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Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Lorna Huxtable collection
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Copper sticks
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Louise E. Barrenger
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1882
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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 3 - Pre-stamped envelopes...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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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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Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joplin Manufacturing Co
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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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Wheelwright's hollow auger bit

Wheelwright's hollow auger bit

Arthur Sayer collection
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Hollow bits
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Evandale, Tasmania, Australia
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William A. Porter
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1880
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Warning

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Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Phil Somerville
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1999
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Bunch of prison keys and tags

Bunch of prison keys and tags

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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England
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1936
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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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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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Pair of lady's two-tone calf-length boots

Pair of lady's two-tone calf-length boots

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Boots
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1880
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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

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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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Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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NSW Government
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1832
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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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Brass fastening latch

Brass fastening latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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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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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron post box

New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron pos...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Triggs & Marr, Sydney
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1870
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Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Mint, Sydney, in 1955

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TE Hanley collection no. 2
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian Numismatic Society
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1955
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Howard sets the states to rights

Howard sets the states to rights

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1996
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Echoes of the Greiner campaign

Echoes of the Greiner campaign

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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In a line of Fire

In a line of Fire

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Clare, South Australia, Australia
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Clare Agricultural & Horticultural Society
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1936
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Whatever Happened To...

Whatever Happened To...

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Alan Moir
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1998
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PM picks unholy war over Wik

PM picks unholy war over Wik

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1997
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Becoming a Fischer of Men

Becoming a Fischer of Men

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Sinc...

Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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At first it didn't succeed, so Foster's China tries again

At first it didn't succeed, so Foster's China tries again

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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One of 18 action photographs of the women's cricket match, Sydney University Oval, 1st February 1958

One of 18 action photographs of the women's cricket match, S...

Ruth Preddey collection
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Photographs
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University of Sydney Cricket Ground, University of Sydney, Sydney, ...
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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1958
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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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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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The Soil of the Farm.

The Soil of the Farm.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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1882
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Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stamp give you the slip! - Make a good impression

Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stam...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items