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Red metal pillar box with arched top

Red metal pillar box with arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W Taylor Paragon Foundry Pyrmont
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1912
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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Crazy patchwork cushion cover

Crazy patchwork cushion cover

Margaret Rolfe collection no. 4
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Cushion covers
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Anne M. Kennedy
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1895
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her hu...

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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Poster titled 'Its 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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Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern on the underside

Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkwells
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Souvenir plate - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

Souvenir plate - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Sinc...

Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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Photographic glass plate positive depicting Aboriginal men standing in front of weatherboard building

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Richard Daintree collection
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Glass plate positives
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Queensland, Australia
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Richard Daintree
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1860
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Souvenir plate or dish - for the cancelled royal visit, 1949

Souvenir plate or dish - for the cancelled royal visit, 1949

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Australia
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King George VI
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1949
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1886 to 1915

Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1886 to 1915

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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1886
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Brass carriage clock in leather box used by Lord Forrest

Brass carriage clock in leather box used by Lord Forrest

Commonwealth Grants Commission collection
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Carriage clocks
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France
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Couaillet Family
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1892
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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 3 - Pre-stamped envelopes...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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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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Souvenir plate - Queen Mother

Souvenir plate - Queen Mother

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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Lannon Harley
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1832
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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Cream-coloured dance program with 'THE EXCHANGE [Bachelor's Ball], 11th September 1867' printed on the back

Cream-coloured dance program with 'THE EXCHANGE [Bachelor's ...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dance programs
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1867
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Wicker and leather child's pony saddle

Wicker and leather child's pony saddle

Gidleigh collection
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Saddles
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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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Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Telephones
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United States of America
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Telephone and Radio Corporation
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1948
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Souvenir plate - for the cancelled royal visit, 1949

Souvenir plate - for the cancelled royal visit, 1949

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Australia
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King George VI
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1949
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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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Souvenir plate - Queen Elizabeth II

Souvenir plate - Queen Elizabeth II

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1846
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Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

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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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

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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1920
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Operative Bakers' Association (NSW)

Operative Bakers' Association (NSW)

Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Membership certificates
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Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1890
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In memoriam card

In memoriam card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Mrs Margot Child
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1867
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Small square crockery shard with a white glaze and brown pattern

Small square crockery shard with a white glaze and brown pat...

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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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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Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1936
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Letter addressed to Augustus Lucian Faithfull, 21 October 1867

Letter addressed to Augustus Lucian Faithfull, 21 October 18...

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Augustus L. Faithfull
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1867
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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'

Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre...

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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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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Photographic glass plate positive depicting three men working in gully with prospector's cradle

Photographic glass plate positive depicting three men workin...

Richard Daintree collection
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Glass plate positives
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Queensland, Australia
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Richard Daintree
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1860
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Cream-coloured partial dance program 'ROYAL EXCHANGE, Tuesday, June 4th 1867'

Cream-coloured partial dance program 'ROYAL EXCHANGE, Tuesda...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dance programs
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1867
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Bridge Street, looking east

Bridge Street, looking east