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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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Child's drawing by Litja, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Litja, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Litja
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1954
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Photograph of three women in red skirts and white tops with red and black flower motifs

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Photographs
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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The Mills Sisters, Singers, Dancers, Cultural Ambassadors and Perfo...
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1992
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Thread gauge

Thread gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Child's drawing by Lizzie or Kayukayu, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Lizzie or Kayukayu, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Lizzie
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1954
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Bolster cover in white twill cotton

Bolster cover in white twill cotton

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bolsters
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1930
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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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Two bowls

Two bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Wolseley portable shearing plant

Wolseley portable shearing plant

Delma Keogh collection
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Shearing equipment
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England
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The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
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1925
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Beswick glazed ceramic kangaroo, titled 'Kanga', made for Disney Promotions in 1970

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Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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England, United Kingdom
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John Beswick Limited
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1965
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

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

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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Pair of dark brown cotton knit stockings

Pair of dark brown cotton knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Stockings
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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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Bread Knife

Bread Knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bread knives
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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The Gwalior Plains

The Gwalior Plains

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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J Carr
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1840
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Poster 'Pas de Bombes'

Poster 'Pas de Bombes'

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political posters
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France
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Government of France
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1966
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Variation of offer by Grace Bros Holdings Limited to acquire shares in J B Youngs, dated 3 November 1979

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J B Young Ltd collection
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Financial records
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Grace Bros
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1979
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Letter that deals with the sale of the Fealy business to Fielder's Bakery, 1968

Letter that deals with the sale of the Fealy business to Fie...

ET Fealy collection
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Business letters
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1968
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You can't hug a child with nuclear arms

You can't hug a child with nuclear arms

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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Australia
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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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1960
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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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Latvian natural-coloured linen waistcoat with black embroidery

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Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Waistcoats
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1942
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Vote 1 Grassby

Vote 1 Grassby

Al Grassby collection
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Advertising leaflets
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Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
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Hon Al J. Grassby
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1965
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Eighth page of documentary material relating to the Mills Sisters

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Documents
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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The Mills Sisters, Singers, Dancers, Cultural Ambassadors and Perfo...
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1992
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Certificate awarded at the Wangaratta Agricultural and Industrial Society Annual Show, 1968 for first prize for a calico apron

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1968
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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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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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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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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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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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Film negative - Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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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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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Angkuna Kulyuru
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1954
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Minton 'Kings Service' china soup plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Soup plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Australian silver commemorative medallion 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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Faulding's Essence of Coffee and Chicory

Faulding's Essence of Coffee and Chicory

Bothwell Museum collection
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Coffee containers
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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F H Faulding & Co Ltd
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1940
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Cotton buds housed in a lens filter case

Cotton buds housed in a lens filter case

Les Hiddins collection
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Camera accessories
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Japan
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Hoya Corporation
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1978
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Tennis racquet used by Evonne Goolagong-Cawley in the 1980s

Tennis racquet used by Evonne Goolagong-Cawley in the 1980s

Evonne Goolagong Cawley collection no. 2
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Tennis racquets
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Wimbledon, London, England
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Dunlop Pty Ltd
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1975
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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Cast iron 'D' shaped  screw lock handcuffs with key

Cast iron 'D' shaped screw lock handcuffs with key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Handcuffs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Bone china dinner plate printed with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms

Bone china dinner plate printed with the Commonwealth Parlia...

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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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1981
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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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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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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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Note that reads Tirranna Cup 1895 to 1904

Note that reads Tirranna Cup 1895 to 1904

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Documents
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1895
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Souvenir plate - 150th Anniversary of New South Wales <