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Burnished, wooden fighting club

Burnished, wooden fighting club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with le...

Donald Maclurcan collection no. 2
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Skis
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Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey Yen
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1860
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Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular plate with rounded edges

Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular pla...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Balances
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The Gap, Watson's Bay

The Gap, Watson's Bay

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Gap, Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1849
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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NSW Government
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1832
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Postcard featuring Melbourne Cup winner - Patron, 1894

Postcard featuring Melbourne Cup winner - Patron, 1894

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1894
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Drawings
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Thursday Island Primary School
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1992
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Drawings
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Thursday Island Primary School
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1992
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Drawings
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Thursday Island Primary School
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1992
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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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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Drawings
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Thursday Island Primary School
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1992
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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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Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

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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1982
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Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

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Smales Jewellers collection
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Brooches
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Western Australia, Australia
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Crawford family
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1890
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Ebony comb

Ebony comb

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Combs
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Mareeba, Queensland, Australia
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David Tabua
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1992
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Art of the Time greeting card

Art of the Time greeting card

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Cards
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Nina Sabatino
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1992
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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history...

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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Photograph of Cowey family outside house, 'Weardale', 1894

Photograph of Cowey family outside house, 'Weardale', 1894

Robert Orlando Cowey collection
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Photographs
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Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia
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1894
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Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, with accessories in a wooden case

Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, with accessories in...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Morris Tobias
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1830
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Plastic cover

Plastic cover

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Covers
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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1992
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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Mura Kosker Sorority Torres Strait

Mura Kosker Sorority Torres Strait

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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T-shirts
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Mura Kosker Sorority Inc
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1991
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Barrister's wig worn by Sir George Houstoun Reid

Barrister's wig worn by Sir George Houstoun Reid

Anne Fairbairn collection no. 2
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Wigs
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London, England
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Ravenscroft
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1890
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Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the Cairns district

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

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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Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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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Entrance to Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Entrance to 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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Three-pronged point for dugong-hunting whap or harpoon, made by Wilfred Aniba

Three-pronged point for dugong-hunting whap or harpoon, made...

Wilfred Aniba collection
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Harpoons
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Wilfred Aniba
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2000
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The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Bamboo percussion instrument or clapper

Bamboo percussion instrument or clapper

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Percussion instruments
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lena Passi
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1992
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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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Colourised photographic postcard of Mosman's Bay

Colourised photographic postcard of Mosman's Bay

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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Clear moulded stem glass

Clear moulded stem glass

Andrew Reeves and Helen Parrott collection
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Champagne glasses
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United States of America
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The Libbey Glass Company
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1892
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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1800
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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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Burnished, wooden fighting club

Burnished, wooden fighting club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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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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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Drawings
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Thursday Island Primary School
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1992
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Souvenir plate - 150th Anniversary of New South Wales

Souvenir plate - 150th Anniversary of New South Wales

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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Wood & Sons Ltd
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1937
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First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Thursday Island

First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of th...

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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First day envelopes
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Art of the Time greeting card

Art of the Time greeting card

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Cards
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Nina Sabatino
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1992
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock