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Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern on the underside

Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkwells
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White china bowl

White china bowl

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Victorian Centenary celebrations

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Reverend John Grosse collection
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Matchbox holders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reverend John Grosse
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1834
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Typeface for the letter 'T'

Typeface for the letter 'T'

Les Robertson collection
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Type pieces
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney at Keeling Cocos Island on 9 November 1914

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Margaret Gibb collection
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Commemorative cups
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England
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Samuel Radford Ltd
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1914
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Certificate

Certificate

EJ Tomaszewski collection
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Certificates
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London, England
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Mr Edward J. Tomaszewski
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1943
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Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

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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Scout cord

Scout cord

Barry Williams collection
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Uniform accessories
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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Series of three poster promoting wartime security

Series of three poster promoting wartime security

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
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Posters
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Victoria, Australia
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Australian Army
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1939
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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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Envelope and letter addressed to William Pitt Faithfull, 14 December 1881

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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William P. Faithfull
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1881
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Photograph of Scout Barry Williams

Photograph of Scout Barry Williams

Barry Williams collection
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Photographs
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1942
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Wood gouge with a timber handle

Wood gouge with a timber handle

John Docker collection
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Gouges
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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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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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Square white cotton table centre cloth made by Una May Roadknight at Orbost, Victoria, in 1906

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1906
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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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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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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Try square

Try square

George O Crawford collection
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Try squares
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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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Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Telephones
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United States of America
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Telephone and Radio Corporation
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1948
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Photograph of Fred Daly, 1943

Photograph of Fred Daly, 1943

Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1943
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Dark cream silk damask dress

Dark cream silk damask dress

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dresses
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Mary Faithfull
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1840
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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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Scout's 1st Cords badge certificate

Scout's 1st Cords badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
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Certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1946
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Scout's Athlete badge certificate

Scout's Athlete badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
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Certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1944
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Financial document from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 1871

Financial document from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 1871

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Financial records
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1871
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Rectangular brown leather suitcase

Rectangular brown leather suitcase

Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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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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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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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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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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PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1
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Paddle-steamers
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Beverley, Yorkshire, England
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Beverley Iron Coy Limited
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1877
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Rotary burr

Rotary burr

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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