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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.12. Crimson Flowered Tea Tree

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.12. Crimson Flowered Tea T...

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Embroidered handmade doily

Embroidered handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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Upper Mary St., Gympie, Queensland

Upper Mary St., Gympie, Queensland

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Gympie, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1900
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Ashtray

Ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Latvian natural-coloured linen waistcoat with black embroidery

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Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Waistcoats
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1942
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Toy dustpan

Toy dustpan

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Cleaning toys
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Mrs Helen Jensma
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1950
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Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessertspoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

Phillip Porta collection
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Saw-setting tools
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Forks
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessertspoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Handwritten letter to Joan Richmond from her mother, 1932

Handwritten letter to Joan Richmond from her mother, 1932

Joan Richmond collection
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Letters
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Frankston, Victoria, Australia
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1932
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Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remembers you. Post a card for May 13'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Ashfield Railway Station

Ashfield Railway Station

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1906
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Poster -

Poster - "Childcare is a Union Issue"

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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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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'Eternity' sign by Arthur Stace

'Eternity' sign by Arthur Stace

Stan Levit collection
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Signs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Arthur Stace
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1960
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Carpenter's plane

Carpenter's plane

George and Mary Weir collection
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Planes
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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D Malloch & Son
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1949
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Fine toothed hacksaw blade

Fine toothed hacksaw blade

John Docker collection
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Saw blades
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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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Dolly clothes peg

Dolly clothes peg

Margaret Heap 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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1950
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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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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1900
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Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

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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Brown leather child's saddle

Brown leather child's saddle

Gidleigh collection
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Saddles
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Second prize card awarded at the Yass Spring Show, 1906

Second prize card awarded at the Yass Spring Show, 1906

Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Cards
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1906
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Cottage in winter

Cottage in winter

Snowy Scheme - Christine Filiamundi collection
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Photographs
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Munyang, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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John P. Williamson
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1953
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Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup and saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Birdsville Amauteur Turf Club

Birdsville Amauteur Turf Club

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 2
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Photographs
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Birdsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1953
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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Ration Day in the 1950s by Elaine Russell, 2002.

Ration Day in the 1950s by Elaine Russell, 2002.

Elaine Russell collection
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Acrylic paintings
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National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Elaine Russell
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2002
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Leopold Steger's mathematics exercise book

Leopold Steger's mathematics exercise book

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Exercise books
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Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
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1938
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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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Childrens floor rug

Childrens floor rug

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Floor rugs
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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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Wilmot Straham in his mia mia, Warrnambool, Vic

Wilmot Straham in his mia mia, Warrnambool, Vic

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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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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Shield - made by Claude, George and Malcolm Wilson - Mitchell River, QLD

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Ursula McConnel collection
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Shields
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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Claude Wilson
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1927
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The Worker Cook Book, compiled by Mary Gilmore

The Worker Cook Book, compiled by Mary Gilmore

Hilda Creager collection no. 2
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Cookbooks
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Dame Mary Gilmore
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1915
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Sterling silver rectangular match container

Sterling silver rectangular match container

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Match containers
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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1901
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Photograph of Sydney Harbour Bridge at the final stage of construction

Photograph of Sydney Harbour Bridge at the final stage of co...