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The Story of the Olympic Games

The Story of the Olympic Games

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 3
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Booklets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian Olympic Commitee
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1956
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Wooden To'bre drum set, of a drum and three drum sticks

Wooden To'bre drum set, of a drum and three drum sticks

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Percussion instruments
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Cook Islands
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Mr Victor Carell
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1969
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ALP Platform

ALP Platform

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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North Melbourne Cricket Club 1939-40

North Melbourne Cricket Club 1939-40

Nanette Ward collection
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Membership badges
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C.W. Letty
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1939
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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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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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Election leaflet for Al Grassby in Italian

Election leaflet for Al Grassby in Italian

Al Grassby collection
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Leaflets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Hon Al J. Grassby
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1965
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Cartoon titled 'Queensland's First Brothel'.

Cartoon titled 'Queensland's First Brothel'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Sean Leahy
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2001
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air mail covers re-enactment flight first official air mail Australia - New Zealand 1934-1984...11th April 1984'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Terrylea Reynolds collection
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Swordsticks
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Toledo, Spain
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Major General George A. Vasey CB, CBE, DSO
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1927
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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

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Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Poster 'Vietnam! Bring the troops home End Conscription put Bowen last '

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People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The National Service Act (1964)
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1964
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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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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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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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Hand-painted porcelain kangaroo with a bottle in its pouch, made to promote Guinness Stout in 1956

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Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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England, United Kingdom
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Wiltshaw & Robertson Ltd
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1956
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Cartoon shows an unhappy Kim Beazley pulling off a smiling mask

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Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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Gold wedding band, Yoshiko Ishikawa

Gold wedding band, Yoshiko Ishikawa

Yoshiko Ishikawa collection
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Wedding rings
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1956
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Bore gauge

Bore 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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Dial gauge

Dial 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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Minton 'Kings Service' china entree 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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Entree plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Secondary trowel used by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

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D J Mulvaney collection
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Trowels
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Lake Mungo, New South Wales, Australia
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Professor Derek J. Mulvaney
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1969
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Gauge block attachment

Gauge block attachment

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Photograph of Ann Turner seated behind her desk, late 1960s

Photograph of Ann Turner seated behind her desk, late 1960s

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photographs
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1960
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Inside calipers

Inside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Inside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece 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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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
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1910
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In the struggle for peace ... a toy for every Nicaraguan Child. International Solidarity Campaign of CIMEA

In the struggle for peace ... a toy for every Nicaraguan Chi...

Union of Australian Women collection
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Postcards
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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 'August mobilisation to end the war in Vietnam SUNDAY AUGUST 13th AT 2.00 pm SYDNEY'

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People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political posters
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Vietnam
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United States Armed Forces
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1965
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Wooden dentist instrument cabinet owned by Len Uren

Wooden dentist instrument cabinet owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Cabinets
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London, England
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Cash & Sons
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1920
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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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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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Retreat from Kirribilli

Retreat from Kirribilli

Peter Nicholson collection no. 3B
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1984
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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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Cartoon of the parallels between the coal industry of 1892 and the hospitality industry of 1992

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Warren Brown collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Warren Brown
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1992
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Walka design from Ernabella