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Double iron jack plane used in the construction of Old Parliament House, Canberra

Double iron jack plane used in the construction of Old Parli...

George Henry Taylor collection
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Jack planes
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1926
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Twenty six plastic sample bags used by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

Twenty six plastic sample bags used by archaeologist Profess...

D J Mulvaney collection
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Bags
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Professor Derek J. Mulvaney
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1970
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Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles collection
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Motor cars
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Bean Car Company
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1925
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Stylised drawing of a white dove carrying an olive branch

Stylised drawing of a white dove carrying an olive branch

Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Handmade oval linen table centre with a coarse white crocheted pilot edge

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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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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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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Small pouch bag

Small pouch bag

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Pouches
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Tjungkara
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1974
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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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Instruction manual for the National Class 31 series accounting machine

Instruction manual for the National Class 31 series accounti...

Superannuation Fund Investment Trust collection
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Manuals
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Scotland
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National Cash Register Company
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1964
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Rucksack

Rucksack

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Backpacks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr F A. Pallin
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1930
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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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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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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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Disarm Today Datarm Tomorrow

Disarm Today Datarm Tomorrow

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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Australia
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Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament
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1960
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Orange toy truck manufactured LESNEY, ENGLAND

Orange toy truck manufactured LESNEY, ENGLAND

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy vehicles
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Lesney Products & Co. Ltd.
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1925
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Polar bear on wheels

Polar bear on wheels

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Pull-along toys
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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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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett 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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1974
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Ceremonial club from Bogan River area, New South Wales

Ceremonial club from Bogan River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Poster -

Poster - "Office of the Status of Women"

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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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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Johnny Warren's Australian tracksuit top

Johnny Warren's Australian tracksuit top

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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Sports clothing
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West Germany
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John N. Warren MBE OAM
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1974
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Profile of a woman and a dove

Profile of a woman and a dove

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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Child's drawing by Payula, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Payula, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Payula Jack
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1954
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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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Child's drawing by Tila, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Tila, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tila
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1954
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Child's drawing by Wanunu (WC), Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Wanunu (WC), Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Wanunu (WC)
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1954
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Bone awl

Bone awl

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Awls
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Oval shell ornament

Oval shell ornament

Horne-Bowie collection
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Ornaments
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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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Message sticks
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