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Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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England
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1936
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Black wooden walking stick with a bulbous ornately carved ivory grip.

Black wooden walking stick with a bulbous ornately carved iv...

Sir Isaac Isaacs collection
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Walking-sticks
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1935
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Short History of Women's Cricket in Australia to 1939 With Particular Reference to Victoria

Short History of Women's Cricket in Australia to 1939 With P...

Ruth Preddey collection
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Manuscripts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms June Cole
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1975
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Digging sticks
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Bristol squat storage jar

Bristol squat storage jar

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Jars
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1923
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Wooden hall chair with a removable black felt cushion, from the Prime Minister's Lodge

Wooden hall chair with a removable black felt cushion, from ...

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Chairs
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Australia
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Mrs Ruth Lane Poole
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1926
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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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Boomerang, made by Joe Timbery Snr (1912-1978), La Perouse, Sydney

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joe Timbery Snr.
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1912
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Fine tooth saw blade

Fine tooth saw blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Saw blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Radius gauge

Radius gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Kettle and lid

Kettle and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kettles
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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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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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British passport issued to Karl Henry Aumuller, a Certificate of Registration, and a travel pass

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Travel documents
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China
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1917
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An Irrigated Apricot Orchard in Australia

An Irrigated Apricot Orchard 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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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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Vertical basket woven with rush

Vertical basket woven with rush

JW Lindo collection
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Baskets
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Kaparlgoo, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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Doll - Queen Elizabeth (II?)

Doll - Queen Elizabeth (II?)

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Dolls
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Tatting rosette in progress

Tatting rosette in progress

Gwyneth Ottrey collection
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Textiles
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Saint Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Florence O. Ottrey
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1934
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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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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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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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Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Scotland
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Mr George Ranken
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1821
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Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Swing tags
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Claremont, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Cadburys
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1920
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Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving bottles
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Pearl shell pubic cover attached to hair string belt

Pearl shell pubic cover attached to hair string belt

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Personal adornments
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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English star - Miss M Hide

English star - Miss M Hide

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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Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky...

Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
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1910
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Minton 'Kings Service' china dinner plate bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinner plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Fibre sample

Fibre sample

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Samples
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "AAA"

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 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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1982
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Glass Agee preserving jar

Glass Agee preserving jar

Anne Girard collection
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Food preserving jars
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Anne M. Girard
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1920
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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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Scythe stone

Scythe stone

Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1
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Sharpening stones
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Oakleigh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Thomas Colwell
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1900
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Textbook on practical mathematics

Textbook on practical mathematics

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Textbooks
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Timber handle for a hand saw

Timber handle for a hand saw

John Docker collection
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Tool handles
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Philadelphia, United States of America
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Henry Disston & Sons
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1920
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Child's cardboard handbag

Child's cardboard handbag

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Handbags
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Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia
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1935
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Photograph of Hotel Canberra

Photograph of Hotel Canberra