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Wooden rocking horse with elliptical wheels which moves along when rocked

Wooden rocking horse with elliptical wheels which moves alon...

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Rocking horses
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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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Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Telephones
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United States of America
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Telephone and Radio Corporation
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1948
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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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Two girls standing behind a globe of the world

Two girls standing behind a globe of the world

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1907
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Dispatch box with 'Premier of New South Wales' on lid

Dispatch box with 'Premier of New South Wales' on lid

Marion Green collection
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Dispatch boxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Government
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1901
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Moonlight, Sydney Harbour, 1907

Moonlight, Sydney Harbour, 1907

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1907
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Postcard featuring photograph of Argyle Cut, Sydney

Postcard featuring photograph of Argyle Cut, Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Argyle Cut, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1907
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Landsdowne Bridge, George's River

Landsdowne Bridge, George's River

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Lansvale, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1907
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Polar bear on wheels

Polar bear on wheels

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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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1930

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1930

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1930
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Mrs Jn. Turner sitting on a bench and the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background

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Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1926
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Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbe...

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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Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles collection
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Motor cars
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Bean Car Company
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1925
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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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Telescopic gauge

Telescopic 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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John Rodgers Marine Chronometer No 1/1853, 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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John Rodgers
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1868
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Government House

Government House

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Government House, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Government
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1849
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Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Unknown
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1935
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Two square plush d'oyleys

Two square plush d'oyleys

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Doilies
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Film negative - Nell Basedow walking toward house, Yalata station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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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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Craytex rod, polishing stone

Craytex rod, polishing stone

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Abrasives
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Child's walking trainer

Child's walking trainer

Ruth Lynch collection
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Walking aids
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United States of America
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1932
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Metal match box cover featuring photographs of Old Parliament house and the Australian War Memorial

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Elizabeth Kay collection no. 2
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Match containers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Alex Collingridge
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1935
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Pair of outside calipers

Pair of outside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Outside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Triangular apron made of a length of melaleuca bark folded in half from Melville or Bathurst Island

Triangular apron made of a length of melaleuca bark folded i...

Charles Hart collection
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Aprons
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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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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Pull toy elephant by Bing Werke or Gebrüder Bing

Pull toy elephant by Bing Werke or Gebrüder Bing

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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Photo album owned by David Davis, owner of Phar Lap, featuring each of Phar Lap's Australian race wins

Photo album owned by David Davis, owner of Phar Lap, featuri...

David Davis collection
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Photograph albums
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Flemington, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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David J. Davis
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1928
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Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
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Political badges
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Australia
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1906
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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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PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1
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Paddle-steamers
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Beverley, Yorkshire, England
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Beverley Iron Coy Limited
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1877
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Mustering on a Sheep Station

Mustering on a Sheep Station

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1920
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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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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