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Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 16
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Books
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1939
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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Certificate of naturalisation for Michael Victor Wensing

Certificate of naturalisation for Michael Victor Wensing

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Certificates
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1969
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Profile of a woman and a dove

Profile of a woman and a dove

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political 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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Olympic Games Melbourne 22 Nov - 8 Dec, 1956

Olympic Games Melbourne 22 Nov - 8 Dec, 1956

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 3
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Posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Richard Beck
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1956
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Crimson full-length tunic, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Tunics
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Acrylic painting by Tjinkuma, Ernabella SA

Acrylic painting by Tjinkuma, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjinkuma Wells
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1954
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Odette O'Neill collection
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Baskets
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Small brown vinyl suticase used to transport the late-Pleistocene Mungo cremation to Canberra by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

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D J Mulvaney collection
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Suitcases
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Lake Mungo, New South Wales, Australia
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Professor Derek J. Mulvaney
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1925
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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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Bennett Tjkalayinya
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1954
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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

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Paul Watts collection
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Silk embroidered postcard and inner card from World War 1

Silk embroidered postcard and inner card from World War 1

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Postcards
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Hair rollers
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Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1900
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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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Cassididae Phalium Areola (juvenile)

Cassididae Phalium Areola (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Gold blue ashtray

Gold blue ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1940
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Child's drawing by Watulijanja, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Watulijanja, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Watuljanja
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1954
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Child's drawing by Tyimpayi, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Tyimpayi, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tyimpayi
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1954
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Child's drawing by Katy, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Katy, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Katy
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1954
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Water at Bunumbust, with trees in the background

Water at Bunumbust, with trees in the background

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1911
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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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Set of Sony brand headphones

Set of Sony brand headphones

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Headphones
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sony Corporation
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1960
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Child's drawing by Wakinpi, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Wakinpi, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Wakinpi
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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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Unknown
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1954
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Glass plate negative - two men with cuts of meat hanging from roof of dwelling, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905 or 1911

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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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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Rectangular brown leather suitcase

Rectangular brown leather suitcase

Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Mayawara Minutjukur
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1954
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Pair of khaki shorts

Pair of khaki shorts

Dr Stephen Jani collection
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Shorts
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Dr Istvan Jani
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1950
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Free Nelson Mandela

Free Nelson Mandela

Kerry Browning collection
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Banners
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South Africa, Africa
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Nelson R. Mandela
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1990
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Peacemaker, 1969

Peacemaker, 1969

Elsie Gare collection no. 1
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Magazines
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E C. Gare
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1969
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Alicia Walsh, 1939

Alicia Walsh, 1939

Alicia Walsh collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney Sun Newspaper
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1939
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Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mining equipment
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Postcard featuring the portraits of 26 men of the Brisbane Tramways Company

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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British Tramways Company
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1910
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Black and white photographic postcard of aerial view over Hyde Park and surrounding area

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Hyde Park, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian News and Information Bureau
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1950
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Incised boomerang featuring figures dancing or fighting on anterior, family group and tent on posterior, from Cherbourg

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Richard Davis
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1905
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The Male and Female Dugong Story

The Male and Female Dugong Story

Macquarie Gallery collection
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Bark paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1969
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Egg canister used by Olegas Truchanas to carry food or have it air-dropped to him when he was hiking

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Melva Truchanas collection
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Canisters
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Australia
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Australian Egg Board
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1968
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Embroidery - Crochet butterfly, Mornington Island QLD