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Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

John Docker collection
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Carpentry tools
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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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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Spokeshave branded H Docker, 1887

Spokeshave branded H Docker, 1887

John Docker collection
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Spokeshaves
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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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Beige glazed ceramic souvenir jug - The Cream of Highland Whiskies,

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Queen Victoria Jubilee collection
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Commemorative objects
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Port Dundas Pottery Coy
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1886
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Technical drawing of a Percival Mew Gull E3H aircraft

Technical drawing of a Percival Mew Gull E3H aircraft

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Technical drawings
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1934
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Dark burgundy velvet loose collar

Dark burgundy velvet loose collar

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Collars
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1880
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King George's Sound

King George's Sound

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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J Carr
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1873
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Noticee: visitors are permitted to see those persons who are committed for trial on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Signs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1892
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English cricketer J.T. Hearne - 1897/8 English Touring team to Australia

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Nanette Ward collection
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Commemorative badges
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Whitehead and Hoag
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1892
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A terrier with ribbon collar, sitting on a cushion, 1897

A terrier with ribbon collar, sitting on a cushion, 1897

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographs
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Kerry & Co
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1897
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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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Poster advertising Wool Week, 1934

Poster advertising Wool Week, 1934

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 5
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Event posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Keith Howe
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1934
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Black plastic wall telephone

Black plastic wall telephone

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1945
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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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Woven bag

Woven bag

Papuan Official collection
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Bags
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Boomerang, attributed as being made by Fred Mulga aka 'Pelaco Jack'

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Fred Mulga
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1874
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Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Else Alsop collection
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Typewriters
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United States of America
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Underwood Typewriter Company
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1919
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Embroidered pocket from Australian Women's Cricket Team blazer worn by Ruby Lee, 1934-1935, sewn onto green woollen jacket

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Ruby Lee collection
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Jackets
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Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1934
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Box containing four sets of lantern slides

Box containing four sets of lantern slides

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Lantern slides
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Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reverend F H. Stokes
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1909
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1930

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1930

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1930
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1934

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1934

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1930
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Berrima District A H & I Society 1886 'Fastest Trotting Horse'

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David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1886
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White wooden 'make-do' stool made by soldier settler Harry Newman at Narrogin, Western Australia, in 1922

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Harry and Natalie Newman collection
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Stools
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Narrogin Agricultural Area, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Henry '. Newman
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1922
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Necklaces
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Lil-lil club

Lil-lil 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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Mayne's autograph book containing over 850 autographs of famous cricketers from England, Australia, Sth Africa, New Zealand, West Indies & Scotland covering the period 1907-1955

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Nanette Ward collection
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Autograph books
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Edgar R. Mayne
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1907
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Drawstring bag of Helen Bridge

Drawstring bag of Helen Bridge

Bridge Family collection no. 3
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Bags
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Bond of the Don Mortgage Bank at Taganrog for 10,000 roubles at 4 1/2%

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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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Agenda for Tirranna Picnic Race Club meeting, 9 February 1934

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Documents
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1934
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Shovel

Shovel

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Shovels
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Savage Co Ltd
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1930
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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1850
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Spirit level

Spirit level

George O Crawford collection
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Spirit levels
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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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Pair of child's black woollen gaiters

Pair of child's black woollen gaiters

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Gaiters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1932
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Convict-made brick with an 'O' stamped in the centre of one face

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David Westcott collection no. 4
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Convict bricks
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New South Wales, Australia
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John Onus
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1833
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Skew back hand saw

Skew back hand saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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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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String bag

String bag

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Bags
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mary Gnarmelaga
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1966
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Timber marking gauge

Timber marking gauge

John Docker collection
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Marking gauges
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Sheffield, England
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William Marples & Son
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1920
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Clapstick

Clapstick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clapsticks
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North-western Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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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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Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to Reverend Hungerford in 1852

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Walking-sticks
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Northern New England, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1852
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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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Newspaper article about Ruby Lee

Newspaper article about Ruby Lee

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1934
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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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Colourised photographic postcard of Watson's Bay and Pier

Colourised photographic postcard of Watson's Bay and Pier

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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Photographic postcard of Sydney Harbour from Kirribilli Point, NSW

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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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Incised and painted shield, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Mike Pearson collection
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Shields
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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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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Club with pokerwork emu motif on anterior of bulbous head, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Clubs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated with incised lizard motifs

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Polar bear on wheels

Polar bear on wheels

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Pull-along toys
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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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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Rotary burr

Rotary burr

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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Farm cottage, likely Elastolin

Farm cottage, likely Elastolin

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy farms
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Woven bag

Woven bag

Papuan Official collection
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Bags
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Esbach albuminometer in wooden tube with cork

Esbach albuminometer in wooden tube with cork

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Measuring instruments
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Germany
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School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
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1890
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