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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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White cotton pillowcase

White cotton pillowcase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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Conical copper vase

Conical copper vase

Smith Family collection
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Vases
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Australia
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1930
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Photograph of James Valentine, Perth, 1897

Photograph of James Valentine, Perth, 1897

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photographs
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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The Hart Photo Company
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1897
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Pair of ladies cream satin shoes with a ruched decorative bow on front, a baby Louis heel and a rounded toe

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1860
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Tintype portrait of a young man

Tintype portrait of a young man

Bothwell Museum collection
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Tintypes
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Bothwell Museum
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1880
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Coburg Amateur Cycling Club track season trophy 1931-32 won by Reg Goodwin

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Reg Goodwin collection
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Trophies
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reginald A. Goodwin
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1931
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Three bowls

Three bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Three sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Three sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Games
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Austria
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Olav Schappacher
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1930
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Photograph of the Victorian exhibit at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London 1886

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Colonial and Indian Exhibition Photograph collection
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Albumen prints
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London, England
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1886
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Handmade oval linen table centre with a coarse white crocheted pilot edge

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Ice-cream churn

Ice-cream churn

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Ice-cream churns
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The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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Macropod scapula used as a yam cutting knife

Macropod scapula used as a yam cutting knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Osmond Little Marvel washing machine

Osmond Little Marvel washing machine

EJ and NW Millett collection no. 1
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Washing machines
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Osmond
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1910
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Victorian Women's Cricket Team Circa 1932-34. Sydney

Victorian Women's Cricket Team Circa 1932-34. Sydney

Elsie Deane collection
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Photographs
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1932
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Photograph of Winnie Hannan (nee O'Sullivan) with Lily Molloy on a merry-go-round

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Kevin Hannan collection
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Photographs
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Winnie O'Sullivan
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1925
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Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite), 1913 - insect and dingo motifs

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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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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Stub of a wax candle

Stub of a wax candle

John Docker collection
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Candles
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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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Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Transport passes
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Commonwealth Railways
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1975
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Gum nut necklace

Gum nut necklace

Herbert Keys collection
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Necklaces
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Not provided
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1987
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Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Lamps
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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The Pyle-National Company
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1924
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Table fork

Table fork

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Table forks
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Plastic oil bottle used to lubricate the Condex brand fly-fishing reel

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Gordon Winter collection
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Bottles
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England
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1930
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Seed necklace, Ernabella SA

Seed necklace, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Necklaces
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Second of a set of three postcards from Joan Richmond - England

Second of a set of three postcards from Joan Richmond - Engl...

Joan Richmond collection
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Postcards
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Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England
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1932
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Jack plane with a timber body and a steel blade

Jack plane with a timber body and a steel blade

John Docker collection
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Jack planes
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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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South Australia - finish fit for the Gods!

South Australia - finish fit for the Gods!

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Miss V Hilliard and Miss Ruth Preddy

Miss V Hilliard and Miss Ruth Preddy

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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Depth gauge

Depth gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Dr Donald McMichael collection no. 2
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Badges
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1988
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Go / No go gauge

Go / No go gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Totality by Kevin Gilbert

Totality by Kevin Gilbert

Eleanor Williams-Gilbert collection
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Linocuts
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Mr Kevin Gilbert
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1965
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Letter from Joan Richmond - Montelimar

Letter from Joan Richmond - Montelimar

Joan Richmond collection
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Letters
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France
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1932
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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Massachusetts, United States of America
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T H Witherby Tool Company
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1920
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Booklet titled 'Episodes - A Glimpse of Australia-Japan Relations 1859-1979'

Booklet titled 'Episodes - A Glimpse of Australia-Japan Rela...

Thompson Family collection
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Booklets
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Japan
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1859
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with accessories

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with ac...

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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Kodak camera case

Kodak camera case

Harold Stevens collection
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Camera cases
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Australia
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1926
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Sir Ch...

Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1897
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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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Ground edge hatchet head associated with Jacky Plowright, Berrima NSW, 1842

Ground edge hatchet head associated with Jacky Plowright, Be...

Edmund Milne collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
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Jacky Plowright
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1897
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Brown leather suitcase with 'W.H.E.' (Walter Herbert Eddison) impressed in black in the centre of the lid

Brown leather suitcase with 'W.H.E.' (Walter Herbert Eddison...

Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
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Suitcases
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Walter H. Eddison
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1913
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Clements - Larwood banner

Clements - Larwood banner

Nance Pownall collection
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Banners
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Nancy M. Pownall
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1932
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Bread board

Bread board

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Kitchenware
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Mrs Kathleen Simpson
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1933
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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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The Royal Review Official Itinerary The Tour of N.S.W. H.R.H. Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester, 1934

The Royal Review Official Itinerary The Tour of N.S.W. H.R.H...

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Booklets
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Duke Henry Duke of Gloucester
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1934
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Shell money necklace

Shell money necklace

Geoff Dennis collection
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Necklaces
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Gauge block attachment

Gauge block attachment

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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Certificate

Certificate

David Westcott collection no. 6
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Prize certificates
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Albury, New South Wales, Australia
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1886
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Surface plate

Surface plate

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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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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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South West Queensland, Queensland, 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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Tourist guide map of Canberra

Tourist guide map of Canberra

Elizabeth Kay collection no. 1
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Travel pamphlets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Kangaroo Club
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1935
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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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Invitation to a State Ball at Parliament House, Canberra, on 25 October 1934

Invitation to a State Ball at Parliament House, Canberra, on...

Elizabeth Kay collection no. 2
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Invitations
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1934
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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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Key

Key

Colledge Family collection
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Keys
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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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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Trophy placed on a chair, garden background

Trophy placed on a chair, garden background

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Photographs
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Goulburn & Districts Women's Cricket Association
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1932
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