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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Badge 'Out Lyons - Elect Labor'

Badge 'Out Lyons - Elect Labor'

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 7
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Political badges
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Australian Labor Party
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1931
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Box for The Lister Sheep-Shear used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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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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Metal punch featuring the number

Metal punch featuring the number "1"

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Punches
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Australia Post colour poster titled

Australia Post colour poster titled "Send your love home S.A...

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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1978
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Film negative - Travelling in Nullabor station Ford truck, South Australia or Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bags
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Dispatch box with 'The Colonial Treasurer' on lid

Dispatch box with 'The Colonial Treasurer' on lid

Marion Green collection
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Dispatch boxes
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1856
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Leather rifle sling

Leather rifle sling

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Firearms accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1912
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Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and

Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and "Canber...

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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'Picturesque views - Canberra - The Capital of Australia Federal Territory.'

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Bernice Spence Fryer collection
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Pamphlets
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Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
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William Stanley Vogt
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1925
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Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Margaret Maclurcan collection
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Toilet paper
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Andrew Jack, Dyson & Co
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1894
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Natives carrying parrots from Western Szechuan province for sale en route with final destination at Yunnanfu, Younnan province, Nov 1917

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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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Chinese soldiers on the march through the streets of Kalgan Feb 1915

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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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Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Rabbit skin rug

Rabbit skin rug

Thelma Jean Smith collection
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Rugs
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Coolamon, New South Wales, Australia
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Thelma Smith
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1940
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Cricket bat used by Victor Trumper in 1913

Cricket bat used by Victor Trumper in 1913

Nanette Ward collection
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Cricket bats
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England, United Kingdom
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Gunn and Moore Ltd
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1913
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An altar in a temple Yunnanfu Augt 1920

An altar in a temple Yunnanfu Augt 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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View of Central (Mam) Avenue Shameen Canton Nov 1921

View of Central (Mam) Avenue Shameen Canton Nov 1921

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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A fine action study of Miss R MONAGHAN

A fine action study of Miss R MONAGHAN

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Catholic form of service book titled Missale Romanum, used by St Joseph's Parish Church, Malvern

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Dr Edward Duyker collection no. 3
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Religious books
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New York, United States of America
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St Joseph's Parish Church, Malvern
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1944
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Envelope to Mrs. John Richmond

Envelope to Mrs. John Richmond

Joan Richmond collection
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Envelopes
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Frankston, Victoria, Australia
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1932
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Boomerang with signatures of Lake Tyers World War II veterans

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1939
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Sauce Dispenser

Sauce Dispenser

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dispensers
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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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Work on paper, in the style of a bark painting, depicting several European and Aboriginal men with spears and a crucifixion scene, Yirrkala, 1948

Work on paper, in the style of a bark painting, depicting se...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Members of the Arcadians LCC Goulburn NSW 1932-33

Members of the Arcadians LCC Goulburn NSW 1932-33

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Photographs
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Arcadian Women's Cricket Club
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1932
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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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Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Shovels
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Baron Thomas Denman
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1912
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Brown leather suitcase with 'W.H.E.' (Walter Herbert Eddison) impressed in black in the centre of the lid

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Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
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Suitcases
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Walter H. Eddison
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1913
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A Commentary by the Rev. P.J. Ryan M.S.C., D.D., DPh.

A Commentary by the Rev. P.J. Ryan M.S.C., D.D., DPh.

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 15
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Booklets
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Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reverend P J '. Ryan
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1940
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View from the train showing 2 tunnels and a bridge on the Amchow-Yunnanfu section of the Yunnan Railway.

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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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Mrs Jn. Turner sitting on a bench and the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background

Mrs Jn. Turner sitting on a bench and the construction of th...

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1926
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1948 Daimler landaulette, used in the 1954 Royal Tour of Australia

1948 Daimler landaulette, used in the 1954 Royal Tour of Aus...

John Harvey collection
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Motor cars
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England, United Kingdom
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1947
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Proclamation of British sovereignty over King George V Land (Antarctica), signed by Sir Douglas Mawson, 1931

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Sir Douglas Mawson collection
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Documents
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Antarctica
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Sir Douglas Mawson
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1931
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Wooden carving of a dugong

Wooden carving of a dugong

Odette O'Neill collection
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Wood carvings
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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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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Bundle of press cuttings and historical documents relating the history of J B Young Holdings Ltd

Bundle of press cuttings and historical documents relating t...

J B Young Ltd collection
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Scrapbooks
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J B Young Holdings Ltd
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1914
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School report for Lois Grosse (nee Ottens) from the Brinkworth Area School

School report for Lois Grosse (nee Ottens) from the Brinkwor...

Lois Grosse collection
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Reports
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Brinkworth, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1948
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Jack plane

Jack plane

John Docker collection
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Jack planes
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Sheffield, England
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Certificate of Good Service

Certificate of Good Service

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Certificates
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Wels, Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1947
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Incised boomerang featuring figures dancing or fighting on anterior, family group and tent on posterior, from Cherbourg

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Richard Davis
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1905
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Alicia Walsh, 1939

Alicia Walsh, 1939

Alicia Walsh collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney Sun Newspaper
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1939
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Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1942
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Hatchet head

Hatchet head

HP Moss collection
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Stone artefacts
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Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Henry P. Moss
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1939
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Sweetheart ring which belonged to Muriel McPhee

Sweetheart ring which belonged to Muriel McPhee

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Rings
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Glass plate negative - Expedition caravan crossing sandy desert, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Glass plate negative - Expedition caravan crossing sandy des...

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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Gunn and Moore cricket bat

Gunn and Moore cricket bat

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Cricket bats
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England
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Gunn and Moore Ltd
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1925
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The Man Dauandja, work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

The Man Dauandja, work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Unknown
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1948
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Naluk - The Woman

Naluk - The Woman

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Unknown
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1948
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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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Canvas bag for saws

Canvas bag for saws

John Docker collection
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Storage bags
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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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16 millimetre movie camera used by Sir Robert Menzies

16 millimetre movie camera used by Sir Robert Menzies

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 1
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Movie cameras
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United States of America