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Metal punch featuring the number

Metal punch featuring the number "1"

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Punches
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Black and white photograph of an unidentified lady waving a handkerchief from the kerb, 1961

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Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Berlin, Germany
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1961
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Telegram

Telegram

EJ Tomaszewski collection
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Telegrams
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London, England
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Mr Edward J. Tomaszewski
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1940
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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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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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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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Capstan head

Capstan head

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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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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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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Inside calipers

Inside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Inside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Dustpan embossed with an image of Old Parliament House

Dustpan embossed with an image of Old Parliament House

Revolve Inc collection
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Dustpan and brush sets
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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2-3 inch micrometer

2-3 inch micrometer

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Micrometers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Jack plane

Jack plane

John Docker collection
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Jack planes
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Sheffield, England
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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French postcard featuring a bride

French postcard featuring a bride

Margot Child collection
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Postcards
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France
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Mrs Margot Child
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Glycine clandestina

Glycine clandestina

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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Plane iron

Plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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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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Entente Cordiale / We'll keep the flags a-flying boys

Entente Cordiale / We'll keep the flags a-flying boys

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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United Kingdom
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Hand saw

Hand saw

George O Crawford collection
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Saws
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Letter from Joan Richmond - Montelimar

Letter from Joan Richmond - Montelimar

Joan Richmond collection
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Letters
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France
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1932
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Ceramic bust of John Batman

Ceramic bust of John Batman

John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection
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Busts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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John Batman
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1934
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Comb for sheep shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
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Neil Woodhouse
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1910
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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

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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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Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 16
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Books
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1939
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Grey enamel candlestick

Grey enamel candlestick

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Candlesticks
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1930
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Shield

Shield

Odette O'Neill collection
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Shields
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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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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Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

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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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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Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [second of a pair]

Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [second of a pair]

Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Unknown
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1935
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Steel hand drill with a round wooden handle

Steel hand drill with a round wooden handle

George O Crawford collection
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Hand drills
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1
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Paddle-steamers
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Beverley, Yorkshire, England
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Beverley Iron Coy Limited
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1877
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Marlin and their Movements letter, 30 April 1958

Marlin and their Movements letter, 30 April 1958

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Theses
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Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
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Adele Faithfull
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1958
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Record of Tirranna Picnic Race Club winners from 1871 to 1880

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Documents
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1871
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Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newspapers and packets

Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newsp...

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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1939
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Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

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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1930
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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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Cream coloured tray cloth featuring a cross stitched design of a vase

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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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1936
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Five cartoon illustrations

Five cartoon illustrations

Alex Gurney collection
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Cartoons
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Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Alex Gurney
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