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Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1910
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Short History of Women's Cricket in Australia to 1939 With Particular Reference to Victoria

Short History of Women's Cricket in Australia to 1939 With P...

Ruth Preddey collection
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Manuscripts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms June Cole
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1975
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1917
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Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Epidiascopes
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Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reverend F H. Stokes
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1909
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Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre-stamped postcards to get your message moving, $2.50 a pack of six'

Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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Postcard featuring a coloured drawing of three [comic Prussian geese], captioned

Postcard featuring a coloured drawing of three [comic Prussi...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Berlin, Germany
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1917
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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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1917
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Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Else Alsop collection
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Typewriters
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United States of America
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Underwood Typewriter Company
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1919
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View of Peking, Looking NW from the Drum Tower, January 1915

View of Peking, Looking NW from the Drum Tower, January 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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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Matthew Flinders

Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Matthe...

Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1774
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Souvenir silk handkerchief embroidered with 'Souvenir de Belgique' and five Allied forces flags

Souvenir silk handkerchief embroidered with 'Souvenir de Bel...

John Murray collection
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Handkerchiefs
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Belgium
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1914
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Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular plate with rounded edges

Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular pla...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Balances
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A view from the train on the Hokow - Amchow section of Yunnan Railway - 10-7-1917

A view from the train on the Hokow - Amchow section of Yunna...

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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Adelaide YMCA Active Service Home and Abroad

Adelaide YMCA Active Service Home and Abroad

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Wartime badges
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Young Mens Christian Association
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1914
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Souvenir plate - 150th Anniversary of New South Wales

Souvenir plate - 150th Anniversary of New South Wales

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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Wood & Sons Ltd
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1937
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Toilet set

Toilet set

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bathroom accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Bakewell Brothers Ltd
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1910
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A raft, with a covered area, on a river or lake with steep mountains at the water's edge.

A raft, with a covered area, on a river or lake with steep m...

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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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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White china dinner plate

White china dinner plate

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Dinner plates
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Pair of brown leather elastic-sided ankle length riding boots

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Colledge Family collection
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Riding boots
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Row of camels crossing a river

Row of camels crossing a river

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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1913 Delaunay-Belleville Tourer

1913 Delaunay-Belleville Tourer

Green's Motorcade Museum collection
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Motor cars
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Delaunay-Belleville
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1913
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Gathering hay on the plateau in Mongolia north of Kalgan, Jan 1915

Gathering hay on the plateau in Mongolia north of Kalgan, Ja...

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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Burned buildings after looting Kalgan 24.6.1914

Burned buildings after looting Kalgan 24.6.1914

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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Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate Australia's centenary in 1888

Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate A...

Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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1887
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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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Looking down to the little township where we camped on the hunting trip Feb 1920

Looking down to the little township where we camped on the h...

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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Drilling recruits in the country on the road from Yunnufu to Wutung Oct 1919

Drilling recruits in the country on the road from Yunnufu to...

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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Photograph of two men on the beach owned by Len Uren

Photograph of two men on the beach 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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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

Glass plate negative - Men and horses pulling the expedition...

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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Postcard depicting Mary Pickford of Paramount-Artcraft Pictures

Postcard depicting Mary Pickford of Paramount-Artcraft Pictu...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Edward Lee & Co Ltd
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1918
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Lily Molloy kneeling down and holding a posy in her lap

Lily Molloy kneeling down and holding a posy in her lap

Kevin Hannan collection
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Esna Studio
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1915
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Section of commemmorative letter, issued to Edith Burns, mother of Lieutenant Vincent Burns

Section of commemmorative letter, issued to Edith Burns, mot...

Vincent Burns collection
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Commemorative objects
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Lieutenant Vincent A. Burns
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1917
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Photograph of Thomas Goodchild Bullivant, by Davies & Co., Melbourne, 1866

Photograph of Thomas Goodchild Bullivant, by Davies & Co., M...

Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2
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Cartes-de-visite
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Davies & Co.
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1866
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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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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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Piece of German shrapnel removed from WOII Glover's right ankle after he was wounded in action at Ypres in 1917

Piece of German shrapnel removed from WOII Glover's right an...

Enid Treadgold collection
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Shrapnel
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Ypres, Belgium
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Mr William R. Glover
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1917
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View from the train showing 2 tunnels and a bridge on the Amchow-Yunnanfu section of the Yunnan Railway.

View from the train showing 2 tunnels and a bridge on the Am...

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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Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected around Port Phillip Bay, 1859 -1882

Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected around Port Phi...

Port Phillip seaweed album collection
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Botanical specimens
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Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia
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Charles Morrison
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1851
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Looters on the way to be executed, Kalgan 27.6.1914

Looters on the way to be executed, Kalgan 27.6.1914

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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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, with accessories in a wooden case

Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, with accessories in...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Morris Tobias
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1830
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Private quarters where we stayed on account of the inn being full

Private quarters where we stayed on account of the inn being...

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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Deck of Commonwealth Railway playing cards

Deck of Commonwealth Railway playing cards

Elizabeth Kay collection no. 1
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Playing cards
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Australia
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Commonwealth Railways
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1900
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Dinner place card for Colonel Spain, Australian Engineers

Dinner place card for Colonel Spain, Australian Engineers

Colonel Alfred Spain collection
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Place cards
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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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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Certificate of Commission, Geoffrey Mervyn Faithfull, 22 August 1917

Certificate of Commission, Geoffrey Mervyn Faithfull, 22 Aug...

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Legal documents
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St James, London, Greater London, England
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King George V
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1917
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Square white cotton table centre cloth made by Una May Roadknight at Orbost, Victoria, in 1906

Square white cotton table centre cloth made by Una May Roadk...

Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1906
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Perfume bottle

Perfume bottle

Anne Girard collection
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Perfume bottles
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne Glass Bottle Works
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1900
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War drum

War drum

Papuan Official collection
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Musical drums
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1919
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Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Gidleigh collection
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Brands
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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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Glass plate negative - Katherine River, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

Glass plate negative - Katherine River, Northern Territory, ...