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Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Hair rollers
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Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1900
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club members register and records of payments, 1914 to 1915 and 1920 to 1922

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Registers
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1914
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White looseleaf cardboard page titled

White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Precision ground flat stock gauge setting piece

Precision ground flat stock gauge setting piece

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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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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Esbach albuminometer in wooden tube with cork

Esbach albuminometer in wooden tube with cork

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Measuring instruments
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Germany
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School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
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1890
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Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1942
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My God, My Father, While I Stray Far from My Home ...

My God, My Father, While I Stray Far from My Home ...

David Westcott collection no. 7
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Prayer cards
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1914
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Discussion Poster No. 49 - Progress and Problems in Europe 1 - November 28 1949'

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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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Child's drawing by Ulapuntu, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Ulapuntu, Ernabella SA

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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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1981
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Exercise area No. 2, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Exercise area No. 2, 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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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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Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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England
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1936
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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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Angkuna Kulyuru
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1954
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Textbook on practical mathematics

Textbook on practical mathematics

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Textbooks
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Envelope containing tickets the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games

Envelope containing tickets the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 3
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Envelopes
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian Olympic Commitee
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1956
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Child's drawing by Nyuaigkal, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Nyuaigkal, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyuaigkal
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1954
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Christmas card (kangaroo) from Ronnie McPhee to the McPhee family during World War I

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Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Christmas cards
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Child's drawing by Atipalku, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Atipalku, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Atipalku
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1954
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Nine rocks

Nine rocks

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Geological specimens
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Deaconess Winifred M. Hilliard
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1954
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Toy steam iron with metal base and plastic handle

Toy steam iron with metal base and plastic handle

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Toy irons
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Hong Kong
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Mrs Helen Jensma
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1950
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Acrylic painting by Tjinkuma, Ernabella SA

Acrylic painting by Tjinkuma, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjinkuma Wells
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1954
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Carpenter's plane

Carpenter's plane

George and Mary Weir collection
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Planes
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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D Malloch & Son
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1949
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Set of twelve white silk stockings

Set of twelve white silk stockings

Turner Family collection
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Stockings
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1920
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Note paper from Felton, Grimwade & Co., Melbourne with annotations.

Note paper from Felton, Grimwade & Co., Melbourne with annot...

Dods Violin and Viola collection
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Notes
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr William W. Dods
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1920
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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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White china dinner plate

White china dinner plate

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Dinner plates
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Kalgan 10-10-1913. looking down into the Pass which heads from Kalgan onto the Plateau in Mongolia

Kalgan 10-10-1913. looking down into the Pass which heads fr...

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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Ration Day in the 1950s by Elaine Russell, 2002.

Ration Day in the 1950s by Elaine Russell, 2002.

Elaine Russell collection
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Acrylic paintings
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National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Elaine Russell
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2002
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Shield carved by Roy Governor

Shield carved by Roy Governor

Roy Governor collection
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Shields
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Roy Governor
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1950
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 7. Blue Gum

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 7. Blue Gum

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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Ivy Lovric's name badge from Woolworths Hurstville 1950s

Ivy Lovric's name badge from Woolworths Hurstville 1950s

Ivy Lovric collection
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Identity badges
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Ivy Lovric
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1950
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News clipping -

News clipping - "Englishwomen Fail In Second Test" Australia...

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Sue Summers
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1948
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Chair' travelling - this style of chair for city use only. Yunnanfu, July, 1920

Chair' travelling - this style of chair for city use only. Y...

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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Poster -

Poster - "African National Congress"

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Five cartoon illustrations

Five cartoon illustrations

Alex Gurney collection
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Cartoons
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Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Alex Gurney
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