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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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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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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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An Irrigated Apricot Orchard in Australia

An Irrigated Apricot Orchard in Australia

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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Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Epidiascopes
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Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reverend F H. Stokes
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1909
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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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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Metal rule

Metal 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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A New System of Domestic Cookery.

A New System of Domestic Cookery.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Cookbooks
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1883
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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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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Film negative - A pioneer, Mr Thomson, the furthest-out settler north of Oodnadatta, South Australia, with un-named girl, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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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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1926
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Lafferty cartoon strips (2)

Lafferty cartoon strips (2)

Stephen Stanley collection
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Cartoons
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South Australia, Australia
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Mr Stephen E. Stanley
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1987
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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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Spokeshave branded H Docker, 1887

Spokeshave branded H Docker, 1887

John Docker collection
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Spokeshaves
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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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Engraved EPNS serviette ring, made about 1880

Engraved EPNS serviette ring, made about 1880

Terence Lane collection
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Serviette rings
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1875
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No. 20 Singer sewing machine for girls with lid of box and instructions booklet

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Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Sewing machines
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1926
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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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1980
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Photo-micrographic apparatus stand and accessories

Photo-micrographic apparatus stand and accessories

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Photographic equipment
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Jena, Germany
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Carl Zeiss
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1920
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To Commemorate the opening of the Federal Parliament House Canberra, May 1927

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Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative mugs
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England
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Aynsley and Sons
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1926
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Pigmented long narrow mesh bag made from two-ply fibre string

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Dr William Warner collection
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Bags
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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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Princes Bridge & City Terminus of M. & H.B. Railway, Melbourne, in the 'Fifties'.

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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M & HB Railway Company
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1850
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King River, Albany, W.A. No. 69

King River, Albany, W.A. No. 69

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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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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Ladies dyed pink satin left tango shoe, with a clear cut bead at the centre top

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dancing shoes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Callaghan Shoe Company
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1920
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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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Boomerang, Ripple Creek, Queensland

Boomerang, Ripple Creek, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Ripple Creek, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Telephones
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United States of America
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Telephone and Radio Corporation
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1948
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Undated map showing irrigation areas along the Murray River from Morgan, South Australia to Hume Reservoir

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Mudgee Historical Society collection
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Maps
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Murray River, , Australia
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Mr Henry H. Dare
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1919
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Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with le...

Donald Maclurcan collection no. 2
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Skis
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Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey Yen
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1860
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Toy boomerang

Toy boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Glass plate negative - Katherine River, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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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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1922
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John Rodgers Marine Chronometer No 1/1853, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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John Rodgers
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1868
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North Queensland P & A Association 1883 'Brood Mare'

North Queensland P & A Association 1883 'Brood Mare'

David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1883
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Whitework fine linen tray cloth

Whitework fine linen tray cloth

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to prickly pear and cactoblastis moth

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Dr John Mann collection
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Newspaper clippings
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1926
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'Improved' clothes peg invented by Florence McCarthy Clerke in Melbourne in 1925