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Nib pen

Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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Pens
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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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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Boozers in Birdsville. (Bill Gwydir fifth from left in brown hat) Late 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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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1900
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Mollie Flaherty bowling

Mollie Flaherty bowling

Mollie Flaherty collection
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Composite photographs
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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E H. Turner
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1936
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Metal tray

Metal tray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Trays
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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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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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Wooden wool depth measure, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

Wooden wool depth measure, used by professional shearer Coli...

Colin Davis collection
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Measuring instruments
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Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Colin Davis
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1946
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Photograph of George Weir with his young son Charlie, who is sitting on a horse

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George and Mary Weir collection
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Photographs
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Jindabyne, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George F. Weir
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1950
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Gladstone bag with a leather body and handle

Gladstone bag with a leather body and handle

Les Robertson collection
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Luggage
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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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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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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The Royal Tour: Homeward Bound

The Royal Tour: Homeward Bound

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Commemorative books
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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Black and white photograph of Fred Daly with a man and woman, 1953

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Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1953
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Conical copper vase

Conical copper vase

Smith Family collection
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Vases
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Australia
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1930
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Letter from Rose Rasey to 'My Dear Family', October 1945

Letter from Rose Rasey to 'My Dear Family', October 1945

RG Bain collection
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Letters
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Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Ms Rose S. Rasey
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1945
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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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Munyang winter

Munyang 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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Carcass of a bullock swept up into a tree in 1950 flood, Birdsville. 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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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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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 - "Childcare is a Union Issue"

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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Scout's Metalworker badge certificate

Scout's Metalworker badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
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Certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1944
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It's Called Medicare

It's Called Medicare

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr David Pope
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1999
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Quorn, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Country Women's Association
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1945
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Tourist map of the Blue Mountains and Burragorang Valley

Tourist map of the Blue Mountains and Burragorang Valley

Bonnie Nevin collection
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Maps
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Department of Lands
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1945
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Envelope containing a letter from Joan Richmond to her mother

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Joan Richmond collection
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Letters
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Handmade white oval linen table centre with fancyworked flowers

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessertspoons
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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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Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

John Docker collection
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Carpentry 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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Two sets of playing cards within a box, featuring the logo of the FJ Holden

Two sets of playing cards within a box, featuring the logo o...

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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Page two of two-page typed document

Page two of two-page typed document

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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'Still life with jar and bowl', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1952

'Still life with jar and bowl', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1952

Bonita Mabo collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1952
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Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Building materials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Owner's handbook for the Daimler 'Twenty-seven' and 'Straight Eight'

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Daimler Twenty Seven and Straight Eight Handbook collection
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Handbooks
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1948
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