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Unfinished stone blade

Unfinished stone blade

Papuan Official collection
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Stone tools
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1919
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Cowrie shell belt

Cowrie shell belt

Papuan Official collection
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Ornaments
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1919
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Handmade white oval linen table centre with fancyworked flowers

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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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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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The highest peak on the range of hills west of and immediately behind Talifu Younnan Province, Dec 1918

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Wooden scribe made from wood with a steel screw holding the pieces together

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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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Nankow Railway Station on Peking to Kalgan line. Dec 1914

Nankow Railway Station on Peking to Kalgan line. Dec 1914

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Loading Cargo in B.A.T Compound Kalgan, on Chinese camels for Lanchow

Loading Cargo in B.A.T Compound Kalgan, on Chinese camels fo...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Photograph of a view of a pagoda with a two tiered roof, with stairs in the front centre and a brick wall at the front

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Wedges
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Four unused centenary re-issue of the first postage stamps produced in Australia, 1950

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Third Great Seal of New South Wales collection
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Postage stamps
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Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1950
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Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Terrylea Reynolds collection
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Swordsticks
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Toledo, Spain
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Major General George A. Vasey CB, CBE, DSO
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1927
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Lantern slide - Herbert Basedow interviewing Danbidelli (Jim Mariner), photographer unknown, Innamincka, South Australia, 1919

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Innamincka, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1919
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Film negative - entrance to a limestone cave on the Nullabor Plain, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

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Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Round rose table centre, embroidered in various shades of pink and green

Round rose table centre, embroidered in various shades of pi...

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Semco Company
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1928
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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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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Hawker, South Australia, Australia
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Country Women's Association
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1948
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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her hu...

Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Wedding invitation

Wedding invitation

Margot Child collection
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Wedding invitations
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1922
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Photograph of a parade

Photograph of a parade

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Typed and purple stencilled document in German

Typed and purple stencilled document in German

Janina Dolega-Checinska collection no. 2
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Documents
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Poland
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1948
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Thread gauge

Thread 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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Fishing line

Fishing line

Papuan Official collection
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Fishing lines
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1919
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 The Two Men, Nabira-mira

The Two Men, Nabira-mira

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Stone axe blade

Stone axe blade

Papuan Official collection
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Axe heads
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1919
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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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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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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup and saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Envelope and letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 20 July 1877

Envelope and letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 20 Ju...

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Montreal, Canada
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1877
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Leglet

Leglet

Papuan Official collection
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Body jewellery
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1919
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An old watch tower on the great wall north of Kalgan - 15 miles. Jan 1915

An old watch tower on the great wall north of Kalgan - 15 mi...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Cricket ball with two labels, inscribed, 'Inter-State Cricket, South Australian Collapse, All out for 90, Victoria win by 268' and 'Second Innings scoreboard of South Australia', 1923

Cricket ball with two labels, inscribed, 'Inter-State Cricke...

Nanette Ward collection
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Cricket balls
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Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Edgar Richard Mayne
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1922
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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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Bolster cover in white twill cotton

Bolster cover in white twill cotton

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bolsters
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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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String bag

String bag