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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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Underwood No.5 Standard Typewriter, used by New South Wales School Inspector John Dunlop, 1927-1937

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Helen Mason collection
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Typewriters
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United States of America
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Stott & Underwood Ltd
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1927
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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Coffee cups
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to prickly pear and cactoblastis moth

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Dr John Mann collection
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Newspaper clippings
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1926
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Black and white photograph of mounted soldiers

Black and white photograph of mounted soldiers

Mollie Ballard collection
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Photographs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Frank W. Ballard
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1927
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Note dated August 31 1863 relating to Alexander Mussen

Note dated August 31 1863 relating to Alexander Mussen

Alexander Mussen collection
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Notes
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Alexander Mussen
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1863
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Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Adzes
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1900
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Two white linen pillow shams

Two white linen pillow shams

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillow shams
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1910
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Ladies dyed pink satin left tango shoe, with a clear cut bead at the centre top

Ladies dyed pink satin left tango shoe, with a clear cut bea...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dancing shoes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Callaghan Shoe Company
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1920
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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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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

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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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A Cattle Station in Australia

A Cattle Station in Australia

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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Companion of The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael & St George, awarded to Dr J H L Cumpston

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Cumpston Family collection
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Awards
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London, England
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Garrard & Co Ltd
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1901
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 13 January 1927

Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 13 January 1927

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Programs
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Danel Bros.Co.Pty.Ltd
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1927
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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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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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Bristol squat storage jar

Bristol squat storage jar

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Jars
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1923
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Club

Club

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Clubs
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Black and white photograph of a view from Old Parliament House in Canberra

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Mollie Ballard collection
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Photographs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Frank W. Ballard
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1927
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Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Else Alsop collection
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Typewriters
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United States of America
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Underwood Typewriter Company
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1919
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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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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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr O J. Atkinson
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1927
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Florence Faithfull 1860s

Florence Faithfull 1860s

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Freeman & Co
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1860
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Top hat worn by William Pitt Faithfull

Top hat worn by William Pitt Faithfull

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Top hats
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William P. Faithfull
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1875
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Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara man, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920-1924

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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1980
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Hunting the kangaroo

Hunting the kangaroo

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John H. Clark
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1813
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Sketchbook of Aboriginal people in hunting, fighting and ceremonial scenes by Tommy McRae, about 1860

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Derrick Nightingale collection
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Sketchbooks
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Victoria, Australia
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Tommy McRae
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1875
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Workshop, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Workshop, 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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Colour display card illustrated with a kookaburra, titled, 'Pre-stamped envelopes. All they need is an address...'

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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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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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Sweden
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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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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Blue woollen cricket blazer worn by New South Wales cricketer Bill O'Reilly

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Swan Richards collection
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