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Clear glass bowl to commemorate Australia's Centenary in 1888

Clear glass bowl to commemorate Australia's Centenary in 188...

Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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Sunderland, England
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Greener & Co
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1887
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John Rodgers Marine Chronometer No 1/1853, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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John Rodgers
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1868
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A small portrait photograph of Dan Turner.

A small portrait photograph of Dan Turner.

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mathewson & Co
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1883
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

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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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1948
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Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate Australia's centenary in 1888

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Terence Lane collection
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England
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1887
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Black and white negative glass lantern slide - Strawbridge Springs, eastern Tomkinson Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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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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1903
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Glass plate negative - Natives prisoners, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905(?)

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1900
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Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Gidleigh Collection
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Fishing lures
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London, England
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Row of cells and walkway, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Row of cells and walkway, 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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Goodbye to Caux, 13 January 1905

Goodbye to Caux, 13 January 1905

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Postcards
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1903
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Wooden boomerang bound with split cane and covered with adhesive and pigment in four places

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

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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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1948
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Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Doris Nash collection
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Highchairs
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Iram Nash
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1875
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Four unused centenary re-issue of the first postage stamps produced in Australia, 1950

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Third Great Seal of New South Wales collection
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Postage stamps
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Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1950
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Colourised photographic postcard of Ocean Beach, Manly, NSW

Colourised photographic postcard of Ocean Beach, Manly, 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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Photographic postcard of Sydney Harbour from Hotel Australia

Photographic postcard of Sydney Harbour from Hotel Australia

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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Punishment cell Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Punishment cell 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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Quayside fish stall Whitby circa 1880

Quayside fish stall Whitby circa 1880

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Frank M. Sutcliffe
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1880
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Pearl brooch 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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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Ancient costume of Great Britain and Ireland.

Ancient costume of Great Britain and Ireland.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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1814
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Beige glazed ceramic souvenir jug - The Cream of Highland Whiskies,

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Queen Victoria Jubilee collection
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Commemorative objects
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Port Dundas Pottery Coy
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1886
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Boomerang, attributed as being made by Fred Mulga aka 'Pelaco Jack'

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Fred Mulga
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1874
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Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1873
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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising signs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia
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1913
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1994
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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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1959
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Bunch of keys marked HM Prison Campbell St Hobart 1834-1966

Bunch of keys marked HM Prison Campbell St Hobart 1834-1966

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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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

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Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Scotland
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Mr George Ranken
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1821
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Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Margaret Maclurcan collection
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Toilet paper
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Andrew Jack, Dyson & Co
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1894
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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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Lacquered wooden travelling writing desk used by Sir Frederick Holder

Lacquered wooden travelling writing desk used by Sir Frederi...

RL Harry collection
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Travelling desks
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South Australia, Australia
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Sir Frederick W. Holder
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1890
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Lantern slide - Chambers Pillar, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Lantern slide - Chambers Pillar, Northern Territory, photogr...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Chambers Pillar, Central Desert, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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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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Crazy patchwork cushion cover

Crazy patchwork cushion cover

Margaret Rolfe collection no. 4
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Cushion covers
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Anne M. Kennedy
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1895
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Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accessories, trunk, spanner and jack

Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accesso...

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Concord, New Hampshire, United States of America
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Abbott-Downing Company
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1854
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Upper Mary St., Gympie, Queensland

Upper Mary St., Gympie, Queensland

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Gympie, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1900
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Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Red metal pillar box with an arched top

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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1912
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Film negative - Girl, Unnrubinna, tobogganing on the granite slopes at Kurrekapinya Soakage, Ayers Ranges, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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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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1903
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Film negative - Outcrop of desert sandstone, Lambina Soakage Well, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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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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1903
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Hand saw

Hand saw

George O Crawford collection
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Saws
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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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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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Glass plate negative - Emily Gap, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1924

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Emily Gap, Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1924
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Film negative - Expedition party on march, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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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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1926
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Matthew Flinders

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Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1774
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Convex crescentic gorget (breastplate) with 'GR' royal cypher, as worn by British Army officers

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Les Stillman Militaria collection
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Military badges
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England, United Kingdom
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British Army
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1812
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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Colour display card illustrated with a kookaburra, titled, 'Pre-stamped envelopes. All they need is an address...'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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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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Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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R Gardner
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1893
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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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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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Script for play titled

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Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Documents
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr William T. Moncrieff
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1818
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Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre-stamped postcards to get your message moving, $2.50 a pack of six'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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