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Digging stick

Digging stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Digging sticks
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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These toys are for you to buy for your children and grandchildren

These toys are for you to buy for your children and grandchi...

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Notes
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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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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Brass fastening latch

Brass fastening latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Boomerang, Ripple Creek, Queensland

Boomerang, Ripple Creek, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Ripple Creek, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boomerang, Mackay, Queensland

Boomerang, Mackay, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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1926
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Stuzzi Memocord Microphone Remote Control Unit

Stuzzi Memocord Microphone Remote Control Unit

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Audio equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Grundig Intermedia GmbH
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1960
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Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Coffee cups
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Aluminium container of PVA flakes used to consolidate fragile excavated bones in the field by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

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D J Mulvaney collection
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Repair kits
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Mount Moffat, Queensland, Australia
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Professor Derek J. Mulvaney
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1962
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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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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Decorated wooden shield

Decorated wooden shield

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Shields
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New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Wiltshire brand wood taper file

Wiltshire brand wood taper file

John Docker collection
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Files (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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Plaited grass fibre armband or

Plaited grass fibre armband or "baku"

Dr William Warner collection
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Armbands
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Poster -

Poster - "Solidarity with the Struggle of Women in South Afr...

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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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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New South Wales Legislative Assembly - Interstate Royal Commission on the River Murray  Representing the States of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, 1902

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Mudgee Historical Society collection
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Reports
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer
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1902
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Animal long bone awl

Animal long bone awl

Douglas Seaton collection
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Awls
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Babinda, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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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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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 3 - Pre-stamped envelopes...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Hermes typewriter used by Wallace Brown in the press gallery 1960s and 1970s

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Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd collection
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Typewriters
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Wallace Brown
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1960
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Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair, and a matching saucer

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Cups and saucers
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1920
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Second prize awarded for 'Round Rose Tablecloth' at Euroa Agricultural & Pastoral Society 78th Annual Show

Second prize awarded for 'Round Rose Tablecloth' at Euroa Ag...

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Euroa, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1963
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Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
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Political badges
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Australia
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1906
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Engraved boab nut 'Women Admire Themselves in a Lilypond' by Jack Wherra

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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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Foot switch

Foot switch

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Office machines
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Grundig Intermedia GmbH
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1960
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Nail punch

Nail punch

John Docker collection
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Punches
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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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Calendar

Calendar

Union of Australian Women collection
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Calendars
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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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White pillowcase with cotton ties

White pillowcase with cotton ties

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Hippie, King of Minnon

Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Hippie, King of Minnon

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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George Twemlow
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1877
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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection