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Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair, and a matching saucer

Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the S...

Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Cups and saucers
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising signs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia
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1913
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Horse and cart

Horse and cart

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toys
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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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Fork gathered from Hollywood Mission by Eric Bell

Fork gathered from Hollywood Mission by Eric Bell

Eric Bell collection no. 2
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Cutlery
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Yass, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Eric Bell
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1934
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Toy car manufactured by TOOTSIETOY, USA,

Toy car manufactured by TOOTSIETOY, USA,

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy vehicles
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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TootsieToy
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1925
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Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular plate with rounded edges

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Balances
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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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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr O J. Atkinson
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1927
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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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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Breaking Land for an Orchard

Breaking Land for an Orchard

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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Newspaper clipping showing a photograph of the Illawarra Women's cricket team after defeating Newcastle in the premiership

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Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Aerial photograph of provisional Parliament House, Canberra, taken by Sir Raymond Garrett [on opening day in May 1927?]

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Sir Raymond Garrett collection
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Aerial photographs
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Sir Raymond Garrett
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1927
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Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display boxes
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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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Red ceramic mug to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II 1953

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Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Commemorative mugs
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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Letter - Sworn statement by John Flynn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Flynn, 16 May 1844

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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Commemorative blue enamelled florin brooch depicting Old Parliament House, 1927

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 1
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Badges
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Royal Australian Mint
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1927
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Black and white photograph of a tent camp

Black and white photograph of a tent camp

Mollie Ballard collection
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Photographs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Frank W. Ballard
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1927
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Japanese porcelain condiment set, featuring a mustard pot flanked by a salt and pepper shaker, in the form of three kangaroos on a shaped plinth

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Terence Lane collection
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Condiment sets
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1930
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Black and white photograph of a view over a military tent camp

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Mollie Ballard collection
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Photographs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Frank W. Ballard
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1927
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Newspaper clipping showing a photo of cricketers Miss Rene Shevill (left) and Miss Ruby Monaghan

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Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Medicine jar

Medicine jar

Anne Girard collection
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Jars
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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ACI
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1934
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White wooden 'make-do' stool made by soldier settler Harry Newman at Narrogin, Western Australia, in 1922

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Harry and Natalie Newman collection
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Stools
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Narrogin Agricultural Area, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Henry '. Newman
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1922
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Postcard with photograph captioned Sydney Harbour from Vaucluse, 1935

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Aus...
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1935
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Native Encampment

Native Encampment

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1844
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Marking gauge

Marking gauge

John Docker collection
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Marking gauges
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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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Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Side plates
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Three bowls

Three 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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Tablecloth with printed images of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Westminster Abbey

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Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Tablecloths
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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Square cotton handkerchief commemorating the coronation of King George VI

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Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Handkerchiefs
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Australia
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King George VI
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1935
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1926 Crossley Landaulette 'Canberra' car used for the 1927 Royal Tour and at the opening of Parliament House

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Victor Alberts collection no. 1
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Motor cars
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Manchester, England
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Crossley Motors Ltd
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1926
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Booklet titled 'Highness Jubilee Anti-Report'

Booklet titled 'Highness Jubilee Anti-Report'

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Booklets
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London, England
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Counter Information Services
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1975
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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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Timber marking gauge

Timber marking gauge

John Docker collection
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Marking gauges
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Sheffield, England
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William Marples & Son
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1920
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club cash book from 1925 to 1928

Tirranna Picnic Race Club cash book from 1925 to 1928

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Books
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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