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New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box with an arched top

New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Triggs, Marr & Taylor, Sydney
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1875
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Two-ply fibre string looped to form long narrow mesh string bag

Two-ply fibre string looped to form long narrow mesh string ...

Dr William Warner collection
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Bags
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Stop Uranium Mining

Stop Uranium Mining

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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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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Pressed glass vase

Pressed glass vase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Vases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1940
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Oval shaped washing basket

Oval shaped washing basket

Noel Keith collection
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Baskets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mrs Hazel Vertigan
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1958
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UAW. Union of Aust. Women

UAW. Union of Aust. Women

Union of Australian Women collection
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Union badges
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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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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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Black and white photograph of Enid Glover, Howley St., Five Dock

Black and white photograph of Enid Glover, Howley St., Five ...

Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Five Dock, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Visatone Studios
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1951
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Five photographs documenting the visit of entertainer, Gracie Fields to Canberra

Five photographs documenting the visit of entertainer, Graci...

Betty Hall collection
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Photographs
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1945
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Metal punch featuring the letter

Metal punch featuring the letter "R".

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Punches
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Jars
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Child's painting by Atipalku, Ernabella SA

Child's painting by Atipalku, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Watercolour paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Atipalku
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1973
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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Aust...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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1959
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Toy hotplate electric iron

Toy hotplate electric iron

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Toy irons
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Mrs Helen Jensma
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1950
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Tin of beef dripping sent to the Lawton family in Uxbridge, London, in a Red Cross parcel from Hobart in 1942

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French-Lawton collection
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Canned foods
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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The Austral Canning Co Pty Ltd
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1940
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Child's painting by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's painting by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Watercolour paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Convict-made brick with an 'O' stamped in the centre of one face

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David Westcott collection no. 4
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Convict bricks
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New South Wales, Australia
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John Onus
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1833
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting wolerrh, female euro (Macropus robustus), circa 1970

Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting wolerrh, fem...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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