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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distanc...

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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1945
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Handmade oval linen table centre with a coarse white crocheted pilot edge

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Carpenter's large wooden smoothing plane

Carpenter's large wooden smoothing plane

Giovanni Barresi collection
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Smoothing planes
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Vizzini, Sicily, Catania, Italy
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Mr Giovanni Barresi
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1952
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Wooden toy truck

Wooden 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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Ration Day in the 1950s by Elaine Russell, 2002.

Ration Day in the 1950s by Elaine Russell, 2002.

Elaine Russell collection
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Acrylic paintings
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National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Elaine Russell
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2002
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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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Postcard featuring Law Courts, Melbourne

Postcard featuring Law Courts, Melbourne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne Law Courts, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1874
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Newspaper article titled Sir Douglas Mawson, As I knew him, by John Close, 1919

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John Collinson Close collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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1919
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Ladies cricket - Gladsone v Corrimal

Ladies cricket - Gladsone v Corrimal

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
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Jockey Maurice McCarten's racebook 1935

Jockey Maurice McCarten's racebook 1935

Maurice McCarten collection no. 2
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Photograph albums
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Maurice McCarten
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1929
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Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remembers you. Post a card for May 13'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Auntie Val's Blue Birds - 2GB

Auntie Val's Blue Birds - 2GB

Enid Treadgold collection
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Badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Angus & Coote, Jewellers
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1935
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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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Canvas bag for saws

Canvas bag for saws

John Docker collection
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Storage bags
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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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Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mining equipment
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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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Equal Pay Year 1986

Equal Pay Year 1986

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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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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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

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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1978
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NSW girls hold their own

NSW girls hold their own

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Betty Archdale
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Bathurst Juvenile Industrial Exhibition 1881 'George T. Harvey'

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David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1881
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Carpenter's adjustable wooden bevel square

Carpenter's adjustable wooden bevel square

Giovanni Barresi collection
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Bevels
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Vizzini, Sicily, Catania, Italy
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Mr Giovanni Barresi
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1952
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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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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1934

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1934

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1930
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Reared in an Atmosphere of Romance and Tradition, from 'The Farmer and Settler', 9 November 1933

Reared in an Atmosphere of Romance and Tradition, from 'The ...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers on mail'

Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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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 dark brown cotton knit stockings

Pair of dark brown cotton knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Stockings
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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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

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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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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Women cricketers in second test (England-Australia at the SCG)

Women cricketers in second test (England-Australia at the SC...

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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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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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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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.30. Lesser Bottlebrush

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.30. Lesser Bottlebrush

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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Thirteen sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Thirteen 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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August 9th South African Women's Day

August 9th South African Women's Day

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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Stylised image of a blond haired woman with a dove making up the hair of the woman

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Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Australian of the Year

Australian of the Year

Bob Brown collection no. 1
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Newspaper clippings
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1979
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Centre drill

Centre drill

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Drill bits
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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New Australian wheat lumper, Dalby. November, 1952

New Australian wheat lumper, Dalby. November, 1952

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1952
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Muswellbrook, N.S.W. August, 1952

Muswellbrook, N.S.W. August, 1952

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1952
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Rock used as a hammer

Rock used as a hammer

Eileen Morgan collection
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Tools
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Wallaga Lake, New South Wales, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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MIss Margaret Peden

MIss Margaret Peden

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Cricket bat presented to Victor Trumper by W. G. Grace in 1899

Cricket bat presented to Victor Trumper by W. G. Grace in 18...

Victor Trumper collection
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Cricket bats
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London, England
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Stuart Surridge and Co Ltd
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1889
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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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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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