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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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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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Cradle Mt and Lake Dove, Central Tasmania No. 98

Cradle Mt and Lake Dove, Central Tasmania No. 98

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Australian Peace Committee Supports World Disarmament Campaign

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Political badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Junk on the Yangtze River at Nanking. Feb 1917

Junk on the Yangtze River at Nanking. Feb 1917

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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Tweezers

Tweezers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tweezers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Spell oh! At a country Inn for Tiffen

Spell oh! At a country Inn for Tiffen

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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Zufolo, a flute-like instrument

Zufolo, a flute-like instrument

Guiseppe Castellana collection
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Wind instruments
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Montallegro, Sicily, Agrigento province, Italy
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Mr Guiseppe '. Castellana
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1940
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Peace

Peace

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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Australia
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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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1960
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Centre drill

Centre drill

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Drill bits
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Boomerang

Boomerang

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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Hair tongs

Hair tongs

Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Tongs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1930
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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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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting two turtles and two snakes, by Marrkavakara

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Marrkarakara
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1974
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Bone lime stick

Bone lime stick

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek,'Two fish', Gunbalanya, 1974

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1974
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Wooden imitation axe

Wooden imitation axe

Papuan Official collection
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Axes
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Arthur Cocks & Co Ltd for goggles and spectacles 1928-1929

Arthur Cocks & Co Ltd for goggles and spectacles 1928-1929

Gweneth Meyers collection
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Catalogues
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Arthur Cocks & Co. Ltd
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1928
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Film negative - River scene, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1928
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Toy ladle

Toy ladle

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Kitchen toys
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Mrs Eslee Bridge
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1920
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Plaster standing kangaroo on a stepped plinth

Plaster standing kangaroo on a stepped plinth

Terence Lane collection
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Animal figures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1920
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Photograph of Parliament House, Canberra, shortly after its completion

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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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Mr George H. Taylor
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1926
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Ivy Lovric's identity pass from Channel 9

Ivy Lovric's identity pass from Channel 9

Ivy Lovric collection
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Identity badges
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Ivy Lovric
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1970
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View of Central (Mam) Avenue Shameen Canton Nov 1921

View of Central (Mam) Avenue Shameen Canton Nov 1921

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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Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Pialawa, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Bailey wood plane

Bailey wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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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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Sculpture

Sculpture

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1974
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Three bowls

Three bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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'Ngunarrmanya', painted by Freddy Tjugudi West Tjakamarra, 1974

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Fred Myers collection
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Paintings
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Yayayi, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Freddy Tjugudi West Tjakamarra
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1974
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Bark painting 'Head of Animal (Kangaroo)' by Yuwunyuwun Marruwarr, Gunbalanya, 1974

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Yuwunyuwun Marruwarr
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1974
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Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
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Shell money
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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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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Glass plate negative - Katherine River, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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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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1922
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Club

Club

Charles Hart collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Oil painting of Mount Ainslie viewed from Russell Hill, Canberra, 1955

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Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Oil paintings
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Mount Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Petronella Wensing
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1955
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.19. Illyarrie

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.19. Illyarrie

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales

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Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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1931
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Patjiparan
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1954
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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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