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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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Nib pen

Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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Pens
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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Cooking basin

Cooking basin

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cooking equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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Dog's leather shoe

Dog's leather shoe

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Animal accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1925
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Calendar produced by the British American Tobacco Company (BAT) for the year 1929

Calendar produced by the British American Tobacco Company (B...

George Harvey collection
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Calendars
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China
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The British-American Tobacco Co Pty Ltd
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1928
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Tin toy truck

Tin toy truck

Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Toy trucks
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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1920
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Sympathy letter to Mr and Mrs Campbell after being attacked by bushrangers Ben Hall, John O'Meally and John Gilbert

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Veda Hope collection
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Letters
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Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
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Amelia Campbell
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1864
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Nose ornament from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

Nose ornament from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Personal adornments
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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"Agent for Commonwealth Savings Bank"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising signs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia
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Hotel Canberra and Lawns, Canberra

Hotel Canberra and Lawns, Canberra

Elizabeth Kay collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1927
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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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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1948
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1986
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Ink bottle

Ink bottle

Les Robertson collection
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Ink bottles
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Postcard with photograph captioned The Bridge, South approach, August 1929

Postcard with photograph captioned The Bridge, South approac...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Aus...
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1929
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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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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Clonmacnoise, Offaly, Ireland No. 5

Clonmacnoise, Offaly, Ireland No. 5

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1928
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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1981
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Wooden scribe made from wood with a small tack like metal piece attached

Wooden scribe made from wood with a small tack like metal pi...

George O Crawford collection
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Woodworking tools
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Pair of ladies dyed pink satin tango shoes

Pair of ladies dyed pink satin tango shoes

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dancing shoes
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1920
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Disastrous Fire. Smithfield Freezing Works June 21 1929

Disastrous Fire. Smithfield Freezing Works June 21 1929

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1929
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Fifteen Royal Agricultural Society Member Badges

Fifteen Royal Agricultural Society Member Badges

Colledge Family collection
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Membership badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1925
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Gold medal from the Royal Agricultural Society of N.S.W. Royal Easter Show Sydney 1929

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Colledge Family collection
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Medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1929
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Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexpected pleasure'

Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexp...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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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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Tirranna Picnic Race Club members register and minutes book, 1907 to 1909, and 1921 to 1930

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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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1907
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Cylindrical fibre basket

Cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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Baskets
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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The Gwalior Plains

The Gwalior Plains

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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J Carr
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1840
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Hand saw

Hand saw

George O Crawford collection
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Saws
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Riding crop

Riding crop

Colledge Family collection
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Riding whips
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Wooden toy mangle

Wooden toy mangle

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Household 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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Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the Cairns district

Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the C...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Composing stick

Composing stick

Les Robertson collection
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Printing accessories
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Letter from James Turner to

Letter from James Turner to "Dear Sister", dated 23 May 1863...

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Personal letters
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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James Turner
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1863
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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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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Personal adornments
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nanungunda
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1969
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Enid Bowden collection
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Personal adornments
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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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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Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Australia Post Historical collection
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