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Spirit level

Spirit level

John Docker collection
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Spirit levels
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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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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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Guthega Dam under construction, 1953

Guthega Dam under construction, 1953

Snowy Scheme - Christine Filiamundi collection
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Photographs
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Munyang, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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John P. Williamson
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1953
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New Testament issued to Sheila Ferguson, WAAAF, in 1943

New Testament issued to Sheila Ferguson, WAAAF, in 1943

Sheila Van Emden collection
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Bibles
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London, England
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Mrs Sheila C. Van Emden
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1943
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Coolgardie, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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'Improved' clothes peg invented by Florence McCarthy Clerke in Melbourne in 1925

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Pioneer Women's Hut collection
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Clothes pegs
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Middle Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Florence M. Clerke
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1925
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Photographic postcard of Sydney Harbour from Hotel Australia

Photographic postcard of Sydney Harbour from Hotel Australia

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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1949
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1936
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Fish bone necklace

Fish bone necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Dustpan brush

Dustpan brush

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dustpan and brush sets
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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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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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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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Unfurling the flag, Croydon NSW

Unfurling the flag, Croydon NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Croydon, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1910
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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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Banque Fonciere de Nijni-Novgorod-Samara, Lettre de Gage 4 1/2% de 10,000 roubles

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Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Black and white portrait photograph of Fred Daly, 1944

Black and white portrait photograph of Fred Daly, 1944

Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1944
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Tourist guide map of Canberra

Tourist guide map of Canberra

Elizabeth Kay collection no. 1
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Travel pamphlets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Kangaroo Club
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1935
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Kangaroo mounted on a circle

Kangaroo mounted on a circle

Terence Lane collection
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Pendants
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1910
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Club from Wilcannia, New South Wales

Club from Wilcannia, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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YMCA Membership Card, Austria, 1950

YMCA Membership Card, Austria, 1950

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Membership cards
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Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1950
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Bronte near Sydney

Bronte near Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Bronte, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1910
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Yass, New South Wales, Australia
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Nelson
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1931
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Letter from Margaret Peden to Miss M.G. Wood, 28 October 1930

Letter from Margaret Peden to Miss M.G. Wood, 28 October 193...

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Letters
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Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Margaret Peden
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1930
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Doily with a butterfly-like shape, mounted on dark blue silk to give it some bulk

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Doilies
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1941
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Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to prickly pear and cactoblastis moth

Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to pric...

Dr John Mann collection
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Newspaper clippings
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1926
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Soft black felt riding hat

Soft black felt riding hat

Colledge Family collection
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Hats
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Pair of worn brown leather gloves worn by non-denominational missionary Ernest Kramer

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Colin, Faith and Mary Kramer collection
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Gloves
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England
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Mr Ernest Kramer
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1935
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Boomerang, Cowarie, South Australia

Boomerang, Cowarie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Cowarie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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Boomerang from central Queensland

Boomerang from central Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Bench axe with a steel head branded

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John Docker collection
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Axes
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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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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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Mounted photograph of the fabric section of J.B.Young's department store, Kingston, Canberra around 1928

Mounted photograph of the fabric section of J.B.Young's depa...

J B Young Ltd collection
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Cards
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Bacon and Company
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1923
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Table cloth and four serviettes, made from Irish linen and featuring embroidered playing card motifs

Table cloth and four serviettes, made from Irish linen and f...

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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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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Tjukurpa Palja Markaku

Tjukurpa Palja Markaku

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Religious books
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1949
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Boomerang from central Queensland

Boomerang from central Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Framed list of signatures from the Federal Labor Government Cabinet Meeting Canberra, December 14, 1949

Framed list of signatures from the Federal Labor Government ...