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Crystal glass given to Alderman Edna Ryan by women employees of Fairfield Council after she successfully campaigned for equal pay for them

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Edna Ryan collection
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Drinking glasses
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Fairfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Edna Ryan
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1960
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Barrister's wig worn by Sir George Houstoun Reid

Barrister's wig worn by Sir George Houstoun Reid

Anne Fairbairn collection no. 2
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Wigs
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London, England
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Ravenscroft
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1890
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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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Steel lister with three teeth used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
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Neil Woodhouse
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1910
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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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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.19. Illyarrie

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.19. Illyarrie

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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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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Photographic postcard of big gun practice in Middle Head, Sydney NSW

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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Fiftieth Anniversary 1888-1938

Fiftieth Anniversary 1888-1938

Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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National Conference Observer 1950 - 1985, UAW [Union of Aust. Women]

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Union 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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Swearing in Lord Hopetoun as Governor General of Australian Commonwealth

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1901
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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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Invitation to a Conversazione at Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1901

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 8
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Invitations
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Government of Victoria
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1901
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Black plastic or rubber coated power cord with a two pin plug at one end and a two pin receiver on the other

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Ernest B Phillips collection
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Audio equipment accessories
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Japan
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Kawasaki Heavy Industries
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1960
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Alan Mungulu
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1963
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Headdress from the West Kimberley region, with ears, mouth and teeth

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Paddy Roe collection
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Dance equipment
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Lee
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1968
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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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Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Stuzzi Memocord K70 Compact Dictating Machine

Stuzzi Memocord K70 Compact Dictating Machine

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Dictating 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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Crocodile.

Crocodile.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Beswick, Northern Territory, Australia
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Henry
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1968
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Two square plush d'oyleys

Two square plush d'oyleys

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Doilies
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Muricidae Pterynotus Acanthopterus

Muricidae Pterynotus Acanthopterus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Bond of the Don Mortgage Bank at Taganrog for 10,000 roubles at 4 1/2%

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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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Colourised photographic postcard of Neutral Bay, NSW

Colourised photographic postcard of Neutral Bay, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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Aqua/blue dome-shaped felt hat

Aqua/blue dome-shaped felt hat

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Hats
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1965
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Poster -

Poster - "Just This? - or Justice?"

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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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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'Houses', 'Name' and 'Nyukana'

'Houses', 'Name' and 'Nyukana'

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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1954
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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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Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

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TE Hanley collection no. 1
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James Berry
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1969
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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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Tjariya (. Stanley
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1954
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Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart