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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair, and a matching saucer

Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the S...

Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Cups and saucers
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Small cream coiled open weave plastic 'crinoline' hat

Small cream coiled open weave plastic 'crinoline' hat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Hats
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1940
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Dustpan

Dustpan

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dustpan and brush sets
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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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Parliament House and Lawns, Canberra

Parliament House and Lawns, Canberra

Elizabeth Kay collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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James Pitkeathly and colliery staff, Batu Arang, Malaya, 1928

James Pitkeathly and colliery staff, Batu Arang, Malaya, 192...

James Pitkeathly collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Malaysia
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1928
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Double storey dolls house

Double storey dolls house

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Dolls houses
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Australian ten shilling note

Australian ten shilling note

Australian Currency collection
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Banknotes
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Reserve Bank of Australia
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1960
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Breaking Land for an Orchard

Breaking Land for an Orchard

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1920
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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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Rectangular nine carat gold-plated metal cigarette case engraved with 'SMITHY OLD SON WE MADE IT. CHARLES'

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Charles Kingsford-Smith collection
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Cigarette cases
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Charles E. Kingsford Smith
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1920
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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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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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Circle 'W' branding iron initially used for branding cattle, and later horses, on Lyndavale Station, NT

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John Stanes collection
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Brands
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Erldunda, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Sydney H. Stanes
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1920
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Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

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TE Hanley collection no. 1
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James Berry
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1969
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Propert 'Trailaway' touring caravan, a unique example built by the company in 1956 for advertising purposes

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Thomas Propert collection
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Caravans
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Propert Co
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1956
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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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Australian Aborigines League banner made by Bill Onus

Australian Aborigines League banner made by Bill Onus

Gary Foley collection
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Banners
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Bill Onus
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1945
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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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UNRRA camp information sheet

UNRRA camp information sheet

W Klicki collection
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Documents
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1946
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Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Charles Hart collection
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Pendants
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Stuzzi Memocord Microphone Remote Control Unit

Stuzzi Memocord Microphone Remote Control Unit

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Audio equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Grundig Intermedia GmbH
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1960
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Film negative - Travelling in Nullabor station Ford truck, South Australia or Western 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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International Women's Day mug, 1994

International Women's Day mug, 1994

Union of Australian Women collection
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Mugs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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I want to grow up not blow up

I want to grow up not blow up

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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'Eternity' sign by Arthur Stace

'Eternity' sign by Arthur Stace

Stan Levit collection
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Signs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Arthur Stace
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1960
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Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart 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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1946
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Child's drawing by Payula, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Payula, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Payula Jack
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1954
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God's Children at Prayer, 1946, given to Lois Grosse (nee Ottens) 1950

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Reverend John Grosse collection
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Religious books
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1946
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Photographic portrait of man sitting on horse, Victoria, 1870's

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Horse Photographic Portrait collection
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Albumen prints
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Victoria, Australia
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1870
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjikalayi
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1954
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Film negative - Small palm trees and other vegetation, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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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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1928
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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 9. Poinsetta

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 9. Poinsetta

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Sandhurst Industrial Exhibition 1879 'Wax Flowers'

Sandhurst Industrial Exhibition 1879 'Wax Flowers'

David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1879
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Certificate of Qualification

Certificate of Qualification

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Certificates
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1960
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Gould League of Bird Lovers, New South Wales, membership certificate to Bill Sutton

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Membership certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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F B. Rodriguez
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1940
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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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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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Shield decorated with Sydney Harbour Bridge and James Cook's landing at Botany Bay.

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"Cook's Landing" Shield collection
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Shields
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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WJ Hughes
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1928
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Napura
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1954
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Amber bead necklace

Amber bead necklace

Guna Kinne collection no. 2
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Necklaces
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Latvia
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1950
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Volutidae Ericusa Papillosa (uncommon)

Volutidae Ericusa Papillosa (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1960
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Gold pan associated with Claude Dunshea

Gold pan associated with Claude Dunshea

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Goldmining equipment
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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1925
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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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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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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Patjiparan
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1954
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Certificate of Good Conduct

Certificate of Good Conduct

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Certificates
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Wels, Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1949
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Painting on paper by Nyukana (Daisy) Baker, Ernabella SA

Painting on paper by Nyukana (Daisy) Baker, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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1954
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Australian Military Forces button worn by Sister Ada Corbett Syer, 2/10 AGH

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McAvoy and Syer collection
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Military buttons
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Australia
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Australian Army
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1946
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Nail punch

Nail punch

John Docker collection
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Punches
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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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