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Rolling pin made at 'Nashville' by William Iram Nash for his daughter Bonnie Nash

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Sid Nash collection
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Rolling pins
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Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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Keyhole saw

Keyhole saw

John Docker collection
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Keyhole saws
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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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Blue enamel candlestick

Blue enamel candlestick

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Candlesticks
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1930
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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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The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

Philip MacFarlane collection
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ion L. Idriess
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1948
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Black and white photograph showing a crowd, including civilians and military personnel, gathered at an airfield

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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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Australian Football League sports trading card of Nicky Winmar of St. Kilda

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Select Australia collection
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Collecting cards
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Terrey Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Select Australia Pty Ltd
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1996
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Bead plane used during the construction of Old Parliament House

Bead plane used during the construction of Old Parliament Ho...

George Henry Taylor collection
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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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A photographic postcard of a school class with the caption,

A photographic postcard of a school class with the caption,"...

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photographic postcards
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Dural, New South Wales, Australia
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1935
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Colour lithograph showing a collage of Australian fauna by May Gibbs

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 5
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Lithographs
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Cecilia M. Gibbs
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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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Girl and boy dressed in period costume, boy presenting flowers to girl

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Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Henri
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1938
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Saucepan and lid

Saucepan and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Saucepans
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Wou Teh Shing, Stone Contractor, Hankow, 29 January 1927

Wou Teh Shing, Stone Contractor, Hankow, 29 January 1927

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Invoices
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Wuhan, China
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Wou Teh Shing, Stone Contractor
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1927
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Leather dog shoe worn on long bush walking trips in the Blue Mountains by the Dunphy's fox terrier named Dextre

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Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Animal accessories
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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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Blue woollen cricket blazer worn by New South Wales cricketer Bill O'Reilly

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Swan Richards collection
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Blazers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1927
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Club

Club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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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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1926
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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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Invitation to a State Ball at Parliament House, Canberra, on 25 October 1934

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Elizabeth Kay collection no. 2
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Invitations
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1934
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Small spool of crochet cotton

Small spool of crochet cotton

Gwyneth Ottrey collection
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Crochet threads
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Saint Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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J & P Coats
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Comb for sheep shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
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Neil Woodhouse
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1910
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Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated with flower, leaf and bee motifs

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Two white linen pillow shams

Two white linen pillow shams

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillow shams
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1910
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Film negative - Travelling in Nullabor station Ford truck, South Australia or Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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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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1920
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Photograph of Australian batsmen Don Bradman and Bill Ponsford walking onto a cricket ground

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Nanette Ward collection
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Photographs
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England, United Kingdom
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Sir Donald 'Don' Bradman
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1934
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Albert Hall, Canberra

Albert Hall, Canberra

Elizabeth Kay collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1927
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Metal scales with a cane basket, used by the Canberra Mothercraft Society to weigh babies

Metal scales with a cane basket, used by the Canberra Mother...

Canberra Mothercraft Society collection
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Weighing instruments
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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J W Wedderburn & Sons
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1930
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Crocheted lace collar

Crocheted lace collar

Gwyneth Ottrey collection
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Collars
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Saint Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Florence O. Ottrey
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