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Glass plate negative - Children in front of dwellings, The Bungalow, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Glass plate negative - Children in front of dwellings, The B...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Adjustable taper nose pliers

Adjustable taper nose pliers

John Docker collection
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Pliers
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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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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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Go / No go gauge

Go / No go 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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Six slice toast rack

Six slice toast rack

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Toast racks
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Sheffield, England
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Walker & Hall
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1927
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RKO Radio Pictures

RKO Radio Pictures

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1929
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Forty-one oil paint paintbrushes

Forty-one oil paint paintbrushes

Margaret Coen collection
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Paintbrushes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Margaret Coen
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1930
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Metal centering piece for a bore gauge

Metal centering piece for a bore gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tool components
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Large green scrapbook containing newspaper articles and photographs from 1927 to 1945 relating to Emilie Roach and her contemporaries on the show circuit

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Colledge Family collection
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Scrapbooks
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1927
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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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Box for The Lister Sheep-Shear used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Box for The Lister Sheep-Shear used at 'Rocky Plains' via Be...

Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Boxes
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Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
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R A Lister and Company Limited
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1910
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Guide book produced by the Commonwealth of Australia for Parliament House, Canberra

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 4
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Handbooks
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Joint House Department
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1930
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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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Wooden scribe made from wood with a steel screw holding the pieces together

Wooden scribe made from wood with a steel screw holding the ...

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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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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Jamaica Bridge, Glasgow

Jamaica Bridge, Glasgow

Jack Russel Greenham collection
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Photographic postcards
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Jamaica Bridge, Glasgow, Scotland
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E A Schwerdlfeger & Co
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1905
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Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Swan Richards collection
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Cricket equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Stokes McGown Pty Ltd
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1950
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Lacquered wooden travelling writing desk used by Sir Frederick Holder

Lacquered wooden travelling writing desk used by Sir Frederi...

RL Harry collection
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Travelling desks
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South Australia, Australia
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Sir Frederick W. Holder
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1890
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Carborundum rod sharpening tool

Carborundum rod sharpening tool

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Sharpening stones
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Butter container

Butter container

Anne Girard collection
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Butter containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1900
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Record player needle

Record player needle

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Styluses
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Receipt sent from Miss Raymond Layer to G.P. Faithfull, 10 May 1909

Receipt sent from Miss Raymond Layer to G.P. Faithfull, 10 M...

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Receipts
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Raymond Layard
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1909
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Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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1800
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Pokerwork goanna

Pokerwork goanna

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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National Park / Loving Christmas Wishes

National Park / Loving Christmas Wishes

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1909
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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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Exercise area No. 2, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Exercise area No. 2, 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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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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Landenberger Paper Equivalentor

Landenberger Paper Equivalentor

Les Robertson collection
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Information tables
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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B J Ball Limited
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1927
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Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photograph albums
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1920
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Timber tool box

Timber tool box

John Docker collection
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Tool boxes
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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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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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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Botanical Gardens, Sydney

Botanical Gardens, Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1909
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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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Handmade white oval linen table centre with fancyworked flowers

Handmade white oval linen table centre with fancyworked flow...

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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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Photographic postcard of Sydney Harbour from Kirribilli Point, NSW

Photographic postcard of Sydney Harbour from Kirribilli Poin...

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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Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28