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Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remember'

Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remem...

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Letters
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Ox cart drawing water for household use. Jan 1915

Ox cart drawing water for household use. Jan 1915

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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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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Discussion Poster No.45 - You Saved this Child! UNAC fights the battles of the world's children - October 3, 1948

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George W Barber collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Office of Education
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1949
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Brown Potscrubber Nymph fishing fly

Brown Potscrubber Nymph fishing fly

Noel Jetson collection
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Fishing lures
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Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Noel Jetson
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1931
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Digging sticks
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1925
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Two sets of playing cards within a box, featuring the logo of the FJ Holden

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Jack Heenan collection
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Playing cards
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GM Holden Ltd
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1948
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Postman's standard issue dark blue cloth peaked cap with red PMG badge

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Catherine Davenport collection
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Caps
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Robert P. Davenport
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1949
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Coolgardie, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Boothung and Mirrarng by Kevin Gilbert

Boothung and Mirrarng by Kevin Gilbert

Eleanor Williams-Gilbert collection
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Linocuts
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Mr Kevin Gilbert
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1969
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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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Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers on mail'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Certificate of Good Service

Certificate of Good Service

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Certificates
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Wels, Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1947
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Mid-set dividers

Mid-set dividers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Measuring instruments
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Condex brand metal fly-fishing reel and information sheet in a box

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Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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England
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J W Young & Sons
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1930
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IRO Baggage Form

IRO Baggage Form

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Documents
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Linz, Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1951
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Inside calipers

Inside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Glass plate negative - Clara and Monica, Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1923
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Metal grooving tool

Metal grooving tool

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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Woman sitting with a child with the child's hand on the woman's shoulder and a teddy bear on the ground

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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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Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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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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Cottage in winter

Cottage in winter

Snowy Scheme - Christine Filiamundi collection
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Photographs
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Munyang, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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John P. Williamson
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1953
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Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert 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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Four unused centenary re-issue of the first postage stamps produced in Australia, 1950

Four unused centenary re-issue of the first postage stamps p...

Third Great Seal of New South Wales collection
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Postage stamps
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Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1950
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White huckaback hand towel with a coloured fancywork design of an English house

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Handtowels
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1930
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Souvenir plate or dish - for the cancelled royal visit, 1949

Souvenir plate or dish - for the cancelled royal visit, 1949

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Australia
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King George VI
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1949
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Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1988
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Notice of Anthony Stradivari The Celebrated Violin-Maker

Notice of Anthony Stradivari The Celebrated Violin-Maker

Dods Violin and Viola collection
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Books
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr William W. Dods
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1919
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Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales

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Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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1931
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Elliptical ornament made from a section of shell, from Cooktown, Queensland

Elliptical ornament made from a section of shell, from Cookt...

Edmund Milne collection
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Ornaments
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Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Monocular microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

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Valerie Jones collection
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Microscopes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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Gunn and Moore cricket bat

Gunn and Moore cricket bat

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Cricket bats
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England
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Gunn and Moore Ltd
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1925
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Sling

Sling

Papuan Official collection
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Slingshots
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photograph albums
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1920
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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Tricycle horse that belonged to the Gibson children, Burrungurroolong

Tricycle horse that belonged to the Gibson children, Burrung...

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Tricycles
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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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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Reddish-coloured club with koala motif on both sides of head, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Clubs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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Rosary beads made by Lithuanian 18 year old student Marija Bieksaite in a Siberian Gulag, about 1946

Rosary beads made by Lithuanian 18 year old student Marija B...

Ianina Maliauskene collection
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Rosary beads
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Siberia, Russia
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Miss Marija Bieksaite
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1946
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Hollow wooden smoking pipe, with remnants of adhesive both ends, and two holes drilled at one end

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Ursula McConnel collection
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Smoking pipes
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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baby's galvanised iron tub

baby's galvanised iron tub

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Baby baths
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1949
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