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Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1912
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Black and white photograph of the Labour Government, 1950

Black and white photograph of the Labour Government, 1950

Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Australian Labor Party
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1950
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Manhattan Hotel Potts Point NSW

Manhattan Hotel Potts Point NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd
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1950
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Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Wedges
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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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Long building with a high roof and three arches along one side

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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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Mt Kosciusko

Mt Kosciusko

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mount Kosciusko, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1920
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The Bell Wether -

The Bell Wether - "The Sydney Mail" On the Land Series

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1907
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Stripping an Average Australian Wheat Crop

Stripping an Average Australian Wheat Crop

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1920
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club chequebook butts, 1919 to 1922

Tirranna Picnic Race Club chequebook butts, 1919 to 1922

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Chequebooks
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1919
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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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Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre-stamped postcards to get your message moving, $2.50 a pack of six'

Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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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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Somebody's Sweetheart, I want to be

Somebody's Sweetheart, I want to be

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mr Redmond Nolan
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1907
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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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Metal rule

Metal 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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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs a...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1945
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White cotton pillowcase

White cotton pillowcase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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Mrs F Peterson, Conductor, Women's Work Exhibition 1907

Mrs F Peterson, Conductor, Women's Work Exhibition 1907

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1907
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Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Claremont, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Cadburys
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1920
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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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Miner's short-handled pick

Miner's short-handled pick

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Picks
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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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Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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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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The Tu-tung' addressing the people in connection with the opium burning Kalgan 16.6.1914

The Tu-tung' addressing the people in connection with the op...

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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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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People watching carriages being carried through the streets by men with poles

People watching carriages being carried through the streets ...

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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Corroboree - A Ballet Suite by John Antill

Corroboree - A Ballet Suite by John Antill

Tyrrell's Book Shop collection
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Audio records
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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ABC Sydney Symphony Orchestra
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1950
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Ned Kelly

Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Ned Ke...

Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1855
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Drum

Drum

Papuan Official collection
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Musical drums
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1907
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Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison...

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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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Aust...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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1959
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Rectangular aluminium sign with

Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china dinnerware used by the King or Queen or their representative when they were at Old Parliament House

Minton 'Kings Service' china dinnerware used by the King or ...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinnerware
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Six camels in front of a large building

Six camels in front of a large building

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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Carrying a dead man back to his native town, Kalgan 25.6.1914

Carrying a dead man back to his native town, Kalgan 25.6.191...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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