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Metal button with military insignia

Metal button with military insignia

Parsons collection
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Military buttons
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Patrol Box No.1 used by anthropologist Ian Hogbin in the Solomon Islands and New Guinea, 1933-1935

Patrol Box No.1 used by anthropologist Ian Hogbin in the Sol...

Macleay Museum collection
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Boxes
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Guadalcanal, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Dr Ian Hogbin
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1932
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Rotary International key ring

Rotary International key ring

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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Key rings
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Oblong shaped metal belt buckle, which is decorated with six-petalled silver flower

Oblong shaped metal belt buckle, which is decorated with six...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Buckles
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You are among equals

You are among equals

Meredith Hinchliffe collection no. 1
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Commemorative badges
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Hand operated hair clippers

Hand operated hair clippers

Vincenza Duble collection
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Hair clippers
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Baking dish

Baking dish

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Baking dishes
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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Film spool

Film spool

Ron Bell collection
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Film spools
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Blue Lake Mt Gambier SA No. 58

Blue Lake Mt Gambier SA No. 58

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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One shilling coin produced in 1938 for the Territory of New Guinea

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TE Hanley collection no. 3
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Shilling coins
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1938
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Plated ferrous metal hub cap bent and beaten into typical container

Plated ferrous metal hub cap bent and beaten into typical co...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Containers
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Pair of Converse All Star maroon and white canvas gym boots

Pair of Converse All Star maroon and white canvas gym boots

Women with Attitude collection
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Gym boots
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United States of America
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Converse Inc
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1994
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Medal with ribbon bow from Order of Australia set, Member - General Division, Female

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Governor-General collection
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Medals
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Royal Australian Mint
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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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Palm Sunday March 19th Disarm the Seas

Palm Sunday March 19th Disarm the Seas

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1981
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Butcher & Uhr stamp

Butcher & Uhr stamp

Emanuel Family collection
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Embossing machines
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Silver-painted six pint deep iron saucepan with a long handle

Silver-painted six pint deep iron saucepan with a long handl...

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Saucepans
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Badge - 'U.S Out - USSR stay out. Fight for Independence'

Badge - 'U.S Out - USSR stay out. Fight for Independence'

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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United States of America
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1981
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Junior Red Cross Society, NSW

Junior Red Cross Society, NSW

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Club badges
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Reverend John Grosse
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Order of Australia miniature medal

Order of Australia miniature medal

Nova Peris collection
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Medals
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Nova Peris
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Miniature medal with ribbon from Order of Australia set, Companion - Military Division, Male

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Governor-General collection
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Medals
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Royal Australian Mint
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Water Ledger, S R & W S Commission, Tongala, Koyuga & Kyabram Parishes, 1926-1938

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Irrigation (Tatura) - Goulburn Murray Water collection
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Administrative records
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Tongala, Victoria, Australia
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State Rivers and Water Supply Commission
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1926
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Australia Day, Port Victoria, 1918

Australia Day, Port Victoria, 1918

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Wartime badges
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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A W. Patrick
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1918
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Mr A Reid, President Press Gallery

Mr A Reid, President Press Gallery

Alan Reid collection
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Identity badges
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Sliding bevel

Sliding bevel

John Docker collection
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Bevels
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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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Metal tin containing pens, nibs and rubbers

Metal tin containing pens, nibs and rubbers

Hallmark Finance Limited collection
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Containers
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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The Valley Mill
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Hot water bottle

Hot water bottle

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Hot water bottles
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1949
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Nilsen 30-amp single pole knife switch

Nilsen 30-amp single pole knife switch

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Switches
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Tin ring

Tin ring

ET Fealy collection
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Baking tins
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Stainless steel ring

Stainless steel ring

ET Fealy collection
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Baking tins
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Blue Ford Falcon XA panel van and contents, used by anti-nuclear and peace activist Benny Zable

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Benny Zable collection no. 1
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Vehicles
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Australia
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Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited
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1973
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Silver cigarette holders

Silver cigarette holders

Christine Marshall Cox collection
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Cigarette holders
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Convict love token from Mary Smith, 1826

Convict love token from Mary Smith, 1826

Timothy Millett collection
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Convict love tokens
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Noticee: visitors are permitted to see those persons who are committed for trial on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Signs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1892
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Lily Molloy kneeling down and holding a posy in her lap

Lily Molloy kneeling down and holding a posy in her lap

Kevin Hannan collection
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Esna Studio
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1915
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Portable geiger counter and ratemeter

Portable geiger counter and ratemeter

Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 1
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Geiger counters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Austronic Engineering Laboratories Pty Ltd
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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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'California' Flag ship American Navy, going up Sydney Harbour 23/7/25.

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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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United States Navy
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1925
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Triumph hockey skate

Triumph hockey skate

William Vout collection
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Skates
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Mr William (Billy) Vout
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Dictating and transcribing machine

Dictating and transcribing machine

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Office machines
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Grundig Intermedia GmbH
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1960
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White glazed kangaroo and lily shape vase

White glazed kangaroo and lily shape vase

Terence Lane collection
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Vases
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1920
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Final Journey

Final Journey

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Len Maynard collection
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Artworks
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Len Maynard
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Miniature red cricket ball made of tin with photograph of E.R. Mayne on one side,

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Nanette Ward collection
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Commemorative objects
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Australian Cricket Team
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1921
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Glass plate negative - Bumerangi, an old Arrernte woman, suffering from senility and blindness, Bloods Creek, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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