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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1981
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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1926
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Parrying Shield

Parrying Shield

Horne-Bowie collection
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Victoria, Australia
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1926
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Bamboo flute

Bamboo flute

Papuan Official collection
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Flutes
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Charles H. Karius
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1926
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Souvenir mug - Australia a nation, May 1927, To commemorate the opening of the Federal Parliament House Canberra

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John and Jan Wilson collection
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Commemorative mugs
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England, United Kingdom
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Aynsley and Sons
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1926
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Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stamp give you the slip! - Make a good impression

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Gunn and Moore cricket bat

Gunn and Moore cricket bat

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Cricket bats
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England
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Gunn and Moore Ltd
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1925
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Photographic glass plate holder

Photographic glass plate holder

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Photographic plate holders
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New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1904
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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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Comb for sheep shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
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Neil Woodhouse
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1910
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Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Swan Richards collection
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Cricket equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Stokes McGown Pty Ltd
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1950
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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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Muncipal Gardens and Torrens Lake SA No. 60

Muncipal Gardens and Torrens Lake SA No. 60

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Stereo photograph depicting the Victorian Arch, Commonwealth Celebrations, Sydney, 1901

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Camberwell Trash and Treasure Market collection
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Stereo photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1901
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British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

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Neil Martin collection
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Swords
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England
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Mr Thomas Quinn
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1820
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Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney, N.S.W. in 1840

Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney, N.S.W. in 1840

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Woolloomooloo Bay, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1840
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Australian silver commemorative medallion 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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
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Political badges
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Australia
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1906
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Hot-air steriliser

Hot-air steriliser

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Health and medical equipment
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Baird and Tatlock
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1897
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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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metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "COM, C...

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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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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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Not provided
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1926
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Notice of Anthony Stradivari The Celebrated Violin-Maker

Notice of Anthony Stradivari The Celebrated Violin-Maker

Dods Violin and Viola collection
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Books
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr William W. Dods
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1919
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Jubilee Lake, Victoria No. 28

Jubilee Lake, Victoria No. 28

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Club, Victoria

Club, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Wedding photograph of James and Elizabeth Pitkeathly, Kuala Lumpur, 1926

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James Pitkeathly collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1926
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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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Group of people having tea in a garden, 1897

Group of people having tea in a garden, 1897

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographs
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1897
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Sepia photograph depicting Croatian miners at Broken Hill

Sepia photograph depicting Croatian miners at Broken Hill

Marin Alagich collection no. 3
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Photographs
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Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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1926
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Ink bottle

Ink bottle

Les Robertson collection
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Ink bottles
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Sample possum pelt

Sample possum pelt

James Wall collection
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Specimens
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Umbango, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Denis Francois R. de Berigny
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1920
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1895
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Timber handle for a hand saw

Timber handle for a hand saw

John Docker collection
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Tool handles
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Philadelphia, United States of America
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Henry Disston & Sons
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1920
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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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Spirit level

Spirit level

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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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

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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A Teamster's Camp in Australia Carting Wheat to Railway Station

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Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1920
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Glass photographic magic lantern slide of a thylacine at the London Zoo

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David Seth-Smith collection
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Lantern slides
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London Zoo, London, England
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Mr David Seth-Smith
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1850
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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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Pair of metal spurs with brown leather straps

Pair of metal spurs with brown leather straps

Colledge Family collection
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Spurs
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Acheron River, Victoria No. 37

Acheron River, Victoria No. 37

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Glass plate negative - two men with cuts of meat hanging from roof of dwelling, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905 or 1911

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Bottle green miser's purse

Bottle green miser's purse

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Purses
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1840
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Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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1800
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Film negative - Typical porcupine grass country on Northern Territory boundary, Musgrave Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Musgrave Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1926
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Club, attribted to the Sydney area, about 1900-1920

Club, attribted to the Sydney area, about 1900-1920

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1900
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Invitation to the Returning Officer for Williamstown, Mr F.H. Bolton & Lady, in the Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Thursday 9th May 1901, to witness the Opening of the Parliament of the Commonwealth

Invitation to the Returning Officer for Williamstown, Mr F.H...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 8
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Invitations
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