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Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pigment

Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pi...

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Shields
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Upper Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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1840
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Child's drawing - 'The hot dry sun of summer' by Joyleen, Yalata School, Yalata SA

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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Joyleen
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Silver aluminium dish used on top of kitchen scales

Silver aluminium dish used on top of kitchen scales

Bryan Matthews collection
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Dishes
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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs June G. Matthews
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1953
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Four unused centenary re-issue of the first postage stamps produced in Australia, 1950

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Third Great Seal of New South Wales collection
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Postage stamps
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Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1950
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Large metal lamp with a glass front and the interior painted in reflective silver

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Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1
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Lamps
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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A Simpson and Son
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1878
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ancilla Munkara
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'Wakwak/Dhatum/Dirrpu/Dherran/Nindan', bark painting, native plant species

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Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2013
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "LOX"

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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Railway pendulum wall clock from the office of Australian National's Chief Finance Officer A Powell

Railway pendulum wall clock from the office of Australian Na...

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wall clocks
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South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Railways
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Woodenbong Central School, Woodenbong, New South Wales, Australia
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Karon Daley
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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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Horse and Pick-up, 6 Cattle and 2 Calves 1997

Horse and Pick-up, 6 Cattle and 2 Calves 1997

Liesl Rockchild collection
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Bush toys
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Engawala, Northern Territory, Australia
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Christopher Wallace
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1997
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'Time Change'

'Time Change'

Diana Boyer collection
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Paintings
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Diana Boyer
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Metal scriber

Metal scriber

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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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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St Francis Xavier School, Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Fidelis Madawi
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.12. Crimson Flowered Tea Tree

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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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Nansen-designed Hans Neering Memorial Sled used for rescues around Albina Lodge, Mount Kosciuszko

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Kosciusko Huts Association collection
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Safety equipment
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Mount Kosciusko, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Fridtjof Nansen
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1953
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'Bundjungu', bark painting, native plant species

'Bundjungu', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2013
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Non-conductive fibre

Non-conductive fibre

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Components
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1910
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Child's drawing - Sydney Settlement 17 Edward St by Stan Chatfield, Sydney NSW

Child's drawing - Sydney Settlement 17 Edward St by Stan Cha...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Stanley Chatfield
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Conidae Conus Terebra

Conidae Conus Terebra

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Poster 'August mobilisation to end the war in Vietnam SUNDAY AUGUST 13th AT 2.00 pm SYDNEY'

Poster 'August mobilisation to end the war in Vietnam SUNDAY...

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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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Douglas Robinson
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Child's drawing - this is the white man blasting the bauxite by Brian Gaymuminy

Child's drawing - this is the white man blasting the bauxite...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Brian Gaymuniny
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Auger bit

Auger bit

George and Mary Weir collection
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Augers
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Redhead, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George F. Weir
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1949
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Operative Bakers' Association (NSW)

Operative Bakers' Association (NSW)

Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Membership certificates
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Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1890
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Child's drawing - 'Nemarluk' by Jules Dumoo age 13

Child's drawing - 'Nemarluk' by Jules Dumoo age 13

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Jules Dumoo
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NSW Welcomes President Johnson

NSW Welcomes President Johnson

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 10
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Political badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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President Lyndon B. Johnson
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1966
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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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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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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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Instruction manual for the National Class 31 series accounting machine

Instruction manual for the National Class 31 series accounti...

Superannuation Fund Investment Trust collection
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Manuals
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Scotland
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National Cash Register Company
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1964
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jimmy J. Langdon
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting two goannas holding crabs in their mouths, by Mileripum

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Grant Marbendinar
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Susanne Hayes
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Cleaver

Cleaver

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Cleavers
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Bamaga, Queensland, Australia
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Billy Magala
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 24. Tasmanian Wolf

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 24. Tasmanian Wolf

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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Black plastic or rubber coated power cord with a two pin plug at one end and a two pin receiver on the other

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Ernest B Phillips collection
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Audio equipment accessories
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Japan
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Kawasaki Heavy Industries
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1960
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Timber plate with image of an indigenous man holding a boomerang, made by Bill Onus

Timber plate with image of an indigenous man holding a boome...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Artworks
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Australia
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Bill Onus
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gregory Dixon
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Bagu figure made by Grace Reid, 2011

Bagu figure made by Grace Reid, 2011

Cardwell collection
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Sculptures
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Cardwell, Queensland, Australia
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Grace Reid
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2011
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Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the Cairns district

Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the C...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Clear moulded stem glass

Clear moulded stem glass

Andrew Reeves and Helen Parrott collection
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Champagne glasses
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United States of America
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The Libbey Glass Company
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1892
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Maria J. Orsto
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Pyriformis

Cypraeidae Cypraea Pyriformis

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Carved wooden wombat

Carved wooden wombat

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kamanara
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1950
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Wooden sword club made in the Cardwell district of Queensland

Wooden sword club made in the Cardwell district of Queenslan...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Clubs
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