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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 6. Red Scented Hibiscus

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 6. Red Scented Hibiscus

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Afghan camel drivers in the Mallee

Afghan camel drivers in the Mallee

Joyce Knife collection
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Photographic prints
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Underbool, Victoria, Australia
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Mr J A. Knife
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1930
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Pair of hand shears used for crutching sheep at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Sheffield, England
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George W. Woodhouse
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1935
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Penstock to Munyang Power Station, 1953

Penstock to Munyang Power Station, 1953

Snowy Scheme - Christine Filiamundi collection
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Photographs
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Munyang, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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John P. Williamson
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1953
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Boomerang

Boomerang "Good Luck 1936 Lake Tyers", made by Tommy Foster,...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Tommy Foster
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1936
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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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Stub of a wax candle

Stub of a wax candle

John Docker collection
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Candles
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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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Glass plate negative - Men and horses pulling the expedition car up a sandy stream bank, Victoria River district, 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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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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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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Receipt sent from Arthur Yates & Co. to Robert Lionel Faithfull, 27 January 1911

Receipt sent from Arthur Yates & Co. to Robert Lionel Faithf...

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Receipts
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Arthur Yates & Company Limited
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1911
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Conical copper vase

Conical copper vase

Smith Family collection
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Vases
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Australia
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1930
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air mail covers re-enactment flight first official air mail Australia - New Zealand 1934-1984...11th April 1984'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air m...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Mockba 1987 World Congress of Women

Mockba 1987 World Congress of Women

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative 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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Undated map showing irrigation areas along the Murray River from Morgan, South Australia to Hume Reservoir

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Mudgee Historical Society collection
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Maps
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Murray River, , Australia
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Mr Henry H. Dare
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1919
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"Agent for Commonwealth Savings Bank"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising signs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia
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Sunny Stories Photo Album : Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret

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Daphne Mabbott collection
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Booklets
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England
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1951
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Cast brass kangaroo figure made by the International Harvester Company in Geelong in the late 1930s

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Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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International Harvester Company (Australia)
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1935
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Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Unknown
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1935
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Fretsaw blade

Fretsaw blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Saw blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Pair of outside calipers

Pair of outside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Outside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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George V Jubilee Medal 1935, George VI Coronation Medal 1937, Queen Elizabeth Coronation Medal 1937, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal 1953

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RG Menzies collection
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Medals
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Sir Robert 'Bob' G. Menzies
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1935
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Postcard depicting-The Gateway Wylde Street Potts Point NSW

Postcard depicting-The Gateway Wylde Street Potts Point NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd
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1950
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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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White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney at Keeling Cocos Island on 9 November 1914

White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HM...

Margaret Gibb collection
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Commemorative cups
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England
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Samuel Radford Ltd
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1914
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Photograph album c1930s-1940s of the Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania and Mount Buffalo

Photograph album c1930s-1940s of the Great Barrier Reef, Tas...

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photograph albums
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Tasmania, Australia
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1930
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Radius gauge

Radius 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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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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Embroidered handmade doily

Embroidered handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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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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Ivy Lovric's name badge from Woolworths Hurstville 1950s

Ivy Lovric's name badge from Woolworths Hurstville 1950s

Ivy Lovric collection
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Identity badges
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Ivy Lovric
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1950
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Victorian Women's Cricket Team taken at St Kilda Oval, Melbourne. 1936/37

Victorian Women's Cricket Team taken at St Kilda Oval, Melbo...

Elsie Deane collection
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Photographs
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St Kilda Cricket Ground, Saint Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Elsie Deane
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1936
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Auger bit

Auger bit

George and Mary Weir collection
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Augers
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Redhead, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George F. Weir
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1949
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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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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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Tirranna Picnic Race Club chequebook, 1928 to 1937