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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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YMCA - With Our Boys Always Everywhere

YMCA - With Our Boys Always Everywhere

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Club badges
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Young Mens Christian Association
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1914
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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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Invitation 'To meet Rear-Admiral Nakamura, OBE, and Officers of HJJM's Training Squadron', 1935

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Betty Hall collection
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Invitations
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1935
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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

John Docker collection
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Saw-setting tools
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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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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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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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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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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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Letter

Letter

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Letters
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Shantou, China
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1935
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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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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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Loading Cargo in B.A.T Compound Kalgan, on Chinese camels for Lanchow

Loading Cargo in B.A.T Compound Kalgan, on Chinese camels fo...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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One of a pair of bronze cast kangaroo bookends

One of a pair of bronze cast kangaroo bookends

Terence Lane collection
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Bookends
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Germany
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1915
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A greeting from Sydney with all good wishes

A greeting from Sydney with all good wishes

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Greeting cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1914
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Sliding bevel

Sliding bevel

John Docker collection
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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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A view from the train on the Hokow - Amchow section of Yunnan Railway - 10-7-1917

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Cartoon of the parallels between the coal industry of 1892 and the hospitality industry of 1992

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Warren Brown collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Warren Brown
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1992
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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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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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View from the train showing 2 tunnels and a bridge on the Amchow-Yunnanfu section of the Yunnan Railway.

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Handwritten poem

Handwritten poem

Ruby Lee collection
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Notes
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1935
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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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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Mr Ottweill, Edmund Filippini, Tot? Mengel, Elizabeth Otterwill, A.G. Washbrook, Walter Otterwill

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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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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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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View from roof of Suri Co. Canton, Nov 1921

View from roof of Suri Co. Canton, Nov 1921

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Fretsaw blade

Fretsaw blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Saw blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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Centre drill

Centre drill

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Drill bits
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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View of the C.M. Customs Club at Kulangsu Amoy from the recreation ground. Aug 1921

View of the C.M. Customs Club at Kulangsu Amoy from the recr...

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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Victorian cricketers Anne Palmer (wearing long coat) and Elsie Deane

Victorian cricketers Anne Palmer (wearing long coat) and Els...

Lorna Smith collection
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Photographs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd
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1934
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Replica fat lamp in a tin, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

Replica fat lamp in a tin, as made at Wallaga Lake Aborigina...

Eileen Morgan collection
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Lamps
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Muriel McPhee's personalised greeting card

Muriel McPhee's personalised greeting card

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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Child's drawing - Wilbur Chaseling arriving in 1935 by Ron

Child's drawing - Wilbur Chaseling arriving in 1935 by Ron

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala School, Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Au...
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Mr Rob Smith
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1935
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Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Spittoons
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate.  Vote 1 J.T. Lang

Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate. Vote 1 J.T. Lang

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 12
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Political badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Hon John (Jack) T. Lang
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1920
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Scout's Oarsman badge certificate

Scout's Oarsman badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
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Certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1943
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

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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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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Photograph of a street scene with one main road in the centre with many people walking on it or pulling carts

Photograph of a street scene with one main road in the centr...

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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The Sim Co. Building Canton Oct 1921

The Sim Co. Building 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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Nineteen wooden alphabet blocks

Nineteen wooden alphabet blocks

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Alphabet blocks
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Our Puppies. B.A.T. mess Apl 1914

Our Puppies. B.A.T. mess Apl 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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The Party. A Nature Hunter, Carpenter, Dr Bradley, Colhoon, A nature hunter, Self at the camera. Feb 1920

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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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Green Matuka fishing fly

Green Matuka fishing fly

Noel Jetson collection
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Fishing lures
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Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Noel Jetson
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1935
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Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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