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Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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Exercise area No. 2, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Exercise area No. 2, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Boomerang

Boomerang

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Dirk, scabbard, by-knife and fork used by New South Wales Colonial Governor Lachlan Macquarie

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Alexander Ferguson collection
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Edged weapons
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Sydney Cove, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lachlan Macquarie
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1809
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Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1912
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Poster

Poster

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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Coogee Bay Sydney NSW

Coogee Bay Sydney NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd
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1950
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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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Bread Knife

Bread Knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bread knives
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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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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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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Auger bit

Auger bit

George and Mary Weir collection
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Augers
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Redhead, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George F. Weir
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1949
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Go / No go gauge

Go / No go 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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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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Convict love token for James Godfrey

Convict love token for James Godfrey

Convict Love Token collection no. 1
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Convict love tokens
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England
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1820
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Wooden case for microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

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Valerie Jones collection
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Cases
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Shovels
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Baron Thomas Denman
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1912
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Nib pen

Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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Pens
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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1803 Pattern British Infantry Officer's sword and scabbard of New South Wales Colonial Governor Lachlan Macquarie

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Alexander Ferguson collection
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Swords
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Solingen, Urban district, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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John Justus Runkel, Sword Cutler and Merchant
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1807
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Custom-made hay baling hooks

Custom-made hay baling hooks

Barry Cranston collection
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Hooks
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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1950
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Yellow, blue and red beanie-shaped hat, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Hats
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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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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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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Boot hook

Boot hook

Colledge Family collection
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Boot hooks
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Poster

Poster

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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British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

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Neil Martin collection
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Swords
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England
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Mr Thomas Quinn
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1820
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16 millimetre movie camera used by Sir Robert Menzies

16 millimetre movie camera used by Sir Robert Menzies

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 1
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Movie cameras
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United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1947
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Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mining equipment
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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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Poster

Poster

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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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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Poster

Poster

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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Poster -

Poster - "Hiroshima Never Again"

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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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Mint, Sydney, in 1955

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TE Hanley collection no. 2
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian Numismatic Society
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1955
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Gold blue ashtray

Gold blue ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1940
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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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Capstan head

Capstan head

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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Odette O'Neill collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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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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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air M...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1929
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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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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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Hiroshima Never Again!'88

Hiroshima Never Again!'88

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political 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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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Black and white photographic postcard of Circular Quay with artist's impression of the Sydney Opera House

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Austr...
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Australian News and Information Bureau
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1950
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A black and white photograph of a pencil drawing labelled 'Dolly' or 'Pinanma'

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Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Birdsville Track, South Australia, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1952
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Part of the figurehead from Danvieg & Co's three-masted barque 'Svenor', which was wrecked on the south west coast of Tasmania

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Reima Miezitis collection
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Watercraft components
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Danveig and Company
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1884
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Poster promoting a peace march in 1986 for the international year of peace.

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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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British Military Issue Pattern 1842 Musket, or New Line, Socket Bayonet, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

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Neil Martin collection
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Socket bayonets
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England
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George Salter & Co
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1844
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Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

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Donald Maclurcan collection no. 2
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Skis
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