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Bark painting 'Ngaldjorlboh of the

Bark painting 'Ngaldjorlboh of the "Early Dreamtime" ' by Bo...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Bobby B. Nganjmirra
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1974
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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1975
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Steel lister with three teeth used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Steel lister with three teeth used at 'Rocky Plains' via Ber...

Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
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Neil Woodhouse
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1910
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1870
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Carpenter's wooden-framed bow saw

Carpenter's wooden-framed bow saw

Giovanni Barresi collection
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Bow saws
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Vizzini, Sicily, Catania, Italy
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Mr Giovanni Barresi
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1952
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Poster commemorating 20 years of the Aboriginal Flag, 1971-1991

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Lorraine Coutts collection
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Harold J. Thomas
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1991
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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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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a  depicting nakidjkidj spirit with spearthrower, standing beside a lakberd, 1970

Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a depicting...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Manmoyih, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1965
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Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Forks
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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J W. Lindo
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Drum

Drum

Papuan Official collection
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Musical drums
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Club

Club

S Jackson collection
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Clubs
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Sale, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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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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Bark painting

Bark painting

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy Namadbara
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1966
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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1980
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Boomerang with painted emu and inscription 'Souvenir from Cooma' made by Bill Onus

Boomerang with painted emu and inscription 'Souvenir from Co...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Australia
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Bill Onus
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Stylised image of a woman with a dove

Stylised image of a woman with a dove

Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Branding iron,

Branding iron, "TXC"

Ted Fogarty collection
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Brands
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Lucy Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ted Fogarty
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1978
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Chisel, made by Paddy Tjangala, 1972

Chisel, made by Paddy Tjangala, 1972

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Adzes
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy Tjangala
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1972
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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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Club with pointed head

Club with pointed head

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Pair of 'Desert Boot' style shoes issued to and worn by Dutch immigrant dockside worker Harry Duyker, 1973-1985

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Dr Edward Duyker collection no. 1
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Shoes
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Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Dunlop Pty Ltd
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1973
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Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large...

Smales Jewellers collection
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Brooches
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Western Australia, Australia
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Crawford family
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1890
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Wooden loom shuttle, threaded with burgundy wool

Wooden loom shuttle, threaded with burgundy wool

War Widows' Guild of Australia (Vic) Ltd collection
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Weaving shuttles
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Club used by Baraimal Jack, Cedar Point, Richmond River, New South Wales, 1916

Club used by Baraimal Jack, Cedar Point, Richmond River, New...

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Cedar Point, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia
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Baraimal Jack
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1916
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Machete

Machete

Australian Army History Unit collection
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Machetes
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East Timor
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Australian Army
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1999
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Adze

Adze

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Firesticks
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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Syzygium suborbiculare

Syzygium suborbiculare

Banks Florilegium collection
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Mounts
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Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Decorated boomerang, inscribed with

Decorated boomerang, inscribed with "Mascot Aerodrome Dredgi...

Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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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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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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Bore depth gauge

Bore depth 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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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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Parrying shield

Parrying shield

JW Lindo collection
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Shields
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Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Zeiss binocular microscope and case

Zeiss binocular microscope and case

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Microscopes
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Carl Zeiss
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Dividers

Dividers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Measuring instruments
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Hand carved wooden hairpin

Hand carved wooden hairpin

Bruce Wright collection
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Hairpins
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Port Hedland, Western Australia, Australia
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Movimento Democratico De Mulheres MDM

Movimento Democratico De Mulheres MDM

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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Dark cerise pink chiffon turban-like high domed hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

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Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Headwear
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London, England
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Sainte Claire
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1955
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Pigmented, wooden concave and elongated container

Pigmented, wooden concave and elongated container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 2
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Containers
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Ian Dunlop
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1964
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Wooden stamp

Wooden stamp

William and Jeanette Derham Family - Bendigo Pottery collection
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Printing blocks
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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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Model paddle

Model paddle

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Paddles
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Set of glasses for the Commonwealth Parliament

Set of glasses for the Commonwealth Parliament

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Drinking 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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Spear with hafted stone head

Spear with hafted stone head

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

FG Goddard collection
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Mallets
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Paroo River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Charles Hart collection
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Clubs
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Rectangular fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, yellow and black stripe pattern

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Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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