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Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remember'

Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remem...

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Letters
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Boothung and Mirrarng by Kevin Gilbert

Boothung and Mirrarng by Kevin Gilbert

Eleanor Williams-Gilbert collection
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Linocuts
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Mr Kevin Gilbert
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1969
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Black cord lanyard

Black cord lanyard

Colledge Family collection
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Uniform accessories
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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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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A kindergarten set of building blocks

A kindergarten set of building blocks

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Toy blocks
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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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Bundle of string, made from human hair, bound and knotted

Bundle of string, made from human hair, bound and knotted

JW Lindo collection
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String
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Kaparlgoo, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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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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Canvas backpack used by Geoffrey Yen

Canvas backpack used by Geoffrey Yen

C J Yen Family collection
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Backpacks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Paddy Pallin Pty Ltd
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1940
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Railway pendulum wall clock

Railway pendulum wall clock

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wall clocks
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier
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1887
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Two-piece full-length dress consisting of a bodice and a skirt in burgundy duchess satin with inserts of cut velvet in a geometric and floral pattern

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dresses
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1875
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Haloragis micrantha

Haloragis micrantha

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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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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Booklet titled 'Episodes - A Glimpse of Australia-Japan Relations 1859-1979'

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Thompson Family collection
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Booklets
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Japan
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1859
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-raising ceremony at Sydney Cove in 1788, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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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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Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1870
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Mode of disposing of the dead

Mode of disposing of the dead

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1873
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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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Composing stick

Composing stick

Les Robertson collection
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Printing accessories
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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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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Letter from Rose Sarah Rasey to 'My dear Family', 30 June 1936

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RG Bain collection
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Letters
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Henan, China
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Ms Rose S. Rasey
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1936
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 10 January 1902

Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 10 January 1902

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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1902
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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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Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pigment

Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pi...

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Shields
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Upper Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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1840
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Colourised photographic postcard of Watson's Bay and Pier

Colourised photographic postcard of Watson's Bay and Pier

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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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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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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Metal blue ashtray

Metal blue ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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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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Stick used to pierce cloth

Stick used to pierce cloth

Eileen Morgan collection
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Tools
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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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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Black plastic wall telephone

Black plastic wall telephone

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1945
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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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Rabbet plane

Rabbet plane

John Docker collection
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Rabbet planes
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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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Saucepan and lid

Saucepan and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Saucepans
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Punishment equipment
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart
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1837
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Folding knife blade

Folding knife blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Knife blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Pair of worn brown leather gloves worn by non-denominational missionary Ernest Kramer

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Colin, Faith and Mary Kramer collection
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Gloves
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England
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Mr Ernest Kramer
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1935
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Handmade copper hammer