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Metal tray for Holden: The First Twenty Years 1948-1968

Metal tray for Holden: The First Twenty Years 1948-1968

Jack Heenan collection
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Trays
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GM Holden Ltd
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1948
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Steel horseshoe magnet

Steel horseshoe magnet

John Docker collection
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Magnets
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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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Headdress

Headdress

Papuan Official collection
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Headdresses
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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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Necklet seeds

Necklet seeds

Papuan Official collection
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Seeds
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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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Cane grocery basket used at a J B Youngs store in Canberra until 1965

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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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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Spirit Islands

Spirit Islands

John Calaby collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1940
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Sympathy card

Sympathy 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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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Teacups
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Australian Aborigines League banner made by Bill Onus

Australian Aborigines League banner made by Bill Onus

Gary Foley collection
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Banners
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Bill Onus
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1945
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Electric jug lid

Electric jug lid

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Lids
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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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Waterworth slide projector with case

Waterworth slide projector with case

Carol Middleton collection
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Projectors
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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E N Waterworth, Hobart
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1945
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Poster 'more than $2.5 billion is spent every day preparing for war and they tell us we're spending too much!'

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People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political posters
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Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1981
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A dangerous visitor

A dangerous visitor

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Australia
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Mr James A. Turner
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Portrait of a man in military uniform

Portrait of a man in military uniform

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Order of Liturgy

Order of Liturgy

Papal Visit Office collection
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Booklets
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Australia
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Pope John Paul II
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1986
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Handwritten document in lead pencil, titled 'Frischauer & Comp, Asperg (Wurtt)'

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Janina Dolega-Checinska collection no. 2
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Documents
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Poland
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1945
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting the Ashes (cricket)

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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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1988
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Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Unknown
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1935
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Peace Loan Subscriber 1919 fundraising badge

Peace Loan Subscriber 1919 fundraising badge

Terence Lane collection
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Wartime badges
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1919
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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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Clear glass bottle in the form of a standing kangaroo holding a cricket bat

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Terence Lane collection
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Bottles
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Australia
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1910
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Rafts - drifting down the Fu river. Apl 1917

Rafts - drifting down the Fu river. Apl 1917

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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Metal punch featuring the letter

Metal punch featuring the letter "R".

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Punches
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Film negative - Trig erected on Krupp Hill, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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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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1903
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Memorandum and articles of association of J B Young Limited

Memorandum and articles of association of J B Young Limited

J B Young Ltd collection
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Booklets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Norton, Smith & Co
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1919
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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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Evening yarn

Evening yarn

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Australia
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J Hutchings
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Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Syllabus 1945-46

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Syllabus 1945-46

Wal Hick collection
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Documents
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Bankstown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Independent Order of Odd Fellows
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1945
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Sterling silver mounted emu egg candlestick holder, by Henry Steiner about 1880

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Terence Lane collection
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Candlesticks
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Australia
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Henry Steiner
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1860
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Unfinished ceremonial axe blade

Unfinished ceremonial axe 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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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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Warrant, note and envelope related to Vincent Burns' promotion to Warrant Officer Class II

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Vincent Burns collection
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Certificates
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Lieutenant Vincent A. Burns
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1917
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Bailey wood plane

Bailey wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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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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Eau de nil hat of netted fabric and two hat pins worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

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Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Headwear
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London, England
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Sainte Claire
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1955
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Floral motif pattern

Floral motif pattern

Judy and Ian McPhee collection
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Textileworking patterns
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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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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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Film negative - Grass covered shelter, 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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Pigs in a crate - deck of Harmun shipped from Honhow to Hong Kong

Pigs in a crate - deck of Harmun shipped from Honhow to Hong...

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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Hand-painted scarf by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Hand-painted scarf by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Scarves
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Photograph of two men walking owned by Len Uren

Photograph of two men walking 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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Screwdriver

Screwdriver

John Docker collection
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Screwdrivers
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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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Stylised image of a woman with a dove

Stylised image of a woman with a dove

Union of Australian Women collection
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Badges
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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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Wolseley portable shearing plant

Wolseley portable shearing plant

Delma Keogh collection
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Shearing equipment
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England
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The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
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1925
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Street scene with flags flying from buildings and rickshaws on the street.