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Painting on paper by Suzanne Chalmers,Santa Teresa NT - from the story 'The bat and the rainbow' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), p. 20

Painting on paper by Suzanne Chalmers,Santa Teresa NT - from...

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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Susanne Chalmers (nee) Hayes
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1974
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Portrait photograph of Victoria Meppen

Portrait photograph of Victoria Meppen

Jon Lewis collection
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Portrait photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Jon Lewis
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1986
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One of two pigmented oval wooden tapsticks

One of two pigmented oval wooden tapsticks

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies - Australian National Un...
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Clapsticks
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Ramingining, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dick S. Mewirri
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1984
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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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Toy miniature crowns

Toy miniature crowns

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Toys
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1984
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Booklet titled 'Save Our Future'

Booklet titled 'Save Our Future'

Concerned Ladies Action Group collection no. 2
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Booklets
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Queensland, Australia
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Forest Industries Campaign Association
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1995
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting two crayfish, a turtle and six fish, by Maw Munungurr

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Maw Mununggurr
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1974
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Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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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Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wheelbarrows
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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W J. Spence
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1877
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Black and white photograph of Fred Daly at a microphone in mid speech, 1974

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Fred Daly collection
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1974
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, featuring central figure wearing curved headdress, by Bokarra

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bokarra
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1974
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Dictating and transcribing machine

Dictating and transcribing machine

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Office 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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Child's drawing by Maiuya, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Maiuya, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Maiuya
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1954
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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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Portrait photograph of Doctor Zador

Portrait photograph of Doctor Zador

Jon Lewis collection
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Portrait photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Jon Lewis
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1986
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IBM input typewriter from the SNOCOM computer used by the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority

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University of Sydney School of Engineering collection
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Typewriters
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University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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School of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney
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1958
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Portrait photograph of Hans Brown

Portrait photograph of Hans Brown

Jon Lewis collection
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Portrait photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Jon Lewis
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1986
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngintya
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1954
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IYY [International Year of Youth]

IYY [International Year of Youth]

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative 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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Scrapbook album compiled by a Polish migrant to Australia, titled '1928-1950 Memories of Migrant'

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Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski collection
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Scrapbooks
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Poland
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Mr Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski
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1928
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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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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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Carpenter's pincers, branded

Carpenter's pincers, branded "9"

John Docker collection
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Carpenters pincers
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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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Dustpan brush

Dustpan brush

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dustpan and brush sets
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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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Fishing spear made by Wilfred Aniba

Fishing spear made by Wilfred Aniba

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Spears
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Wilfred Aniba
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1987
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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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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Handwritten document in blue-green pencil

Handwritten document in blue-green pencil

Janina Dolega-Checinska collection no. 2
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Documents
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Poland
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1946
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Birds sculpture

Birds sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Kalka, South Australia, Australia
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Ngininka
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1982
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Fastening pin for latch on chronometer

Fastening pin for latch on chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Launceston Reports for 1886

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Reports
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1886
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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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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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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Hawker, South Australia, Australia
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Country Women's Association
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1946
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TT-Model Ford Truck, used to promote Aeroplane Jelly

TT-Model Ford Truck, used to promote Aeroplane Jelly

McCormick Foods Australia collection
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Trucks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited
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1924
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Free Nelson Mandela

Free Nelson Mandela

Kerry Browning collection
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Banners
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South Africa, Africa
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Nelson R. Mandela
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1990
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Conical plant-fibre basket

Conical plant-fibre basket

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Djibolbol, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wambalmana
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1984
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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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