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Nutcracker in the form of a cast brass kangaroo figure

Nutcracker in the form of a cast brass kangaroo figure

Terence Lane collection
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Nutcrackers
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1940
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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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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Two white linen pillow shams

Two white linen pillow shams

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillow shams
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1910
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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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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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Lemon coloured semi-circular tatted tea cosy

Lemon coloured semi-circular tatted tea cosy

Lois Grosse collection
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Tea-cosies
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Hampden, South Australia, Australia
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Vera E. Ottens
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1935
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Film negative - Granite hill, Moorilyanna soakage, 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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Prison truncheon, about 1940

Prison truncheon, about 1940

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Weapons
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Film negative - Old man Munnkie and child surprised while rabbit hunting, southern Musgrave 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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Mary's Babe given to Lois Grosse (nee Ottens) 1942

Mary's Babe given to Lois Grosse (nee Ottens) 1942

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Religious books
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1942
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Rectangular fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, yellow and black stripe pattern

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Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Shovels
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Baron Thomas Denman
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1912
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Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1800
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Bond of the Don Mortgage Bank at Taganrog for 10,000 roubles at 4 1/2%

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Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Cigarette case

Cigarette case

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Cigarette cases
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Adie Brothers Ltd
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1926
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Thirteen sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Thirteen sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Games
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Austria
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Olav Schappacher
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1930
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Gawler Agricultural Horticultural & Floricultural Society 'Reaper & Twine Binder'

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David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1885
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Whisk with pin

Whisk with pin

Tom Price collection
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Regalia
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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr K Warbarton
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1870
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Two square plush d'oyleys

Two square plush d'oyleys

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Doilies
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Derwent Valley Railway Tas. No. 93

Derwent Valley Railway Tas. No. 93

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Wooden cell door, 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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Telegram addressed to Lieutenant Commodore J Donovan regarding the birth of his son, 1942

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Donovan Family collection
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Telegrams
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Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Lieutenant-Commander Jack Donovan
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1942
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Raising the Japanese Midget Submarine

Raising the Japanese Midget Submarine

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1942
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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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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Knives
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Spearthrower