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New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box with an arched top

New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box ...

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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Photograph of ruined historical building owned by Len Uren

Photograph of ruined historical building owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Leonard S. Uren
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1915
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Carte de visite portrait photograph of Nathaniel Myers

Carte de visite portrait photograph of Nathaniel Myers

Nathaniel Myers Scrimshaw collection
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Photographs
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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H H. Baily
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1867
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Pair of slippers made from wood, leather, cloth and gold thread, Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Slippers
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Glass plate negative - two men with cuts of meat hanging from roof of dwelling, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905 or 1911

Glass plate negative - two men with cuts of meat hanging fro...

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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1905
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Australia Post colour poster titled

Australia Post colour poster titled "Send your love home S.A...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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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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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Boomerang with incised decorations, attributed to John Terrick, Coranderrk, 1915

Boomerang with incised decorations, attributed to John Terri...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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John Terrick
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1915
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My God, My Father, While I Stray Far from My Home ...

My God, My Father, While I Stray Far from My Home ...

David Westcott collection no. 7
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Prayer cards
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1914
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In memoriam card

In memoriam card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1886
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Lower Murrumbidgee Water Supply

Lower Murrumbidgee Water Supply

Mudgee Historical Society collection
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Maps
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Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
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River Murray Commission
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1917
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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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Six day race, Berlin 17-23 February 1922 winner's sash

Six day race, Berlin 17-23 February 1922 winner's sash

Ken Ross collection
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Sashes
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Berlin, Germany
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Mr Ken Ross
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1922
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Souvenir from France

Souvenir from France

David Westcott collection no. 7
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Postcards
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1914
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Photograph of a woman in white dress owned by Len Uren

Photograph of a woman in white dress owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Photographs
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Leonard S. Uren
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1915
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Pottery vessel

Pottery vessel

Papuan Official collection
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Pots
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Pris...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Photograph of a military hospital ward owned by Len Uren

Photograph of a military hospital ward owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Leonard S. Uren
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1915
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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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On the bank of the Fu River, near it's junction with the West river at Wuchow. Mch 1917

On the bank of the Fu River, near it's junction with the Wes...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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String bag

String bag

Papuan Official collection
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Bags
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Film negative - Expedition party on march, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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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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1926
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A River gun boat anchored off Shameen - Canton. Oct 1921

A River gun boat anchored off Shameen - Canton. Oct 1921

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Sinc...

Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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Greeting card depicting little black dog

Greeting card depicting little black dog

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Greeting cards
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Photograph of a young man in uniform (thought to be 'the one')

Photograph of a young man in uniform (thought to be 'the one...

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Photographs
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Row of cells and walkway, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Row of cells and walkway, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Woven bag

Woven bag

Papuan Official collection
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Bags
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Pipes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Photograph of men and HMS Disinfector owned by Len Uren

Photograph of men and HMS Disinfector owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Photographs
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Leonard S. Uren
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1915
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Photographic postcard of Ocean Beach, Manly, NSW

Photographic postcard of Ocean Beach, Manly, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1885
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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Baskets
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Pottery vessel

Pottery vessel

Papuan Official collection
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Pots
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Australian Military issue blue enamelled water bottle and carrier

Australian Military issue blue enamelled water bottle and ca...

Parsons collection
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Water containers
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1920
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Drum

Drum

Papuan Official collection
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Musical drums
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Bark cloth bag containing gum

Bark cloth bag containing gum

Papuan Official collection
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Bags
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Frederick Chisholm
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1915
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Rectangular metal match box container with text K.H.A. Hongkong, Nov. 1922

Rectangular metal match box container with text K.H.A. Hongk...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Match containers
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Hong Kong
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1922
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Leather rifle sling

Leather rifle sling

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Firearms accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1912
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Photograph of five children in a wheelbarrow

Photograph of five children in a wheelbarrow

Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Miss Lorna M. Colwell
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1920
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Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.