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Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup and saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup and saucer bearing t...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Postman's standard issue dark blue cloth peaked cap with red PMG badge

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Catherine Davenport collection
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Caps
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Robert P. Davenport
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1949
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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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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, 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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Ring made from the metal of a US fighter jet from the Vietnam War

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Finger rings
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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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Cream linen doily with green and brown organdie applique in an autumn design of leaves and flowers

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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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1946
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Wooden toy truck

Wooden toy truck

Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Toy trucks
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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1920
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Exercise area No. 2, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Exercise area No. 2, 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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The New Testament presented to Lois Grosse (nee Ottens)

The New Testament presented to Lois Grosse (nee Ottens)

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1953
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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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Wooden scribe made from wood with a steel screw holding the pieces together

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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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Young's currency note

Young's currency note

J B Young Ltd collection
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Paper money
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Young's Store Currency Note

Young's Store Currency Note

J B Young Ltd collection
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Paper money
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Bamboo flute

Bamboo flute

Papuan Official collection
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Flutes
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Charles H. Karius
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1926
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Sticker

Sticker

Union of Australian Women collection
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Stickers
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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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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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Sharpening stone for shears, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

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Colin Davis collection
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Sharpening stones
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Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Colin Davis
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1946
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Club

Club

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Clubs
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Gerhardt Laves
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1931
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Nib pen

Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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Pens
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Side plates
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Model paddle

Model paddle

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Paddles
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Put this hospital on the map

Put this hospital on the map

Union of Australian Women collection
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Pamphlets
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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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25mm lens for movie camera used by Sir Robert Menzies

25mm lens for movie camera used by Sir Robert Menzies

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 1
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Camera lenses
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United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1947
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Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

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Smales Jewellers collection
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Brooches
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Western Australia, Australia
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Crawford family
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1890
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Painting depicts a waisted rectangular figure within a thin rectangular frame

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Forks
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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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White wooden 'make-do' stool made by soldier settler Harry Newman at Narrogin, Western Australia, in 1922

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Harry and Natalie Newman collection
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Stools
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Narrogin Agricultural Area, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Henry '. Newman
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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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Line drawing of Birdsville Races. August, 1953

Line drawing of Birdsville Races. August, 1953

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Birdsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1953
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Dispatch box with 'Premier of New South Wales' on lid

Dispatch box with 'Premier of New South Wales' on lid

Marion Green collection
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Dispatch boxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Government
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1901
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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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