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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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Cylindrical wooden hand reel fitted with thick green cord and a fishing hook, used when fishing for Murray Cod

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Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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1920
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Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Terrylea Reynolds collection
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Swordsticks
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Toledo, Spain
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Major General George A. Vasey CB, CBE, DSO
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1927
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Ice-cream churn

Ice-cream churn

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Ice-cream churns
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The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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Chisel

Chisel

George O Crawford collection
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Chisels
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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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Ceramic tankard with an Australian scene on its side that is titled 'Mine Like a Plurry Drink'

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 3
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Tankards
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Thomastown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1930
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Steel hand drill with a round wooden handle

Steel hand drill with a round wooden handle

George O Crawford collection
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Hand drills
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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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Tourist guide map of Canberra

Tourist guide map of Canberra

Elizabeth Kay collection no. 1
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Travel pamphlets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Kangaroo Club
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1935
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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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Bench axe with a steel head branded

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John Docker collection
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Axes
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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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Photographic postcard of Sydney Observatory, NSW

Photographic postcard of Sydney Observatory, 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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Magic lantern

Magic lantern

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Magic lanterns
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United Kingdom
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Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Co
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1938
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Four badges from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Show

Four badges from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Show

Colledge Family collection
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Badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1920
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Carved wooden spearhead with six indents tapering to the point

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Odette O'Neill collection
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Arrows
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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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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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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Menu with an image of Big Ben

Menu with an image of Big Ben

Elizabeth Sanderson collection
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Menus
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London, England
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Elizabeth B. Digges
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1939
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Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern on the underside

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkwells
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Bolster cover in white twill cotton

Bolster cover in white twill cotton

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bolsters
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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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Metal stencil for a wool bale, with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale, with cut-out lettering "WYOMI...

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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Striped velveteen cushion

Striped velveteen 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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Cast brass kangaroo figure made by the International Harvester Company in Geelong in the late 1930s

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Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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International Harvester Company (Australia)
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1935
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Three sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Three 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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A Manual of Bridge Drafting

A Manual of Bridge Drafting

Mudgee Historical Society collection
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Manuals
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California, United States of America
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Mr Charles H. Wright
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1896
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1936
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Iron stand

Iron stand

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Stands
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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Horse team equaliser

Horse team equaliser

Doreen Liddle collection
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Horse tack
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Narridy, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Jack P. Liddle
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1900
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Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Cregan Family collection
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Pest control equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Buzacott & Co Ltd
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1920
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Marking gauge

Marking gauge

John Docker collection
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Marking gauges
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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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Knitlock corner brickmaking machine designed and used by Walter Burley Griffin

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W Herbert and C Peters collection
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Brickmaking equipment
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Castlecrag, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Walter B. Griffin
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1920
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Wooden hunting club, Darling River region, New South Wales

Wooden hunting club, Darling River region, New South Wales

Black's Museum collection
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Clubs
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1930
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Sawfish club

Sawfish club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Nameplate for K.H.Aumullier

Nameplate for K.H.Aumullier

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Nameplates
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Mukden, Liaoning, China
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Red metal pillar box with arched top

Red metal pillar box with arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W Taylor Paragon Foundry Pyrmont
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1912
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Apron made by Audrey McBurney

Apron made by Audrey McBurney

Audrey McBurney collection
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Aprons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Audrey McBurney
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1930
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Craytex rod, polishing stone

Craytex rod, polishing stone

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Abrasives
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Japara gunny sack

Japara gunny sack

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Carry bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1925
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Australia Post colour poster titled

Australia Post colour poster titled "Send your love home S.A...

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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1978
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Vacola jar

Vacola jar