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Cast Easom Enfield plaque with rising sun, kangaroo and emu, late 1800s

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Terence Lane collection
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Plaques
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1880
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QSL card for VK2X5

QSL card for VK2X5

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1936
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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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Silver cigarette case engraved

Silver cigarette case engraved "Royal Aero Club Kings Cup 19...

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Cigarette cases
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1936
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Metal match box cover featuring photographs of Old Parliament house and the Australian War Memorial

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Elizabeth Kay collection no. 2
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Match containers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Alex Collingridge
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1935
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Letter from Rose Sarah Rasey to 'My Dear Family', 2 December 1936

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RG Bain collection
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Letters
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Hebei, China
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Ms Rose S. Rasey
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1936
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Quayside fish stall Whitby circa 1880

Quayside fish stall Whitby circa 1880

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Frank M. Sutcliffe
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1880
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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

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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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1929
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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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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Photograph of veterinarian Ann Flashman, 1936

Photograph of veterinarian Ann Flashman, 1936

Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2
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Photographs
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New York, United States of America
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1936
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Stick for Pick-Up-Sticks game

Stick for 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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Hately wheat collection

Hately wheat collection

Horse Era Museum collection no. 2
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Grains
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1886
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Composing stick

Composing stick

Les Robertson collection
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Printing accessories
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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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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Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving bottles
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Embroidered handmade doily

Embroidered handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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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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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Invitation to a luncheon in honour of Sir Edward Harding, Canberra, 4 December 1936

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Betty Hall collection
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Invitations
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1936
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Broken saw blade

Broken saw blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Saw blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Angle measuring piece

Angle measuring piece

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Measuring instruments
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Centre drill

Centre drill

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Drill bits
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Booklet titled 'Episodes - A Glimpse of Australia-Japan Relations 1859-1979'

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Thompson Family collection
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Booklets
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Japan
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1859
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Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate.  Vote 1 J.T. Lang

Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate. Vote 1 J.T. Lang

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 12
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Political badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Hon John (Jack) T. Lang
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1920
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Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Wooden cell door, 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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Round tin basin

Round tin basin

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Basins
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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England
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1936
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Photograph of 10 women cricketers dressed in period costume for fund raising match held in 1936.

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Alicia Walsh collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Alicia Walsh
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1936
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Tinted black and white studio portrait photograph of Bibmbo, Auntie Val, Enid and a friend

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB Blue Birds Club
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1935
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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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QSL card for VK7XL, Geo W Groves, Bluff Tea Gardens, Devonport, Tasmania

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1936
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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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The Jubilee Book of Cricket by Prince Ranjitsinhji.

The Jubilee Book of Cricket by Prince Ranjitsinhji.

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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England, United Kingdom
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Prince Kumar S. Ranjitsinhji
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1897
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Pillow

Pillow

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillows
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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NSW Government
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1832
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Club from Cobar, New South Wales, 1897

Club from Cobar, New South Wales, 1897

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1897
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Soft brown felt riding hat

Soft brown felt riding hat

Colledge Family collection
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Hats
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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R Gardner
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1893
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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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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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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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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

John Docker collection
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Saw-setting 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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Typeface for the letter 'T'

Typeface for the letter 'T'

Les Robertson collection
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Type pieces
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1930

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 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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White damask table centre with drawn thread work

White damask table centre with drawn thread work

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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1930
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The Gap, Watson's Bay

The Gap, Watson's Bay

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Gap, Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1849
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George V Jubilee Medal 1935, George VI Coronation Medal 1937, Queen Elizabeth Coronation Medal 1937, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal 1953

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RG Menzies collection
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Medals
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Sir Robert 'Bob' G. Menzies
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1935
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Dispatch box with 'Premier of New South Wales' on lid

Dispatch box with 'Premier of New South Wales' on lid

Marion Green collection
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Dispatch boxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Government
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1901
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Boomerang

Boomerang

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1881 to 1912

Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1881 to 1912

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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1881
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Enamel laundry tub

Enamel laundry tub

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Laundry equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1930
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Scythe stone

Scythe stone

Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1
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Sharpening stones
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