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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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1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Victorian Centenary celebrations

1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Vict...

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Matchbox holders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reverend John Grosse
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1834
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Stanley No.122 nine-inch square

Stanley No.122 nine-inch square

George Henry Taylor collection
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Squares
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United States of America
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Stanley
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1980
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Convict-made brick with an 'O' stamped in the centre of one face

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David Westcott collection no. 4
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Convict bricks
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New South Wales, Australia
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John Onus
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1833
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Woodwork samples

Woodwork samples

George Henry Taylor collection
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Mortise gauge (seven inch)

Mortise gauge (seven inch)

George Henry Taylor collection
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Woodworking gauges
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Row of cells and walkway, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Row of cells and walkway, 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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Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

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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Workshop, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Workshop, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

George Henry Taylor collection
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United States of America
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Mallet made from jarrah

Mallet made from jarrah

George Henry Taylor collection
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Modern Domestic Cookery.

Modern Domestic Cookery.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Cookbooks
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1865
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The Duke and Duchess of York in a carriage at the opening of Parliament House, Canberra

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George Henry Taylor collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1927
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Photograph of Cotter Dam

Photograph of Cotter Dam

George Henry Taylor collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1926
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Cream cotton unlined baby cap with broderie anglaise and drawn thread work

Cream cotton unlined baby cap with broderie anglaise and dra...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Baby caps
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1860
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'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the Founding of Australia' - colour publication printed for the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Australia, 1938.

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Booklets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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S T Leigh & Co Pty Ltd
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1938
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Post Office, Melbourne, in the 'Fifties'

Post Office, Melbourne, in the 'Fifties'

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1850
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Scribing knife

Scribing knife

George Henry Taylor collection
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Woodworking tools
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Round moulding plane

Round moulding plane

George Henry Taylor collection
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Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the establishment of Lucini & Co in Melbourne, Victoria, 1853

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Joseph Andreallo collection no. 1
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Footstools
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Italy
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Unknown
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1858
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Pinchers

Pinchers

George Henry Taylor collection
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Stone hatchet hafted in bent wood

Stone hatchet hafted in bent wood

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Hatchets
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Dirranbandi, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

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Neil Martin collection
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England
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Mr Thomas Quinn
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1820
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Book titled 'Wedding Dress 1740-1970' written by Madelaine Ginsburg

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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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Double iron wooden smoothing plane

Double iron wooden smoothing plane

George Henry Taylor collection
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Smoothing planes
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Scotland
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Stewart Spiers
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Single iron jack plane

Single iron jack plane

George Henry Taylor collection
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Jack planes
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Germany
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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The King's School Magazine 1902

The King's School Magazine 1902

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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School magazines
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1865
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Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pigment

Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pi...

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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Rabbet plane

Rabbet plane

George Henry Taylor collection
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Planes
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Swing tags
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
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Sharpening stones
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1790
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Sandridge, from Railway Pier, in the 'Fifties'

Sandridge, from Railway Pier, in the 'Fifties'

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1850
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club ledger, 1855 to 1860

Tirranna Picnic Race Club ledger, 1855 to 1860

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Ledgers
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1855
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Bottle green miser's purse

Bottle green miser's purse

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Purses
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1840
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Brass fastening latch

Brass fastening latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distanc...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Stanley No.73 10-inch ratchet brace

Stanley No.73 10-inch ratchet brace

George Henry Taylor collection
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Ratchet braces
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Stanley
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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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Photographic glass plate positive depicting three men working in gully with prospector's cradle

Photographic glass plate positive depicting three men workin...

Richard Daintree collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Richard Daintree
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1860
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Warden at opened trap door for the gallows Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Warden at opened trap door for the gallows Campbell Street P...

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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Wooden boomerang bound with split cane and covered with adhesive and pigment in four places

Wooden boomerang bound with split cane and covered with adhe...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Burnished, wooden fighting club

Burnished, wooden fighting club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Woodworking gauge

Woodworking gauge

George Henry Taylor collection
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Woodworking gauges
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Blade cover

Blade cover

George Henry Taylor collection
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Sheaths
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Trying plane

Trying plane

George Henry Taylor collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1927
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Gt. Bourke St. looking East from Queen St. Melbourne, in the 'Fifties'

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1850
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Double iron jack plane used in the construction of Old Parliament House, Canberra

Double iron jack plane used in the construction of Old Parli...

George Henry Taylor collection
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Jack planes
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1926
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Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Dr Donald McMichael collection no. 2
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Badges
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1988
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Letter addressed to William Pitt Faithfull, 6 May 1856

Letter addressed to William Pitt Faithfull, 6 May 1856

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Government House, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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William P. Faithfull
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1856
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Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to Reverend Hungerford in 1852

Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to R...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Walking-sticks
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Northern New England, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1852
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