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Outdoor scene featuring a man and woman sitting in a grassy yard in cane chairs

Outdoor scene featuring a man and woman sitting in a grassy ...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Colourised photographic post card of Clifton Gardens, NSW

Colourised photographic post card of Clifton Gardens, 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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Ceramic glazed vessel tapering to a long narrow neck with a pouring lip and a handle

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Jugs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Eddie Puruntatameri
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1975
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Rabbet plane

Rabbet plane

John Docker collection
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Rabbet planes
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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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Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1806
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Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre-stamped postcards to get your message moving, $2.50 a pack of six'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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View in Maitland St Area After the Fire, Jan 21, 1912

View in Maitland St Area After the Fire, Jan 21, 1912

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1912
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Book titled 'Wedding Dress 1740-1970' written by Madelaine Ginsburg

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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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Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection
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Busts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John P. Fawkner
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1934
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Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Dr Donald McMichael collection no. 2
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Badges
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1988
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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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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Six camels in front of a large building

Six camels in front of a large building

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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Family Bible

Family Bible

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bibles
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Glasgow, Scotland
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William Collins, Sons and Co.
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1800
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Wheelwright's hollow auger bit

Wheelwright's hollow auger bit

Arthur Sayer collection
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Hollow bits
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Evandale, Tasmania, Australia
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William A. Porter
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1880
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Spherical crockery shard which is blue with tan coloured swirls

Spherical crockery shard which is blue with tan coloured swi...

Doris Nash collection
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Shards
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Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
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1887
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Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

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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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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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1850
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Boomerang, attributed as being made by Fred Mulga aka 'Pelaco Jack'

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Fred Mulga
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1874
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Scene in the Harbour at Swatow - Sept 1921

Scene in the Harbour at Swatow - Sept 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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Prison warden, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Prison warden, 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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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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Colourised photographic postcard of Bondi Beach, NSW

Colourised photographic postcard of Bondi 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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Oilstone mounted in a timber box with a timber lid

Oilstone mounted in a timber box with a timber lid

John Docker collection
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Sharpening stones
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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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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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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Letter - Sworn statement by John Flynn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Flynn, 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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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting John Macarthur

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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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1766
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Camisole

Camisole

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Camisoles
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1900
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Doulton jug decorated with kangaroos, 1886

Doulton jug decorated with kangaroos, 1886

Terence Lane collection
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Jugs
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Lambeth, London, England
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Doulton and Company
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1886
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Ear ornaments

Ear ornaments

Papuan Official collection
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Body jewellery
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Purari River, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Francis E. Williams
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1922
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Cigarette case

Cigarette case

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Cigarette cases
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1922
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Scene in the Zoo, Sydney

Scene in the Zoo, Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1912
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Sepia toned photograph of the Australian cricket team that played in the 1921 England and South Africa series

Sepia toned photograph of the Australian cricket team that p...

Nanette Ward collection
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Photographs
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T Bolland
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1912
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White ceramic jug

White ceramic jug

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Jugs
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England, Great Britain
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Metal rule

Metal 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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Pair of brown leather elastic-sided ankle length riding boots

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Colledge Family collection
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Riding boots
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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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

Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob han...

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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Bench axe with a steel head branded

Bench axe with a steel head branded "Plumb", and a timber ha...

John Docker collection
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Axes
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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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Photograph of a partially crumbling stone structure

Photograph of a partially crumbling stone 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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Rectangular nine carat gold-plated metal cigarette case engraved with 'SMITHY OLD SON WE MADE IT. CHARLES'

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Charles Kingsford-Smith collection
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Cigarette cases
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Charles E. Kingsford Smith
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1920
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Girl's two-piece full-length outfit which belonged to 'Bobbie' Faithfull

Girl's two-piece full-length outfit which belonged to 'Bobbi...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Girls clothing
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Bobby Maple Brown
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1910
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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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Photographs
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London, England
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Charles E. Kelleway
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1912
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Saucepan and lid

Saucepan and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Saucepans
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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Metal water jug

Metal water jug

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Jugs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Stokes & Sons
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1988
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Cartoon of the parallels between the coal industry of 1892 and the hospitality industry of 1992

Cartoon of the parallels between the coal industry of 1892 a...

Warren Brown collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Warren Brown
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1992
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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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White china dinner plate

White china dinner plate

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Dinner plates
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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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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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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Toy cooking spoon

Toy cooking spoon