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Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Dr Donald McMichael collection no. 2
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Badges
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1988
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Keyhole saw

Keyhole saw

John Docker collection
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Keyhole saws
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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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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 3 - Pre-stamped envelopes...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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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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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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Bag featuring Berlin woolwork with silk

Bag featuring Berlin woolwork with silk

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Evening bags
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1870
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Mauve satin covered ladies shoes with irridescent gelatin sequin decoration on toe and strap

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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Switzerland
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1920
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Height measurement gauges

Height measurement gauges

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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Microtis Porrifolia

Microtis Porrifolia

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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Proclamation of British sovereignty over King George V Land (Antarctica), signed by Sir Douglas Mawson, 1931

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Sir Douglas Mawson collection
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Documents
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Antarctica
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Sir Douglas Mawson
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1931
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Charles Ulm's leather attache case with an attached shipping label

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Ellen Rogers collection
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Cases
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Mr Charles T. Ulm
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1928
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Billy cans and bag

Billy cans and bag

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Billy cans
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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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Arthur Cocks & Co Ltd for goggles and spectacles 1928-1929

Arthur Cocks & Co Ltd for goggles and spectacles 1928-1929

Gweneth Meyers collection
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Catalogues
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Arthur Cocks & Co. Ltd
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1928
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Hair tongs

Hair tongs

Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Tongs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1930
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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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Skew back hand saw

Skew back hand saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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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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Part of shell necklet

Part of shell necklet

Papuan Official collection
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Neckpieces
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1929
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Club

Club

Katherine Stow collection
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Clubs
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Narran River, New South Wales, Australia
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Peter Hippi
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1879
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P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters and small parcels

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Wooden dentist instrument cabinet owned by Len Uren

Wooden dentist instrument cabinet owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Cabinets
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London, England
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Cash & Sons
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1920
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Die Schlact am Skaqerrak, Franz Schneider Verlag 1933

Die Schlact am Skaqerrak, Franz Schneider Verlag 1933

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Books
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Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
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1933
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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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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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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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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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Mask

Mask

Papuan Official collection
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Masks
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Edwin M. Bastard
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1923
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Pair of metal spurs with black leather straps

Pair of metal spurs with black leather straps

Colledge Family collection
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Spurs
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey No. 24

Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey No. 24

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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One-piece cream muslin dress with embroidered leaf pattern

One-piece cream muslin dress with embroidered leaf pattern

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dresses
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1810
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Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Ladles
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Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1965
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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup and saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Victorian Women's Cricket Team wearing?State blazers and ties. 1929/30.

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Elsie Deane collection
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Photographs
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1929
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Burchardia Umbellata

Burchardia Umbellata

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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Australian batswoman, Miss R Monaghan, steps out to a ball, cracks it to the boundary, at the Sydney Cricket Ground

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Ruby Lee collection
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Photographs
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Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife