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1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Victorian Centenary celebrations

1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Vict...

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Matchbox holders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reverend John Grosse
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1834
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The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Portrait photograph of Lieutenant Vincent Burns, 1916

Portrait photograph of Lieutenant Vincent Burns, 1916

Vincent Burns collection
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London, England
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Lyceum Studios
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1916
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Convict-made brick with an 'O' stamped in the centre of one face

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David Westcott collection no. 4
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Convict bricks
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New South Wales, Australia
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John Onus
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1833
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Esbach albuminometer in wooden tube with cork

Esbach albuminometer in wooden tube with cork

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Measuring instruments
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Germany
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School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
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1890
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Book titled Exercises for Ladies to Improve and Perfect Beauty, containing loose double page

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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London, England
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Donald Walker
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1837
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The Trade Cycle

The Trade Cycle

Australian Government Publishing Service collection no. 2
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Books
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Australian Government Publishing Service
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Ferry and steps, Customs House, Pt Adelaide, 21 August 1906

Ferry and steps, Customs House, Pt Adelaide, 21 August 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Nib pen

Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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Pens
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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Hand saw

Hand saw

George O Crawford collection
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Saws
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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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The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

Philip MacFarlane collection
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ion L. Idriess
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1948
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Small paperback book by Thea Stanley Hughes titled 'The Unknown Drug'

Small paperback book by Thea Stanley Hughes titled 'The Unkn...

Thompson Family collection
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London, England
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Thea S. Hughes
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1978
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Children at an annual country horse race, 1905 to 1912

Children at an annual country horse race, 1905 to 1912

Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2
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Photographic postcards
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1905
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Premo 1/4 plate black box-like camera with box

Premo 1/4 plate black box-like camera with box

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Cameras
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New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1913
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Copy of a letter from Geo S Beeby, 18 December 1917

Copy of a letter from Geo S Beeby, 18 December 1917

Colonel Alfred Spain collection
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Letters
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Taronga Park, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Colonel Alfred Spain
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1917
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Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and

Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and "Canber...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Ruins - Toomey's Cottage. North Sydney Tornado

Ruins - Toomey's Cottage. North Sydney Tornado

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Unfinished stone blade

Unfinished stone blade

Papuan Official collection
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Stone tools
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1919
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Remembrance Day fundraising badge

Remembrance Day fundraising badge

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Commemorative badges
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Cheer-Up Society
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1914
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Photograph of three soldiers owned by Len Uren

Photograph of three soldiers 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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Adze

Adze

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1917
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Photograph of a man and two women owned by Len Uren

Photograph of a man and two women owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Leonard S. Uren
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Drawing depicting Prime Minister, Mr William (Billy) Hughes, gazing into an oversized mirror

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Eveline Coulter collection
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Cartoons
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Sir David A. Low
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1917
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Melbourne Wharf Labourers' Union Certificate of Recognition

Melbourne Wharf Labourers' Union Certificate of Recognition

Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Certificates
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Fraser and Jenkinson
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1919
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Leather sundries case owned by Len Uren

Leather sundries case owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Cases
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Leonard S. Uren
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1914
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Glass plate negative - A widow, Yandruwandha people, Innamincka station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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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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1919
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Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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1800
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Bundle of press cuttings and historical documents relating the history of J B Young Holdings Ltd

Bundle of press cuttings and historical documents relating t...

J B Young Ltd collection
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Scrapbooks
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J B Young Holdings Ltd
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1914
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Public Hospital, Dubbo, N.S.W., 1906

Public Hospital, Dubbo, N.S.W., 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Paxton's Flower Garden

Paxton's Flower Garden

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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1882
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Silk embroidered postcard from World War One

Silk embroidered postcard from World War One

David Westcott collection no. 6
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1918
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Pair of ladies cream satin shoes with a ruched decorative bow on front, a baby Louis heel and a rounded toe

Pair of ladies cream satin shoes with a ruched decorative bo...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1860
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Rectangular brown leather suitcase

Rectangular brown leather suitcase

Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Glass plate negative - Natives prisoners, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905(?)

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1900
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Otford Tunnel South Coast NSW

Otford Tunnel South Coast NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
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1917
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Plaster plaque of William Lanney [King Bill]

Plaster plaque of William Lanney [King Bill]

Edmund Dicks collection
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Plaques
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Tasmania, Australia
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Edmund J. Dicks
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1931
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"TILT'S MINIATURE ALMANACK 1938"