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Dial gauge

Dial 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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Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Wedges
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Album containing 20 menus, 12 seating plans and 23 photographs from Parliament House in Canberra, dating from 1927 to 1944

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Betty Hall collection
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Albums
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1927
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Counter sink

Counter sink

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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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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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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Picturesque Isles Of The South Seas

Picturesque Isles Of The South Seas

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
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1934
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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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Geology Of The Country South And East Of The Murray River, With Special Reference To The Subterranean Water Supply In Wells And Bores Along The Pinnaroo And Bordertown Railways

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Mudgee Historical Society collection
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Reports
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Henry Y. Brown
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1910
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Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
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Containers
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Black knit miser's purse

Black knit miser's purse

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Purses
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1860
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Draughts

Draughts

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Board games
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Holland
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Petronella Wensing
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1932
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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1980
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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

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Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Jenny calipers

Jenny calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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Brass fastening latch

Brass fastening latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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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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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1900
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Mayne's autograph book containing over 850 autographs of famous cricketers from England, Australia, Sth Africa, New Zealand, West Indies & Scotland covering the period 1907-1955

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Nanette Ward collection
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Autograph books
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Edgar R. Mayne
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1907
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Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation bo...

Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Six pence coin produced in 1935 for the Territory of New Guinea

Six pence coin produced in 1935 for the Territory of New Gui...

TE Hanley collection no. 3
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Sixpences
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1935
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One Lang Starvation Debenture

One Lang Starvation Debenture

John Beagle collection
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Handbills
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W C Penfold and Co Pty Ltd
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1931
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Pair of brown cotton knit stockings

Pair of brown cotton knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Stockings
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Trophy awarded to EW Percival For His Flight to Africa and Back in a Day, June 17 1935

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Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Trophies
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Africa
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1935
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Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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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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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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Massachusetts, United States of America
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T H Witherby Tool Company
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1920
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Welcome Home Noble Brothers

Welcome Home Noble Brothers

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Banners
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1863
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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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Tinted black and white studio portrait photograph of Bibmbo, Auntie Val, Enid and a friend

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB Blue Birds Club
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1935
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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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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Film negative - Family in garden, Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Film negative - Family in garden, Hermannsburg, Northern Ter...

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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Wooden pull toy by Toy Tinkers of Evanston, Illinois, USA

Wooden pull toy by Toy Tinkers of Evanston, Illinois, USA

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Pull-along 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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'Gulmari' shield, Queensland

'Gulmari' shield, Queensland

Black's Museum collection
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Shields
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1930
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Centre drill

Centre drill

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Drill bits
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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1-2 inch micrometer

1-2 inch micrometer

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Micrometers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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White ceramic toy tea set with yellow decoration

White ceramic toy tea set with yellow decoration

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy tea sets
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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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Arnolds Ink bottle