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Round wooden doily holder

Round wooden doily holder

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Holders
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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White wooden 'make-do' stool made by soldier settler Harry Newman at Narrogin, Western Australia, in 1922

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Harry and Natalie Newman collection
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Stools
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Narrogin Agricultural Area, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Henry '. Newman
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1922
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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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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Square fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, yellow and black stripe pattern

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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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The Courthouse, Parramatta

The Courthouse, Parramatta

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1849
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Totality by Kevin Gilbert

Totality by Kevin Gilbert

Eleanor Williams-Gilbert collection
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Linocuts
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Mr Kevin Gilbert
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1965
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Copy of letter from Rose Sarah Rasey to 'My dear Friends', 14 March 1939

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RG Bain collection
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Letters
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Hebei, China
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Ms Rose S. Rasey
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1939
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Screwdriver

Screwdriver

John Docker collection
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Screwdrivers
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearthrowers
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Orange toy truck manufactured LESNEY, ENGLAND

Orange toy truck manufactured LESNEY, ENGLAND

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy vehicles
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Lesney Products & Co. Ltd.
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1925
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Vacola jar

Vacola jar

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JC Le Souef collection
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Spearthrowers
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Marvel black leather speed skate

Marvel black leather speed skate

William Vout collection
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Roller-skates
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Mr William (Billy) Vout
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1939
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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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Thread gauge

Thread gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1934

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1934

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1930
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Mulga wood desk calendar presented to R E M Mitchell by the Staff of Minter, Simpson & Co, on 31 March 1939

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Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
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Desk calendars
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1939
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Surface plate

Surface plate

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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ursula McConnel collection
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Boomerangs
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Yarrabah, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Albert Underwood
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1927
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Felt bag containing eight drill bits

Felt bag containing eight drill bits

John Docker collection
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Drill bits
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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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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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Black, white and pink leaflet printed for Australia's 150th Anniversary in 1938

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Leaflets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Australia's 150th Anniversary Celebrations Council
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1938
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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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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Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [second of a pair]

Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [second of a pair]

Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Unknown
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1935
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

L and T Hackney collection
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Spearthrowers
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1932
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Comb for sheep shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
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Neil Woodhouse
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1910
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Butter container

Butter container

Anne Girard collection
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Butter containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1900
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Wheelwright's bell auger bit

Wheelwright's bell auger bit

Arthur Sayer collection
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Spoke trimmer bits
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Evandale, Tasmania, Australia
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William A. Porter
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1880
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Photograph of Ruby Lee in cricket attire

Photograph of Ruby Lee in cricket attire

Ruby Lee collection
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Photographs
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1930
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JC Le Souef collection
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Spearthrowers
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Roebourne, Western Australia, Australia
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Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 16
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Books
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1939
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Kodak camera case

Kodak camera case

Harold Stevens collection
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Camera cases
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Australia
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Railway pendulum wall clock

Railway pendulum wall clock

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wall clocks
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier
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1887
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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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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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Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Gidleigh collection
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Brands
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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