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Temporary Police Pass valid from 8-10 May 1927, for the opening or the Provisional Parliament House, Canberra

Temporary Police Pass valid from 8-10 May 1927, for the open...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 15
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Passes
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Federal Capital Commission
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1927
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Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the establishment of Lucini & Co in Melbourne, Victoria, 1853

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Joseph Andreallo collection no. 1
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Footstools
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Italy
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1858
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Glass plate negative - Natives prisoners, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905(?)

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1900
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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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1925
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Surface plate

Surface plate

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Metal scales with a cane basket, used by the Canberra Mothercraft Society to weigh babies

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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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Invitation to view the ceremonies connected with the Establishment of the Seat of Government in Canberra, 1927

Invitation to view the ceremonies connected with the Establi...

Helen Stockbridge collection
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Invitations
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1927
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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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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Shell pendant

Shell pendant

Ursula McConnel collection
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Pendants
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Carpenter's pincers, branded

Carpenter's pincers, branded "9"

John Docker collection
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Carpenters pincers
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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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Booklet titled 'Worker's Compensation Act 1926-1954'

Booklet titled 'Worker's Compensation Act 1926-1954'

ET Fealy collection
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1926
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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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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Metal match box cover featuring photographs of Old Parliament house and the Australian War Memorial

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Elizabeth Kay collection no. 2
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Match containers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Alex Collingridge
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1935
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Clock mounted in boss of a propeller with commemorative plaque on hub

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Ellen Rogers collection
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Wall clocks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Charles T. Ulm
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1934
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Australian cricketer Anne Palmer and M. Taylor, English fast bowler, both dressed in overcoats and standing in parkland

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Lorna Smith collection
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Photographs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd
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1934
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Tricycle horse that belonged to the Gibson children, Burrungurroolong

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Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Tricycles
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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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Square white cotton table centre cloth made by Una May Roadknight at Orbost, Victoria, in 1906

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1906
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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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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

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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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A photographic postcard of a school class

A photographic postcard of a school class "Juniors, Public S...

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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Part of model dancing platform

Part of model dancing platform

Papuan Official collection
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Models
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr B W. Bramell
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1927
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Jack plane with a timber body and a steel blade

Jack plane with a timber body and a steel blade

John Docker collection
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Jack planes
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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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Replica fat lamp in a tin, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

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Eileen Morgan collection
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Lamps
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Macropod scapula used as a yam cutting knife

Macropod scapula used as a yam cutting knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Chivers family album, 1920s

Chivers family album, 1920s

Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2
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Photograph albums
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1920
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TO QUARANTINE LAUNCH AEDES

TO QUARANTINE LAUNCH AEDES

Torrens Island Quarantine Station collection
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Signs
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Torrens Island, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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1930
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Black and white photograph of a military tent camp and nearby buildings

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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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Photograph of Edna Thompson and 'Tuppy' Franz, Martin Place Sydney, 1934

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Thompson Family collection
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Photographs
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Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Edna M. Thompson
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1934
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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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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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Stripping an Average Australian Wheat Crop

Stripping an Average Australian Wheat Crop

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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Harvest-Time in Australia

Harvest-Time 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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