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Sharpening stone for shears, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

Sharpening stone for shears, used by professional shearer Co...

Colin Davis collection
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Sharpening stones
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Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Colin Davis
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1946
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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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Cane grocery basket used at a J B Youngs store in Canberra until 1965

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Peter Duff collection
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Baskets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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J B Youngs Pty Ltd
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1920
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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1820
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Metal rule

Metal 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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Colourised photographic postcard of Lane Cover River, NSW

Colourised photographic postcard of Lane Cover River, NSW

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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Rotary burr

Rotary burr

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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Flashlight - B.A.T. Mess Kalgan May 1914

Flashlight - B.A.T. Mess Kalgan May 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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2-3 inch micrometer

2-3 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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Oil on linen portrait of the racehorse 'Jorrocks'

Oil on linen portrait of the racehorse 'Jorrocks'

Jorrocks collection
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Paintings
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Unknown Artist
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1840
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Certificate of Merit, Royal Adelaide Exhibition, 1947

Certificate of Merit, Royal Adelaide Exhibition, 1947

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1947
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Spring Street, Melbourne

Spring Street, Melbourne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1904
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Timber handle for a hand saw

Timber handle for a hand saw

John Docker collection
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Tool handles
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Philadelphia, United States of America
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Henry Disston & Sons
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1920
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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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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with accessories

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Department of Defence collection
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Nine people gathering plants in a river in front of a row of houses

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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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Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 15 January 1904

Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 15 January 1904

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Programs
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Danel Bros.Co.Pty.Ltd
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1904
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Red metal pillar box with arched top

Red metal pillar box with arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W Taylor Paragon Foundry Pyrmont
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1912
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Bread Knife

Bread Knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bread knives
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Emmco brand electric food mixer

Emmco brand electric food mixer

Norman Hoffmann collection
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Food mixers
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Australia
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Electricity Meter & Allied Industries Ltd
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1935
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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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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Photographic postcard of Balmoral Beach, NSW

Photographic postcard of Balmoral Beach, NSW

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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Pearl necklace given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Necklaces
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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A 'water trough' at Shih Pas Tai on the plateau

A 'water trough' at Shih Pas Tai on the plateau

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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Grey enamel candlestick

Grey enamel candlestick

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Candlesticks
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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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View of the C.M. Customs Club at Kulangsu Amoy from the recreation ground. Aug 1921

View of the C.M. Customs Club at Kulangsu Amoy from the recr...

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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Cotton bag

Cotton bag

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Storage bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1912
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White ceramic soup bowl

White ceramic soup bowl

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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Silk embroidered postcard and inner card from World War 1

Silk embroidered postcard and inner card from World War 1

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Postcards
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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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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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Wooden plane

Wooden plane

George O Crawford collection
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Planes
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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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K.A. Aumuller - Self with Ginger and Bonsky

K.A. Aumuller - Self with Ginger and Bonsky

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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T-shirt commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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T-shirts
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion
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1992
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Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pigment

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19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Shields
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Upper Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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1840
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Non-conductive fibre