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Vacola jar

Vacola jar

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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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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The mode of climbing up to the Cliffs at Hoi Shan. Mrs Ottwell's little girl Elizabeth in the basket - 14/3/1920 - picnic

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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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Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Scotland
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Mr George Ranken
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1821
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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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Angkunanya
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1954
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Frank Proust and others en route to Southern Cloud crash site

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Frank Proust collection
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Photographs
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Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Alan Kemp
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1958
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Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Lamps
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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The Pyle-National Company
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1924
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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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Dark cerise pink chiffon turban-like high domed hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

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Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Headwear
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London, England
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Sainte Claire
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1955
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Odette O'Neill collection
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Baskets
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.13. Native Pomegranate

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.13. Native Pomegranate

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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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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Gold Digger's Hut, Victoria, Austr

Gold Digger's Hut, Victoria, Austr

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1900
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T-shirt commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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T-shirts
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion
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1992
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Banque Fonciere de Nijni-Novgorod-Samara, Lettre de Gage 4 1/2% de 10,000 roubles

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Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Pokerwork bird, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork bird, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Letter from the AIF, Geoffery Mervyn Faithfull, 28 July 1919

Letter from the AIF, Geoffery Mervyn Faithfull, 28 July 1919

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Business letters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian Imperial Force
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1919
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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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Ngintya
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1954
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Set of nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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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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Filling the water cart at a well in Lamamao

Filling the water cart at a well in Lamamao

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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Illuminated address to William Barbour

Illuminated address to William Barbour

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Illuminated addresses
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1907
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Latvian white, red and grey costume blouse

Latvian white, red and grey costume blouse

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Blouses
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1939
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Dirk, scabbard, by-knife and fork used by New South Wales Colonial Governor Lachlan Macquarie

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Alexander Ferguson collection
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Edged weapons
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Sydney Cove, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lachlan Macquarie
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1809
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The burning of opium at Kalgan 16.6.1914

The burning of opium at Kalgan 16.6.1914

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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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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K.A. Aumuller - Self in the Mengtze Mess quarters - Summer 1919

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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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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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'Romanslide' brand manually-operated projector for slides or film strips

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Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Projectors
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Japan
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Sanyo
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