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Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1910
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Cast Easom Enfield plaque with rising sun, kangaroo and emu, late 1800s

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Terence Lane collection
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Plaques
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1880
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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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Engraved boab nut 'Whiteman's Justice' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Whiteman's Justice' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Monocular microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

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Valerie Jones collection
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Microscopes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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Clothes peg container, for attachment to the upright post of a Hill's-typre rotary clothes hoist

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Rosemary Huff-Johnston collection
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Containers
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Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1959
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Hand-painted scarf by Nyukana (Daisy) Baker, Ernabella SA

Hand-painted scarf by Nyukana (Daisy) Baker, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Scarves
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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1954
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Booklet titled 'Episodes - A Glimpse of Australia-Japan Relations 1859-1979'

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Thompson Family collection
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Booklets
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Japan
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1859
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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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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1936
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Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Pastel drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Napurunya
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1954
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Cream linen doily with green and brown organdie applique in an autumn design of leaves and flowers

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Doilies
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1946
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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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Unknown
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1954
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Knives
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Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Brown paper bag used by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

Brown paper bag used by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

D J Mulvaney collection
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Paper bags
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Professor Derek J. Mulvaney
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1956
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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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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Pastel drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Painting on masonite by Madi, 1964 -  depicts five sharks

Painting on masonite by Madi, 1964 - depicts five sharks

Dr Alex Van der Leeden collection
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Paintings
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Numbulwar, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Madi
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1964
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Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1806
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Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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1800
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Poster for 'International Women's Day' 75th Aniversary, 1985

Poster for 'International Women's Day' 75th Aniversary, 1985

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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Dhuwa Ngarra Ceremony

Dhuwa Ngarra Ceremony

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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Mawalan 2 Marika
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1964
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White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney at Keeling Cocos Island on 9 November 1914

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Margaret Gibb collection
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Commemorative cups
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England
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Samuel Radford Ltd
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1914
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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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Incomplete lizard sculpture, Ernabella SA

Incomplete lizard sculpture, 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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Hand made pick

Hand made pick

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Picks
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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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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Fretsaw blade

Fretsaw 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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Harvest of Endurance: A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988

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Australia-China Friendship Society collection
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Scrolls
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Australia
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Mr Mo Xiangyi
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1987
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IBM input typewriter from the SNOCOM computer used by the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority

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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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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Clare, South Australia, Australia
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Clare Agricultural & Horticultural Society
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1936
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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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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1820
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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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Metal scriber

Metal scriber

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Elliptical concave wooden container

Elliptical concave wooden container

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Containers
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1963
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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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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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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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 24. Tasmanian Wolf

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 24. Tasmanian Wolf

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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The Queen

The Queen

Daphne Mabbott collection
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Booklets
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Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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Growth of the Ainslie School

Growth of the Ainslie School

Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2
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Lists
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Braddon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Ainslie Public School
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1964
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Scouts souvenir badge - Seventh Australian Jamboree Dandenong 1964-1965

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Robin Maloney collection
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Badges
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1964
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Pokerwork mouse, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork mouse, 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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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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