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Food stirer

Food stirer

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Kitchenware
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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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Foot switch

Foot switch

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Office machines
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Grundig Intermedia GmbH
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1960
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Food ration card

Food ration card

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Ration cards
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Wels, Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1948
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Black and white portrait photograph of Fred Daly, 1943

Black and white portrait photograph of Fred Daly, 1943

Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1943
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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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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Inside calipers

Inside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Inside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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I'm an Australian for nuclear disarmament

I'm an Australian for nuclear disarmament

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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Australia
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Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament
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1960
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 8. Kangaroo Paw

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 8. Kangaroo Paw

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Rectangular aluminium sign with

Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

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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Child's drawing by Kay, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Kay, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kay
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1954
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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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International Refugee Organisation immunisation record

International Refugee Organisation immunisation record

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Medical records
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Wels, Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1949
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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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Child's drawing from Ernabella

Child's drawing from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ulapuntu
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1954
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Certificate

Certificate

EJ Tomaszewski collection
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Certificates
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London, England
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Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in London
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1942
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Child's drawing by Payula, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Payula, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Payula Jack
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1954
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Bunch of prison keys and tags

Bunch of prison keys and tags

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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Spirit level

Spirit level

John Docker collection
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Spirit levels
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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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Plaque to commemorate the Australian May Day Centenary 1891 - 1991, with display stand

Plaque to commemorate the Australian May Day Centenary 1891 ...

Union of Australian Women collection
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Plaques
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1891
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Child's drawing by Wakinpi, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Wakinpi, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Wakinpi
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1954
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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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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjalara
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1954
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Letter

Letter

E Redlich collection
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Letters
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Redlich Meat Packing Company
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1961
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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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Bore gauge

Bore 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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Butter dish

Butter dish

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Butter dishes
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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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Mosquito net wedding dress

Mosquito net wedding dress

Ron and Ella Christopher collection
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Wedding dresses
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Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ella F. Christopher
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1943
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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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Cream coloured tray cloth featuring a cross stitched design of a vase

Cream coloured tray cloth featuring a cross stitched design ...

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1936
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White huckaback hand towel with a coloured fancywork design of an English house

White huckaback hand towel with a coloured fancywork design ...

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Handtowels
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1930
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Carved wooden arrowhead with six indents tapering to the point

Carved wooden arrowhead with six indents tapering to the poi...

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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Black and white photograph of a crowd in front of an apartment block looking at something in the distance, 1961

Black and white photograph of a crowd in front of an apartme...

Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Berlin, Germany
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1961
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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

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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Nail punch

Nail punch

John Docker collection
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Punches
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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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Bailey wood plane

Bailey wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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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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IYY [International Year of Youth]