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Corroboree folding game board designed by Jessie Mackintosh, 1945

Corroboree folding game board designed by Jessie Mackintosh,...

Jessie Mackintosh collection
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Board games
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Jessie Mackintosh
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1943
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Acacia longifolia

Acacia longifolia

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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Photographic postcard of Paramatta River at Drummoyne, NSW

Photographic postcard of Paramatta River at Drummoyne, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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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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Hans Irvine's Great Western Vineyard, Victoria

Hans Irvine's Great Western Vineyard, Victoria

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Victoria, Australia
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Hans Irvine's Great Western Vineyard
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1907
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Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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1800
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'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the Founding of Australia' - colour publication printed for the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Australia, 1938.

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Booklets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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S T Leigh & Co Pty Ltd
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1938
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Notation of the ballet 'Corroboree' in Benish form

Notation of the ballet 'Corroboree' in Benish form

Australian Ballet School collection
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Sheet music
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Barbara Nimmo
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1994
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The Spirit of the Games

The Spirit of the Games

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Matt Golding
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1999
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Sir Colin MacKenzie

Sir Colin MacKenzie

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Oil paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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William B. McInnes
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1928
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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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Women warn that life in the Anglican Church may be a health hazard

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Movement for the Ordination of Women collection
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Political badges
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Church of England
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1984
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Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Scotland
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Mr George Ranken
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1821
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Pair of ladies cream kid ankle boots

Pair of ladies cream kid ankle boots

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Boots
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1870
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Brunonia australis

Brunonia australis

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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Postcard depicting William S. Hart of Paramount-Artcraft Pictures

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1923
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Pauline Hanson, the brunette look

Pauline Hanson, the brunette look

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Matt Golding
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1997
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Australasian Federated Butchers Union, Queensland Certificate of Recognition

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Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Certificates
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Sands & McDougall Limited
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1900
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Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Margaret Maclurcan collection
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Toilet paper
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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British Patent Perforated Paper Co Pty Ltd
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1894
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Jennie George's grey and blue enamel mug bearing a Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation sticker

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Jennie George collection
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Mugs
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China
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Miss Jennie George
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1995
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Stop Jabiluka Mine: Uranium mining makes me sick

Stop Jabiluka Mine: Uranium mining makes me sick

Northern Territory Environment Centre collection
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T-shirts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Brolga Design
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General Post Office Melbourne

General Post Office Melbourne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1912
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Letter

Letter

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Letters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1958
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Newsletter of the CICD March - April 1988 Vol.1 No.2

Newsletter of the CICD March - April 1988 Vol.1 No.2

Nicholas Abbey collection
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Newsletters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Campaign for International Co-operation and Disarmament
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1988
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Entrance to Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Entrance to 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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Comesperma ericinum

Comesperma ericinum

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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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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Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

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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Poster captioned 'A 'phone call... takes the hurry out of not being close, do your speeding by 'phone'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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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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Boomerang made of dark timber, attributed to Chris 'Pompey' Austin, 1890s

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Chris Austin
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1890
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Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories in a wooden case

Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories i...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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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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Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria

Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Australia
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Prostanthera Melissifolia

Prostanthera Melissifolia

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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1875
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Anguillaria Australis

Anguillaria Australis

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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1873
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Drosera Whittackeri

Drosera Whittackeri

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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Brass carriage clock in leather box used by Lord Forrest

Brass carriage clock in leather box used by Lord Forrest

Commonwealth Grants Commission collection
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Carriage clocks
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France
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Couaillet Family
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1892
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The Listener in Test Cricket

The Listener in Test Cricket

Elsie Deane collection
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Books
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Edgar E Baillie
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1948
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Dawsonia Superba

Dawsonia Superba

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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Cartoon titled 'Spring Racing Fever'.

Cartoon titled 'Spring Racing Fever'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Matt Golding
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2001
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Colour caricature of Australian Rules Football player, Bernie Quinlan, wearing his Fitzroy Football Club guernsey

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John Rogers collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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John Rogers
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P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters and small parcels

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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The Official Souvenir Recording Opening Ceremony Olympic Games

The Official Souvenir Recording Opening Ceremony Olympic Gam...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 3
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Audio records
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian Olympic Commitee
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1956
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Barrister's wig worn by Sir George Houstoun Reid

Barrister's wig worn by Sir George Houstoun Reid

Anne Fairbairn collection no. 2
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Wigs
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London, England
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Ravenscroft
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1890
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The Yarra at Melbourne. Australia

The Yarra at Melbourne. Australia

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Albert H. Fullwood
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Commonwealth Parliament House menu for 11 November 1913

Commonwealth Parliament House menu for 11 November 1913

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 7
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Menus
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1913
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Evolution

Evolution

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr David Pope
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1999
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Night fishing

Night fishing

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Samuel T. Gill
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1870
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Composing rule

Composing rule