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Shearer's cook, Keera, N.S.W. September, 1952

Shearer's cook, Keera, N.S.W. September, 1952

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Keera, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1952
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Auger bit

Auger bit

George and Mary Weir collection
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Augers
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Redhead, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George F. Weir
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1949
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Toy lawn mower

Toy lawn mower

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy tools
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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1925
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Billiards saloon, Tingha. October, 1952

Billiards saloon, Tingha. October, 1952

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Tingha, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1952
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Minton 'Kings Service' china fruit 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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Fruit plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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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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Lorna Kettels and Barbara Peden, bats in hand, walking off the MCG during a break in play

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Lorna Smith collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd
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1934
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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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Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newspapers and packets

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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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1939
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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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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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Spirit Islands

Spirit Islands

John Calaby collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1940
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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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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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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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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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Three sheets of paper containing technical drawings for a canoe, drawn by Olegas Truchanas

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Melva Truchanas collection
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Technical drawings
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Olegas Truchanas
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1950
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Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : the telephone'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Sheep dipping, Kurrabooma, N.S.W. August, 1952

Sheep dipping, Kurrabooma, N.S.W. August, 1952

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Moree, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1952
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The Greek cafe kitchen, Moree, N.S.W., August 1952

The Greek cafe kitchen, Moree, N.S.W., August 1952

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Moree, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1952
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Three sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Three sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Games
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Austria
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Olav Schappacher
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1930
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Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Shovels
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Baron Thomas Denman
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1912
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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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I Am A Woman For Peace

I Am A Woman For Peace

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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Paul Robeson - calls on the American People to fight for Freedom and Peace

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Milleese Morrow Boughton collection
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Pamphlets
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New York, United States of America
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Mr Paul L. Robeson
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1944
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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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Letter

Letter

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Letters
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Shantou, China
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1935
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Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular plate with rounded edges

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Balances
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Macleay Regis Potts Point NSW

Macleay Regis Potts Point NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd
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1950
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Certificate awarded at the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia Royal Show, 1952  for Second Prize for a dark green quilted cushion cover

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1952
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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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Five cartoon illustrations

Five cartoon illustrations

Alex Gurney collection
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Cartoons
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Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Alex Gurney
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1940
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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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Plastic-coated calico coaster printed with an Aboriginal-inspired motif, made by Annan Fabrics, Sydney

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Wal Beckhouse collection
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Coasters
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Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Annan Fabrics
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1951
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 5. Sturt Desert Pea

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 5. Sturt Desert Pea

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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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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Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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 Gap, Watson's Bay

The Gap, Watson's Bay

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Gap, Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1849
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Ashtray

Ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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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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Poster for 'International Women's Day' march to Town Hall, Sydney, 1984

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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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Toy dustpan brush

Toy dustpan brush

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Cleaning toys
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Mrs Helen Jensma
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1950
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Chinese in Queensland, Return to an Order, 1881

Chinese in Queensland, Return to an Order, 1881

Chinese in Australia Rare Books collection
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Government records
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1881
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Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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International Year of Peace 1986

International Year of Peace 1986

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative 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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Portable folding bookmaker's board, which was used by Ted Eastman in Melbourne

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Ian Charles Tongue collection
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Gambling equipment
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Victoria, Austr