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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Black and white photograph showing three aeroplanes standing in a line, wing to wing

Black and white photograph showing three aeroplanes standing...

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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Black and white photograph of a tent camp and horses

Black and white photograph of a tent camp and horses

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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Poster advertising Regular Milk Australia's first 200 years on one litre whole milk cartons

Poster advertising Regular Milk Australia's first 200 years ...

ACT Milk Authority collection
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Advertising posters
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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ACT Milk Authority
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1987
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Fabric covered toy box and removable tray

Fabric covered toy box and removable tray

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy boxes
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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1925
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Souvenir miniature cricket bat, 'Australian XI vs Singapore & Malaya, May & June 1927, The Europe Hotel, Singapore'

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Nanette Ward collection
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Commemorative objects
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Singapore
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Edgar Richard Mayne
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1927
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Bill poster. The Weekend Australian.

Bill poster. The Weekend Australian. "No Dam What it Means"

Bob Brown collection no. 1
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Advertising posters
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Franklin River, Tasmania, Australia
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High Court of Australia
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Souvenir china ashtray of the opening of Federal Parliament House, Canberra, 1927

Souvenir china ashtray of the opening of Federal Parliament ...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
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Ashtrays
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club members register 1923 to 1928, and minutes from 1928

Tirranna Picnic Race Club members register 1923 to 1928, and...

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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1923
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Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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NSW Government
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1832
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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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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Marchant Model XL Rotary Calculator

Marchant Model XL Rotary Calculator

Arthur Young and Company collection
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Calculators
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California, United States of America
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Marchant Calculating Machine Company
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1920
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Firedrill

Firedrill

Dr William Warner collection
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Firesticks
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance...

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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Pair of slippers made from wood, leather, cloth and gold thread, Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

Pair of slippers made from wood, leather, cloth and gold thr...

George Pappas collection no. 1
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Slippers
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Plaque to commemorate the Australian May Day Centenary 1891 - 1991, with display stand

Plaque to commemorate the Australian May Day Centenary 1891 ...

Union of Australian Women collection
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Plaques
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1891
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Film negative - Jetty, Fowlers Bay, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Film negative - Jetty, Fowlers Bay, South Australia, photogr...

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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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

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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Adze

Adze

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Adzes
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
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Spearthrowers
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Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Steel lister with three teeth used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Steel lister with three teeth used at 'Rocky Plains' via Ber...

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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Ink bottle

Ink bottle

Les Robertson collection
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Ink bottles
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Melb