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Canvas bag for saws

Canvas bag for saws

John Docker collection
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Storage bags
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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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Smooth wood plane

Smooth wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Square with a brass reinforced timber stock and a steel blade

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John Docker collection
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Try squares
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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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Textbook on practical mathematics

Textbook on practical mathematics

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Textbooks
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Cream-coloured envelope printed with A.M. AERIAL MEDICAL SERVICE

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Envelopes
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1936
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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1820
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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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Steel jaw trap for mice

Steel jaw trap for mice

Dr D Cocks collection
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Mouse traps
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Presgrove Products
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1940
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Odette O'Neill collection
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Baskets
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the establishment of Lucini & Co in Melbourne, Victoria, 1853

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Joseph Andreallo collection no. 1
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Footstools
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Italy
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Unknown
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1858
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Bursaria spinosa

Bursaria spinosa

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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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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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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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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Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1846
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Jamaica Bridge, Glasgow

Jamaica Bridge, Glasgow

Jack Russel Greenham collection
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Photographic postcards
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Jamaica Bridge, Glasgow, Scotland
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E A Schwerdlfeger & Co
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1905
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Metal scriber

Metal scriber

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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Oil can with tapered spout

Oil can with tapered spout

John Docker collection
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Oil cans
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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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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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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1986
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Ilma Pidgeon in sclerophyll forest, 1936

Ilma Pidgeon in sclerophyll forest, 1936

Dr Ilma M Brewer (Pidgeon) collection
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Photographs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Dr Ilma Brewer
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1936
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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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Cast iron frying pan

Cast iron frying pan

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Frying pans
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Nature Study sketchbook by Mary Kendall 1910s

Nature Study sketchbook by Mary Kendall 1910s

David and Gianna Sudholz collection
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Sketchbooks
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Natimuk, Victoria, Australia
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Mary Kendall
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1911
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Percival Type D3 Gull Six monoplane G-AERD

Percival Type D3 Gull Six monoplane G-AERD

Neil Jensen collection
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Aeroplanes
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Gravesend, Kent, England
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Percival Aircraft Company Limited
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1936
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Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

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Donald Maclurcan collection no. 2
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Skis
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Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey Yen
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1860
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Lamp used by Muriel McPhee for sewing

Lamp used by Muriel McPhee for sewing

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Oil lamps
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Two bowls

Two bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Sheer black mourning 'overdress' with ruffled bodice

Sheer black mourning 'overdress' with ruffled bodice

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Mourning dresses
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Glass plate negative - Punch (Arrerika) watering camels, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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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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Rabbit skin rug

Rabbit skin rug

Thelma Jean Smith collection
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Rugs
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Coolamon, New South Wales, Australia
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Thelma Smith
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1940
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Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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R Gardner
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1893
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Handmade miner's lunch box

Handmade miner's lunch box

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Food storage containers
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1940
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Portrait of Reginald Faithfull, by Myra Felton, 1870s

Portrait of Reginald Faithfull, by Myra Felton, 1870s

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
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Myra Felton
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1870
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Handmade white linen cross-shaped table centre with a fancywork design of daisies

Handmade white linen cross-shaped table centre with a fancyw...

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Silver kangaroo and plaque produced as a souvenir of Mount Kosciusko

Silver kangaroo and plaque produced as a souvenir of Mount K...

Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative objects
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Mount Kosciusko, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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1903
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Fretsaw blade

Fretsaw blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Saw blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Album containing 27 photographs of significant sites around Canberra, from the 1930's

Album containing 27 photographs of significant sites around ...

Betty Hall collection
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Photograph albums
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Commonwealth Government Printers
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1930
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QSL card for VK2DK

QSL card for VK2DK

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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Merrylands, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1936
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Invoice from J Jukes General Merchant, Southgate

Invoice from J Jukes General Merchant, Southgate

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Invoices
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Cartoon titled 'Automation' depicting Sir Eric Harrison and Sir Robert Menzies

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Sir Eric Harrison collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Norm Mitchell
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1938
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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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T & M Sorby
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1920
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Circular metal dog registration tag REGD DOG JULY 1, 1901 - JUNE 30, 1902

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Dog Registration Tag collection
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Dog accessories
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1901
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Wooden scribe made from wood with a small tack like metal piece attached

Wooden scribe made from wood with a small tack like metal pi...

George O Crawford collection
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Woodworking tools
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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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Radius gauge

Radius 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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Boomerang decorated with pictures of birds and animals, attributed to Alex Mullet, Lake Tyers, 1940

Boomerang decorated with pictures of birds and animals, attr...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Alex Mullet
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1940
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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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Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Doris Nash collection
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Highchairs
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Iram Nash
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1875
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Girl's two-piece full-length outfit which belonged to 'Bobbie' Faithfull

Girl's two-piece full-length outfit which belonged to 'Bobbi...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Girls clothing
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Bobby Maple Brown
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1910
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Film negative - Smithy at Mt. Davies camp, Tomkinson Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

Film negative - Smithy at Mt. Davies camp, Tomkinson Ranges,...