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Ceramic tobacco jar with lid, shaped as a dog

Ceramic tobacco jar with lid, shaped as a dog

William and Jeanette Derham Family - Bendigo Pottery collection
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Tobacco jars
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1878
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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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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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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Clear glass bowl to commemorate Australia's Centenary in 1888

Clear glass bowl to commemorate Australia's Centenary in 188...

Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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Sunderland, England
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Greener & Co
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1887
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Plaster plaque of Truganini

Plaster plaque of Truganini

Edmund Dicks collection
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Plaques
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Tasmania, Australia
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Edmund J. Dicks
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1931
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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display boxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1982
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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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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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Cheese dish with a yellow glaze decorated with a molded spray of maize flanked by an emu and kangaroo

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Terence Lane collection
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Cheese dishes
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England
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1885
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Photographic postcard of Sydney Harbour from Kirribilli Point, NSW

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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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Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the establishment of Lucini & Co in Melbourne, Victoria, 1853

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Joseph Andreallo collection no. 1
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Footstools
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Italy
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Unknown
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1858
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Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

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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Champion Prize card awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, 1887

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Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Cards
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1887
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Chinese Immigration correspondence, Queensland 1880

Chinese Immigration correspondence, Queensland 1880

Chinese in Australia Rare Books collection
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Correspondence
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1880
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Prize card awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show

Prize card awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show

Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Cards
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1887
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Factory made rubber clothes peg

Factory made rubber clothes peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Magazine titled 'Australasian Sketcher', 1880

Magazine titled 'Australasian Sketcher', 1880

Christies Auction collection
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Magazines
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australasian Sketcher
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1880
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Geelong and Western District Agricultural and Horticultural Society 1880 'Dog Cart'

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David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1880
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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Wooden cell door, 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 National Agricultural Society of Victoria 1880 'Wagonette Harness'

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David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1880
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Letter to Andrew Campbell Gibson from A.M. Betts,  5 February 1878

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Letters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1878
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Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 17 June 1880

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 17 June 1880

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1880
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Baby's silk garment

Baby's silk garment

Rita McMartin collection no. 1
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Baby dresses
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Condobolin, New South Wales, Australia
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'Granny' Edwards
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1877
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Photographic glass plate positive depicting group of men with gold mining cradle

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Richard Daintree collection
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Glass plate positives
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Queensland, Australia
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Richard Daintree
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1860
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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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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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Hardback accounts ledger for 1866, with green fabric cover, brown leather spine and corners

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Robin Moorhouse collection
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Account books
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Penfolds Wine Pty Ltd
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1866
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Three packets of ROBIN Brand laundry starch

Three packets of ROBIN Brand laundry starch

Bothwell Museum collection
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Laundry starch
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reckitt & Colman Australia Limited
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1910
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Tintype portrait of a young man

Tintype portrait of a young man

Bothwell Museum collection
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Tintypes
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Bothwell Museum
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