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One penny coin produced in 1944 for the Territory of New Guinea

One penny coin produced in 1944 for the Territory of New Gui...

TE Hanley collection no. 3
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Penny coins
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1944
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Natives of Carpentaria

Natives of Carpentaria

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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T Baines
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1873
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Food ration card

Food ration card

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Ration cards
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Wels, Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1948
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Prison truncheon, about 1940

Prison truncheon, about 1940

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Weapons
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Burnt shops Kalgan looting 24-6-1914

Burnt shops Kalgan looting 24-6-1914

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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Ashtray

Ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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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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Metal tray

Metal tray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Trays
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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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Autograph book signed and dated by E.R. Mayne, and containing the autographs of the teams which Australia played against on two tours, 1912 and 1913 to England, Canada, USA & Bermuda

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Nanette Ward collection
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Autograph books
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Edgar Richard Mayne
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1912
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Instruction booklet titled 'Armstrong's How to Draw 'Em Short-Hand Way'

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 6
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Instruction booklets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Harrold B. Armstrong
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1944
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View of Central (Mam) Avenue Shameen Canton Nov 1921

View of Central (Mam) Avenue Shameen Canton Nov 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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Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Forks
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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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Dustpan

Dustpan

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dustpan and brush sets
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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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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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Try square

Try square

George O Crawford collection
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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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Certificate awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, 1889, First Prize

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Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Certificates
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1889
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Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

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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1930
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Striped velveteen cushion

Striped velveteen cushion

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Side table with checker/drafts board top, of the Zilm family of Booleroo, SA, circa 1895

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Zilm family furniture collection
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Side tables
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1895
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Champion Prize card awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, Wagga Wagga, 1889

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Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Cards
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1889
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Nail punch

Nail punch

John Docker collection
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Punches
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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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Bolster cover in white twill cotton

Bolster cover in white twill cotton

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bolsters
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1930
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"FIRST PRIZE, GOULBURN, 188_"

Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Cards
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1880
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Rip saw

Rip saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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London, England
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L Pabble & Sanderson
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1920
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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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Small metal compression spring

Small metal compression spring

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Components
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Cylindrical carborundum rod sharpening tool

Cylindrical carborundum rod sharpening tool

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Sharpening stones
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Round rose table centre, embroidered in various shades of pink and green

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Semco Company
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1928
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Cheese dish with a yellow glaze decorated with a molded spray of maize flanked by an emu and kangaroo

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Terence Lane collection
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Cheese dishes
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England
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1885
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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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Film negative - Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Handmade quilt featuring rectangular woollen swatches

Handmade quilt featuring rectangular woollen swatches

Smedley Family collection
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Quilts
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1940
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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising signs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia
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1913
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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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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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Next-of-kin plaque issued to the mother of 9956 Driver Alison Hope Oliver, AIF, who was killed in France

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Alison Hope Oliver collection
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Plaques
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London, England
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1922
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Deck of Commonwealth Railway playing cards

Deck of Commonwealth Railway playing cards

Elizabeth Kay collection no. 1
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Playing cards
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Australia
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Commonwealth Railways
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1900
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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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Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the fir...

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wheelbarrows
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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W J. Spence
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1877
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Whitework fine linen tray cloth

Whitework fine linen tray cloth

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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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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