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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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Wooden scribe made from wood with a small tack like metal piece attached

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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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Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate.  Vote 1 J.T. Lang

Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate. Vote 1 J.T. Lang

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 12
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Political badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Hon John (Jack) T. Lang
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1920
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One Lang Starvation Debenture

One Lang Starvation Debenture

John Beagle collection
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Handbills
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W C Penfold and Co Pty Ltd
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1931
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Growth of the Ainslie School

Growth of the Ainslie School

Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2
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Lists
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Braddon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Ainslie Public School
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1964
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Handkerchief printed with kewpie dolls around the edges

Handkerchief printed with kewpie dolls around the edges

Hazel Hooton and Elizabeth Gibson collection
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Handkerchiefs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Elizabeth Francisco
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1920
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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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Sterling silver helmet trophy awarded to Australian speedway star Frank Arthur 1928

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Frank Arthur collection
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Trophies
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England
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Frank Arthur
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1928
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Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accessories, trunk, spanner and jack

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Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Concord, New Hampshire, United States of America
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Abbott-Downing Company
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1854
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Receipts sent from Pitt, Sons & Badgery to Robert Lionel Faithfull, 12 Macrh 1928

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Sales records
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Pitt, Son & Badgery, Limited
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1928
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The Life Savers, Manly, Sydney

The Life Savers, Manly, Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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North Steyne Beach, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Surf Life Saving Australia
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1909
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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 rocking horse with elliptical wheels which moves along when rocked

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Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Rocking horses
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Receipt sent from Lake Bathurst Shoeing Forge to George Ernest Faithfull, October 1908

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Receipts
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Lake Bathurst Shoeing Forge
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1908
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A small portrait photograph of Dan Turner.

A small portrait photograph of Dan Turner.

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Portrait photographs
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mathewson & Co
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1883
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Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Hair rollers
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Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1900
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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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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Mauve satin covered ladies right shoe

Mauve satin covered ladies right shoe

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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Switzerland
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1920
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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Ballot paper  from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 8 August 1928

Ballot paper from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 8 August 1928

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Ballot papers
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1928
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Circle 'W' branding iron initially used for branding cattle, and later horses, on Lyndavale Station, NT

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John Stanes collection
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Brands
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Erldunda, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Sydney H. Stanes
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1920
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Horse team equaliser

Horse team equaliser

Doreen Liddle collection
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Horse tack
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Narridy, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Jack P. Liddle
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1900
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Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories 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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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Pigmented split cane ring-bound arm ornament with fibre string and beeswax

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Charles Hart collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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White wooden 'make-do' stool made by soldier settler Harry Newman at Narrogin, Western Australia, in 1922

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Harry and Natalie Newman collection
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Stools
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Narrogin Agricultural Area, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Henry '. Newman
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1922
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Photographic glass plate holder

Photographic glass plate holder

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Photographic plate holders
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New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1904
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Wyoming, Hunter and Macquarie Streets Sydney N.S.W.

Wyoming, Hunter and Macquarie Streets Sydney N.S.W.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Australia
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1909
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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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Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Terrylea Reynolds collection
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Swordsticks
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Toledo, Spain
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Major General George A. Vasey CB, CBE, DSO
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1927
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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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Toy potato masher

Toy potato masher

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Kitchen toys
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Mrs Eslee Bridge
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1920
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Mansion House Road, Glasgow

Mansion House Road, Glasgow

Jack Russel Greenham collection
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Photographic postcards
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Langside, Glasgow, Scotland
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W Lyon (Printer)
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1905
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Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Charles Hart collection
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Pendants
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Underwood No.5 Standard Typewriter, used by New South Wales School Inspector John Dunlop, 1927-1937

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Helen Mason collection
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Typewriters
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United States of America
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Stott & Underwood Ltd
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1927
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Metal rule

Metal 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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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1850
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The Strike, 1909

The Strike, 1909

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Broken Hill Proprietary Limited
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1909
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Pull toy elephant by Bing Werke or Gebrüder Bing

Pull toy elephant by Bing Werke or Gebrüder Bing

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Pull-along toys
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Keyhole saw

Keyhole saw

John Docker collection
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Keyhole saws
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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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Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Colourised photographic postcard of Watson's Bay and Pier

Colourised photographic postcard of Watson's Bay and Pier

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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Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the Cairns district

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Black cord lanyard

Black cord lanyard

Colledge Family collection
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Uniform accessories
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Natives of Carpentaria

Natives of Carpentaria

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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T Baines
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1873
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Twenty-one wooden alphabet blocks

Twenty-one wooden alphabet blocks

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Alphabet blocks
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "BLS"

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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SS Paloona Hobart 1909

SS Paloona Hobart 1909

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1909
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Boomerangs
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Timber marking gauge

Timber marking gauge

John Docker collection
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Marking gauges
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Sheffield, England
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William Marples & Son
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1920
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Bristol squat storage jar

Bristol squat storage jar

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Jars
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1923
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Cast Easom Enfield plaque with rising sun, kangaroo and emu, late 1800s

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Terence Lane collection
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Plaques
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1880
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Wood gouge with a timber handle

Wood gouge with a timber handle

John Docker collection
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Gouges
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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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New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box with an arched top

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Triggs, Marr & Taylor, Sydney
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1875
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Souvenir octagonal white bone china sugar bowl with a transfer on the side titled 'The Speaker's Chair, Parliament House Canberra, Federal Territory'

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Sugar bowls
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Metal fabricator made from a length of metal rod

Metal fabricator made from a length of metal rod

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Tools
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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U.S.A. Fleet Entering Sydney Harbour

U.S.A. Fleet Entering Sydney Harbour

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1909
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Glass photographic magic lantern slide of a thylacine at the London Zoo

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David Seth-Smith collection
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