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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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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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Chinese Grave on Hillside. Winchow May 1917

Chinese Grave on Hillside. Winchow May 1917

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Poster titled 'Help Australia - Help yourself... buy WAR SAVINGS STAMPS and CERTIFICATES'

Poster titled 'Help Australia - Help yourself... buy WAR SAV...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 10
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Advertising posters
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Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1942
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Afghan camels and drivers in the Mallee about 1930

Afghan camels and drivers in the Mallee about 1930

Joyce Knife collection
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Photographic prints
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Underbool, Victoria, Australia
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Mr J A. Knife
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1930
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Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 16
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Books
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1939
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Gates with three arches and two flags on top, crossed over

Gates with three arches and two flags on top, crossed over

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Wedding certificate

Wedding certificate

Margot Child collection
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Certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1913
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Wooroora Agricultural Society 1906 'Collection Implements'

Wooroora Agricultural Society 1906 'Collection Implements'

David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1906
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The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

Philip MacFarlane collection
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ion L. Idriess
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1948
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The Town Hall, Sydney, 23 December 1906

The Town Hall, Sydney, 23 December 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Harding & Billings
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1906
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Brick building with a pagoda style roof

Brick building with a pagoda style roof

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Commonwealth Parliament House menu for 11 November 1913

Commonwealth Parliament House menu for 11 November 1913

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 7
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Menus
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1913
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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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Album containing 97 menus, 20 seating plans and 47 photographs from Parliament House dining rooms...

Album containing 97 menus, 20 seating plans and 47 photograp...

Betty Hall collection
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Albums
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1918
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Commercial cast iron tobacco cutter for chopping plug tobacco

Commercial cast iron tobacco cutter for chopping plug tobacc...

Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Tobacco cutters
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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1850
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Toy milk truck

Toy milk truck

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy trucks
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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View from South Side Window of Number 82 the peak looking towards Deep Water Bay & Repulse Bay

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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White huckaback hand towel with a coloured fancywork design of an English house

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Handtowels
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1930
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Ornate silver centrepiece for a table

Ornate silver centrepiece for a table

Smith Family collection
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Centrepieces
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1866
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Paved area leading to cells Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Paved area leading to cells 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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Colourised photographic postcard of Foot bridge at Mosman, NSW

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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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1899
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Second World War Prisoner of War Banknote

Second World War Prisoner of War Banknote

David Westcott collection no. 6
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Banknotes
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1939
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Photographic postcard of big gun practice in Middle Head, Sydney NSW

Photographic postcard of big gun practice in Middle Head, Sy...

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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Australian Test cricketers from 1934/37. Taken at Jubilee Dinner held at the MCG 30/1/85. Members, January 1985.

Australian Test cricketers from 1934/37. Taken at Jubilee Di...

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Photographs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Winnie George
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1985
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Girl's two-piece full-length outfit which belonged to 'Bobbie' Faithfull

Girl's two-piece full-length outfit which belonged to 'Bobbi...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Girls clothing
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Bobby Maple Brown
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1910
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Kominatos and his dogs Jan 1920

Kominatos and his dogs Jan 1920

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Mrs F Blade and Miss R Shevill at SCG

Mrs F Blade and Miss R Shevill at SCG

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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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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1934
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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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2GB picnic with family and friends

2GB picnic with family and friends

Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB Blue Birds Club
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1935
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Courthouse, Goulburn

Courthouse, Goulburn

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Minton 'Kings Service' china entree plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china entree plate bearing the coat-o...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Entree plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Table cloth and four serviettes, made from Irish linen and featuring embroidered playing card motifs

Table cloth and four serviettes, made from Irish linen and f...

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1928
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1881 to 1912

Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1881 to 1912

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Minute books
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1881
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1936
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Lantern slide - Chambers Pillar, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Lantern slide - Chambers Pillar, Northern Territory, photogr...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Chambers Pillar, Central Desert, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to prickly pear and cactoblastis moth

Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to pric...

Dr John Mann collection
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Newspaper clippings
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1926
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Victorian Women's Cricket Team wearing state blazers - Sydney 1934/35 interstate champtionships

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Elsie Deane collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Elsie Deane
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1934
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Grey enamel candlestick

Grey enamel candlestick

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Candlesticks
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1930
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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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Glass plate negative - Old Kai Kai, a Western Arrernte man, Henbury station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Glass plate negative - Old Kai Kai, a Western Arrernte man, ...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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View from the train showing 2 tunnels and a bridge on the Amchow-Yunnanfu section of the Yunnan Railway.

View from the train showing 2 tunnels and a bridge on the Am...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Newspaper clipping showing a photo of cricketers Miss Rene Shevill (left) and Miss Ruby Monaghan

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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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Metal scales with a cane basket, used by the Canberra Mothercraft Society to weigh babies

Metal scales with a cane basket, used by the Canberra Mother...

Canberra Mothercraft Society collection
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Weighing instruments
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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J W Wedderburn & Sons
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1930
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Photograph of a womens' cricket team

Photograph of a womens' cricket team

Ruby Lee collection
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Photographs
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