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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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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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Wooden scribe made from wood with a small tack like metal piece attached

Wooden scribe made from wood with a small tack like metal pi...

George O Crawford collection
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Woodworking tools
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Filling the water cart at a well in Lamamao

Filling the water cart at a well in Lamamao

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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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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Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Building materials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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NSW Government
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1832
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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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Lamp used by Muriel McPhee for sewing

Lamp used by Muriel McPhee for sewing

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Oil lamps
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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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Next of Kin plaque issued to Edith Burns in respect of the service of her son, Lieutenant Vincent Burns

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Vincent Burns collection
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Plaques
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London, England
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Lieutenant Vincent A. Burns
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1919
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Film negative - Travelling in Nullabor station Ford truck, South Australia or Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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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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1920
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Film negative - Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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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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1920
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Glass plate negative - The tree at Fort Wills, Cooper Creek, South Australia, under which a relief party buried a cache containing provisions for members of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition in 1861, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1919
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Boomerang, made by Joe Timbery Snr (1912-1978), La Perouse, Sydney

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joe Timbery Snr.
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1912
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Upper Mary St., Gympie, Queensland

Upper Mary St., Gympie, Queensland

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Gympie, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1900
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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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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'

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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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Natives of Carpentaria

Natives of Carpentaria

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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T Baines
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1873
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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1981
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Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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England
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1936
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"Agent for Commonwealth Savings Bank"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising signs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia
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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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British passport issued to Karl Henry Aumuller, a Certificate of Registration, and a travel pass

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Travel documents
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China
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1917
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Drum

Drum

Papuan Official collection
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Musical drums
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1919
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Glass plate negative - Aboriginal prisoners, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905

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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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1905
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Uncirculated 1997 one dollar coin

Uncirculated 1997 one dollar coin

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
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One dollar coins
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Royal Australian Mint
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1997
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Keyhole saw

Keyhole saw

George Henry Taylor collection
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Keyhole saws
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1915
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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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Group of naval engineers on the S.S. Urca [aka Orca] 17.5.1919

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1919
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Federated Engine Drivers' and Firemen's Association of Australasia, South Australian Branch certificate of merit

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Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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The Mail Newspaper (Adelaide)
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1905
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Black and white negative glass lantern slide - Base of Ayers Rock Northern Territory, showing effect of aoelian erosion, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1926
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Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners

Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners

Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Membership certificates
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Manchester, England
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T H Sale & Co
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1890
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PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1
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Paddle-steamers
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Beverley, Yorkshire, England
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Beverley Iron Coy Limited
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1877
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Photograph of Tirranna races 1904

Photograph of Tirranna races 1904

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographs
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1904
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Flaked stone

Flaked stone

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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Gold plated pocket watch and fob presented to William Morrow by the Australian Railways Union in 1920 and 1926

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Milleese Morrow Boughton collection
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Pocket watches
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Mr William 'Bill' Morrow
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1919
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Pair of ladies mauve leather shoes with a baby Louis heel and a narrow pointed toe

Pair of ladies mauve leather shoes with a baby Louis heel an...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1910
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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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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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Stopping place for 'Tiffen' on the second day out from Kalgan. Jan 1915

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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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Hebburn 1904 Tunnel

Hebburn 1904 Tunnel

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Weston, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian Agricultural Company
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1904
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My God, My Father. Renew My Will From Day to Day ...

My God, My Father. Renew My Will From Day to Day ...

David Westcott collection no. 7
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Prayer cards
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1914
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Nib pen

Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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Pens
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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Birds Eye View of Wuchow Apl 1917 showing both West and Fu Rivers

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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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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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Native Encampment

Native Encampment

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1844
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For Ktih & Kin - Port Pirie & Red Cross

For Ktih & Kin - Port Pirie & Red Cross

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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Colourised photographic postcard of Mosman's Bay

Colourised photographic postcard of Mosman's Bay

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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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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The burning of opium at Kalgan 16.6.1914