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Black and white postcard photograph of Auntie Val from the Blue Birds Club

Black and white postcard photograph of Auntie Val from the B...

Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB Blue Birds Club
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1935
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Two square black sateen cushions

Two square black sateen cushions

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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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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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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Porcelain oriental-style doll used as a subject for painting

Porcelain oriental-style doll used as a subject for painting

Margaret Coen collection
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Dolls
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Margaret Coen
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1934
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Hair tongs

Hair tongs

Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Tongs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1930
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Childrens floor rug

Childrens floor rug

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Floor rugs
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Photograph titled 'Ride Im', 1934

Photograph titled 'Ride Im', 1934

Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2
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Silver gelatin prints
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New York, United States of America
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1934
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Armband

Armband

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Dean Golja
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1948
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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

John Docker collection
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Saw-setting tools
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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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Twenty-one wooden alphabet blocks

Twenty-one wooden alphabet blocks

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Alphabet blocks
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Oblong bark container

Oblong bark container

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Containers
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Stub of a wax candle

Stub of a wax candle

John Docker collection
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Candles
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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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Ladies dyed pink satin right 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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Wooden toy car

Wooden toy car

Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Toy motor cars
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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1920
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Program for the English Women's XI tour of Australia, 1948-9

Program for the English Women's XI tour of Australia, 1948-9

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Programs
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Australia
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Sue Summers
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1948
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Certificate awarded at the Royal Melbroune Centenary Show, 1948 for first prize for a snow white play apron

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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H Hearne & Co Pty Ltd
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1948
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Japara gunny sack

Japara gunny sack

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Carry bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1925
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Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Lorna Huxtable collection
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Copper sticks
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Louise E. Barrenger
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1882
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Underwood No.5 Standard Typewriter, used by New South Wales School Inspector John Dunlop, 1927-1937

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Helen Mason collection
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Typewriters
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United States of America
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Stott & Underwood Ltd
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1927
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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 3 - Pre-stamped envelopes...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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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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Set of ten teaspoons

Set of ten teaspoons

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Teaspoons
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1940
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Mauve satin covered ladies left shoe

Mauve satin covered ladies left shoe

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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Switzerland
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1920
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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The Serpent, Bilumbira - Yirrkala, 1948

The Serpent, Bilumbira - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek, Red Gorge, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Harvest of Endurance: A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988

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Australia-China Friendship Society collection
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Scrolls
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Australia
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Mr Mo Xiangyi
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1987
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Ashtray

Ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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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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Merit certificate awarded to Norma Thompson from Brighton Technical Girls School, 1927

Merit certificate awarded to Norma Thompson from Brighton Te...

Thompson Family collection
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Certificates
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Brighton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1927
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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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Clapstick

Clapstick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clapsticks
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North-western Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Diary of Lorelle Sample, Australia - Japan, 1935

Diary of Lorelle Sample, Australia - Japan, 1935

Lorelle Moore collection
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Diaries
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Victoria, Australia
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Lorelle Moore
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1935
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Farmhouse and yard, likely Elastolin brand

Farmhouse and yard, likely Elastolin brand

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy farms
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Axe

Axe

Papuan Official collection
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Axes
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Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1927
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Tape measure

Tape measure