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Eleven wooden toy alphabet blocks

Eleven wooden toy 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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Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1870
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Cooking basin

Cooking basin

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cooking equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr William Warner collection
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Boomerangs
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Triangular apron made of a length of melaleuca bark folded in half from Melville or Bathurst Island

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Charles Hart collection
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Aprons
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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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W Cook's Poultry Breeder and Feeder, or How to Make Poultry Pay

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Irene Ross collection
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Instruction books
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St Mary's Cray, Kent, England
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William Cook
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1910
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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds of Australia ...'

Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Mobiles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Beeswax pendant

Beeswax pendant

Charles Hart collection
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Mourning 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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Photographic postcard of big gun practice in Middle Head, Sydney NSW

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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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Pastry board

Pastry board

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pastry boards
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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Kangaroo mounted on a wishbone

Kangaroo mounted on a wishbone

Terence Lane collection
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Brooches
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1903
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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Aust...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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1959
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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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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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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Arthur Cocks & Co Ltd for goggles and spectacles 1928-1929

Arthur Cocks & Co Ltd for goggles and spectacles 1928-1929

Gweneth Meyers collection
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Catalogues
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Arthur Cocks & Co. Ltd
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1928
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Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Australia Post Historical collection
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Franking machines
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Richmond, Surrey, England
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Roneo Neopost Ltd
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1969
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Farm Cove, Sydney

Farm Cove, Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Farm Cove, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Miss H C. Smith
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1910
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65. Kyloe Boiler G, Nearing Lambie Street, Cooma, 1910

65. Kyloe Boiler G, Nearing Lambie Street, Cooma, 1910

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1910
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Woven reed basket

Woven reed basket

Ursula McConnel collection
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Clear moulded stem glass

Clear moulded stem glass

Andrew Reeves and Helen Parrott collection
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Champagne glasses
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United States of America
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The Libbey Glass Company
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1892
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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

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Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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The Last of England's Infamous Felon Fleet The Convict Ship

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Jay Kruizenga collection
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Pamphlets
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United States of America
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Convict Ship 'Success' Touring Museum
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1924
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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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 CIRCULAR QUAY. SYDNEY. N.S.W., 2 September 1928

CIRCULAR QUAY. SYDNEY. N.S.W., 2 September 1928

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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Samuel Wood, Sydney
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1928
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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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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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1986
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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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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Oil can with tapered spout

Oil can with tapered spout

John Docker collection
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Oil cans
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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