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On the Great Wall Kalgan. Taken by Mrs Merriman

On the Great Wall Kalgan. Taken by Mrs Merriman

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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Salter Scales
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British Military Issue Pattern 1842 Musket, or New Line, Socket Bayonet, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

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Neil Martin collection
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Socket bayonets
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England
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George Salter & Co
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1844
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Try square

Try square

George O Crawford collection
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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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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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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed 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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1920
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Black and white photograph of US swimmer John Weissmuller, 1921

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National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographs
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New York, United States of America
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Johnny Weissmuller
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1921
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King Mallee of the Nyungar Danoo Outstation 1881

King Mallee of the Nyungar Danoo Outstation 1881

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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1881
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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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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting John Macarthur

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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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1766
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Debrie Parvo model 'L' 35mm hand-crank movie camera and accessories, used by Frank Hurley

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Robert and Irene Goard collection
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Movie cameras
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Paris, France
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Andre Debrie
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1917
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Square fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, yellow and black stripe pattern

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Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Composing rule

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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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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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Wooden float

Wooden float

Papuan Official collection
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Fishing float
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1921
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Punishment cell Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Punishment cell 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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Black and white photograph of E.R. Mayne walking off the cricket field, 1921

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Nanette Ward collection
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Photographs
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
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Edgar Richard Mayne
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1921
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Repose

Repose

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John H. Clark
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1813
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Birds eye view from the Sim Co. department Stores roof at Canton Nov 1921

Birds eye view from the Sim Co. department Stores roof at Ca...

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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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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Envelope and letter addressed to William Pitt Faithfull, 14 December 1881

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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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1881
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club account book, 1919 to 1922

Tirranna Picnic Race Club account book, 1919 to 1922

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Account books
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Bank of New South Wales
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1919
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Tintype portrait of a young man

Tintype portrait of a young man

Bothwell Museum collection
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Bothwell Museum
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1880
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Kalgan 10-10-1913. looking down into the Pass which heads from Kalgan onto the Plateau in Mongolia

Kalgan 10-10-1913. looking down into the Pass which heads fr...

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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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spe...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Transfers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Chivers family album, 1920s

Chivers family album, 1920s

Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2
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Photograph albums
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1920
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Composing rule

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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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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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Cattle branding iron with the initials WR

Cattle branding iron with the initials WR

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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Child's picture and story book shaped to fit illustration of small boy on cover

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Bridge Family collection no. 2
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Childrens books
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Germany
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Mr John Denney
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1920
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Residences on the peak, Hong Kong 17-6-1921

Residences on the peak, Hong Kong 17-6-1921

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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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Sinc...

Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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Composing rule

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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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Griddle Iron

Griddle Iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cooking equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Illuminated address to William Barbour

Illuminated address to William Barbour

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Illuminated addresses
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1907
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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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 cylindrical pencil case

Wooden cylindrical pencil case

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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