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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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Land grant issued to Hannibal Macarthur signed by Governor Lachlan Macquarie, 17 August 1819

Land grant issued to Hannibal Macarthur signed by Governor L...

Colonial Land Grants collection
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Deeds
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lachlan Macquarie
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1819
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Plaited grass fibre armband or

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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Metal teapot

Metal teapot

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Teapots
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Stokes & Sons
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1988
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr William Warner collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Knitlock corner brickmaking machine designed and used by Walter Burley Griffin

Knitlock corner brickmaking machine designed and used by Wal...

W Herbert and C Peters collection
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Brickmaking equipment
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Castlecrag, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Walter B. Griffin
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1920
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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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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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Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a pictur...

Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Side plates
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Four newspaper articles from 20 September 1929, 28 February 1930, 6 May 1959, and 18 December 1972

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Newspapers
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Ethel Faithfull
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1930
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Bunch of prison keys and tags

Bunch of prison keys and tags

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Barren Jack before work started

Barren Jack before work started

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Burrinjuck Dam, Burrinjuck, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1896
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Booklet titled 'Worker's Compensation Act 1926-1954'

Booklet titled 'Worker's Compensation Act 1926-1954'

ET Fealy collection
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Booklets
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1926
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Workshop, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Workshop, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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North Terrace looking east, Adelaide, SA

North Terrace looking east, Adelaide, SA

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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1929
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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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Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Morris Tobias
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1830
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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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Burnished, wooden fighting club

Burnished, wooden fighting club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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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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The Courthouse, Parramatta

The Courthouse, Parramatta

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1849
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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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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spe...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Transfers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Crystal wine glass from Old Parliament House

Crystal wine glass from Old Parliament House

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 2
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Wine glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Government of Australia
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Silver fish knife

Silver fish knife

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Fish knives
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Sheffield, England
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Stokes
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1988
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Glass Agee preserving jar

Glass Agee preserving jar

Anne Girard collection
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Food preserving jars
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Anne M. Girard
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1920
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Clear moulded stem glass

Clear moulded stem glass

Andrew Reeves and Helen Parrott collection
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Champagne glasses
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United States of America
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The Libbey Glass Company
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1892
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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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Film negative - A woman showing one method of carrying an infant, north of the Musgrave Ranges photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Musgrave Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1903
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Colourised photographic postcard of Lane Cover River, NSW

Colourised photographic postcard of Lane Cover River, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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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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Boomerang, made by Joe Timbery Snr (1912-1978), La Perouse, Sydney

Boomerang, made by Joe Timbery Snr (1912-1978), La Perouse, ...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection