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Yellow and blue image of Australia, broken into three pieces

Yellow and blue image of Australia, broken into three pieces

Roger Lilford and Robbie Swan collection
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Cartoons
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Sean Leahy
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1985
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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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Bath plug

Bath plug

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Sink plugs
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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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Crocheted jug cover with yellow glass beads

Crocheted jug cover with yellow glass beads

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Jug covers
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1942
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Abstract design from Ernabella

Abstract 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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Tjurkinya
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1951
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Print of three hooded figures, by Mini Heath, 1986

Print of three hooded figures, by Mini Heath, 1986

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Prints
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mini Heath
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1986
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White china dinner plate

White china dinner plate

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Dinner plates
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 6. Red Scented Hibiscus

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 6. Red Scented Hibiscus

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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Two hands holding a broken gun

Two hands holding a broken gun

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1981
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Wall text for the Little Red Riding Hood wall hanging

Wall text for the Little Red Riding Hood wall hanging

Forest Hill Residential Kindergarten collection
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Exhibition labels
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Forest Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Olga Basylevich
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1946
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Portrait photograph of Virginia Hey

Portrait photograph of Virginia Hey

Jon Lewis collection
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Portrait photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Jon Lewis
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1986
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Necklaces
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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Papal Visit 1986 vest

Papal Visit 1986 vest

Papal Visit Office collection
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Vests
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Australia
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Pope John Paul II
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1986
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I Own a Nuclear Target

I Own a Nuclear Target

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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United States of America
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United States Armed Forces
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1960
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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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Portrait photograph of Daniel Cordeaux

Portrait photograph of Daniel Cordeaux

Jon Lewis collection
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Portrait photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Jon Lewis
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1986
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Certificate awarded to Mrs V.M. Wilson for first prize at the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria for a cushion cover

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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H Hearne & Co Pty Ltd
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1951
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Accommodation huts with two men in doorway

Accommodation huts with two men in doorway

Micolaj Wolk-Lewanowicz collection
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Photographs
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1951
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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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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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Metal punch featuring the number

Metal punch featuring the number "1"

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Punches
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Warden at opened trap door for the gallows Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Child's drawing from Ernabella

Child's drawing 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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Unknown
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1954
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Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds of Australia ...'

Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Mobiles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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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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Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern on the underside

Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkwells
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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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Patjiparan
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1954
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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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Vacola jar

Vacola jar

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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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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Portrait photograph of Paris Strewe

Portrait photograph of Paris Strewe

Jon Lewis collection
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Portrait photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Jon Lewis
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1986
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Ring made from the metal of a US fighter jet from the Vietnam War

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Finger rings
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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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Holden Torana tiepin

Holden Torana tiepin

Jack Heenan collection
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Tiepins
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GM Holden Ltd
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1965
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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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Poster-

Poster- "Palm Sunday Peace March and Rally, Peace and Justic...

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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I think I've just been kissed

I think I've just been kissed

Richard Kemp collection
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Cartoons
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Richard 'Rik' Kemp
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1986
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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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Patjiparan
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1954
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Bond of the Don Mortgage Bank at Taganrog for 10,000 roubles at 4 1/2%

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Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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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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Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Romantic Royal Marriages

Romantic Royal Marriages

Margot Child collection
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Books
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New York, United States of America
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Mrs Margot Child
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1981
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Child's drawing by Kitik, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Kitik, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kitik
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1954
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Birds sculpture

Birds sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Kalka, South Australia, Australia
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Ngininka
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1982
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Unfinished snake sculpture, Ernabella SA

Unfinished snake sculpture, 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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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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Engraved boab nut 'Families in the Bush' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Families in the Bush' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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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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Ngintya
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1954
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Seventh page of documentary material relating to the Mills Sisters

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Documents
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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The Mills Sisters, Singers, Dancers, Cultural Ambassadors and Perfo...
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1992
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Photographic print of Keith Hearn with ATC (Air Training Corps) cadets

Photographic print of Keith Hearn with ATC (Air Training Cor...

Hearn collection
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Photographic prints
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Sale, Victoria, Australia
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Keith Hearn
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1965
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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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Angkuna Kulyuru
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1954
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