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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Hobart

Hobart

Gaston Renard collection
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Postcards
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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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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Ovaltine tin

Ovaltine tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Herefordshire, England
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A Wander Ltd
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1940
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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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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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Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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England
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1936
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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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Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remember'

Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remem...

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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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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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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Home Guard Description

Home Guard Description

EJ Tomaszewski collection
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Documents
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London, England
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Mr Edward J. Tomaszewski
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1941
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Rip saw

Rip saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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London, England
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L Pabble & Sanderson
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1920
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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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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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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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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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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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Tintype portrait of a young woman 1880s

Tintype portrait of a young woman 1880s

Bothwell Museum collection
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Bothwell Museum
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1880
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Label printed with 'A guaranteed souvenir from the Japanese Midget Submarine / Sunk in Sydney Harbour, Sunday, May 31st, 1942...'

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Labels
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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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Parker fountain pen presented to Bill Morrow by Wharfies and Seaman in Hobart, 1955

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Milleese Morrow Boughton collection
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Fountain pens
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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The Parker Pen Company
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1955
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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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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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Wooden cylindrical pencil case

Wooden cylindrical pencil case

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Pencil cases
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mary Archer
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1895
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Silver-coloured dessert spoon made from stainless steel

Silver-coloured dessert spoon made from stainless steel

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessertspoons
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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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A beach lagoon.

A beach lagoon.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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J W. Beattie
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Souvenir leaflet from the Australian Gas Light Company's 'Travel with Music' session from 2GB

Souvenir leaflet from the Australian Gas Light Company's 'Tr...

Enid Treadgold collection
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Leaflets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB, Sydney
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1935
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Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pigment

Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pi...