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Mockba 1987  World Congress of Women

Mockba 1987 World Congress of Women

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Poster -

Poster - "The Story of the Forwards/Backwards Land"

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1925
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Wheelwright's hollow auger bit

Wheelwright's hollow auger bit

Arthur Sayer collection
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Hollow bits
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Evandale, Tasmania, Australia
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William A. Porter
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1880
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Adelaide Street from the Birdsville Hotel, January, 1953

Adelaide Street from the Birdsville Hotel, January, 1953

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Birdsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1953
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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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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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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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Ladies refurbished Roadmaster bicycle, which was ridden in Tasmania by Reima Mieztis

Ladies refurbished Roadmaster bicycle, which was ridden in T...

Reima Miezitis collection
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Bicycles
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Australia
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Mrs Reima Miezitis
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1945
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Monocular microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

Monocular microscope used for the scientific study of algae ...

Valerie Jones collection
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Microscopes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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Yacca walking-stick

Yacca walking-stick

C Warren Bonython collection
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Walking-sticks
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South Australia, Australia
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Charles W. Bonython
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1947
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Printed paper instruction sheet for a Caltex periscope.

Printed paper instruction sheet for a Caltex periscope.

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Instructional documents
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Caltex Australia
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1950
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Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Emanuel Family collection
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Maps
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lands & Surveys Department, Western Australia
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1901
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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob han...

Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Album containing 27 photographs of significant sites around Canberra, from the 1930's

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Betty Hall collection
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Photograph albums
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Commonwealth Government Printers
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1930
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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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Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Lamps
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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The Pyle-National Company
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1924
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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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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Between Quilpie and Windorah, Lulu Station?

Between Quilpie and Windorah, Lulu Station?

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 2
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Negatives
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Quilpie, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1953
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1925
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Hank of plant fibre string made from the fibre of Psoralea patens

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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String
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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United Nations' Decade for Women 1976-1985

United Nations' Decade for Women 1976-1985

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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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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Yellow Peril fishing fly

Yellow Peril fishing fly

Noel Jetson collection
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Fishing lures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Critchley Parker
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1930
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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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Pair of brown leather elastic-sided ankle length riding boots

Pair of brown leather elastic-sided ankle length riding boot...

Colledge Family collection
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Riding boots
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Cordillo Downs Station, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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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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The Last of England's Infamous Felon Fleet The Convict Ship

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Jay Kruizenga collection
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Pamphlets
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United States of America
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Convict Ship 'Success' Touring Museum
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1924
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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King Sound, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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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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Farm cottage, likely Elastolin

Farm cottage, likely Elastolin

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy farms
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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White huckaback hand towel with a coloured fancywork design of an English house

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Handtowels
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1930
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Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - human and animal tracks, 1913

Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - human and...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Carvings
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1913
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Shovel

Shovel

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Shovels
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Savage Co Ltd
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1930
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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