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New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box with an arched top

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Triggs, Marr & Taylor, Sydney
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1875
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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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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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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air M...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1929
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Auger bit

Auger bit

George and Mary Weir collection
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Augers
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Redhead, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George F. Weir
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1949
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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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Conical copper vase

Conical copper vase

Smith Family collection
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Vases
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Australia
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1930
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White damask table centre with drawn thread work

White damask table centre with drawn thread work

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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1930
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Colourised photographic postcard of Neutral Bay, NSW

Colourised photographic postcard of Neutral Bay, 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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Men marching on Anzac Day, 1949

Men marching on Anzac Day, 1949

Micolaj Wolk-Lewanowicz collection
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Photographs
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1949
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Melrose Ware green ceramic bowl, made by Hoffman Brick & Potteries Ltd, Melbourne, c.1930s

Melrose Ware green ceramic bowl, made by Hoffman Brick & Pot...

Terence Lane collection
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Bowls
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Hoffman Brick & Potteries Ltd
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1930
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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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Black plastic wall telephone

Black plastic wall telephone

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1945
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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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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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Metal centering piece for a bore gauge

Metal centering piece for a bore gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tool components
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Rotary burr

Rotary burr

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Square orange cushion

Square orange cushion

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Wedding invitation

Wedding invitation

Margot Child collection
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Wedding invitations
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South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1949
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Crocheted jug cover with yellow glass beads

Crocheted jug cover with yellow glass beads

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Jug covers
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1942
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Souvenir plate - for the cancelled royal visit, 1949

Souvenir plate - for the cancelled royal visit, 1949

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Australia
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King George VI
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1949
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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White china mug to commemorate the (cancelled) 1949 Royal Visit to Australia

White china mug to commemorate the (cancelled) 1949 Royal Vi...

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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England
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King George VI
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1949
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Carved wooden spearhead with six indents tapering to the point

Carved wooden spearhead with six indents tapering to the poi...

Odette O'Neill collection
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Arrows
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Glass plate negative - Bumerangi, an old Arrernte woman, suffering from senility and blindness, Bloods Creek, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Glass plate negative - Bumerangi, an old Arrernte woman, suf...

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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Set of nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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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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Workshop, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Workshop, 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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Japanese porcelain condiment set, featuring a mustard pot flanked by a salt and pepper shaker, in the form of three kangaroos on a shaped plinth

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Terence Lane collection
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Condiment sets
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1930
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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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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Bradman

Bradman

David Westcott collection no. 6
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Biographies
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Angus & Robertson
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1948
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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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Woodwork tool

Woodwork tool

George O Crawford collection
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Woodworking tools
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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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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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Marking gauge

Marking gauge

John Docker collection
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Marking gauges
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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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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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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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Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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The Strike, 1909 in Broken Hill

The Strike, 1909 in Broken Hill

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Police
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1909
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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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Carpenter's pincers, branded

Carpenter's pincers, branded "9"

John Docker collection
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Carpenters pincers
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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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Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Gidleigh collection
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Brands
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