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Vacola jar

Vacola jar

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Nineteen wooden alphabet blocks

Nineteen wooden alphabet blocks

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Alphabet blocks
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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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Cigarette case

Cigarette case

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Cigarette cases
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Adie Brothers Ltd
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1926
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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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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Steel jaw trap for mice

Steel jaw trap for mice

Dr D Cocks collection
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Mouse traps
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Presgrove Products
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1940
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Farm cottage, likely Elastolin

Farm cottage, likely Elastolin

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy farms
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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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Badge 'Out Lyons - Elect Labor'

Badge 'Out Lyons - Elect Labor'

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 7
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Political badges
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Australian Labor Party
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1931
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Mrs F Blade and Miss R Shevill at SCG

Mrs F Blade and Miss R Shevill at SCG

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1934
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Photograph of Old Parliament House, Canberra

Photograph of Old Parliament House, Canberra

George Henry Taylor collection
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Photographs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1926
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Ground edged hatchet head, used by Tiburria, St Georges Basin, New South Wales, 1841

Ground edged hatchet head, used by Tiburria, St Georges Basi...

Edmund Milne collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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St Georges Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Tiburria
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1841
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Boab nut incised with animal motifs from Western Australia

Boab nut incised with animal motifs from Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Nut carvings
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Maharatta, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Thirteen sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Thirteen sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Games
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Austria
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Olav Schappacher
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1930
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Sepia photograph of a large group of women, both seated and standing

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Ruby Lee collection
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Photographs
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Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Nautilus shell necklace from Northern Queensland

Nautilus shell necklace from Northern Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Necklaces
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Ice-cream churn

Ice-cream churn

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Ice-cream churns
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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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Height measurement gauges

Height measurement gauges

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Conical copper vase

Conical copper vase

Smith Family collection
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Vases
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Australia
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1930
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Table cloth and four serviettes, made from Irish linen and featuring embroidered playing card motifs

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1928
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T-shirt commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion

T-shirt commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the formation ...

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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T-shirts
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion
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1992
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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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Club

Club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Skirts
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1941
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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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Club made by Muta-Maley, Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Club made by Muta-Maley, Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Muta-Maley
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1914
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Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Boomerang from northern New South Wales

Boomerang from northern New South Wales

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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Wooden container made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Wooden container made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Nameplate for K.H.Aumullier

Nameplate for K.H.Aumullier

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Nameplates
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Mukden, Liaoning, China
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Wooden plane

Wooden plane

George O Crawford collection
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Planes
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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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Cooking basin

Cooking basin

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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1920
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Nullarbor Plain, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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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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Rainforest shield - QLD

Rainforest shield - QLD

Horne-Bowie collection
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Shields
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Club, Victoria

Club, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Japanese porcelain condiment set, featuring a mustard pot flanked by a salt and pepper shaker, in the form of three kangaroos on a shaped plinth

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Terence Lane collection
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Condiment sets
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1930
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Letter regarding Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 7 December 1926

Letter regarding Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 7 December 1926

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Letters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1926
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Digging sticks
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1925
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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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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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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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Second World War Prisoner of War Banknote

Second World War Prisoner of War Banknote

David Westcott collection no. 6
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Banknotes
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1939
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Digging sticks
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Cowarie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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