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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Chivers family album, 1920s

Chivers family album, 1920s

Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2
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Photograph albums
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1920
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Steel jaw trap for mice

Steel jaw trap for mice

Dr D Cocks collection
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Mouse traps
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Presgrove Products
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1940
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Railway Station, Ipswich, Queensland

Railway Station, Ipswich, Queensland

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1900
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Women in swimsuits standing at the water's edge

Women in swimsuits standing at the water's edge

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Italy
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1915
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Hot water bottle

Hot water bottle

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Hot water bottles
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1949
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Munyang Power Station interior

Munyang Power Station interior

Snowy Scheme - Christine Filiamundi collection
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Photographs
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Munyang, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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John P. Williamson
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1953
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Filling the water cart at a well in Lamamao

Filling the water cart at a well in Lamamao

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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Sir David Beatty, Admiral of the Fleet, Royal Navy

Sir David Beatty, Admiral of the Fleet, Royal Navy

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Badges
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England
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Sir David Beatty
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1914
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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Kalgan 10.10.1913 View of a portion of the town from the Hill at the West

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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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Our Jack J.J. Virgo

Our Jack J.J. Virgo

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Badges
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Young Mens Christian Association
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1918
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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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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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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china soup plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Soup plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Paper 'Map and Guide of the London County Council Tramways' owned by Len Uren

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Len Uren collection
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Road maps
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London, England
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Leonard S. Uren
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1918
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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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Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories in a wooden case

Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories i...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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White card with image of Christmas Holly bush and red text 'Forget me not'

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David Westcott collection no. 6
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Christmas cards
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1914
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 12 January 1922

Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 12 January 1922

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Programs
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Danel Bros.Co.Pty.Ltd
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1922
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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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1980
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large scrapbook with red hardcover containing newspaper clippinps from 1946 to about 1960 largely relating to Emilie Roach and her contemporaries in the Show circuit

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Colledge Family collection
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Scrapbooks
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1945
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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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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Cheer-Up Society

Cheer-Up Society

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Wartime badges
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Cheer-Up Society
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1914
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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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Chan Bay Beach. Amoy, about 100 yds from the Amoy Club on Kulangsu Island; Augt 1921

Chan Bay Beach. Amoy, about 100 yds from the Amoy Club on Ku...

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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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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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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An Anamite woman - in Hanor

An Anamite woman - in Hanor

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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Cream coloured handkerchief

Cream coloured handkerchief

Patricia Kennedy collection no. 2
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Handkerchiefs
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England
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Mrs Grace H. Kennedy
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1918
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Comb for sheep shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Comb for sheep shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via...

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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Chair travelling between Chunnakufu and Yung chun - Fukien province. Self & 'Bill' in the chair. June 1917

Chair travelling between Chunnakufu and Yung chun - Fukien p...

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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Glass plate negative - Woman carrying pet possum on her head while on the march, Pongaponga people, western Arnhem land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara men wearing wooden hair ornaments known as 'elenba', 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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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Movement Order for Immigration to Australia 1950

Movement Order for Immigration to Australia 1950

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Documents
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Asten, Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1950
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Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation bo...

Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Photograph of field owned by Len Uren

Photograph of field owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Photographs
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Leonard S. Uren
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1915
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Bunch of keys marked HM Prison Campbell St Hobart 1834-1966

Bunch of keys marked HM Prison Campbell St Hobart 1834-1966

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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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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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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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Esbach albuminometer in wooden tube with cork

Esbach albuminometer in wooden tube with cork

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Measuring instruments
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Germany
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School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
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1890
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Plastic oil bottle used to lubricate the Condex brand fly-fishing reel

Plastic oil bottle used to lubricate the Condex brand fly-fi...