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Fine toothed hacksaw blade

Fine toothed hacksaw blade

John Docker collection
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Saw blades
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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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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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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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Carpenter's pincers, branded

Carpenter's pincers, branded "9"

John Docker collection
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Carpenters pincers
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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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Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photograph albums
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1920
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Timber handle for a hand saw

Timber handle for a hand saw

John Docker collection
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Tool handles
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Philadelphia, United States of America
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Henry Disston & Sons
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1920
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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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Wooden scribe with a wooden shaft and wooden block attached at one end with steel

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George O Crawford collection
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Woodworking tools
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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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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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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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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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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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Vest Pocket Manual of Printing

Vest Pocket Manual of Printing

Les Robertson collection
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Technical manuals
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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The Inland Printer Co
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1920
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White cotton pillowcase

White cotton pillowcase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

John Docker collection
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Folding rules
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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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Oil can with tapered spout

Oil can with tapered spout

John Docker collection
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Oil cans
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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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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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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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Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Transport passes
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Commonwealth Railways
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1975
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Brass fastening latch

Brass fastening latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Brass fastening pin for latch

Brass fastening pin for latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Wooden dentist instrument cabinet owned by Len Uren

Wooden dentist instrument cabinet owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Cabinets
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London, England
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Cash & Sons
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1920
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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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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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Metal rule

Metal 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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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

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Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Scythe stone

Scythe stone

Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1
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Sharpening stones
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Oakleigh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Thomas Colwell
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1900
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Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Punishment equipment
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart
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1837
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Composing stick

Composing stick

Les Robertson collection
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Printing accessories
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Suitcase covered with brown lacquered-hessian over molded composite wooden boards

Suitcase covered with brown lacquered-hessian over molded co...

Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
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Suitcases
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Walter H. Eddison
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1913
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Pair of slippers made from wood, leather, cloth and gold thread, Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

Pair of slippers made from wood, leather, cloth and gold thr...

George Pappas collection no. 1
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Slippers
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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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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Straight back panel saw

Straight back panel saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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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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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Entrance to Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Entrance to Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Black cord lanyard

Black cord lanyard

Colledge Family collection
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Uniform accessories
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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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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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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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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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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Cast iron 'D' shaped  screw lock handcuffs with key

Cast iron 'D' shaped screw lock handcuffs with key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Handcuffs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Stub of a wax candle

Stub of a wax candle

John Docker collection
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Candles
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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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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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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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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Two white linen pillow shams

Two white linen pillow shams

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillow shams
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1910
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White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney at Keeling Cocos Island on 9 November 1914

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Margaret Gibb collection
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Commemorative cups
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England
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Samuel Radford Ltd
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1914
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metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "COM, C...

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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Spur strap

Spur strap

Colledge Family collection
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Footwear accessories
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Griddle Iron

Griddle Iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cooking equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Brown leather suitcase with 'W.H.E.' (Walter Herbert Eddison) impressed in black in the centre of the lid

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Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
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Suitcases
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Walter H. Eddison
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1913
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Nail punch

Nail punch

John Docker collection
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Punches
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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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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

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Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Gladstone bag with a leather body and handle

Gladstone bag with a leather body and handle

Les Robertson collection
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