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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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Arrow

Arrow

Papuan Official collection
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Arrows
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1917
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Scrapbook album compiled by a Polish migrant to Australia, titled '1928-1950 Memories of Migrant'

Scrapbook album compiled by a Polish migrant to Australia, t...

Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski collection
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Scrapbooks
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Poland
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Mr Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski
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1928
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Trans-Australian Railway - Wild Harry

Trans-Australian Railway - Wild Harry

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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South Australia, Australia
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Trans-Australian Railway
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1912
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Key

Key

Colledge Family collection
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Keys
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Hospital Day fundraising badge

Hospital 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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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1917
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Wooden toy truck

Wooden toy truck

Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Toy trucks
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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1920
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Mollie Flaherty bowling

Mollie Flaherty bowling

Mollie Flaherty collection
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Composite photographs
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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E H. Turner
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1936
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Hooked boomerang attributed to South Australia, 1930's by collector

Hooked boomerang attributed to South Australia, 1930's by co...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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South Australia, Australia
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1930
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Striped velveteen cushion

Striped velveteen cushion

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Two white linen pillow shams

Two white linen pillow shams

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillow shams
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1910
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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air M...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1929
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Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accessories, trunk, spanner and jack

Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accesso...

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Concord, New Hampshire, United States of America
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Abbott-Downing Company
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1854
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Growth of the Ainslie School

Growth of the Ainslie School

Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2
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Lists
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Braddon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Ainslie Public School
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1964
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1912
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Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

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TE Hanley collection no. 1
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James Berry
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1969
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Commercial cast iron tobacco cutter for chopping plug tobacco

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Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Tobacco cutters
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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1850
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Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Printing equipment
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London, England
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Siemens
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1850
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Pair of men's tan leather slippers

Pair of men's tan leather slippers

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1866
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "BLS"

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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A bend on the Yunnanfu railway showing some bridge and tunnel work. October 1917

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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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British passport issued on 12/5/1917 to Karl Henry Aumuller

British passport issued on 12/5/1917 to Karl Henry Aumuller

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Passports
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China
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1917
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Monotype, Beket Information

Monotype, Beket Information

Les Robertson collection
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Information tables
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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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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Booklet compiled by E.E. Bean Honorary Secretary Victorian Cricket Association containing records, statistics and articles about test cricket in England and Australia between 1877-1921

Booklet compiled by E.E. Bean Honorary Secretary Victorian C...

Nanette Ward collection
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Booklets
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Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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W and J Barr
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1877
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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Frances Cowells

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Frances Cowells

National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographs
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San Francisco, California, United States of America
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Miss Frances Cowells
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1917
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Wallaroo Red Cross Circle, January 1919

Wallaroo Red Cross Circle, January 1919

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Charity badges
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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A W. Patrick
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1919
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Bundle of string, made from human hair, bound and knotted

Bundle of string, made from human hair, bound and knotted

JW Lindo collection
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String
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Kaparlgoo, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Transport passes
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Commonwealth Railways
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1975
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Photograph of woman owned by Len Uren

Photograph of woman 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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Fishing line

Fishing line

Papuan Official collection
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Fishing lines
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1919
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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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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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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Photograph of temporary grave of Lieutenant Vincent Burns in paper folder

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Vincent Burns collection
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Photographs
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Lille, Steenwerck, France
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Lieutenant Vincent A. Burns
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1917
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Cane grocery basket used at a J B Youngs store in Canberra until 1965

Cane grocery basket used at a J B Youngs store in Canberra u...

Peter Duff collection
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Baskets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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J B Youngs Pty Ltd
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1920
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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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Victory March Through London, 3rd May, 1919

Victory March Through London, 3rd May, 1919

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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London, England
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J. Beagles & Co.
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1919
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Collection of sewing implements in a rectangular plastic box with a clear plastic lid and a cream coloured plastic base

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Judy and Ian McPhee collection
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Sewing equipment
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Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1916
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Allen key

Allen key

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Allen keys
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Composing stick

Composing stick

Les Robertson collection
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Printing accessories
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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'Whadda You Lot Celebratin Now?...', in relation to the centenary of the Federation of Australia in 2001

'Whadda You Lot Celebratin Now?...', in relation to the cent...

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Mark Lynch
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2001
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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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Hand labour separating grain form the straw, Jan 1915

Hand labour separating grain form the straw, Jan 1915

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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Putting on a load - the average animal will carry up to 200lbs up and down hill, day after day. 1919

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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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B.A.T. M.B. Tar Kwang Tung anchored off Shameen Canton Oct 1921

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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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Boomerang, made by Joe Timbery Snr (1912-1978), La Perouse, Sydney

Boomerang, made by Joe Timbery Snr (1912-1978), La Perouse, ...