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Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Dental equipment
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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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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Tjikalayi
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1954
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Engraved boab nut 'A Leprosy Patrol?' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'A Leprosy Patrol?' 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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Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Souvenir leaflet from the Australian Gas Light Company's 'Travel with Music' session from 2GB

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Leaflets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB, Sydney
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1935
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Poster for 'International Women's Day', 1992

Poster for 'International Women's Day', 1992

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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Letter from Rose Sarah Rasey to 'My dear Family', 30 June 1936

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RG Bain collection
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Letters
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Henan, China
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Ms Rose S. Rasey
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1936
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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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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Headphone plug, lead, and speaker unit

Headphone plug, lead, and speaker unit

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Audio equipment accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1960
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Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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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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Engraved boab nut 'Illicit Drinking and Violence' 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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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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Tjalara
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1954
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Set of glasses for the Commonwealth Parliament

Set of glasses for the Commonwealth Parliament

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Drinking 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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Child's drawing by Tila, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Tila, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tila
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1954
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Jenny calipers

Jenny calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Snake Dreaming for Children by  Uta Uta Tjangala, 1972  polymer on board

Snake Dreaming for Children by Uta Uta Tjangala, 1972 poly...

Papunya Art 2008 collection
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Acrylic paintings
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Uta Uta Tjangala
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1972
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Silver aluminium dish used on top of kitchen scales

Silver aluminium dish used on top of kitchen scales

Bryan Matthews collection
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Dishes
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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs June G. Matthews
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1953
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Smith's Weekly - Exclusive, Pankhurst Completes Thrilling Voyage Over 2000 Miles in 16 Foot Launch, 1936

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Robbie Swan collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Smith's Weekly
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1936
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Two square black sateen cushions

Two square black sateen cushions

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Metal and wood carpenter's brace

Metal and wood carpenter's brace

George and Mary Weir collection
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Woodworking braces
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Sheffield, England
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J A Chapman Ltd
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1949
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Bone china saucer with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms insignia

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Bone china dinner plate printed with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinner plates
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Pebble from Lake Pedder, referred to as a Pedder Penny

Pebble from Lake Pedder, referred to as a Pedder Penny

Bob Brown collection no. 1
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Geological specimens
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Lake Pedder, Tasmania, Australia
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1971
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Child's green cotton apron with embroidery depicting Snow White amongst a group of animals including rabbits, a fawn and birds

Child's green cotton apron with embroidery depicting Snow Wh...

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Aprons
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1948
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Stylised drawing of a white dove carrying an olive branch

Stylised drawing of a white dove carrying an olive branch

Union of Australian Women collection
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Badges
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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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Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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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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Napura
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1954
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Spool and paper tape associated with the SNOCOM computer

Spool and paper tape associated with the SNOCOM computer

Kevin Rosolen collection
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Computer components
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University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Kevin Rosolen
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1958
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Painting on masonite by  Larangana, 1964 - depicts a river and a snake, together with three fish, a stingray, nine birds and twenty three eggs.

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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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Larangana
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1964
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Scene from Little Red Riding Hood, by Olga Basylevich, Germany, 1946

Scene from Little Red Riding Hood, by Olga Basylevich, Germa...

Forest Hill Residential Kindergarten collection
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Wall hangings
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Neu-Ulm Displaced Persons Camp, American Zone, Germany
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Olga Basylevich
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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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Karl Maria Stadler Munchen International Women's Day March 8 tea-towel

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People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Tea-towels
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Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1960
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Mid-set dividers

Mid-set dividers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Measuring instruments
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Melaleuca bark container

Melaleuca bark container

Helen Reeve collection
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Containers
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1972
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QSL card for VK2ME, The Voice of Australia, AWA

QSL card for VK2ME, The Voice of Australia, AWA

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1936
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Key

Key

Colledge Family collection
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Keys
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Child's drawing by Ian, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Ian, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ian
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1954
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Deep, concave shaped wooden container