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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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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.13. Native Pomegranate

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.13. Native Pomegranate

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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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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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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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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Seed necklace

Seed necklace

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Necklaces
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Cook Islands
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Mr Victor Carell
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1969
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Thaidinae Thais Intermedia

Thaidinae Thais Intermedia

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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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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Coogee Bay Sydney NSW

Coogee Bay Sydney NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd
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1950
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Nib pen

Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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Pens
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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Plastic oil bottle used to lubricate the Condex brand fly-fishing reel

Plastic oil bottle used to lubricate the Condex brand fly-fi...

Gordon Winter collection
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Bottles
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England
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1930
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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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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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 1. Wattle

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 1. Wattle

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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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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Bread board

Bread board

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Kitchenware
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Mrs Kathleen Simpson
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1933
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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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Wooden fishing reel used for fishing for Bream and Blackfish

Wooden fishing reel used for fishing for Bream and Blackfish

Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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1930
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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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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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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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Wood gouge with a timber handle

Wood gouge with a timber handle

John Docker collection
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Gouges
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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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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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Cap with Scout badge

Cap with Scout badge

Dr Stephen Jani collection
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Caps
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Australia
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Dr Istvan Jani
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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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Betty Kutungu
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1954
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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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T-shirt commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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T-shirts
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion
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1992
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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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Forty-one oil paint paintbrushes

Forty-one oil paint paintbrushes

Margaret Coen collection
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Paintbrushes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Margaret Coen
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1930
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Club with emu motif on anterior of head and scallop border around head, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Clubs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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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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I am a nuclear-free zone

I am a nuclear-free zone

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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Australia
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Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament
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1960
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Jack plane with a timber body and a steel blade

Jack plane with a timber body and a steel blade

John Docker collection
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Jack planes
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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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Cane grocery basket used at a J B Youngs store in Canberra until 1965

Cane grocery basket used at a J B Youngs store in Canberra u...

Peter Duff collection
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Baskets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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J B Youngs Pty Ltd
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1920
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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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Toy dustpan

Toy dustpan

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Cleaning toys
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Mrs Helen Jensma
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1950
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Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
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Sharpening stones
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1790
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Child's drawing by David, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by David, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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David
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1954
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Metal rule

Metal 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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Mulga wood desk calendar presented to R E M Mitchell by the Staff of Minter, Simpson & Co, on 31 March 1939

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Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
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Desk calendars
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1939
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Child's drawing from Ernabella

Child's drawing from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Yurapla
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1954
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1959 Wolseley 1500 saloon