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Wood-handled iron mattock

Wood-handled iron mattock

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mattocks
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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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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Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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England
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1936
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Wooden case with drill bits

Wooden case with drill bits

George O Crawford collection
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Drill bits
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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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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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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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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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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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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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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Monocular microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

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Valerie Jones collection
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Microscopes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

John Docker collection
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Mallets
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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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Rucksack

Rucksack

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Backpacks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr F A. Pallin
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1930
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South of England representative women's cricket team

South of England representative women's cricket team

Betty Archdale collection
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Photographic postcards
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England, United Kingdom
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Ms Betty Archdale
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1934
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Cartoon of the parallels between the coal industry of 1892 and the hospitality industry of 1992

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Warren Brown collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Warren Brown
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1992
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Glass plate negative - Preparing for an emu hunt, Wogait people, Anson Bay, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905-1911

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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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Brown leather child's saddle

Brown leather child's saddle

Gidleigh collection
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Saddles
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Black plastic wall telephone

Black plastic wall telephone

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1945
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Magazine clipping featuring wedding photographs published in Women's Day and Home magazines, 1951

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Margot Child collection
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Magazine clippings
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Mrs Margot Child
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1951
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Invitation to Elsie Deane from the Victorian Women's Cricket Association.

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Elsie Deane collection
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Invitations
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Elsie Deane
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1934
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Red, white and green felt cap with badges and charms attached and an elastic chin strap

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Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Caps
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1951
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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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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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Water at Bunumbust, with trees in the background

Water at Bunumbust, with trees in the background

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1911
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Brisbane Street, Ipswich, Queensland, 19 April 1911

Brisbane Street, Ipswich, Queensland, 19 April 1911

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1911
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Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - moth, beetle, lizard and kangaroo motifs

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Green glass bottle from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer River

Green glass bottle from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer River

Professor Ian Jack collection no. 1
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Beverage bottles
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Castleford, West Yorkshire, England
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University of Sydney
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1905
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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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Child's walking trainer

Child's walking trainer

Ruth Lynch collection
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Walking aids
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United States of America
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1932
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Guthega Dam under construction, 1953

Guthega Dam under construction, 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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Letter

Letter

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Letters
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1951
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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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Glass plate negative - Katherine River, 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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Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

John Docker collection
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Carpentry tools
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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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Inkstand inscribed 'Presented to W.G. Ford 1911 by fellow workers at the time of his migration'

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Adrian Luck collection no. 1
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Inkstands
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Maidstone, Kent, England
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Mr William G. Ford
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1911
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Thumb plane

Thumb plane

John Docker collection
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Thumb planes
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England
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Stylised drawing of a white dove carrying an olive branch

Stylised drawing of a white dove carrying an olive branch

Union of Australian Women collection
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