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Minton 'Kings Service' china entree plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china entree plate bearing the coat-o...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Entree plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photograph albums
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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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Newspaper clipping showing a photo of cricketers Miss Rene Shevill (left) and Miss Ruby Monaghan

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Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Picturesque Atlas of Australasia.

Picturesque Atlas of Australasia.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Atlases
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1886
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Square white cotton table centre cloth made by Una May Roadknight at Orbost, Victoria, in 1906

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1906
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'Prospecting', about 1886

'Prospecting', about 1886

Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1
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Lithographs
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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William T. Smedley
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1886
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By Nelson's Column 1897: Some Folks Who Have Done Their Duty

By Nelson's Column 1897: Some Folks Who Have Done Their Duty

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Cards
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London, England
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1897
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - human and animal tracks, 1913

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Carvings
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1913
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Tablecloth and four serviettes

Tablecloth and four serviettes

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1930
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White looseleaf cardboard page titled

White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

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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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Shield

Shield

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Shields
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Spherical crockery shard which is blue with tan coloured swirls

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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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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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Diary account of the Thornycroft Expedition into Central Australia to recover the bodies of aviators Anderson and Hitchcock in 1929

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Sharp and Cook collection
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Diaries
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Tanami, Australia
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Mr Leslie S. Miles
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1929
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Pair of lady's two-tone calf-length boots

Pair of lady's two-tone calf-length boots

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Boots
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1880
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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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Watercolour painting of Blundell's Cottage, Canberra, ACT, Beth Klinge, 1930s

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Muriel Kelly collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Beth Klinge
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1930
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with accessories

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Steel yard scales

Steel yard scales

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Balances
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Women's cricket match held at Goulburn. Arcadians LCC. 1931-32

Women's cricket match held at Goulburn. Arcadians LCC. 1931-...

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Photographs
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Arcadian Women's Cricket Club
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1932
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Banque Fonciere de Nijni-Novgorod-Samara, Lettre de Gage 4 1/2% de 10,000 roubles

Banque Fonciere de Nijni-Novgorod-Samara, Lettre de Gage 4 1...

Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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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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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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Blue enamel candlestick

Blue enamel candlestick

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Candlesticks
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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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Bill Elliot riding Phar Lap, Agua Caliente Handicap, 20 March 1932

Bill Elliot riding Phar Lap, Agua Caliente Handicap, 20 Marc...

Bill Elliott's Agua Caliente Racebook (Phar Lap) collection
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Sepia photographs
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Mexico
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Billy Elliot
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1932
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Illustrated newspaper clipping titled 'And she deserved it!'

Illustrated newspaper clipping titled 'And she deserved it!'

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Album containing black and white photographs of the World War One naval battle between HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden

Album containing black and white photographs of the World Wa...

Frederick George Ince collection
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Photograph albums
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North Keeling Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australia
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R Dey Son and Company
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1914
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Growth of the Ainslie School

Growth of the Ainslie School

Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2
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Lists
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Braddon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Ainslie Public School
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1964
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Photograph of Miss Hazel Pritchard, NSW vs England

Photograph of Miss Hazel Pritchard, NSW vs England

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Workshop, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Workshop, 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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Wooden container made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Wooden container made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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1-2 inch micrometer

1-2 inch micrometer

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Micrometers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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In memoriam card

In memoriam card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1886
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Counter sink

Counter sink

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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1959
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "AAA"

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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Home-made Bosun's chair and for child

Home-made Bosun's chair and for child

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Chairs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1930
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Album containing photographs and newspaper clippings relating to women's cricket between 1932 and 1934

Album containing photographs and newspaper clippings relatin...

Ruby Lee collection
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Photograph albums
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Korea
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1960
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Pair of knee-length black leather riding boots

Pair of knee-length black leather riding boots

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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Black and white photograph of Francis De Groot cutting ribbon at opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1932

Black and white photograph of Francis De Groot cutting ribbo...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic prints
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Aus...
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Francis De Groot
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1932
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Ceramic bust of John Batman

Ceramic bust of John Batman

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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John Batman
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1934
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Picturesque Isles Of The South Seas

Picturesque Isles Of The South Seas

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
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1934
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Successful Women Cricketers at Carnival

Successful Women Cricketers at Carnival

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Inside calipers

Inside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Inside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Dispatch box with 'The Colonial Treasurer' on lid