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Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Wooden hockey stick, used by Rose Little

Wooden hockey stick, used by Rose Little

Rose Hooke collection
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Sports equipment
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India
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Mrs Rose W. Hooke
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1938
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Vacola jar

Vacola jar

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed 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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1920
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Height measurement gauges

Height measurement gauges

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Round slip gauge

Round slip gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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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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Picture taking with the No.1A Autographic Kodak Junior...

Picture taking with the No.1A Autographic Kodak Junior...

Harold Stevens collection
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Instruction booklets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1922
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Autographic Kodak Junior camera

Autographic Kodak Junior camera

Harold Stevens collection
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Cameras
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Rochester, New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1920
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Table cloth and four serviettes, made from Irish linen and featuring embroidered playing card motifs

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1928
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1934

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1934

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1930
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Faulding's Essence of Coffee and Chicory

Faulding's Essence of Coffee and Chicory

Bothwell Museum collection
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Coffee containers
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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F H Faulding & Co Ltd
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1940
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Myoporum humile

Myoporum humile

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-1982

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Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
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Medals
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1882
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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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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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Bradman

Bradman

David Westcott collection no. 6
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Biographies
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Angus & Robertson
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1948
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Gifts That Last War Saving Certificates

Gifts That Last War Saving Certificates

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
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Advertising posters
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Australia
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War Loans and National Savings Campaigns
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1939
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Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers on mail'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Wooden cylindrical pencil case

Wooden cylindrical pencil case

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Pencil cases
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mary Archer
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1895
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Wooden toy truck

Wooden toy truck

Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Toy trucks
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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1920
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Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Wooden cell door, 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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Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to Reverend Hungerford in 1852

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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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Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Forks
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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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Electric jug lid

Electric jug lid

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Lids
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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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Octagonal black leather jewellery box

Octagonal black leather jewellery box

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Jewellery boxes
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Australia
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Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
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1939
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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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Wood-handled iron mattock

Wood-handled iron mattock

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mattocks
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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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Educational Collections of Australia Plants, 1876

Educational Collections of Australia Plants, 1876

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Folders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Set of nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1940
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Food stirer

Food stirer

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Kitchenware
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Forks
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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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Striped velveteen cushion

Striped velveteen cushion

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Felt bag containing eight drill bits

Felt bag containing eight drill bits

John Docker collection
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Drill bits
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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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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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Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mining equipment
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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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Sliding bevel