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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting John Macarthur

Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting John M...

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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1766
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Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern on the underside

Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkwells
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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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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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Matthew Flinders' 'A Voyage to Terra Australis' (1814), Volume 1

Matthew Flinders' 'A Voyage to Terra Australis' (1814), Volu...

Matthew Flinders collection
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Travel books
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London, England
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Captain Matthew Flinders
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1814
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Bottle green miser's purse

Bottle green miser's purse

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Purses
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1840
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Esbach albuminometer in wooden tube with cork

Esbach albuminometer in wooden tube with cork

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Measuring instruments
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Germany
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School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
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1890
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Tintype portrait of a man 1880s

Tintype portrait of a man 1880s

Bothwell Museum collection
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Tintypes
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Bothwell Museum
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1880
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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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Wooden portable writing desk with accessories used by Hanbury Clements, c1815

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Jean Clements collection
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Writing desks
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Jean Clements
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1810
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Wedding of Minna Gibson to Edward W. A. Kendall on 12 February 1901 at Burrungurroolong

Wedding of Minna Gibson to Edward W. A. Kendall on 12 Februa...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographs
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Ernest Mason
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1901
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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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Whisk with pin

Whisk with pin

Tom Price collection
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Regalia
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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr K Warbarton
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1870
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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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Breastplate presented to Coomee Nullanga of Ulladulla NSW by Edmund Milne in 1909

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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New South Wales, Australia
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Coomee
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1909
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

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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Remains of a

Remains of a "Pepper box" revolver

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 2
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Revolvers
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Young, New South Wales, Australia
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Chinese Miners
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1845
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Ornate silver centrepiece for a table

Ornate silver centrepiece for a table

Smith Family collection
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Centrepieces
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1866
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Portrait of William Percy Faithfull, by Myra Felton, 1880s

Portrait of William Percy Faithfull, by Myra Felton, 1880s

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Myra Felton
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1880
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Three bowls

Three bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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View from the south side of King George's  [i.e. George] Sound

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The Christensen Fund collection no. 2
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Prints
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Western Australia, Australia
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William Westall
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1814
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Workshop, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Workshop, 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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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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Seated Staffordshire porcelain figurine of Captain James Cook

Seated Staffordshire porcelain figurine of Captain James Coo...

Staffordshire Figurine collection
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Human figures
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Alpha Factory
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1845
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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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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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Glass plate negative - Man holding a child, Victoria River, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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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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1922
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Stereo photograph depicting the Ceres Arch, Commonwealth Celebrations, Sydney, 1901

Stereo photograph depicting the Ceres Arch, Commonwealth Cel...

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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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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State, Municipal & Civil Luncheon at 1pm, Town Hall, Sydney, 7 January 1901

State, Municipal & Civil Luncheon at 1pm, Town Hall, Sydney,...

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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1900
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Bredbo fishing fly

Bredbo fishing fly

Noel Jetson collection
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Fishing lures
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Tasmania, Australia
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C R. Burnside
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1901
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Glass plate negative - Children in front of dwellings, The Bungalow, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Glass plate negative - Children in front of dwellings, The B...

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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'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.

'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniver...

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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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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Rectangular aluminium sign with

Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Mr Guthrie requests Miss Forlongs acceptance of the Necklace and Flower sent herewith

Mr Guthrie requests Miss Forlongs acceptance of the Necklace...

Diana Baxter collection no. 2
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Business letters
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1814
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Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara man, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920-1924

Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara man, central Australia, photo...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Glass plate negative - Aboriginal prisoners, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905

Glass plate negative - Aboriginal prisoners, Northern Territ...

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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1905
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Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Swing tags
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Australia Post Historical collection
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Franking machines
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Richmond, Surrey, England
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Roneo Neopost Ltd
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1969
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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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Colourised photographic postcard of Mosman, NSW

Colourised photographic postcard of Mosman, 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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Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Lorna Huxtable collection
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Copper sticks
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Louise E. Barrenger
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1882
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Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre-stamped postcards to get your message moving, $2.50 a pack of six'

Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remembers you. Post a card for May 13'

Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remember...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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Australian silver commemorative medallion 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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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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Australian sterling silver fiddle pattern salt spoon used by prominent Tasmanian colonial pastoralist Roderic O'Connor

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Roderic O'Connor collection
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Salt spoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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John J. Cohen
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1839
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Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large...

Smales Jewellers collection
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Brooches
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Western Australia, Australia
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Crawford family
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1890
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Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joplin Manufacturing Co
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Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

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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Glass plate negative - Men and horses pulling the expedition car up a sandy stream bank, Victoria River district, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

Glass plate negative - Men and horses pulling the expedition...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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