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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Caste...

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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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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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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A kindergarten set of building blocks

A kindergarten set of building blocks

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Toy blocks
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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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Six slice toast rack

Six slice toast rack

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Toast racks
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Sheffield, England
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Walker & Hall
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1927
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1895
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Radius gauge

Radius gauge

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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Inkstand presented to Sir Robert Menzies in Commemoration of the Commonwealth Royal Tour 1954

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RG Menzies collection
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Inkstands
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London, England
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Sir Robert 'Bob' G. Menzies
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1953
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air mail covers re-enactment flight first official air mail Australia - New Zealand 1934-1984...11th April 1984'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Copper-bearing ore sample

Copper-bearing ore sample

Norman Parker collection
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Geological specimens
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Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Norman Parker
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1952
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Note from the secretary of the Northumberland District Master Bakers' Association

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ET Fealy collection
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Notes
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1953
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Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

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Donald Maclurcan collection no. 2
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Skis
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Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey Yen
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1860
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Handmade wooden gold mining cradle on rockers

Handmade wooden gold mining cradle on rockers

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Gold washing cradles
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Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1950
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.30. Lesser Bottlebrush

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.30. Lesser Bottlebrush

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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Thread gauge

Thread gauge

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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The Queen

The Queen

Daphne Mabbott collection
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Booklets
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Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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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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White china dinner plate

White china dinner plate

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Dinner plates
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Punishment equipment
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart
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1837
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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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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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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Poster -

Poster - "Just This? - or Justice?"

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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Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving bottles
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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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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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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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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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Federation Democratique Internationale. Des Femmes

Federation Democratique Internationale. Des Femmes

Union of Australian Women collection
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Medallions
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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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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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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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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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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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Typeface for the letter 'T'

Typeface for the letter 'T'

Les Robertson collection
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Type pieces
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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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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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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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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Copy of Stradivari's 'Haussman' cello, made by Australian mastercraftsman A E Smith in 1953

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EV Llewellyn collection
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Cellos
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Arthur E. Smith
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1953
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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

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Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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Poster-

Poster- "Palm Sunday Peace March and Rally, Peace and Justic...

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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Ashtray

Ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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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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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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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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Wooden hunting club

Wooden hunting club

Black's Museum collection
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Clubs
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1930
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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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Amber bead necklace

Amber bead necklace

Guna Kinne collection no. 2
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Necklaces
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Latvia
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1950
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Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian Customs Service

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ER Skipper collection
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Embossing machines
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker
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1901
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Prison truncheon, about 1940

Prison truncheon, about 1940

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Weapons
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Embroidered table centre showing delicate richelieu cutwork

Embroidered table centre showing delicate richelieu cutwork

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Elliot
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1943
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Carpenter's plane

Carpenter's plane

George and Mary Weir collection
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Planes
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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D Malloch & Son
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1949
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Wall text for the Little Red Riding Hood wall hanging

Wall text for the Little Red Riding Hood wall hanging

Forest Hill Residential Kindergarten collection
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Exhibition labels
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Forest Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Olga Basylevich
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1946
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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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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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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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The Princess Margaret

The Princess Margaret

Daphne Mabbott collection
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Booklets
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Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Princess Margaret
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1953
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Metal blue ashtray

Metal blue ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1940
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Bunch of prison keys and tags

Bunch of prison keys and tags

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Poster promoting a peace march in 1986 for the international year of peace.

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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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Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessertspoons
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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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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.20. Qualup Bell

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.20. Qualup Bell

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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Manual of instructions for using the St George Supermatic electric stove, 1952

Manual of instructions for using the St George Supermatic el...

Dr Edward Duyker collection no. 2
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Instruction booklets
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Peakhurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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St George Ranges Pty Ltd
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1947
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Cast iron frying pan

Cast iron frying pan

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Frying pans
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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South Australia Coronation Celebrations, Queen Elizabeth II, Official Programme, 31 May to 6 June 1953

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Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Programs
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South Australia, Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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Tinplate opener

Tinplate opener

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchenware
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Arnott's
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1950
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Timber lamp stand with a standard bayonet light fitting

Timber lamp stand with a standard bayonet light fitting

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Lamps
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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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