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Medallion to commemorate 50 years of the Commonwealth of Australia's Federation, 1901-1951

Medallion to commemorate 50 years of the Commonwealth of Aus...

Sydney Collectables Auction collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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John Elischer
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1950
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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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A.N.C. Struggle for Liberation

A.N.C. Struggle for Liberation

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political 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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Woman's Day 11 May 1953

Woman's Day 11 May 1953

Marion Butcher collection
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Magazines
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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Fine tooth saw blade

Fine tooth saw blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Saw blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, made in Orbost, Victoria, in the late 1800s

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Helena E. Roadknight
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1870
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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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Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular plate with rounded edges

Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular pla...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Balances
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January 1953: Alex Rabig, Betoota-to-Birdsville mailman

January 1953: Alex Rabig, Betoota-to-Birdsville mailman

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Birdsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1953
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Cover for play 'Ruth and Naomi' performed by children at North Albury NSW in 1953

Cover for play 'Ruth and Naomi' performed by children at Nor...

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Ink drawings
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Albury, New South Wales, Australia
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1953
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Gibsons Beach Watsons Bay NSW

Gibsons Beach Watsons Bay NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd
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1950
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Ben Hargreaves building the new Birdsville Hospital for the A.I.M. (Twisted girders of burnt hospital outside). January, 1953

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Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Birdsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1953
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Rosary beads made by Lithuanian 18 year old student Marija Bieksaite in a Siberian Gulag, about 1946

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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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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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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Daphne Mabbott collection
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Commemorative badges
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England
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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May Day 1979 World Peace IYC

May Day 1979 World Peace IYC

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative 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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Souvenir plate - Queen Elizabeth II

Souvenir plate - Queen Elizabeth II

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1986
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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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Souvenir brooch - Royal Family

Souvenir brooch - Royal Family

Daphne Mabbott collection
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Commemorative objects
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England
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china dinner plate bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinner plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Claremont, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Cadburys
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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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Polish police report relating to street disturbance caused byAmerican soldiers in Ludwigsburg

Polish police report relating to street disturbance caused b...

Janina Dolega-Checinska collection no. 2
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Reports
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Poland
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1945
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Photograph of the Meeting of the Executive Council at Government House, Canberra

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Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Government House, Yarralumla, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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Four Scouts tending a 'patient' on a rudimentary stretcher they are holding, with a first aid kit nearby.

Four Scouts tending a 'patient' on a rudimentary stretcher t...

Barry Williams collection
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Photographs
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1873
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Metal blue ashtray

Metal blue ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1940
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Wedding of Pamela Marion Faithfull to John Hawthorne Hall in 1945

Wedding of Pamela Marion Faithfull to John Hawthorne Hall in...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographs
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1945
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Typed document, possibly in Polish

Typed document, possibly in Polish

Janina Dolega-Checinska collection no. 2
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Documents
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Poland
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1945
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Copy of Stradivari's 'Haussman' cello, made by Australian mastercraftsman A E Smith in 1953

Copy of Stradivari's 'Haussman' cello, made by Australian ma...

EV Llewellyn collection
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Cellos
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Arthur E. Smith
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1953
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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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