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Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pigment

Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pi...

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Shields
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Upper Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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1840
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Photographic postcard of Balmoral Beach, NSW

Photographic postcard of Balmoral Beach, 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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Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Ladles
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Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1965
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) and collected by Herbert Basedow in 1913

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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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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Batwing seed necklace

Batwing seed necklace

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Necklaces
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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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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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Transfers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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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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Flute

Flute

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Woodwind instruments
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Troi Riveria (Three Rivers), Canada
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Olav Schappacher
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1937
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Green glass bottle from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer River

Green glass bottle from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer River

Professor Ian Jack collection no. 1
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Beverage bottles
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Castleford, West Yorkshire, England
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University of Sydney
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1905
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Ceramic toy tea set

Ceramic toy tea set

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy tea sets
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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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Miss Pritchard's fine innings

Miss Pritchard's fine innings

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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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

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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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Keeping the tally

Keeping the tally

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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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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Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Printing equipment
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London, England
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Siemens
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1850
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Article about the Australian Eleven selection for a 1930's Australian womens cricket team

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Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1933
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Series of three poster promoting wartime security

Series of three poster promoting wartime security

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
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Posters
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Victoria, Australia
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Australian Army
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1939
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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

John Docker collection
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Saw-setting tools
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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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Mrs. 'Arris & Mrs. 'Iggs who entertain you from Station 2UW

Mrs. 'Arris & Mrs. 'Iggs who entertain you from Station 2UW

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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1934
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Pair of slippers made from wood, leather, cloth and gold thread, Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Slippers
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Scythe stone

Scythe stone

Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1
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Sharpening stones
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Oakleigh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Thomas Colwell
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1900
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Scrapbook album compiled by a Polish migrant to Australia, titled '1928-1950 Memories of Migrant'

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Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski collection
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Scrapbooks
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Poland
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Mr Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski
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1928
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1925
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1948
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Photograph of Maurice White, Sydney, 1934

Photograph of Maurice White, Sydney, 1934

Thompson Family collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1934
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Composing stick

Composing stick

Les Robertson collection
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Printing accessories
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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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White pillowcase with cotton ties

White pillowcase with cotton ties

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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Photographic postcard of Paramatta River at Drummoyne, NSW

Photographic postcard of Paramatta River at Drummoyne, 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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Nib pen

Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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Pens
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Musgrave Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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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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Stick used to pierce cloth

Stick used to pierce cloth

Eileen Morgan collection
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Tools
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Clare Wilkinson (nee Faithfull) with her dog Pop, 9 April 1906

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographic postcards
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1906
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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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The upper and lower Esplanades, St Kilda, Vic

The upper and lower Esplanades, St Kilda, Vic

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Saint Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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