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Lacquered wooden travelling writing desk used by Sir Frederick Holder

Lacquered wooden travelling writing desk used by Sir Frederi...

RL Harry collection
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Travelling desks
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South Australia, Australia
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Sir Frederick W. Holder
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1890
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Album containing 97 menus, 20 seating plans and 47 photographs from Parliament House dining rooms...

Album containing 97 menus, 20 seating plans and 47 photograp...

Betty Hall collection
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Albums
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1918
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German Prisoner of War Camp currency One Reichsmark banknote used in Stalag VII-A

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Basil Gasperowicz collection no. 1
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Banknotes
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Germany
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Mr Basil Gasperowicz
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1941
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Empty tin for Dalmas plaster dressings

Empty tin for Dalmas plaster dressings

Margaret Heap collection
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Medical packaging
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London, England
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Dalmas Ltd
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1940
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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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Typed and blue stencilled document, titled 'Szef Polskiej Sekcji Wejskwej ACS-USFET...'

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Janina Dolega-Checinska collection no. 2
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Documents
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Poland
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1946
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Canvas backpack used by Geoffrey Yen

Canvas backpack used by Geoffrey Yen

C J Yen Family collection
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Backpacks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Paddy Pallin Pty Ltd
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1940
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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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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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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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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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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Steel lister with three teeth 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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Castlemaine from Gaol Hill

Castlemaine from Gaol Hill

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Germany
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St. Patrick's and Gordon Statue, Melbourne

St. Patrick's and Gordon Statue, Melbourne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Germany
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Cricket bat presented to Victor Trumper by W. G. Grace in 1899

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Victor Trumper collection
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Cricket bats
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London, England
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Stuart Surridge and Co Ltd
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1889
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Tape measure

Tape measure

George O Crawford collection
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Tape measures
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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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Shovel

Shovel

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Shovels
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Savage Co Ltd
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1930
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National Agricultural & Industrial Association of Queensland 'Chaff Cutter 1877'

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David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1877
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Metal blue ashtray

Metal blue ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1940
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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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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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Clear moulded stem glass

Clear moulded stem glass

Andrew Reeves and Helen Parrott collection
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Champagne glasses
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United States of America
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The Libbey Glass Company
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1892
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Manly Beach, N.S.W.

Manly Beach, N.S.W.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Germany
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G.Giovanardi, Sydney
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Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Mint, Sydney, in 1955

Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark th...

TE Hanley collection no. 2
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian Numismatic Society
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1955
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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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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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White cotton pillowcase

White cotton pillowcase

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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Purple stencilled typewritten document in German

Purple stencilled typewritten document in German

Janina Dolega-Checinska collection no. 2
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Documents
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Poland
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1947
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Portable folding bookmaker's board, which was used by Ted Eastman in Melbourne

Portable folding bookmaker's board, which was used by Ted Ea...

Ian Charles Tongue collection
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Gambling equipment
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Victoria, Australia
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Ted Eastman
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1930
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THE WHARF, MANLY.

THE WHARF, MANLY.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Germany
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Plane iron

Plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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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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Boomerang made of dark timber, attributed to Chris 'Pompey' Austin, 1890s

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Chris Austin
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1890
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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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Kodak camera case

Kodak camera case

Harold Stevens collection
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Camera cases
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Australia
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1926
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1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Victorian Centenary celebrations

1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Vict...

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Matchbox holders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reverend John Grosse
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1834
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Swanston Street, Melbourne

Swanston Street, Melbourne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Germany
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Folding knife blade

Folding knife blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Knife blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexpected pleasure'

Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexp...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Gifts That Last War Saving Certificates

Gifts That Last War Saving Certificates

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
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Advertising posters
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Australia
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War Loans and National Savings Campaigns
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1939
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The Cliffs, Manly, N.S.W.

The Cliffs, Manly, N.S.W.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Germany
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G.Giovanardi, Sydney
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Bore depth gauge

Bore depth gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Letter and envelope sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 14 September 1877

Letter and envelope sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 14 Se...

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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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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Handmade miner's lunch box

Handmade miner's lunch box

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Food storage containers
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1940
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Wooden fishing reel used for fishing for Bream and Blackfish

Wooden fishing reel used for fishing for Bream and Blackfish

Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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1930
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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob han...

Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Drawing depicting figures performing ceremonial duties in the Coranderrk region of Victoria by William Barak, 1895.

Drawing depicting figures performing ceremonial duties in th...

William Barak 1895 collection
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Drawings
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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William Barak
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1895
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Handwritten document, in blue ink, dated '8.I.46'

Handwritten document, in blue ink, dated '8.I.46'

Janina Dolega-Checinska collection no. 2
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Documents
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Poland
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1946
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Photographic postcard of Paramatta River at Drummoyne, NSW

Photographic postcard of Paramatta River at Drummoyne, 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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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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Ansonia Parisian parlour clock with an ornate wood and glass case

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Doris Grattan collection
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Shelf clocks
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New York, United States of America
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Ansonia Clock Company
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1879
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ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes wringers
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Glasgow, Scotland
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ACME Manufacturing Co
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1900
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Toy farm set

Toy farm set

Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
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Toy farms
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England, United Kingdom
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1860
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Black and white promotional photograph of three men, possibly the cast of Bunkey-doo

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB, Sydney
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1935
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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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White wooden 'make-do' stool made by soldier settler Harry Newman at Narrogin, Western Australia, in 1922

White wooden 'make-do' stool made by soldier settler Harry N...

Harry and Natalie Newman collection
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Stools
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Narrogin Agricultural Area, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Henry '. Newman
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1922
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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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Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to Reverend Hungerford in 1852

Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to R...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Walking-sticks
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Northern New England, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1852
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Wooden toy car

Wooden toy car

Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Toy motor cars
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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1920
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