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Rotary burr

Rotary burr

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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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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Saucepan and lid

Saucepan and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Saucepans
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West Bromwich, West Midlands, England
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Archibald Kenrick & Sons
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1900
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Painted marine turtle shell featuring thirteen totemic animals representing the clans of the Lardil people of Mornington Island

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Blair Gardner collection no. 1
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Artworks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1978
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Molded yellow plastic hard hat associated wtih the Snowy Scheme

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Snowy Scheme - Frank Rodwell collection
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Helmets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Industrial Safety Services
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1950
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Camera extension tube

Camera extension tube

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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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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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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Book titled 'Rum Jungle Uranium Project Opening Ceremony'

Book titled 'Rum Jungle Uranium Project Opening Ceremony'

Norman Parker collection
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Books
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Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Norman Parker
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1954
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Potato masher

Potato masher

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Potato mashers
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1960
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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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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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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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Nomad brand 'walking' lawn sprinkler

Nomad brand 'walking' lawn sprinkler

David and Margaret Ride collection
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Sprinklers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Dr David Ride
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1959
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Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Wedges
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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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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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'Mother whale'  by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

'Mother whale' by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 18/01/1979 collection
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Bark paintings
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Drill Hall, Australian National University, Acton, Canberra, Austra...
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1978
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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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Promotional Caltex petrol pump periscope

Promotional Caltex petrol pump periscope

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Periscopes
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Our Glorious Queen, Loyal Welcome, Royal Tour 1954

Our Glorious Queen, Loyal Welcome, Royal Tour 1954

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Pennants
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Child's drawing by Kalykulya, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Kalykulya, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kaiykaiyu
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1954
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Seventeen watercolour paintbrushes used by Margaret Coen

Seventeen watercolour paintbrushes used by Margaret Coen

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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1970
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Did They Beat The Drum Slowly As They Lowered You Down? by Ellen Jose

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Ellen Jose collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Ellen Jose
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1992
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AWA brand radio

AWA brand radio

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Radios
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Petronella Wensing
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1957
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Set of six clear drinking glasses, commemorating the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Australia in 1954

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Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Commemorative glassware
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England
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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Bale hook used by Dutch immigrant dockside worker Harry Duyker, 1950-1960s

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Dr Edward Duyker collection no. 1
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Hooks
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Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Herman '. Duyker
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1954
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How the crimes bill make hidden attacks on democratic rights

How the crimes bill make hidden attacks on democratic rights

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 15
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Booklets
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Australia
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Communist Party of Australia
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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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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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1954
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Pokerwork mouse, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork mouse, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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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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Wedding invitation

Wedding invitation

Margot Child collection
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Invitations
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Mrs Margot Child
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1978
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Brass fastening pin for latch

Brass fastening pin for latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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