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Ladies dyed pink satin right tango shoe, with a clear cut bead at the centre top

Ladies dyed pink satin right tango shoe, with a clear cut be...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dancing shoes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Callaghan Shoe Company
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1920
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Glass Agee preserving jar

Glass Agee preserving jar

Anne Girard collection
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Food preserving jars
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Anne M. Girard
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1920
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1926

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1926

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1920
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Note paper from Felton, Grimwade & Co., Melbourne with annotations.

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Dods Violin and Viola collection
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Notes
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr William W. Dods
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1920
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Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexpected pleasure'

Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexp...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Child's picture and story book shaped to fit illustration of small boy on cover

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Bridge Family collection no. 2
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Childrens books
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Germany
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Mr John Denney
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1920
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Metal scales with a cane basket, used by the Canberra Mothercraft Society to weigh babies

Metal scales with a cane basket, used by the Canberra Mother...

Canberra Mothercraft Society collection
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Weighing instruments
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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J W Wedderburn & Sons
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1930
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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

John Docker collection
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Saw-setting tools
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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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Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara men wearing wooden hair ornaments known as 'elenba', central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920-1924

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Glass plate negative - Man with spear poised, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Film negative - Horse pulling sulky beside houses, Eucla, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Eucla, Western Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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White looseleaf cardboard page titled

White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

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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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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Two white linen pillow shams

Two white linen pillow shams

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillow shams
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1910
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Invoice from J Jukes General Merchant, Southgate

Invoice from J Jukes General Merchant, Southgate

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Invoices
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Square orange cushion

Square orange cushion

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Note paper from Felton, Grimwade & Co., Melbourne with annotations.

Note paper from Felton, Grimwade & Co., Melbourne with annot...

Dods Violin and Viola collection
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Notes
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr William W. Dods
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1920
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Photograph of five children in a wheelbarrow

Photograph of five children in a wheelbarrow

Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Miss Lorna M. Colwell
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1920
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Clear moulded stem glass

Clear moulded stem glass

Andrew Reeves and Helen Parrott collection
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Champagne glasses
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United States of America
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The Libbey Glass Company
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1892
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Leather rifle sling

Leather rifle sling

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Firearms accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1912
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High School Certificate

High School Certificate

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Certificates
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Hungary
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Royal Hungarian University Press
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1938
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Plain paper notepad

Plain paper notepad

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Notebooks
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Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
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1938
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Colourised photographic postcard of Como Bridge over George's River.

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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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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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Counter sink

Counter sink

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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My God, My Father.  What though in lonely grief I sigh ...

My God, My Father. What though in lonely grief I sigh ...

David Westcott collection no. 7
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Prayer cards
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1914
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Marchant Model XL Rotary Calculator

Marchant Model XL Rotary Calculator

Arthur Young and Company collection
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Calculators
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California, United States of America
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Marchant Calculating Machine Company
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1920
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View of a pagoda with three arches at the base,

View of a pagoda with three arches at the base,

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 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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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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Christmas card (lion) from Ronnie McPhee to the McPhee family during World War I

Christmas card (lion) from Ronnie McPhee to the McPhee famil...

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Christmas cards
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Picks
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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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Grey enamel candlestick

Grey enamel candlestick

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Candlesticks
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1930
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Fifteen Royal Agricultural Society Member Badges

Fifteen Royal Agricultural Society Member Badges

Colledge Family collection
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Membership badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1925
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The Operative Painters and Decorators Union of Australia, New South Wales Branch

The Operative Painters and Decorators Union of Australia, Ne...

Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Membership certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W E Smith Ltd
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1930
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Tablecloth and four serviettes

Tablecloth and four serviettes

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1930
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Berrima District A H & I Society 1886 'Fastest Trotting Horse'

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David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1886
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Stone building featuring seven tiers - pagoda

Stone building featuring seven tiers - pagoda

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Clear glass bottle in the form of a standing kangaroo holding a cricket bat

Clear glass bottle in the form of a standing kangaroo holdin...