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Les Robertson collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Composing rule

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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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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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Silver cigar box and cigar box case presented to Sir Robert Gordon Menzies by the Citizens of Melbourne in appreciation of his leadership...

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RG Menzies collection
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Cigar boxes
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Thai Nakon
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1966
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Souvenir plate - 150th Anniversary of New South Wales

Souvenir plate - 150th Anniversary of New South Wales

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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Wood & Sons Ltd
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1937
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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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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Lorna Huxtable collection
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Copper sticks
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Louise E. Barrenger
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1882
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Melaleuca squarrosa

Melaleuca squarrosa

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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Wooden serviette ring set on a pewter stand which is shaped as a gum leaf

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Elizabeth Chess collection
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Serviette rings
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Western Australia, Australia
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1910
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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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Banque Fonciere de Nijni-Novgorod-Samara, Lettre de Gage 4 1/2% de 10,000 roubles

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Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Oil painting titled 'King Barak last of the Yarra tribe', by Arthur Loureiro, 1900

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M Crivelli collection
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Oil paintings
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Victoria, Australia
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Arthur J. Loureiro
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1900
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Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre-stamped postcards to get your message moving, $2.50 a pack of six'

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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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Australia Post
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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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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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Harvest of Endurance: A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988

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Australia-China Friendship Society collection
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Scrolls
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Australia
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Mr Mo Xiangyi
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1987
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Goodenia humilis

Goodenia humilis

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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White looseleaf cardboard page titled

White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

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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1978
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Billardiera cymosa

Billardiera cymosa

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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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1994
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Glass plate negative - Men and horses pulling the expedition car up a sandy stream bank, Victoria River district, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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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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1922
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Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remembers you. Post a card for May 13'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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2GB picnic with family and friends

2GB picnic with family and friends

Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB Blue Birds Club
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1935
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Wheelwright's bell auger bit

Wheelwright's bell auger bit

Arthur Sayer collection
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Spoke trimmer bits
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Evandale, Tasmania, Australia
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William A. Porter
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1880
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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Jars
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Eriostemon squameus

Eriostemon squameus

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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Small cream coiled open weave plastic 'crinoline' hat

Small cream coiled open weave plastic 'crinoline' hat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Hats
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1940
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Small metal compression spring

Small metal compression spring

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Components
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Sydney from G.P.O

Sydney from G.P.O

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Saxony, England
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1587
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Spur strap

Spur strap

Colledge Family collection
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Footwear accessories
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 1604 with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1850
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19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor William Bligh's arrest during the Rum Rebellion in 1808

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Sotheby's collection no. 2
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Dioramas
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Australia
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Unknown
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1808
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Embroidered handmade doily

Embroidered handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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Pair of child's black woollen gaiters

Pair of child's black woollen gaiters

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Gaiters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1932
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Log Cabin

Log Cabin

Bessie Bardwell collection
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Quilts
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1900
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Composing rule

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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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Key

Key

Colledge Family collection
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Keys
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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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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Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Claremont, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Cadburys
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1920
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Spirit Islands

Spirit Islands

John Calaby collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1940
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Replica bottle doll swathed in blue and white fabric, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

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Eileen Morgan collection
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Dolls
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Wooden fishing reel used for fishing for Bream and Blackfish

Wooden fishing reel used for fishing for Bream and Blackfish

Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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1930
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Electric radiator

Electric radiator

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Electric radiators
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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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Second World War Prisoner of War Banknote

Second World War Prisoner of War Banknote

David Westcott collection no. 6
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Banknotes
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1939
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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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Alicia Walsh bowling, 1936

Alicia Walsh bowling, 1936

Alicia Walsh collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney Sun Newspaper
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1936
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