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Warden at opened trap door for the gallows Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Warden at opened trap door for the gallows Campbell Street P...

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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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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Spur strap

Spur strap

Colledge Family collection
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Footwear accessories
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Typeface for the letter 'T'

Typeface for the letter 'T'

Les Robertson collection
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Type pieces
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Dolls house and accessories handcrafted in Adelaide by Mrs Eva Howie for her daughter Clyde, 1930s

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Hetherington Family collection
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Dolls houses
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Eden Hills, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Eva A. Howie
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1930
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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The Last of England's Infamous Felon Fleet The Convict Ship

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Jay Kruizenga collection
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Pamphlets
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United States of America
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Convict Ship 'Success' Touring Museum
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1924
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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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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Jars
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Butter container

Butter container

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Butter containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1935
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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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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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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Kangaroo paw mounted in silver with a supporting stand and a globular gimbal-mounted cigar lighter

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Terence Lane collection
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Cigarette lighters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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James W Steeth & Son
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1940
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Kettle and lid

Kettle and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kettles
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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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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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1980
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Vest Pocket Manual of Printing

Vest Pocket Manual of Printing

Les Robertson collection
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Technical manuals
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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The Inland Printer Co
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1920
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Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara man, 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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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Film negative - Smithy at Mt. Davies camp, Tomkinson Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1903
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Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow

Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by H...

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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1922
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Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 16
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Books
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1939
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Spinning top

Spinning top

Horne-Bowie collection
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Centre of gravity toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Knitlock corner brickmaking machine designed and used by Walter Burley Griffin

Knitlock corner brickmaking machine designed and used by Wal...

W Herbert and C Peters collection
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Brickmaking equipment
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Castlecrag, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Walter B. Griffin
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1920
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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Nameplate for K.H.Aumullier

Nameplate for K.H.Aumullier

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Nameplates
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Mukden, Liaoning, China
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Ground edged hatchet head from Barwon River area, New South Wales

Ground edged hatchet head from Barwon River area, New South ...

Edmund Milne collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Barwon River, New South Wales, Australia
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Watty
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1931
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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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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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Centre drill

Centre drill

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Drill bits
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Photograph depicting Croatian miners at Broken Hill

Photograph depicting Croatian miners at Broken Hill

Marin Alagich collection no. 3
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Photographs
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Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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1926
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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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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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Deck of Commonwealth Railway playing cards

Deck of Commonwealth Railway playing cards

Elizabeth Kay collection no. 1
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Playing cards
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Australia
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Commonwealth Railways
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1900
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

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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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1948
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Gauge block attachment

Gauge block attachment

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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Boomerang from Bogan River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Bogan River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Soft black felt riding hat