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Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Hair rollers
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Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1900
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Kangaroo mounted on an outline map of Australia.

Kangaroo mounted on an outline map of Australia.

Terence Lane collection
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Brooches
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1912
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club members register and minutes book, 1907 to 1909, and 1921 to 1930

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Books
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1907
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Cartoon titled 'Public V Private'.

Cartoon titled 'Public V Private'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Steven Moore
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2000
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Photograph of a pagoda style structure

Photograph of a pagoda style structure

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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Mallet engine pushing the train up the Nankon Pass, Dec 1914

Mallet engine pushing the train up the Nankon Pass, Dec 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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Core or Regular?

Core or Regular?

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Chris Kelly
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1997
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St John's Church of England, Parramatta

St John's Church of England, Parramatta

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1912
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HIH

HIH

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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Lantern slide - Chambers Pillar, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Chambers Pillar, Central Desert, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Speak English

Speak English

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey R. Hook
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1998
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Something he picked up recently

Something he picked up recently

Lou Dargham collection
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Cartoons
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Israel
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Mr Lou Dargham
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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1922
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Spell oh! At a country Inn for Tiffen

Spell oh! At a country Inn for Tiffen

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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Cartoon of Reserve Bank Governor Bernie Fraser playing football

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Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1985
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Cast Easom Enfield plaque with rising sun, kangaroo and emu, late 1800s

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Terence Lane collection
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Plaques
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1880
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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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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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Cartoon of Queen Elizabeth seated on a throne atop a mountain of people

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Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1985
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Cartoon titled 'The Census'.

Cartoon titled 'The Census'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Ward O'Neil
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2001
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My friend the chart

My friend the chart

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Chris Kelly
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1997
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Club made by 'Cabbage', from lower Darling River area, New South Wales, 1912

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Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Cabbage
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1912
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Batsmen

Batsmen

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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An altar in a temple Yunnanfu Augt 1920

An altar in a temple Yunnanfu Augt 1920

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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Jeff @*#!! Rules

Jeff @*#!! Rules

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Sean Leahy
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1999
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Artist drawing process

Artist drawing process

Judy Horacek collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Ms Judy Horacek
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1992
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Roughly translated its Koori for

Roughly translated its Koori for "Get Reconciliated!"

Geoff Pryor collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1992
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Berrima District A H & I Society 1886 'Fastest Trotting Horse'

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David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1886
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1926

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1926

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1920
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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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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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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View of the Governors grounds (on the hill) Yunnufu July 1920

View of the Governors grounds (on the hill) Yunnufu July 192...

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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Birds Eye view of Yunnanfu, July 1920

Birds Eye view of Yunnanfu, July 1920

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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Cartoon depicting a bushman laughing heartily at a scarecrow wearing a boldly patterned dress

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Vane Lindesay collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Mr Vane Lindesay
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1983
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Cartoon titled 'The Emergency Demonstration'

Cartoon titled 'The Emergency Demonstration'

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Matt Golding
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2001
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1881 to 1912

Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1881 to 1912

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Minute books
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1881
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Cartoon depicting a Chinese man standing in front of a group

Cartoon depicting a Chinese man standing in front of a group

Clarrie King collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Clarrie King
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1972
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Cartoon

Cartoon

Alan Moir collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Middle East
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Mr Alan Moir
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2003
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Cartoon titled 'Press Conference'

Cartoon titled 'Press Conference'

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr John Allison
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2001
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Rock Solid And Iron Clad

Rock Solid And Iron Clad

Alan Moir collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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2005
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Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Cadburys
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1920
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Christmas card (lion) from Ronnie McPhee to the McPhee family during World War I

Christmas card (lion) from Ronnie McPhee to the McPhee famil...

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Christmas 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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Workshop, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Workshop, 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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Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

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TE Hanley collection no. 1
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James Berry
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1969
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Letter regarding Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 21 December 1922

Letter regarding Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 21 December 1922

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Letters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1922
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Baby's First Preamble

Baby's First Preamble

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr John Butcher
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1999
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Arbitration, 1949

Arbitration, 1949

Stuart Peterson collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Archibald S. Peterson
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1949
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National Museum of Australia - next train 2001

National Museum of Australia - next train 2001

Ian Sharpe collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Ian R. Sharpe
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1994
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The Spirit of the Games

The Spirit of the Games

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Matt Golding
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1999
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Unrequited Love No.5

Unrequited Love No.5

Judy Horacek collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Ms Judy Horacek
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1994
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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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Give up!

Give up!

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joplin Manufacturing Co
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Handshake

Handshake

Alan Moir collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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2005
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Mr Ottweill, Edmund Filippini, Tot? Mengel, Elizabeth Otterwill, A.G. Washbrook, Walter Otterwill

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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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Wertheim Pianos and Organs exhibit at the Brisbane Show, August 1912

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1912
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Photograph of C.E. Kelleway in cricket attire

Photograph of C.E. Kelleway in cricket attire

Nanette Ward collection
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London, England
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Charles E. Kelleway
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1912
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A good rice crop

A good rice crop

Anne Stoc