the hospitality industry of 1992

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Warren Brown collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Warren Brown
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1992
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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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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-raising ceremony at Sydney Cove in 1788, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

Phillip Porta collection
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Saw-setting tools
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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Plaque to commemorate the Australian May Day Centenary 1891 - 1991, with display stand

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Plaques
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1891
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Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

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Smales Jewellers collection
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Brooches
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Western Australia, Australia
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Crawford family
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1890
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Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remember'

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Letters
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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The Gwalior Plains

The Gwalior Plains

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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London, England
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J Carr
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1840
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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1
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Paddle-steamers
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Beverley, Yorkshire, England
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Beverley Iron Coy Limited
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1877
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Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, made in Orbost, Victoria, in the late 1800s

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Helena E. Roadknight
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1870
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Minetta 'Nettie' McColive
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1986
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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Doris Nash collection
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Highchairs
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Iram Nash
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1875
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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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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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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

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Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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Native Encampment

Native Encampment

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1844
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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Scotland
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Mr George Ranken
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1821
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Short History of Women's Cricket in Australia to 1939 With Particular Reference to Victoria

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Ruth Preddey collection
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Manuscripts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms June Cole
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1975
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Grass Tree Plains

Grass Tree Plains

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1873
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Chairs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Five-horse power Lundell brand electric motor, used at the C...

Department of Administrative Services collection
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Motors
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United States of America
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Sprague Electric Co
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1890
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Plate decorated with pre-Federation coat of arms

Plate decorated with pre-Federation coat of arms

Margaret Gibb collection
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Plates
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England
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Mr George Hodgson
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1885
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Ball and ring bunion shoe stretcher

Ball and ring bunion shoe stretcher

Gidleigh Collection
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Bootmaking tools
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Sheffield, England
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1836
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Longcase clock made of Australian Blackwood in the Renaissan...

George Bebbington collection
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Clocks
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Benjamin H. Knapton
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1890
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Chairs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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White curtain with a blue and gold logo in the centre and 'A...

Australian Bicentennial Authority collection
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Curtains
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1988
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Woollen fleece from the Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Camden Park, New South Wales

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Crosscut basal section of 'Mountain Grey Gum' [Eucalyptus cypellocarpa] tree trunk

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Monier Redlands Ltd collection
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Botanical specimens
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Errinundra-Bonang State Forest, Victoria, Australia
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Monier's Club Terrace Sawmill
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1787
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Suede pouch with twelve packets of fishing line

Suede pouch with twelve packets of fishing line

Gidleigh Collection
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Fishing equipment
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England, United Kingdom
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1928
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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the coat of arms of Australia, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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White cotton margala bedspread

Dorothy Whittem collection
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Bedspreads
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Canada
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Mrs Susan J. Haslett
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1880
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Small fleece of superfine wool from Macarthur Merino Flock, ...

Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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John Broadwood and Sons Oblique Upright Piano, No.57621

John Broadwood and Sons Oblique Upright Piano, No.57621

Diane Fuller collection
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Upright pianos
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London, England
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John Broadwood & Sons
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1880
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One-horse power Lundell brand electric motor, used at the Co...

Department of Administrative Services collection
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Motors
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United States of America
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Sprague Electric Co
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1880
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Scholefield double-barrelled hammer action, 12 gauge breech loading shotgun

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Richard Brooks collection
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Shotguns
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England, United Kingdom
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Scholefield
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1880
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Five-horse power Lundell brand electric motor, used at the C...

Department of Administrative Services collection
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United States of America
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Sprague Electric Co
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1890
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Mount Laura, Camperdown

Mount Laura, Camperdown

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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London, England
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James C. Armytage
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1873
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Varnished cedar cabinet in two sections, made for the GPO Sy...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Cabinets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts Sydney in 1988, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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Woonona Soccer Club 1889 - 2003

Woonona Soccer Club 1889 - 2003

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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Booklets
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1889
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Cooper Notebook, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

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Colin Davis collection
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Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Colin Davis
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1979
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