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Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mining equipment
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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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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Pearl shell pubic cover

Pearl shell pubic cover

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Personal adornments
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Professor Adolphus P. Elkin
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1927
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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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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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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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Child's drawing from Ernabella

Child's drawing from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Pastel drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Dolls cane pram

Dolls cane pram

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Dolls prams
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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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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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Stuzzi Memocord K70 Compact Dictating Machine

Stuzzi Memocord K70 Compact Dictating Machine

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Dictating machines
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Grundig Intermedia GmbH
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1960
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Views of the Federal Capital Territory. Australia

Views of the Federal Capital Territory. Australia

Bernice Spence Fryer collection
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Booklets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Sir George F. Pearce
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1924
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Plaited grass fibre armband or

Plaited grass fibre armband or "baku"

Dr William Warner collection
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Armbands
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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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Panorama from Gremorne Heights, Sydney NSW

Panorama from Gremorne Heights, Sydney NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Cremorne Heights, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1928
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Woodwork tool

Woodwork tool

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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Christmas card (lion) from Ronnie McPhee to the McPhee family during World War I

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Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Christmas cards
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Moulded wooden lid to cover a Hammond Multiplex typewriter

Moulded wooden lid to cover a Hammond Multiplex typewriter

National Library of Australia collection
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Lids
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New York, New York, United States of America
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Hammond Typewriter Company
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1913
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B.A.T. Mess Yunnanfu as seen from the train just before reaching the station

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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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Ammunition box used by Polish migrant Mr Lukas in Italy, England, Argentina and Australia, 1943-1988

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Stanislaw Lukas collection
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Storage boxes
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Italy
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Mr Stanislaw '. Lukas
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1943
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Ashtray handcrafted from an elephant seal vertebra

Ashtray handcrafted from an elephant seal vertebra

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Ashtrays
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Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1955
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Bark painting 'Two Hunters' by John Namerredje Guymala, 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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John N. Guymala
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1974
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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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1987
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A 'water trough' at Shih Pas Tai on the plateau

A 'water trough' at Shih Pas Tai on the plateau

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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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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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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"COME AND ENJOY AN EVENING OF FIVE BEAUTIFUL AUDIO-VISUALS.....

Bob Brown collection no. 1
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Leaflets
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Lake Pedder, Tasmania, Australia
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Olegas Truchanas
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1970
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Headpad, Ernabella SA

Headpad, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Headwear
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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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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Film negative - Local men lining one side of a safe place to cross a river, 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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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1928
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Club

Club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Painting on card by Ralph Gumudul, Goulburn Island NT - from the story 'The Thirsty Sand Frog' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), p. 9

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Kormilda College, Berrimah, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ralph Gumudul
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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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Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow

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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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Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 12 and 13 January 1928

Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 12 and 13 January 1928

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Programs
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1928
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Carborundum rod sharpening tool

Carborundum rod sharpening tool

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Sharpening stones
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Incised boomerang featuring figures dancing or fighting on anterior, family group and tent on posterior, from Cherbourg

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Richard Davis
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1905
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Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Charles Hart collection
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Pendants
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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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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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Cardboard carton containing 12 commemorative bottles of Angove's wine

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Graeme Niehus collection
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Wine bottles
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South Australia, Australia
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Angove's Pty Ltd
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1974
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Abstract design from Ernabella

Abstract design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Pastel drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Panrnja
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1954
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Three pronged steel fork

Three pronged steel fork

Anne Girard collection
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Table forks
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Anne M. Girard
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1900
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Skew back hand saw

Skew back hand saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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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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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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Two rows of horses, carrying baskets, and people next to trees, in front of a hill

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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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Unfinished snake sculpture, Ernabella SA

Unfinished snake sculpture, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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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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Don't mix stars with wars

Don't mix stars with wars

Union of Australian Women collection
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Photographic postcards
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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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Bond of the Don Mortgage Bank at Taganrog for 10,000 roubles at 4 1/2%

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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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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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Green toy car manufactured by INIC, ENGLAND

Green toy car manufactured by INIC, 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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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Cartoon depicting US President Nixon's head as an American eagle

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Louis Zmak collection
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Cartoons
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United States of America
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Frank Benier
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