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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1920
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Manual of instructions for using the St George Supermatic electric stove, 1952

Manual of instructions for using the St George Supermatic el...

Dr Edward Duyker collection no. 2
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Instruction booklets
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Peakhurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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St George Ranges Pty Ltd
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1947
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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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Two men feeding a baby camel with a spoon

Two men feeding a baby camel with a spoon

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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A camellia tree in full bloom at Her Lung Tan Yunnanfu Jan 1920

A camellia tree in full bloom at Her Lung Tan Yunnanfu Jan 1...

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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Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the fir...

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wheelbarrows
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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W J. Spence
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1877
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Silver spoon

Silver spoon

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Spoons
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1949
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Outside the big gate Kalgan - being the start of the journey in the Pass which leads to Mongolia

Outside the big gate Kalgan - being the start of the journey...

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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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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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Pair of outside calipers

Pair of outside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Outside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joplin Manufacturing Co
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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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Tjikalayi
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1954
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Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
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Political badges
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Australia
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1906
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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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Poster-

Poster- "Australian Race Against Time for Africa"

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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Handmade cushion cover with a stencilled design of leaves and flowers

Handmade cushion cover with a stencilled design of leaves an...

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Cushion covers
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Mrs Kathleen Simpson
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1930
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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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Tooth's ferrous metal bottle opener

Tooth's ferrous metal bottle opener

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bottle openers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1950
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People watching carriages being carried through the streets by men with poles

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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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Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds of Australia ...'

Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Mobiles
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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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Photograph of two rows of geese hanging from two poles in front of a building

Photograph of two rows of geese hanging from two poles in 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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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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Metal rule

Metal 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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Hew Pas Chuen Yunnanfu - Minister of Foreign Affairs; July 1920

Hew Pas Chuen Yunnanfu - Minister of Foreign Affairs; July 1...

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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1945
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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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Patjiparan
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1954
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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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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Discussion Poster No.47 - Good Taste -  October 31, 1949

Discussion Poster No.47 - Good Taste - October 31, 1949

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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Residences on the Peak, Hong Kong 17-6-1921

Residences on the Peak, Hong Kong 17-6-1921

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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Child's drawing from Ernabella

Child's drawing from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Pastel drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ilyipi
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1954
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Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow

Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by H...

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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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air M...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1929
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Table cloth and four serviettes, made from Irish linen and featuring embroidered playing card motifs

Table cloth and four serviettes, made from Irish linen and f...

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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1928
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Grand stand at East Melbourne Cricket Ground

Grand stand at East Melbourne Cricket Ground

Nanette Ward collection
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Photographs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1921
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Sepia toned photograph of the Australian cricket team that played in the 1921 England and South Africa series

Sepia toned photograph of the Australian cricket team that p...

Nanette Ward collection
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Photographs
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T Bolland
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1912
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Telegraph Office