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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

Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob han...

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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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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Zelvco.

Zelvco.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1822
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Sketchbook of Aboriginal people in hunting, fighting and ceremonial scenes by Tommy McRae, about 1860

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Derrick Nightingale collection
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Sketchbooks
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Victoria, Australia
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Tommy McRae
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1875
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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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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Mass book in French, given to Maryse Commins on the occasion of her first communion on 2 May 1939

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Maryse Duyker collection
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Religious books
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Mauritius
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Mrs Maryse Duyker
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1939
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Club from Cobar, New South Wales, 1897

Club from Cobar, New South Wales, 1897

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1897
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Minton 'Kings Service' china side plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Side plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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The Life of William Cobbett.

The Life of William Cobbett.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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Mersey Tunnel toll machine ticket 1939

Mersey Tunnel toll machine ticket 1939

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Tickets
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Liverpool, Merseyside, England
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1939
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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1800
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Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, by Mrs Isabella Beeton

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Messrs Berkelouw collection
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Books
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London, England
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Mrs Isabella Beeton
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1891
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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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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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Album containing 27 photographs of significant sites around Canberra, from the 1930's

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Betty Hall collection
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Photograph albums
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Commonwealth Government Printers
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1930
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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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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

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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1895
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Metal scriber

Metal scriber

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Incised and painted shield, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Mike Pearson collection
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Shields
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1
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Paddle-steamers
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Beverley, Yorkshire, England
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Beverley Iron Coy Limited
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1877
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Table cloth and four serviettes, made from Irish linen and featuring embroidered playing card motifs

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1928
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1-2 inch micrometer

1-2 inch micrometer

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Micrometers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Booklet titled 'Episodes - A Glimpse of Australia-Japan Relations 1859-1979'

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Thompson Family collection
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Booklets
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Japan
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1859
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Hill's Emigrants Introduction &c. &c. S.S. Hill Esq.

Hill's Emigrants Introduction &c. &c. S.S. Hill Esq.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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1837
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The Studio Yearbook of Decorative Art

The Studio Yearbook of Decorative Art

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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1915
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Precision ground flat stock gauge setting piece

Precision ground flat stock gauge setting piece

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Thoughts and Reminiscences.

Thoughts and Reminiscences.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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1836
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Album containing 20 menus, 12 seating plans and 23 photographs from Parliament House in Canberra, dating from 1927 to 1944

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Betty Hall collection
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Albums
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1927
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Dissecting microscope with case and accessories

Dissecting microscope with case and accessories

Dr Winifred Curtis collection
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Microscopes
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Rochester, New York, United States of America
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Bausch and Lomb Optical Company
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1907
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Album of carte-de-visite photographs relating to the trial of Arthur Orton (Tichborne claimant)

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Tichborne Claimant Album collection
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Photograph albums
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London, England
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London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company Limited
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1871
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Receipt from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 10 January 1879

Receipt from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 10 January 1879

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Receipts
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Hardy Bros, Silversmiths and Jewellers
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1879
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Spirit of English Wit.

Spirit of English Wit.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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Afghan camels and drivers in the Mallee about 1930

Afghan camels and drivers in the Mallee about 1930

Joyce Knife collection
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Photographic prints
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Underbool, Victoria, Australia
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Mr J A. Knife
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1930
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Tin toy truck

Tin toy truck

Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Toy trucks
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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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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Rally Songbook, Palm Sunday April 15, 1984 - Sing Your Way to Peace Today...

Rally Songbook, Palm Sunday April 15, 1984 - Sing Your Way t...

Barbara Joyce Wright collection no. 2
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Books
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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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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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Whitework oval linen table centre in mountmellick work

Whitework oval linen table centre in mountmellick work

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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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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Round tin basin

Round tin basin

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Basins
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Popular Scientific Recreations

Popular Scientific Recreations

Hilda Creager collection no. 2
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Books
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Mrs Jocelyn H. Brown
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Monotype, Beket Information

Monotype, Beket Information

Les Robertson collection
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Information tables
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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The Intertype

The Intertype

Australian Government Publishing Service collection no. 2
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Books
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Australian Government Publishing Service
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Claw hammer

Claw hammer

John Docker collection
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Hammers
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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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White wooden 'make-do' stool made by soldier settler Harry Newman at Narrogin, Western Australia, in 1922

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Harry and Natalie Newman collection
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Stools
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Narrogin Agricultural Area, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Henry '. Newman
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1922
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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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England V Australia 1877 to 1904

England V Australia 1877 to 1904

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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London, England
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J N. Pentelow
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1904
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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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Club with emu motif on anterior of head and scallop border around head, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Clubs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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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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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Orroroo, South Australia, Australia
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Orroroo Agricultural Society Incorporated
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1939
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Booklet titled 'Official Rules of Hockey', used by Rose Little

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Rose Hooke collection
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Booklets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Hartleys Sports Stores
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1915
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Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1930
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Lil-lil club

Lil-lil club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [second of a pair]

Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [second of a pair]

Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Unknown
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1935
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Randwick Freemasons 1921-1971

Randwick Freemasons 1921-1971

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Commemorative badges
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Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1921
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Pair of ladies cream satin shoes with a ruched decorative bow on front, a baby Louis heel and a rounded toe

Pair of ladies cream satin shoes with a ruched decorative bo...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1860
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Two pinnate leaf boronias and their essential oils...

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Jean Galbraith collection
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Books
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English cricketer Thomas Richardson - 1897/8 English Touring team to Australia

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Nanette Ward collection
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Commemorative badges
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Whitehead and Hoag
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1892
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