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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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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

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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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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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Harvest of Endurance: A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988

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Australia-China Friendship Society collection
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Scrolls
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Australia
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Mr Mo Xiangyi
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1987
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Commercial cast iron tobacco cutter for chopping plug tobacco

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Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Tobacco cutters
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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1850
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Row of camels crossing a river

Row of camels crossing a river

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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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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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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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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Wooden toy car

Wooden toy car

Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Toy motor cars
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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1920
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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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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Handkerchief printed with kewpie dolls around the edges

Handkerchief printed with kewpie dolls around the edges

Hazel Hooton and Elizabeth Gibson collection
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Handkerchiefs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Elizabeth Francisco
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1920
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Portrait of Frank Feast

Portrait of Frank Feast

Frank E Feast collection
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Photographs
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Australia
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Mr Frank E. Feast
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1920
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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

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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Wedding Joys

Wedding Joys

Margot Child collection
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1912
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Cookbook titled 'Invalid and Convalescents Cookery' by Kate Harriot, 1912

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Tony Hill collection no. 3
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Cookbooks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Kate Harriot
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1912
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Man standing with his hand on the shoulder of a child in full school uniform

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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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Main St, Gloucester

Main St, Gloucester

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Gloucester, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1912
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Children at an annual country horse race, 1905 to 1912

Children at an annual country horse race, 1905 to 1912

Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2
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Photographic postcards
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1905
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Friendship is the link that binds

Friendship is the link that binds

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1912
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Picturesque Atlas of Australasia.

Picturesque Atlas of Australasia.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Atlases
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1886
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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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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Photographic postcard of Ocean Beach, Manly, NSW

Photographic postcard of Ocean Beach, Manly, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1885
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Two waratah flowers,

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1912
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Document regarding Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 31 October 1912

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Financial records
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1912
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Duncan Thompson's rugby league cap

Duncan Thompson's rugby league cap

Ian Thompson collection
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Caps
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1922
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Postcard featuring an image of a bride and groom from 1922

Postcard featuring an image of a bride and groom from 1922

Margot Child collection
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Postcards
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Mrs Margot Child
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1922
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Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers on mail'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Glass plate negative - Humbert River station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1873
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Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Printing equipment
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London, England
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Siemens
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1850
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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1900
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Sepia toned photograph of a young man wearing a bow tie with a flower in his lapel

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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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Homemade Black silk bag

Homemade Black silk bag

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Evening bags
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1910
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Cattle branding iron with the initials WR

Cattle branding iron with the initials WR

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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1880
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Griddle Iron

Griddle Iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cooking equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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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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Native ploughing his rice field, Fukien Province, inland from Amoy, June 1917

Native ploughing his rice field, Fukien Province, inland fro...

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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Skew back hand saw

Skew back hand saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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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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Fishing line float

Fishing line float

Papuan Official collection
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Fish floats
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Francis E. Williams
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1922
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Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1988
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Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern on the underside

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkwells
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Belt

Belt

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Belts
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1912
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O Maman of B.A.T. Co Ltd as he arrived in Kalgan 20-12-1914

O Maman of B.A.T. Co Ltd as he arrived in Kalgan 20-12-1914

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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Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair, and a matching saucer

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Cups and saucers
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Document regarding Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 1 May 1921 and 24 July 1922

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Financial records
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1921
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air mail covers re-enactment flight first official air mail Australia - New Zealand 1934-1984...11th April 1984'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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The History of the Hoppers

The History of the Hoppers

Terence Lane collection
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Books
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1979
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Cane grocery basket used at a J B Youngs store in Canberra until 1965

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Peter Duff collection
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Baskets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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J B Youngs Pty Ltd
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1920
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Charles George Macartney's cricket bat, 1912

Charles George Macartney's cricket bat, 1912

Nanette Ward collection
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Cricket bats
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England, United Kingdom
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Gunn and Moore Ltd
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