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Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexpected pleasure'

Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexp...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Instructional leaflet

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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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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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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The Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Prayer books
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1811
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Wooden scribe with a wooden shaft and wooden block attached at one end with steel

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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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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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Ferry and steps, Customs House, Pt Adelaide, 21 August 1906

Ferry and steps, Customs House, Pt Adelaide, 21 August 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Glass plate negative - Expedition caravan crossing sandy desert, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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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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1920
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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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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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Australian Commonwealth Federation medallion

Australian Commonwealth 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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Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Try square

Try square

George O Crawford collection
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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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Note that reads Tirranna Cup 1895 to 1904

Note that reads Tirranna Cup 1895 to 1904

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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1895
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Mudgee, N.S.W. From West End, 1906

Mudgee, N.S.W. From West End, 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1988
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Lacquered wooden travelling writing desk used by Sir Frederick Holder

Lacquered wooden travelling writing desk used by Sir Frederi...

RL Harry collection
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Travelling desks
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South Australia, Australia
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Sir Frederick W. Holder
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1890
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Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian Customs Service

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ER Skipper collection
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Embossing machines
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker
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1901
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Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1873
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Sketchbook with contents drawn by Oscar, Cooktown boy, aged 18 years

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MacKenzie collection no. 2
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Sketchbooks
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Camooweal, Queensland, Australia
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Oscar
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1894
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Wonderland City Bondi

Wonderland City Bondi

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Anderson
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1906
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Eight-Hour Procession, Sydney, 1905. The Baker's Exhibit (Oxford St.)

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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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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Clear moulded stem glass

Clear moulded stem glass

Andrew Reeves and Helen Parrott collection
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Champagne glasses
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United States of America
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The Libbey Glass Company
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1892
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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Jars
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Glass plate negative - Bumerangi, an old Arrernte woman, suffering from senility and blindness, Bloods Creek, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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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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1920
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Lieutenant-Colonel Watchorn's swagger stick

Lieutenant-Colonel Watchorn's swagger stick

Lieutenant-Colonel Watchorn collection
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Swagger sticks
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Edwin T. Watchorn
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1901
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Tasmanian Southdown Sheepbreeder's Association 1906 'Best Southdown Ewe'

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David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1906
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Botanical Gardens, Sydney

Botanical Gardens, Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airm...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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Flinders Bay from West Head

Flinders Bay from West Head

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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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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Souvenir banner commemorating the visit to Australia by the Duke and Duchess of York to mark the Federation of Australia in 1901

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Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative banners
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Australia
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Duke of York
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1900
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Palace Gardens and Sydney Harbour (Botanic Gardens in view), 1906

Palace Gardens and Sydney Harbour (Botanic Gardens in view),...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Macquarie Street, Dubbo, N.S.W., 1906

Macquarie Street, Dubbo, N.S.W., 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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ST KILDA Pa and Ma believe in protection, 18 July 1906

ST KILDA Pa and Ma believe in protection, 18 July 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Saint Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1906
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Pearl of sweet Ceylon fairer & rarer

Pearl of sweet Ceylon fairer & rarer

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Ceylon
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Mr Redmond Nolan
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1906
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Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

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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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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Club, attribted to the Sydney area, about 1900-1920

Club, attribted to the Sydney area, about 1900-1920

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1900
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Bunch of keys marked HM Prison Campbell St Hobart 1834-1966

Bunch of keys marked HM Prison Campbell St Hobart 1834-1966

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Skipping

Skipping

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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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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England
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Salter Scales
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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Aust...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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1959
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Ruins - Mrs. Buller's Cottage. North Sydney Tornado

Ruins - Mrs. Buller's Cottage. North Sydney Tornado

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Stereo photograph depicting the Coal 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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Circular Quay from Milsons Point, 19 May 1906

Circular Quay from Milsons Point, 19 May 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Circular Quay, Sydney Cove, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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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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Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Margaret Maclurcan collection
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Toilet paper
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Andrew Jack, Dyson & Co
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1894
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'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the Founding of Australia' - colour publication printed for the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Australia, 1938.

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Booklets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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S T Leigh & Co Pty Ltd
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1938
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Section Grocery and Ironmonery Depts, Slack and Gander, Hornsby

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Hornsby, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize 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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The Gwalior Plains

The Gwalior Plains

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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London, England
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J Carr
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1840