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A Mongol Obo - a heap of stones generally erected in hight points on the hills to frighten away evil spirits

A Mongol Obo - a heap of stones generally erected in hight p...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
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Shell money
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Rock used as a hammer

Rock used as a hammer

Eileen Morgan collection
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Tools
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Wallaga Lake, New South Wales, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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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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Vehicle compliance plate for 1949 Model 48/215 Holden sedan

Vehicle compliance plate for 1949 Model 48/215 Holden sedan

Mary Munckton and Ian Metherall collection
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Motor car components
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1949
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New Norfolk, Derwent River, Tas

New Norfolk, Derwent River, Tas

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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1949
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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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Booklet titled 'Empire Youth Sunday Services 29 May 1949'

Booklet titled 'Empire Youth Sunday Services 29 May 1949'

Australian War Memorial collection
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Booklets
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Empire Youth Movement
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1949
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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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Timber lamp stand with a standard bayonet light fitting

Timber lamp stand with a standard bayonet light fitting

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Lamps
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The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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Black and white photograph of Randwick District Rugby Union Football Club, 1st Grade, 1923

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National Sports Information Centre collection
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Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Randwick Rugby Union Football Club
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1923
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Boomerang from Abercrombie River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Abercrombie River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mining equipment
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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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Ladies dyed pink satin left tango shoe, with a clear cut bead at the centre top

Ladies dyed pink satin left tango shoe, with a clear cut bea...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dancing shoes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Callaghan Shoe Company
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1920
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Wiltshire brand wood taper file

Wiltshire brand wood taper file

John Docker collection
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Files (tools)
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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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School Girls marching through the streets of Yunnanufu, Yunnan Province Nov 1917

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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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 felt headdress

Latvian red felt headdress

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Headdresses
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Riga, Latvia
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Unknown
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1942
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow

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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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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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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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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Certificat de letat, Valeur 1000 roubles, Interets 4 1/2%, Banque Fonciere

Certificat de letat, Valeur 1000 roubles, Interets 4 1/2%, B...

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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Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Swing tags
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Auger bit

Auger bit

George and Mary Weir collection
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Augers
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Redhead, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George F. Weir
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1949
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Department of Education certificate issued to Lesley Robertson to certify that he passed composing theory examinations from 1921-1923

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Les Robertson collection
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Certificates
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Victorian Department of Education
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1923
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Boomerang from central Queensland

Boomerang from central Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Kalgan 10.10.1913 View of a portion of the town from the Hill at the West

Kalgan 10.10.1913 View of a portion of the town from the Hil...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Photograph of a view of a pagoda with a two tiered roof, enclosed by a stone wall with several arches

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

John Docker collection
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Folding rules
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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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Brick building with a pagoda style roof

Brick building with a pagoda style roof

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the Founding of Australia' - colour publication printed for the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Australia, 1938.

'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniver...

Noble Numismatics collection
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Booklets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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S T Leigh & Co Pty Ltd
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1938
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Mrs Jn. Turner sitting on a bench and the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background

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Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1926
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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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Purchase slip from Takeda Bros. and Co., 1931

Purchase slip from Takeda Bros. and Co., 1931

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Receipts
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Takeda Bros & Co
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1931
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Album containing black and white photographs of the World War One naval battle between HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden

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Frederick George Ince collection
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Photograph albums
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North Keeling Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australia
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R Dey Son and Company
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1914
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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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Bailliere's Nurses' Complete Medical Dictionary, 1938, used by Miss Lal McCay in Sydney and Western Victoria

Bailliere's Nurses' Complete Medical Dictionary, 1938, used ...

Penelope Nelson collection
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Dictionaries
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London, England
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Hitch & Marshall
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1938
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Claw hammer

Claw hammer

John Docker collection
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Hammers
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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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Fernie Blade (Shevill)

Fernie Blade (Shevill)

Amy Hudson collection
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Mrs Fern Blade
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1930
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Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Pris...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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