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'Improved' clothes peg invented by Florence McCarthy Clerke in Melbourne in 1925

'Improved' clothes peg invented by Florence McCarthy Clerke ...

Pioneer Women's Hut collection
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Clothes pegs
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Middle Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Florence M. Clerke
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1925
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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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Successful Women Cricketers at Carnival

Successful Women Cricketers at Carnival

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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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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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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Canvas bag for saws

Canvas bag for saws

John Docker collection
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Storage bags
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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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Colourised photographic postcard of Bondi Beach, NSW

Colourised 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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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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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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Oilstone mounted in a timber box with a timber lid

Oilstone mounted in a timber box with a timber lid

John Docker collection
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Sharpening stones
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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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Native Encampment

Native Encampment

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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1844
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Federated Engine Drivers' and Firemen's Association of Australasia, South Australian Branch certificate of merit

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Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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The Mail Newspaper (Adelaide)
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1905
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ursula McConnel collection
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Boomerangs
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Yarrabah, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Albert Underwood
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1927
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Black velvet horse riding helmet

Black velvet horse riding helmet

Colledge Family collection
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Sports safety helmets
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England
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Lake Cave W.A. No. 68

Lake Cave W.A. No. 68

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Coogee Beach, Sydney. No. 5.

Coogee Beach, Sydney. No. 5.

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Kaleidoscope component

Kaleidoscope component

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Kaleidoscopes
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Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reverend F H. Stokes
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1909
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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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Scottish Gympie Quartz Crushing Battery

Scottish Gympie Quartz Crushing Battery

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Gympie, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1907
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Club with emu motif on anterior of head and scallop border around head, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Clubs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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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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Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Side plates
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Art Deco ceramic character jug depicting Stanley Melbourne Bruce

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Sir Littleton Groom collection
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Jugs
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England, United Kingdom
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Ashtead Potters Limited
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1928
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Ram Perfection, bred by A. A. Wood, Vermont, 1888

Ram Perfection, bred by A. A. Wood, Vermont, 1888

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographs
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Vermont, United States of America
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1888
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"FIRST PRIZE, GOULBURN, 1908, A., P., AND H. SOCIETY"

Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Cards
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1908
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Oil on linen portrait of the racehorse 'Jorrocks'

Oil on linen portrait of the racehorse 'Jorrocks'

Jorrocks collection
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Paintings
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Unknown Artist
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1840
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Bond of the Don Mortgage Bank at Taganrog for 10,000 roubles at 4 1/2%

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Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

Phillip Porta collection
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Saw-setting tools
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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Pencil

Pencil

John Docker collection
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Pencils
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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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The captured German 28cm Railway Gun in a railway siding at Molonglo

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George Henry Taylor collection
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Photographs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Imperial German Army
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1927
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Handmade cushion cover with a stencilled design of leaves and flowers

Handmade cushion cover with a stencilled design of leaves an...

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Cushion covers
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Mrs Kathleen Simpson
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1930
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Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Adzes
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1900
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Glass Agee preserving jar

Glass Agee preserving jar

Anne Girard collection
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Food preserving jars
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Anne M. Girard
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1920
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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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Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate Australia's centenary in 1888

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Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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1887
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Glass plate negative of 'Turville family - back of house', October 1908

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Robert Orlando Cowey collection
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Glass plate negatives
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1908
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George Street, Sydney, showing Town Hall and Queen Victoria Markets, 28 April 1908

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Australia
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Art Series
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1908
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Replica bottle doll swathed in blue and white fabric, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s