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Film negative - Expedition party on march, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1926
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Glass plate negative - Katherine River, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters and small parcels

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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Salter Scales
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Queensland Federation medallion

Queensland Federation medallion

George and Sylvia Milne collection
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Medallions
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Stokes & Sons
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1901
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Fiftieth Anniversary 1888-1938

Fiftieth Anniversary 1888-1938

Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Log Cabin

Log Cabin

Bessie Bardwell collection
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Quilts
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1900
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Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remember'

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Letters
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Invitation to the opening of the Parliament of the Commonwealth by his Royal Highness the Duke of Cornwall and York

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 8
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Invitations
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Government of Victoria
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1901
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Stereo photograph depicting the Victorian Arch, Commonwealth Celebrations, Sydney, 1901

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Camberwell Trash and Treasure Market collection
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Stereo photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1901
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State Banquet to Commemorate the Inauguration of the Commonwealth of Australia, Town Hall, Sydney

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 4
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Menus
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Government
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1901
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Federation-era bunting

Federation-era bunting

George and Sylvia Milne collection
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Commemorative objects
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Queen Mary
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1901
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1986
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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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Glass plate negative - Man holding north-western type of spearthrower and wearing pubic fur tassel, Wardaman people, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Opening the First Parliament of Australia on May 9th 1901

Opening the First Parliament of Australia on May 9th 1901

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1901
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Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

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TE Hanley collection no. 1
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James Berry
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1969
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A Collection of Hymns

A Collection of Hymns

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Religious books
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1823
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Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display boxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1982
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Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

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Donald Maclurcan collection no. 2
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Skis
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Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey Yen
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1860
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1901
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Stereo photograph depicting the Swearing in Pavilion, Commonwealth Celebrations, Sydney, 1901

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Camberwell Trash and Treasure Market collection
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Stereo photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1901
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Australia Post colour poster titled

Australia Post colour poster titled "Send your love home S.A...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Photographic postcard of Middle Harbour, NSW

Photographic postcard of Middle Harbour, 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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Photographic postcard of Bondi Beach, NSW

Photographic postcard of Bondi Beach, 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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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Invitation from the Government of Victoria to Mr Bolton and Lady to attend the Royal Review at Flemington on 10 May 1901

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 8
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Invitations
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Government of Victoria
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1901
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Brass fastening latch

Brass fastening latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara man, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920-1924

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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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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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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Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, made in Orbost, Victoria, in the late 1800s

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Helena E. Roadknight
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1870
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Brass carriage clock in leather box used by Lord Forrest

Brass carriage clock in leather box used by Lord Forrest

Commonwealth Grants Commission collection
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Carriage clocks
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France
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Couaillet Family
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1892
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

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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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Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : the telephone'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

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Edmund Milne collection
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1800
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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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Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1800
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Nib pen

Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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Pens
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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Three pronged steel fork

Three pronged steel fork

Anne Girard collection
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Table forks
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Anne M. Girard
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1900
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Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
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Sharpening stones
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1790
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Gold medallion commemorating the opening of the first federal parliament in May, 1901

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Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Commemorative medallions
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Duke of Cornwall
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1900
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Steel hand drill with a round wooden handle

Steel hand drill with a round wooden handle

George O Crawford collection
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Hand drills
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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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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1936
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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1981
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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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Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Margaret Maclurcan collection
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Toilet paper
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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British Patent Perforated Paper Co Pty Ltd
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1894
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Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

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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1930
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The Commonwealth of Australia Inaugural Celebrations at Sydney under the direction of the government of New South Wales Official Programme