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Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

John Docker collection
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Folding rules
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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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Vacola jar

Vacola jar

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Tintype portrait of a young man

Tintype portrait of a young man

Bothwell Museum collection
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Tintypes
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Bothwell Museum
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1880
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Letter from Rose Sarah Rasey to 'My dear Dorothy', 20 March 1938

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RG Bain collection
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Letters
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Henan, China
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Ms Rose S. Rasey
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1938
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Wooden serviette ring set on a pewter stand which is shaped as a gum leaf

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Elizabeth Chess collection
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Serviette rings
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Western Australia, Australia
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1910
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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

John Docker collection
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Mallets
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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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ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes wringers
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Glasgow, Scotland
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ACME Manufacturing Co
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1900
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Panel of poplin fabric featuring a 'Jacobean' bird

Panel of poplin fabric featuring a 'Jacobean' bird

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Embroidered panels
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1932
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Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Gidleigh Collection
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Fishing lures
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London, England
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Shield

Shield

Odette O'Neill collection
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Shields
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Wooden board from a packing case for exported frozen rabbits, used by Wilkinson & Maher, Yelarbon, QLD

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Bert Wright collection
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Food packaging
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Yelarbon, Queensland, Australia
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Wilkinson & Maher
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1926
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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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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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Australian Women's Cricket, 1938

Australian Women's Cricket, 1938

Mollie Flaherty collection
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Magazines
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Spectator Publishing Co Pty Ltd
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1938
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Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Timber box with L ROBERTSON L ROBE on lid

Timber box with L ROBERTSON L ROBE on lid

Les Robertson collection
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Boxes
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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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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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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Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern on the underside

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkwells
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Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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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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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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'Gulmari' shield, Queensland

'Gulmari' shield, Queensland

Black's Museum collection
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Shields
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1930
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Wooden hockey stick, used by Rose Little

Wooden hockey stick, used by Rose Little

Rose Hooke collection
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Sports equipment
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India
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Mrs Rose W. Hooke
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1938
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Counter sink

Counter sink

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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Stub of a wax candle

Stub of a wax candle

John Docker collection
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Candles
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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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Bridge Street, looking east

Bridge Street, looking east

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1849
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Certificat de letat, Valeur 1000 roubles, Interets 4 1/2%, Banque Fonciere

Certificat de letat, Valeur 1000 roubles, Interets 4 1/2%, B...

Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Randwick Freemasons 1921-1971

Randwick Freemasons 1921-1971

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Commemorative badges
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Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1921
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"GOULBURN A. P. & H. SOCIETY'S ANNUAL SHOW, FIRST PRIZE, Awa...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Certificates
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1938
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Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Cathedral Rocks, Kiama, NSW

Cathedral Rocks, Kiama, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Kiama, South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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1938
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Rotary burr

Rotary burr

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Metal scriber

Metal scriber

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Railway pendulum wall clock

Railway pendulum wall clock

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wall clocks
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier
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1887
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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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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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Allen key

Allen key

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Allen keys
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Handmade oval linen table centre with a coarse white crocheted pilot edge

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Hymn book

Hymn book