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Wooden dentist instrument cabinet owned by Len Uren

Wooden dentist instrument cabinet owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Cabinets
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London, England
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Cash & Sons
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1920
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Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

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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Wicker and leather child's pony saddle

Wicker and leather child's pony saddle

Gidleigh collection
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Saddles
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Fine toothed hacksaw blade

Fine toothed hacksaw blade

John Docker collection
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Saw blades
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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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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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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Homestead, Meekatharra, WA

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Geoff and Sheila Lacy collection
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Fences
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Meekatharra, Western Australia, Australia
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Government of Western Australia
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1903
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White china bowl

White china bowl

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with accessories

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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A black and white photograph of a camel train walking near trees at the base of a mountain with a river nearby

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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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Amalgamated Enginedrivers' and Firemen's Association of New South Wales Certificate of Recognition

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Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Certificates
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Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Barrier Daily Truth Press
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1909
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Firestick sheath

Firestick sheath

L and T Hackney collection
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Firesticks
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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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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Walter Schopfhauser's exercise book

Walter Schopfhauser's exercise book

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Exercise books
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Mr Walter J. Hauser
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1939
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Have you seen Baby this morning?

Have you seen Baby this morning?

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Saxony, England
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1909
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Souvenir printed handkerchief for the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Australia in 1949

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Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Handkerchiefs
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Australia
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King George VI
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1949
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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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Wattle Day badge

Wattle Day badge

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Commemorative badges
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Australian Wattle Day League
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1914
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Pair of metal spurs with black leather straps

Pair of metal spurs with black leather straps

Colledge Family collection
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Spurs
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Wooden scribe made from wood with a small tack like metal piece attached

Wooden scribe made from wood with a small tack like metal pi...

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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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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Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Forks
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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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Lamp used by Muriel McPhee for sewing

Lamp used by Muriel McPhee for sewing

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Oil lamps
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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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Our Needlecraft Service - Here's a Happy Idea

Our Needlecraft Service - Here's a Happy Idea

Judy and Ian McPhee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1916
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Scrapbook album compiled by a Polish migrant to Australia, titled '1928-1950 Memories of Migrant'

Scrapbook album compiled by a Polish migrant to Australia, t...

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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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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Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessertspoons
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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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Comb for sheep shearing handpiece 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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Hankow Special Emergency Corps. January 1927. H.Q

Hankow Special Emergency Corps. January 1927. H.Q

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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B.A.T. Mess Yunnanfu as seen from the train just before reaching the station

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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 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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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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Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Lamps
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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The Pyle-National Company
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1924
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Embroidered silk postcard from World War 1

Embroidered silk postcard from World War 1

Alice Eaton collection
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Postcards
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France
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1918
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Saucepan and lid

Saucepan and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Saucepans
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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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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Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Cadburys
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1920
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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

George O Crawford collection
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Mallets
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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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Embroidered silk postcard from World War One

Embroidered silk postcard from World War One

David Westcott collection no. 6
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Postcards
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1914
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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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Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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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Photograph of a bridge over a water way with two people standing on it

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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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