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Woven bag

Woven bag

Papuan Official collection
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Bags
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1927
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Forty-one oil paint paintbrushes

Forty-one oil paint paintbrushes

Margaret Coen collection
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Paintbrushes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Margaret Coen
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1930
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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

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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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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia prize certificate for quilt and a photocopied page

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Nettie McColive collection
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Documents
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1932
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Tintype portrait of a young man

Tintype portrait of a young man

Bothwell Museum collection
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Tintypes
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Bothwell Museum
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1880
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Two bowls

Two bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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Massachusetts, United States of America
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T H Witherby Tool Company
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1920
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Post Office, Tamworth

Post Office, Tamworth

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

John Docker collection
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Folding rules
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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 the construction of Old Parliament House

Photograph of the construction of Old Parliament House

George Henry Taylor collection
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Photographs
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1926
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The Last of England's Infamous Felon Fleet The Convict Ship

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Jay Kruizenga collection
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Pamphlets
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United States of America
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Convict Ship 'Success' Touring Museum
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1924
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19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor William Bligh's arrest during the Rum Rebellion in 1808

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Sotheby's collection no. 2
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Dioramas
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Australia
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Unknown
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1808
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Black velvet horse riding helmet

Black velvet horse riding helmet

Colledge Family collection
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Sports safety helmets
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England
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Stone hatchet hafted in bent wood

Stone hatchet hafted in bent wood

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Hatchets
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Dirranbandi, Queensland, Australia
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1850
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Dispatch box with 'The Colonial Treasurer' on lid

Dispatch box with 'The Colonial Treasurer' on lid

Marion Green collection
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Dispatch boxes
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1856
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Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

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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The Native Bear Book - The Blue Gum Family at Koala Park by Noel Burnet 1932

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Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Noel Burnet
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1932
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Glass photographic magic lantern slide of a thylacine at the London Zoo

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David Seth-Smith collection
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Lantern slides
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London Zoo, London, England
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Mr David Seth-Smith
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1850
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Crimson full-length tunic, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Tunics
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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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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Club

Club

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Clubs
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Gerhardt Laves
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1930
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Malta-Maltese Cab (Carrozin)

Malta-Maltese Cab (Carrozin)