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Toy steam iron with metal base and plastic handle

Toy steam iron with metal base and plastic handle

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Toy irons
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Hong Kong
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Mrs Helen Jensma
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1950
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Aborigines captured for station work. Women for sex.

Aborigines captured for station work. Women for sex.

Paddy Djagween collection
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Bark paintings
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Paddy Djagween
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1955
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Shield

Shield

Jesse Hammond collection
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Shields
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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A prosperous New Year, Farm Cove

A prosperous New Year, Farm Cove

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Farm Cove, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Royal Navy
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1909
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Thread angle gauge

Thread angle gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Pair of cloth and leather driving gloves, worn by racing car driver Miss Shirley Hodder, c.1954-1957

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Shirley Hodder collection
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Driving gloves
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Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Shirley Tuff
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1954
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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Glass plate negative - Preparing for an emu hunt, Wogait people, Anson Bay, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905-1911

Glass plate negative - Preparing for an emu hunt, Wogait peo...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Anson Bay, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Shovels
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Baron Thomas Denman
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1912
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The New Testament presented to Lois Grosse (nee Ottens)

The New Testament presented to Lois Grosse (nee Ottens)

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Bibles
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1953
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Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal 1953 to Sir Robert Menzies

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RG Menzies collection
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Medals
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England
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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String bag

String bag

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bags
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Child's drawing by Kitik, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Kitik, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kitik
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1954
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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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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Glass plate negative - Man holding north-western type of spearthrower and wearing pubic fur tassel, Wardaman people, 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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Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Brass fastening pin for latch

Brass fastening pin for latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Dolly clothes peg

Dolly clothes peg

Margaret Heap 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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1950
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Inside calipers

Inside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyurpaya
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1954
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G. Landsdown's 'Display' Eight Hour Day / Goulburn 19-10-08

G. Landsdown's 'Display' Eight Hour Day / Goulburn 19-10-08

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic Postcards
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1908
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Wheelwright's hollow auger bit

Wheelwright's hollow auger bit

Arthur Sayer collection
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Hollow bits
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Evandale, Tasmania, Australia
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William A. Porter
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1880
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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1954
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Otho St., Inverell, 1909

Otho St., Inverell, 1909

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1909
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Carpenter's plane

Carpenter's plane

George and Mary Weir collection
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Planes
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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D Malloch & Son
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1949
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Ration Day in the 1950s by Elaine Russell, 2002.

Ration Day in the 1950s by Elaine Russell, 2002.

Elaine Russell collection
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Acrylic paintings
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National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Elaine Russell
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2002
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Graceburn Glen

Graceburn Glen

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Victoria, Australia
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1909
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Women's International Democratic Federation 8th Congress medallion

Women's International Democratic Federation 8th Congress med...

Union of Australian Women collection
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Medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Receipt sent from Miss Raymond Layer to G.P. Faithfull, 10 May 1909

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Receipts
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Raymond Layard
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1909
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Two square plush d'oyleys

Two square plush d'oyleys

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Doilies
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Fremantle Town Hall, Western Australia

Fremantle Town Hall, Western Australia

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1909
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Poster -

Poster - "Office of the Status of Women"

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Peace Now!

Peace Now!

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Replica bottle doll swathed in blue and white fabric, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

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Eileen Morgan collection
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Dolls
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Bean necklace, Ernabella SA

Bean necklace, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Necklaces
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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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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Film negative - Nell Basedow walking toward house, Yalata station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Film negative - Nell Basedow walking toward house, Yalata st...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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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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1900
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Mayne's autograph book containing over 850 autographs of famous cricketers from England, Australia, Sth Africa, New Zealand, West Indies & Scotland covering the period 1907-1955

Mayne's autograph book containing over 850 autographs of fam...

Nanette Ward collection
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Autograph books
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Edgar R. Mayne
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1907
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Cooma NSW, Gateway to the Snowy Mountains

Cooma NSW, Gateway to the Snowy Mountains

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Pennants
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Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Helen Jensma
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1950
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'Still life with jar and bowl', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1952

'Still life with jar and bowl', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1952

Bonita Mabo collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1952
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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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34 The Strike 1909 - Block 10 escort

34 The Strike 1909 - Block 10 escort

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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Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stamp give you the slip! - Make a good impression

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Love-birds in Birdsville. Late January, 1953

Love-birds in Birdsville. Late January, 1953

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Birdsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1953
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Mayawara Minutjukur
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1954
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjariya (. Stanley
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1954
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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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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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Adelaide Street from the Birdsville Hotel, January, 1953

Adelaide Street from the Birdsville Hotel, January, 1953

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Birdsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1953
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Metal tray

Metal tray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Trays
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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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Wall text for the Little Red Riding Hood wall hanging

Wall text for the Little Red Riding Hood wall hanging

Forest Hill Residential Kindergarten collection
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Exhibition labels
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Forest Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Olga Basylevich
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1946
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Cane grocery basket used at a J B Youngs store in Canberra until 1965

Cane grocery basket used at a J B Youngs store in Canberra u...

Peter Duff collection
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Baskets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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J B Youngs Pty Ltd
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1920
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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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Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

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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Sticker

Sticker

Union of Australian Women collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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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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Ryde Baths

Ryde Baths

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1909
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'