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Commercial cast iron tobacco cutter for chopping plug tobacco

Commercial cast iron tobacco cutter for chopping plug tobacc...

Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Tobacco cutters
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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1850
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The Totem Place of the Shark, Bangudja

The Totem Place of the Shark, Bangudja

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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Mouta
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1948
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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1980
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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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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Spearthrower

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Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Invoice from J Jukes General Merchant, Southgate showing Muriel McPhee's haberdashery purchases

Invoice from J Jukes General Merchant, Southgate showing Mur...

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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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Gongolgon, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Roy Barker
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1992
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air mail covers re-enactment flight first official air mail Australia - New Zealand 1934-1984...11th April 1984'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air m...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr J Wunderly collection
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1973
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News clipping - Peggy Antonio star of the Nell McLarty Testimonial match 1948

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Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Sue Summers
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1948
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Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 12 August 1877

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 12 August 1877

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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The Moon-Man depicted on paper, Alinda, Yirrkala, 1948

The Moon-Man depicted on paper, Alinda, Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 16 December 1877

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 16 December 1877

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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New York, United States of America
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1877
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Anawanda
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1948
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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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Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Dr Donald McMichael collection no. 2
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Badges
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1988
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With the 15th Australian XI

With the 15th Australian XI

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney (Syd) Smith
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1922
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Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Emanuel Family collection
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Maps
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lands & Surveys Department, Western Australia
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1901
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Natives of Carpentaria

Natives of Carpentaria

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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T Baines
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1873
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Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

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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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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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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Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessertspoons
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearthrowers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

John Docker collection
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Saw-setting tools
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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 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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Black and white promotional postcard photograph of the cast from Bunkey-doo around a 2GB microphone

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB, Sydney
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1935
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Wilfred Pootchemunka
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1987
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View from South Side Window of Number 82 the peak looking towards Deep Water Bay & Repulse Bay

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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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Workshop, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Workshop, 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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The Party. A Nature Hunter, Carpenter, Dr Bradley, Colhoon, A nature hunter, Self at the camera. Feb 1920

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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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Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Lamps
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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The Pyle-National Company
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1924
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Birds eye view from the Sim Co. department Stores roof at Canton Nov 1921

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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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Ornate silver centrepiece for a table

Ornate silver centrepiece for a table

Smith Family collection
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Centrepieces
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1866
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My God, My Father.  What though in lonely grief I sigh ...

My God, My Father. What though in lonely grief I sigh ...

David Westcott collection no. 7
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Prayer cards
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1914
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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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NSW Government
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1832
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Spearthrower

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Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Minton 'Kings Service' china 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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Saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular plate with rounded edges

Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular pla...