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Wood gouge with a timber handle

Wood gouge with a timber handle

John Docker collection
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Gouges
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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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Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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Lannon Harley
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1832
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Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected around Port Phillip Bay, 1859 -1882

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Port Phillip seaweed album collection
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Botanical specimens
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Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia
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Charles Morrison
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1851
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Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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1800
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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Aust...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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1959
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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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Bench axe with a steel head branded

Bench axe with a steel head branded "Plumb", and a timber ha...

John Docker collection
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Axes
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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Ned Kelly

Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Ned Ke...

Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1855
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Toy cooking spoon

Toy cooking spoon

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Kitchen toys
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Mrs Eslee Bridge
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1920
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Ice-cream churn

Ice-cream churn

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Ice-cream churns
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The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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The Last of England's Infamous Felon Fleet The Convict Ship

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Jay Kruizenga collection
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Pamphlets
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United States of America
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Convict Ship 'Success' Touring Museum
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1924
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Oilstone mounted in a timber box with a timber lid

Oilstone mounted in a timber box with a timber lid

John Docker collection
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Sharpening stones
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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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Steel horseshoe magnet

Steel horseshoe magnet

John Docker collection
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Magnets
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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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Pearl necklace given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Necklaces
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Adzes
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1900
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Ballot paper  from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 25 September 1929

Ballot paper from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 25 September 1...

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Ballot papers
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1929
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air mail covers re-enactment flight first official air mail Australia - New Zealand 1934-1984...11th April 1984'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air m...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern on the underside

Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkwells
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Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with le...

Donald Maclurcan collection no. 2
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Skis
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Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey Yen
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1860
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Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow

Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by H...

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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1922
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Newspaper clipping featuring signed photograph of the Discovery leaving Capetown

Newspaper clipping featuring signed photograph of the Discov...

John Collinson Close collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Frank Hurley
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1929
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Brown checked riding jacket

Brown checked riding jacket

Colledge Family collection
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Jackets
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Film negative - Smithy at Mt. Davies camp, Tomkinson Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

Film negative - Smithy at Mt. Davies camp, Tomkinson Ranges,...

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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1903
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Toy farm set

Toy farm set

Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
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Toy farms
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England, United Kingdom
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1860
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

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

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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Miss Margaret Peden

Miss Margaret Peden

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Margaret Peden
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1929
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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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Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at w...

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Shovels
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Baron Thomas Denman
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1912
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Pigmented plaited grass fibre armband or

Pigmented plaited grass fibre armband or "baku"

Dr William Warner collection
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Armbands
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Plaster standing kangaroo on a stepped plinth

Plaster standing kangaroo on a stepped plinth

Terence Lane collection
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Animal figures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1920