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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Boomerangs
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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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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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1803 Pattern British Infantry Officer's sword and scabbard of New South Wales Colonial Governor Lachlan Macquarie

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Alexander Ferguson collection
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Swords
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Solingen, Urban district, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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John Justus Runkel, Sword Cutler and Merchant
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1807
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The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

Philip MacFarlane collection
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ion L. Idriess
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1948
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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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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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Curved wooden coat hanger for child's clothing

Curved wooden coat hanger for child's clothing

Bridge Family collection no. 2
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Coat-hangers
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Eslee Bridge
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1920
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Letter from Commonwealth of Australia to Headmaster of Ainslie Public School

Letter from Commonwealth of Australia to Headmaster of Ainsl...

Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2
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Business letters
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Federal Capital Commission
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1927
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The Duke and Duchess of York in a carriage at the opening of Parliament House, Canberra

The Duke and Duchess of York in a carriage at the opening of...

George Henry Taylor collection
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Photographs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Duke of York
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1927
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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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Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1988
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Glass plate negative - Bumerangi, an old Arrernte woman, suffering from senility and blindness, Bloods Creek, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Glass plate negative - Bumerangi, an old Arrernte woman, suf...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Scorecard Gloucestershire and District v Australia, Victoria Ground, Cheltenham, 1 July 1937

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Elsie Deane collection
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Scorecards
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
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Shenton's Printing Works
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1937
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Debrie Parvo model 'L' 35mm hand-crank movie camera and accessories, used by Frank Hurley

Debrie Parvo model 'L' 35mm hand-crank movie camera and acce...

Robert and Irene Goard collection
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Movie cameras
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Paris, France
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Andre Debrie
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1917
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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 29 - Pre-Stamped Postcard...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1982
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Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Margaret Maclurcan collection
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Toilet paper
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Andrew Jack, Dyson & Co
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1894
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The Gwalior Plains

The Gwalior Plains

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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J Carr
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1840
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr William Warner collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Warriors of New S. Wales

Warriors of New S. Wales

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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Boomerang, attributed as being made by Fred Mulga aka 'Pelaco Jack'

Boomerang, attributed as being made by Fred Mulga aka 'Pelac...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Fred Mulga
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1874
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Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair, and a matching saucer

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Cups and saucers
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Saucepan and lid

Saucepan and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Saucepans
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West Bromwich, West Midlands, England
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Archibald Kenrick & Sons
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1900
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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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Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Gidleigh Collection
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Fishing lures
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London, England
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Metal fabricator made from a length of metal rod

Metal fabricator made from a length of metal rod

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Tools
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Black and white photograph showing military personnel with Old Parliament House in the background

Black and white photograph showing military personnel with O...

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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Rainforest shield, Barron River, QLD - collected by Ursula McConnel, 1930s

Rainforest shield, Barron River, QLD - collected by Ursula M...

Ursula McConnel collection
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Shields
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1930
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
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Spearthrowers
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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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Financial document from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 1875

Financial document from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 1875

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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1875
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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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Toy cooking spoon

Toy cooking spoon

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Kitchen toys
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Mrs Eslee Bridge
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1920
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Wooden sword club made in the Cardwell district of Queensland

Wooden sword club made in the Cardwell district of Queenslan...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Cardwell, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1927
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Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern on the underside

Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkwells
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Geology Of The Country South And East Of The Murray River, With Special Reference To The Subterranean Water Supply In Wells And Bores Along The Pinnaroo And Bordertown Railways