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Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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1800
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Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales

Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New ...

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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Bundled skein of two-ply, possibly plant, fibre string

Bundled skein of two-ply, possibly plant, fibre string

Edmund Milne collection
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String
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Shell on hair string

Shell on hair string

Edmund Milne collection
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Necklaces
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Amalgamated House & Ship Painters, Paperhangers & Decorators Employees Association (NSW)

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Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Membership certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W C Penfold and Co Pty Ltd
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1875
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Whisk with pin

Whisk with pin

Tom Price collection
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Regalia
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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr K Warbarton
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1870
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Envelope for a copy of the Jerilderie Letter, which was originally written by Ned Kelly

Envelope for a copy of the Jerilderie Letter, which was orig...

Christies Auction collection
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Envelopes
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Stringybark Creek, Victoria, Australia
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Edward 'Ned' Kelly
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1879
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Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1800
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Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate Australia's centenary in 1888

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Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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1887
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Book titled 'Wedding Dress 1740-1970' written by Madelaine Ginsburg

Book titled 'Wedding Dress 1740-1970' written by Madelaine G...

Margot Child collection
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Books
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London, England
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Victoria and Albert Museum
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1740
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Ceramic bread platter

Ceramic bread platter

William and Jeanette Derham Family - Bendigo Pottery collection
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Platters
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1879
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Nautilus shell necklace from Northern Queensland

Nautilus shell necklace from Northern Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Necklaces
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Ground edge hatchet head from Pigeon House Mountain NSW acquired by Edmund Milne from Coomee Nullanga in 1903

Ground edge hatchet head from Pigeon House Mountain NSW acqu...

Edmund Milne collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Pigeon House Mountain, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1903
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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In memoriam card

In memoriam card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Mrs Margot Child
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1879
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Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbe...

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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Entrance to Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Entrance to 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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Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Stone knife with sheath

Stone knife with sheath

Edmund Milne collection
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Knives
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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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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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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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Partly finished club

Partly finished club

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1896

Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1896

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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1896
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Macropod incisors [used as a necklace]

Macropod incisors [used as a necklace]

Edmund Milne collection
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Ornaments
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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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Club from Cobar, New South Wales, 1909

Club from Cobar, New South Wales, 1909

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Club belonging to Mundabil, Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1900s

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Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Mundabil
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1931
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Parrying shield, Murrumbidgee River area, New South Wales, 1895

Parrying shield, Murrumbidgee River area, New South Wales, 1...

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
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1895
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Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales

Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New ...

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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Toy farm set

Toy farm set

Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
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Toy farms
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England, United Kingdom
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1860
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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1850
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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-raising ceremony at Sydney Cove in 1788, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-...

Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrower from Palmer River area, Queensland

Spearthrower from Palmer River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1901
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Nelligen, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Stone knife from Cloncurry, 1908

Stone knife from Cloncurry, 1908

Edmund Milne collection
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Knives
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1908
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The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Club from Macquarie River area, New South Wales, 1881

Club from Macquarie River area, New South Wales, 1881

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Macquarie River, New South Wales, Australia
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Night fishing

Night fishing

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Samuel T. Gill
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1870
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Natives of Carpentaria

Natives of Carpentaria

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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T Baines
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1873
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Ground edge hatchet head associated with Jacky Plowright, Berrima NSW, 1842

Ground edge hatchet head associated with Jacky Plowright, Be...

Edmund Milne collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
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Jacky Plowright
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1897
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Our Native Land: Its Scenery and Associations

Our Native Land: Its Scenery and Associations

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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1879
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One receipt from the Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 16 April 1879

One receipt from the Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 16 April 187...

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Receipts
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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The Goulburn Herald
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1879
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Souvenir plate - 150th Anniversary of New South Wales

Souvenir plate - 150th Anniversary of New South Wales

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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Wood & Sons Ltd
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1937
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Envelope addressed to Andrew Faithfull Gibson, 22 November 1879

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Envelopes
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1879
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Ginger Beer Barrel 3 Gallon

Ginger Beer Barrel 3 Gallon

William and Jeanette Derham Family - Bendigo Pottery collection
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Food storage jars
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1879
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1898
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Paperknife

Paperknife

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Paperknives
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London, England
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1876
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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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Club from Barrow River area, Queensland

Club from Barrow River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1915

Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1915

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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1915
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Financial document from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 10 July 1879

Financial document from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 10 July 1...

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Financial records
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1879
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Cast iron 'D' shaped  screw lock handcuffs with key

Cast iron 'D' shaped screw lock handcuffs with key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Handcuffs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pigment

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19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Shields
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Upper Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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1840
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