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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob han...

Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1948
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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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Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Mansion House Road, Glasgow

Mansion House Road, Glasgow

Jack Russel Greenham collection
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Photographic postcards
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Langside, Glasgow, Scotland
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W Lyon (Printer)
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1905
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Entrance gate to the 'Carnival' grounds at Manilla. Feb 1917

Entrance gate to the 'Carnival' grounds at Manilla. Feb 1917

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Letter sent from William Percy Faithfull, 22 February 1874

Letter sent from William Percy Faithfull, 22 February 1874

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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William P. Faithfull
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1874
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Club head

Club head

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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View across a flat grassy area to a row of buildings

View across a flat grassy area to a row of buildings

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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Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Side plates
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Pottery vessel

Pottery vessel

Papuan Official collection
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Pots
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Waistband

Waistband

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1915
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Entrance to Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Entrance to Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Photograph of a man in a military uniform owned by Len Uren

Photograph of a man in a military uniform owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Leonard S. Uren
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1915
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First World War badge based on the 36th Battalion colour patch, associated with the service of Lieutenant Vincent Burns

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Vincent Burns collection
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Lieutenant Vincent A. Burns
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1915
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Cane cuirass

Cane cuirass

Papuan Official collection
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Torso armour
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Henry J. Ryan
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1915
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People watching carriages being carried through the streets by men with poles

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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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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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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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Adze blade in wooden socket

Adze blade in wooden socket

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Partially frozen river, with water flowing in the centre, and the Kalgan bridge in the distance 14.3.1914

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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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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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Stone tool

Stone tool

Papuan Official collection
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Stone tools
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Wilfred N. Beaver
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1915
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Oil can with tapered spout

Oil can with tapered spout

John Docker collection
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Oil cans
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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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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Bone dagger

Bone dagger

Papuan Official collection
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Daggers
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1915
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Pottery vessel

Pottery vessel

Papuan Official collection
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Pots
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Circular Quay, Sydney, 28 January 1915

Circular Quay, Sydney, 28 January 1915

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co.
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1915
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Chair travelling between Chunnakufu and Yung chun - Fukien province. Self & 'Bill' in the chair. June 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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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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Palm leaf pad

Palm leaf pad

Papuan Official collection
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Plant components
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Wilfred N. Beaver
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1915
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Photograph of a ruined historic building owned by Len Uren

Photograph of a ruined historic building 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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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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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek, Red Gorge, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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