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Cooking basin

Cooking basin

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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1920
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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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Scout Barry Williams, who is holding a staff in his right hand and standing at ease

Scout Barry Williams, who is holding a staff in his right ha...

Barry Williams collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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Smooth wood plane

Smooth wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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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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Mitchell River, Bairnsdale, Victoria

Mitchell River, Bairnsdale, Victoria

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1920
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Sepia toned photograph of a young man wearing a bow tie with a flower in his lapel

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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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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Frances Cowells

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Frances Cowells

National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographs
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San Francisco, California, United States of America
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Miss Frances Cowells
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1917
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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Baskets
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Square white cotton table centre cloth made by Una May Roadknight at Orbost, Victoria, in 1906

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1906
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Bristol squat storage jar

Bristol squat storage jar

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Jars
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1923
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Bunch of prison keys and tags

Bunch of prison keys and tags

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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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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The Australian Soldiers' Pocket Book, 1943 edition

The Australian Soldiers' Pocket Book, 1943 edition

Royce Hart collection
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Books
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1943
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Sydney Harbour shewing [sic] Millers Point

Sydney Harbour shewing [sic] Millers Point

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs A Cook
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1922
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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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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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Handmade white oval linen table centre with fancyworked flowers

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Fiftieth Anniversary 1888-1938

Fiftieth Anniversary 1888-1938

Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Girl and boy dressed in period costume, boy presenting flowers to girl

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Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Henri
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1938
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Deck of Commonwealth Railway playing cards

Deck of Commonwealth Railway playing cards

Elizabeth Kay collection no. 1
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Playing cards
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Australia
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Commonwealth Railways
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1900
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Stick used to pierce cloth

Stick used to pierce cloth

Eileen Morgan collection
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Tools
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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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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Photograph of a carved cylindrical monument with two wing like sturctures on each side at the top

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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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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Australia Post colour poster titled

Australia Post colour poster titled "Send your love home S.A...

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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1978
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Booklet titled 'Worker's Compensation Act 1926-1954'

Booklet titled 'Worker's Compensation Act 1926-1954'

ET Fealy collection
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Booklets
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1926
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Horts Chronology and Ancient History.

Horts Chronology and Ancient History.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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1820
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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

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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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