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The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

Philip MacFarlane collection
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ion L. Idriess
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1948
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Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 12 August 1877

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 12 August 1877

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Montreal, Canada
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1877
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Timber box with L ROBERTSON L ROBE on lid

Timber box with L ROBERTSON L ROBE on lid

Les Robertson collection
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Boxes
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Warden sitting in the main chair in the 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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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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Coal is Vital to Victory

Coal is Vital to Victory

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
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Posters
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Australia
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1939
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Teardrop shaped brown glass souvenir

Teardrop shaped brown glass souvenir

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Ornaments
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Australia
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Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
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1939
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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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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Wages book

Wages book

J B Young Ltd collection
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Wages books
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Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
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J B Young Holdings Ltd
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1946
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Amperea spartioides

Amperea spartioides

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1875
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First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Thursday Island

First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of th...

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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First day envelopes
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Jamestown, South Australia, Australia
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The Belalie Agricultural Society
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1946
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Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate.  Vote 1 J.T. Lang

Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate. Vote 1 J.T. Lang

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 12
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Political badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Hon John (Jack) T. Lang
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1920
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Miner's short-handled pick

Miner's short-handled pick

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Picks
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Punishment cell Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Punishment cell 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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Wooden plane

Wooden plane

George O Crawford collection
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Planes
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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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Carved wooden arrowhead with six indents tapering to the point

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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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Soft black felt riding hat

Soft black felt riding hat

Colledge Family collection
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Hats
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving bottles
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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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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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Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stamp give you the slip! - Make a good impression

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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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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Club with emu motif on anterior of head and scallop border around head, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Clubs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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Bathurst Juvenile Industrial Exhibition 1881 'Malcolm Hurst'

Bathurst Juvenile Industrial Exhibition 1881 'Malcolm Hurst'

David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1881
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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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Prostanthera nivea

Prostanthera nivea

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1875
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Wooden toy truck

Wooden toy truck

Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Toy trucks
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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1920
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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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Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Skirts
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1941
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Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Swan Richards collection
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