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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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Rock used as a hammer

Rock used as a hammer

Eileen Morgan collection
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Tools
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Wallaga Lake, New South Wales, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Colourised photographic postcard of Mosman, NSW

Colourised photographic postcard of Mosman, NSW

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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Dangerous hijacker

Dangerous hijacker

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Harry Bruce
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1997
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Bunch of prison keys and tags

Bunch of prison keys and tags

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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Watsons Bay, Sydney Harbour, N.S.W, 22 December 1906

Watsons Bay, Sydney Harbour, N.S.W, 22 December 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Steel lister with three teeth used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
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Neil Woodhouse
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1910
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Shell pendant

Shell pendant

Ursula McConnel collection
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Pendants
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Menu with an image of Big Ben

Menu with an image of Big Ben

Elizabeth Sanderson collection
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Menus
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London, England
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Elizabeth B. Digges
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1939
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Wentworth Pastoral Agricultural & Horticultural Society 1892 'Merino Ewes'

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David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1892
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Glass plate negative - Aboriginal prisoners, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905

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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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1905
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Souvenir of the Opening of Parliament House at Canberra by His Royal Highness the Duke of York, 9 May 1927

Souvenir of the Opening of Parliament House at Canberra by H...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 23
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Commemorative books
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Federal Capital Commission
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1927
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Bailey wood plane

Bailey wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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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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Handmade white linen cross-shaped table centre with a fancywork design of daisies

Handmade white linen cross-shaped table centre with a fancyw...

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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Crystal wine glass from Old Parliament House

Crystal wine glass from Old Parliament House

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 2
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Wine glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Government of Australia
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Yellow, blue and red beanie-shaped hat, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Hats
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Green toy car manufactured by INIC, ENGLAND

Green toy car manufactured by INIC, ENGLAND

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy vehicles
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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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Skew back hand saw

Skew back hand saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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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 stencil for a wool bale, with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale, with cut-out lettering "WYOMI...

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Southern central, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated with bee and bird motifs

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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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Souvenir of the first ever Test Match between England and Australia in Queensland, 1934-35

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Lorna Smith collection
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Programs
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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The Read Press Pty Ltd
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1934
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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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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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The Shrine Forecourt, Victoria's Memorial of the 1939-1945 War, Dedication by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, 28 February 1954

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1954 Royal Tour Programmes collection
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Programs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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W D Joynt & Co
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1954
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Chisel

Chisel

George O Crawford collection
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Chisels
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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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Copy of letter from Rose Sarah Rasey to 'My dear Friends', 14 March 1939

Copy of letter from Rose Sarah Rasey to 'My dear Friends', 1...

RG Bain collection
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Letters
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Hebei, China
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Ms Rose S. Rasey
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1939
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Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Terrylea Reynolds collection
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Swordsticks
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Toledo, Spain
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Major General George A. Vasey CB, CBE, DSO
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1927
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Soft black felt riding hat

Soft black felt riding hat

Colledge Family collection
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Hats
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Mint, Sydney, in 1955

Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark th...

TE Hanley collection no. 2
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian Numismatic Society
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1955
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Australian Scout Jamboree, Frankston, Victoria, Dec 27th - Jan 13th

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Molineux Poster collection
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Event posters
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Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Levi Molineux
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1934
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White Horse Point & Drummoyne from Balmain, 17 April 1906

White Horse Point & Drummoyne from Balmain, 17 April 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Photocopy of a press clipping titled 'People, prayer and Parliament'

Photocopy of a press clipping titled 'People, prayer and Par...

National Gathering of Christians collection
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Press clippings
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Catholic Weekly
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1988
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Shovel

Shovel

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Shovels
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Savage Co Ltd
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1930
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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T & M Sorby
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1920
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Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky...

Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
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1910
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Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara man, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920-1924

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Prison truncheon, about 1940

Prison truncheon, about 1940

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Weapons
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Colour display card illustrated with a kookaburra, titled, 'Pre-stamped envelopes. All they need is an address...'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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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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Rectangular aluminium sign with

Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Entree card for admission to The Foyer for the Opening Ceremony of Parliament House, Canberra, Monday, 9 May 1988

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Chris Grady collection
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Cards
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Government of Australia
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1988
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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South Australia, Australia
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