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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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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

L and T Hackney collection
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Knives
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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NSW Government
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1832
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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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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Letter - Sworn statement by John Flynn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Flynn, 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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Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara man, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920-1924

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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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Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

L and T Hackney collection
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Knives
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Family Bible

Family Bible

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bibles
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Glasgow, Scotland
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William Collins, Sons and Co.
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1800
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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Card to accompany cake

Card to accompany cake

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1900
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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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Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pigment

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

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Shields
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Upper Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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1840
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Film negative - Horse-whip at the Well, Todmorden station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

Film negative - Horse-whip at the Well, Todmorden station, S...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Todmorden Station, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1903
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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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Doulton jug to commemorate the Boer War, 1900

Doulton jug to commemorate the Boer War, 1900

Terence Lane collection
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Jugs
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Lambeth, London, England
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Doulton and Company
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1901
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19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor William Bligh's arrest during the Rum Rebellion in 1808

19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor Willia...

Sotheby's collection no. 2
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Dioramas
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Australia
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Unknown
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1808
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Whitework fine linen tray cloth

Whitework fine linen tray cloth

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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Convict-made brick with an 'O' stamped in the centre of one face

Convict-made brick with an 'O' stamped in the centre of one ...

David Westcott collection no. 4
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Convict bricks
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New South Wales, Australia
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John Onus
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1833
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Wooden case with drill bits

Wooden case with drill bits

George O Crawford collection
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Drill bits
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

L and T Hackney collection
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Spearthrowers
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Gold medallion commemorating the opening of the first federal parliament in May, 1901

Gold medallion commemorating the opening of the first federa...

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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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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British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutena...

Neil Martin collection
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Swords
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England
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Mr Thomas Quinn
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1820
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Spherical crockery shard which is blue with tan coloured swirls

Spherical crockery shard which is blue with tan coloured swi...

Doris Nash collection
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Shards
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Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
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1887
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Garrett and Sons Patent Combined Threshing and Dressing Machine

Garrett and Sons Patent Combined Threshing and Dressing Mach...

Charles Durr collection
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Prints
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England
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Richard Garrett & Sons
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1900
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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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Dirk, scabbard, by-knife and fork used by New South Wales Colonial Governor Lachlan Macquarie

Dirk, scabbard, by-knife and fork used by New South Wales Co...

Alexander Ferguson collection
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Edged weapons
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Sydney Cove, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lachlan Macquarie
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1809
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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 29 - Pre-Stamped Postcard...

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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General Post Office, Sydney N.S.W in 1840

General Post Office, Sydney N.S.W in 1840

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1840
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"FIRST PRIZE, GOULBURN, 188_"

Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Cards
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1880
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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.

Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation bo...

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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Hand saw

Hand saw