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Ornate silver centrepiece for a table

Ornate silver centrepiece for a table

Smith Family collection
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Centrepieces
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1866
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Hot-air steriliser

Hot-air steriliser

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Health and medical equipment
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Baird and Tatlock
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1897
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "JEC"

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked and edge ground, hafted to a bamboo handle

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Darrell Lewis collection no. 1
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Hatchets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1971
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Child's drawing by Wantamai, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Wantamai, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Wantamai
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1954
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Rip saw

Rip saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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London, England
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L Pabble & Sanderson
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1920
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Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms insignia china dinnerware

Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms insignia china dinnerwa...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinnerware
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Fifteen Royal Agricultural Society Member Badges

Fifteen Royal Agricultural Society Member Badges

Colledge Family collection
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Membership badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1925
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting possum, two birds, winged insect and central pole, by Bumuti

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bumuti
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1974
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Amagula River.

Amagula River.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Abadjura
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1969
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Sawfish club

Sawfish club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Lemon coloured semi-circular tatted tea cosy

Lemon coloured semi-circular tatted tea cosy

Lois Grosse collection
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Tea-cosies
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Hampden, South Australia, Australia
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Vera E. Ottens
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1935
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Phonograph used by anthropologist AP Elkin on his first expedition in 1927 to the Kimberley

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Macleay Museum collection
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Phonographs
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United States of America
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Thomas A Edison Inc
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1906
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Album containing 97 menus, 20 seating plans and 47 photographs from Parliament House dining rooms...

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Betty Hall collection
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Albums
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1918
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Willie Burton with his horse and dog, 1890s

Willie Burton with his horse and dog, 1890s

Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2
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Photographs
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1890
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Black, white and pink leaflet printed for Australia's 150th Anniversary in 1938

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Leaflets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Australia's 150th Anniversary Celebrations Council
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1938
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Painting depicts black turtles

Painting depicts black turtles

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gawarrin
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1963
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Stingray.

Stingray.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tarunga
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1969
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek, 'Animal pieces, two dogs, two grubs', Gunbalanya, 1974

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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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1974
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Personal adornments
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nanungunda
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1969
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PITJANTJATJARA Reader 10

PITJANTJATJARA Reader 10

Anne Ranse collection
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Booklets
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Archdeacon Anne M. Ranse
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1972
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Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Telephones
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United States of America
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Telephone and Radio Corporation
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1948
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1963
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Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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Painting on paper by Suzanne Chalmers, Santa Teresa N - from the story 'The parrot fish and the moon' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), p. 46

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Kormilda College, Berrimah, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Susanne Chalmers (nee) Hayes
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1974
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IBM input typewriter from the SNOCOM computer used by the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority

IBM input typewriter from the SNOCOM computer used by the Sn...

University of Sydney School of Engineering collection
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Typewriters
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University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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School of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney
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1958
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Glazed stoneware vase

Glazed stoneware vase

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Vases
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Eddie Puruntatameri
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1974
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Broken saw blade

Broken 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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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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1958 Ceremonial Land Rover 'Special 88', used on Vice Regal occasions in Queensland during the 1960s and 1970s

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Department of Administrative Services (Transport and Storage Divisi...
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Vehicles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Pressed Metal Corporation
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1957
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Square orange cushion

Square orange cushion

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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