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Glass plate negative - Bush scene, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory. The stringy-bark has had its bark removed for the purpose of constructing a canoe, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1911

Glass plate negative - Bush scene, Bathurst Island, Northern...

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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1911
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

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

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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Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Coffee cups
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Fretsaw blade

Fretsaw 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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Document from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 15 January 1875

Document from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 15 January 1875

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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1875
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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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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Crocheted jug cover with yellow glass beads

Crocheted jug cover with yellow glass beads

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Jug covers
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1942
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Dustpan brush

Dustpan brush

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dustpan and brush sets
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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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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Griddle Iron

Griddle Iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cooking equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Styphelia Richei

Styphelia Richei

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1875
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Colourised photographic postcard of Ocean Beach, Manly, NSW

Colourised photographic postcard of Ocean Beach, Manly, NSW

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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Proclamation of British sovereignty over King George V Land (Antarctica), signed by Sir Douglas Mawson, 1931

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Sir Douglas Mawson collection
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Documents
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Antarctica
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Sir Douglas Mawson
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1931
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Fretsaw blade

Fretsaw 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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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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American and NSW women swimmers at Toowoomba, Queensland, 1911

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National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographs
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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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1911
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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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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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Chrome-plated brass ashtray in the shape of Australia made in 1943 by Sheila Ferguson, WAAAF

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Sheila Van Emden collection
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Ashtrays
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Sheila C. Van Emden
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1943
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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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G.P.O. Melbourne

G.P.O. Melbourne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Germany
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1911
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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Pattison Shield presented to Victor Trumper 1898-1899

Pattison Shield presented to Victor Trumper 1898-1899

Victor Trumper collection
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Trophies
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England
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Elkington & Co
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1899
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Souvenir rectangle of bronze-coloured metal with a hole drilled in one corner and three Japanese characters stamped into one side

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Commemorative objects
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Royal Australian Navy
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1942
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Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newspapers and packets

Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newsp...

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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1939
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Wedding invitation

Wedding invitation

Margot Child collection
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Wedding invitations
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1911
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WORONORA RIVER AT COOKS BOATSHED SUTHERLAND 1690

WORONORA RIVER AT COOKS BOATSHED SUTHERLAND 1690

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1911
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Poster depicting the Provisional Parliament House, Canberra, from the air

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 20
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Posters
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Australian National Publicity Association
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1940
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Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Forks
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron post box

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Triggs & Marr, Sydney
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1870
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Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Ladles
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Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1965
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Shell armband featuring 15 variegated segments

Shell armband featuring 15 variegated segments

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Gidleigh Collection
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Fishing lures
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London, England
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Companion of The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael & St George, awarded to Dr J H L Cumpston

Companion of The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael & St...

Cumpston Family collection
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Awards
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London, England
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Garrard & Co Ltd
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1901
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Australian Scout's scarf and leather woggle

Australian Scout's scarf and leather woggle

Barry Williams collection
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Uniform accessories
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Two square black sateen cushions

Two square black sateen cushions

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Bench axe with a steel head branded

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John Docker collection
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Axes
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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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Muehlenbeckia Cunninghami

Muehlenbeckia Cunninghami

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1875
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Three receipts from Pitt, Son & Badgery to Robert Lionel Faithfull, 17 and 31 March 1926

Three receipts from Pitt, Son & Badgery to Robert Lionel Fai...

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Receipts
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Pitt, Son & Badgery, Limited
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1911
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Wheelwright's hollow auger bit

Wheelwright's hollow auger bit

Arthur Sayer collection
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Hollow bits
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Evandale, Tasmania, Australia
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William A. Porter
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1880
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Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories in a wooden case

Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories i...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Fiji Football Association 60th Anniversary medallion

Fiji Football Association 60th Anniversary medallion

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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Medallions
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Fiji
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John N. Warren MBE OAM
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1938
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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 solemn 'uns

The solemn 'uns

Stuart Peterson collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Archibald S. Peterson
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1943
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Rutidosis Leptorrhynchoides

Rutidosis Leptorrhynchoides

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1875
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Ammunition box used by Polish migrant Mr Lukas in Italy, England, Argentina and Australia, 1943-1988

Ammunition box used by Polish migrant Mr Lukas in Italy, Eng...

Stanislaw Lukas collection
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Storage boxes
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Italy
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Mr Stanislaw '. Lukas
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1943
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Wooden sword club made in the Cardwell district of Queensland

Wooden sword club made in the Cardwell district of Queenslan...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Cardwell, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Tower and Tower Bridge, London, 20 April 1911

Tower and Tower Bridge, London, 20 April 1911

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographic postcards
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London, England
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1911
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Christmas card (lion) from Ronnie McPhee to the McPhee family during World War I

Christmas card (lion) from Ronnie McPhee to the McPhee famil...

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Christmas cards
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Pimelea phylicoides

Pimelea phylicoides

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1875
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Percival Proctor Mk 1 monoplane VH-FEP

Percival Proctor Mk 1 monoplane VH-FEP

Frederick Edmunds collection
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Aeroplanes
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Luton, Bedfordshire, England
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Percival Aircraft Company Limited
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1942
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Woodwork tool

Woodwork tool

George O Crawford collection
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Woodworking tools
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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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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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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Marking gauge

Marking gauge

John Docker collection
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Marking gauges
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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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Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

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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Guide book produced by the Commonwealth of Australia for Parliament House, Canberra

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 4
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Handbooks
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Joint House Department
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1930
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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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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