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Sketchbook of Aboriginal people in hunting, fighting and ceremonial scenes by Tommy McRae, about 1860

Sketchbook of Aboriginal people in hunting, fighting and cer...

Derrick Nightingale collection
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Sketchbooks
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Victoria, Australia
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Tommy McRae
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1875
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Club

Club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Wooden toy car

Wooden toy car

Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Toy motor cars
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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1920
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Virgilius Opera.

Virgilius Opera.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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1815
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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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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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Short History of Women's Cricket in Australia to 1939 With Particular Reference to Victoria

Short History of Women's Cricket in Australia to 1939 With P...

Ruth Preddey collection
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Manuscripts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms June Cole
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1975
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with accessories

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with ac...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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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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Baby's silk garment

Baby's silk garment

Rita McMartin collection no. 1
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Baby dresses
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Condobolin, New South Wales, Australia
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'Granny' Edwards
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1877
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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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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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Cricket Memories

Cricket Memories

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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London, England
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Methuen and Co Ltd
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1933
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Whitework fine linen tray cloth

Whitework fine linen tray cloth

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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White cotton pillowcase

White cotton pillowcase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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Bore gauge

Bore 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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Spur strap

Spur strap

Colledge Family collection
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Footwear accessories
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Totality by Kevin Gilbert

Totality by Kevin Gilbert

Eleanor Williams-Gilbert collection
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Linocuts
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Mr Kevin Gilbert
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1965
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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 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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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Red metal pillar box with arched top

Red metal pillar box with arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W Taylor Paragon Foundry Pyrmont
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1912
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Crazy patchwork cushion cover

Crazy patchwork cushion cover

Margaret Rolfe collection no. 4
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Cushion covers
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Anne M. Kennedy
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1895
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Photograph depicting Moir family picnic at Delta Downs Station, North QLD, c1890s

Photograph depicting Moir family picnic at Delta Downs Stati...

Delta Downs Station collection
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Photographs
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Delta Downs Station, Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Alphonse Chargois
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1890
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Glass plate negative - Sinkhole in limestone rock, Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Nullarbor Plain, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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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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Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

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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Key

Key

Colledge Family collection
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Keys
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Spearthrower from Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, 1900

Spearthrower from Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, 1900

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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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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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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Boomerang, made by Joe Timbery Snr (1912-1978), La Perouse, Sydney

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joe Timbery Snr.
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1912
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MIss Margaret Peden

MIss Margaret Peden

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

L and T Hackney collection
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Boomerangs
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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