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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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Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a pictur...

Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Side plates
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Shifting spanner

Shifting spanner

Phillip Porta collection
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Wrenches
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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Photographic glass plate holder

Photographic glass plate holder

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Photographic plate holders
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New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1904
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String cover

String cover

Papuan Official collection
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Grass skirts
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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On the road between Linchowfu and Hweilu - Crossing a River., Apl 1917

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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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 captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Linen pillow sham

Linen pillow sham

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Pillow shams
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1920
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

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Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1897
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Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected by Charles Morrison around Port Phillip Bay, 1852 -1882

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Charles Morrison collection
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Botanical specimens
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Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia
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Charles Morrison
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1852
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The Sim Co. Building Canton Oct 1921

The Sim Co. Building Canton Oct 1921

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensa...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1820
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Sydney Harbour shewing [sic] Millers Point

Sydney Harbour shewing [sic] Millers Point

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs A Cook
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1922
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Toy cooking spoon

Toy cooking spoon

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Kitchen toys
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Mrs Eslee Bridge
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1920
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Glass plate negative - Deception Creek, Red Gorge, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Photographic glass plate holder

Photographic glass plate holder

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Photographic plate holders
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New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1904
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Stellaria flaccida

Stellaria flaccida

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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A Teamster's Camp in Australia Carting Wheat to Railway Station

A Teamster's Camp in Australia Carting Wheat to Railway Stat...

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1920
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A caravan with Price and Co 'Ship' Candles...Each camel has 20 boxes of Candles

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Photograph of a street scene with a multi story building to the left and a grassy area in front of the building

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Wooden scribe made from wood with a steel screw holding the pieces together

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George O Crawford collection
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Woodworking tools
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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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Hot-air steriliser

Hot-air steriliser

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Health and medical equipment
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Baird and Tatlock
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1897
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Invoice from J Jukes General Merchant, Southgate showing Muriel McPhee's haberdashery purchases

Invoice from J Jukes General Merchant, Southgate showing Mur...

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Invoices
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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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Book titled 'Wedding Dress 1740-1970' written by Madelaine Ginsburg

Book titled 'Wedding Dress 1740-1970' written by Madelaine G...

Margot Child collection
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Books
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London, England
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Victoria and Albert Museum
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1740
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Green glazed kangaroo and lily shape vase

Green glazed kangaroo and lily shape vase

Terence Lane collection
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Vases
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1920
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Birds Eye View of Wuchow Apl 1917 showing both West and Fu Rivers

Birds Eye View of Wuchow Apl 1917 showing both West and Fu R...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

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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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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Mauve satin covered ladies right shoe

Mauve satin covered ladies right shoe

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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Switzerland
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1920
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Wiltshire brand wood taper file

Wiltshire brand wood taper file

John Docker collection
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Files (tools)
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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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Comesperma ericinum

Comesperma ericinum

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Soft brown felt riding hat

Soft brown felt riding hat

Colledge Family collection
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Hats
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Callistemon Salignus

Callistemon Salignus

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Timber tool box

Timber tool box

John Docker collection
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Tool boxes
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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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Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Epidiascopes
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Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reverend F H. Stokes
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1909
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Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Wooden cell door, 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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Botanical specimen book, volume three of

Botanical specimen book, volume three of "1873-6, Educationa...

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Books
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr F R. Cawley
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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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In Botanical Gardens, Melbourne

In Botanical Gardens, Melbourne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Great Britain
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1912
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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1916
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Illuminated address to William Barbour

Illuminated address to William Barbour

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Illuminated addresses
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1907
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airm...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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Boomerang made by Gunningbar, Bogan River NSW, 1886

Boomerang made by Gunningbar, Bogan River NSW, 1886

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Gunningbar
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