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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Aust...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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1959
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Photo album owned by David Davis, owner of Phar Lap, featuring each of Phar Lap's Australian race wins

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David Davis collection
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Flemington, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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David J. Davis
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1928
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Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Doris Nash collection
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Highchairs
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Iram Nash
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1875
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P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters and small parcels

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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Salter Scales
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Shell

Shell

L and T Hackney collection
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Shells
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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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Ferrier's Lever Wool Press, Serial No 1831, made by Humble & Sons, Geelong, c.1912

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Department of Administrative Services collection
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Wool presses
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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Humble and Sons
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1876
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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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No. 20 Singer sewing machine for girls with lid of box and instructions booklet

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Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Sewing machines
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1926
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The Shrine Forecourt, Victoria's Memorial of the 1939-1945 War, Dedication by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, 28 February 1954

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1954 Royal Tour Programmes collection
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Programs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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W D Joynt & Co
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1954
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Brass fastening pin for latch

Brass fastening pin for latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Franklin Square, Hobart

Franklin Square, Hobart

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1900
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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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Black velvet horse riding helmet

Black velvet horse riding helmet

Colledge Family collection
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Sports safety helmets
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England
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Hand made rigid fan made from woven plant fibre

Hand made rigid fan made from woven plant fibre

Odette O'Neill collection
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Hand fans
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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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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Letter providing an employment reference for Miss Edith Spence from Lilian Peer, Technical High School

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Business letters
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1912
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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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Brass carriage clock in leather box used by Lord Forrest

Brass carriage clock in leather box used by Lord Forrest

Commonwealth Grants Commission collection
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Carriage clocks
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France
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Couaillet Family
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1892
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White cotton pillowcase

White cotton pillowcase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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Photographic postcard of Balmoral Beach, NSW

Photographic postcard of Balmoral Beach, 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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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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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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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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Scrapbook album compiled by a Polish migrant to Australia, titled '1928-1950 Memories of Migrant'

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Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski collection
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Scrapbooks
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Poland
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Mr Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski
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1928
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Etched or engraved commemorative glass made for the Ballarat Federal Exhibition, c.1901

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Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative glassware
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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1900
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Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Forks
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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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Greeting card depicting little black dog

Greeting card depicting little black dog

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Greeting 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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Inkstand set presented to James McGowen

Inkstand set presented to James McGowen

James McGowen collection
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Inkstands
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1912
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Metal toy race car

Metal toy race car

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy racing cars
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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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Barren Jack before work started

Barren Jack before work started

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Burrinjuck Dam, Burrinjuck, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1896
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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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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Handmade green cotton tablecloth with six square green serviettes