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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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Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Lorna Huxtable collection
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Copper sticks
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Louise E. Barrenger
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1882
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Poster 'August mobilisation to end the war in Vietnam SUNDAY AUGUST 13th AT 2.00 pm SYDNEY'

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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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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mervyn Tungutalum
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Marking gauge

Marking gauge

John Docker collection
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Marking gauges
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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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Burnished, wooden fighting club

Burnished, wooden fighting club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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1932 Brooklands 1000 Miles Race trophy awarded to Joan Richmond and Elsie Wisdom

1932 Brooklands 1000 Miles Race trophy awarded to Joan Richm...

Joan Richmond collection
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Trophies
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England
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1932
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Souvenir octagonal white bone china sugar bowl with a transfer on the side titled 'The Speaker's Chair, Parliament House Canberra, Federal Territory'

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Sugar bowls
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Sample of rock collected on the moon during the Apollo XVII Mission, 1972

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Department of Science and the Environment collection
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Geological specimens
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The Moon, ,
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President Richard M. Nixon
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1972
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Black pressed metal tray

Black pressed metal tray

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Trays
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Child's drawing - Dreaming by Dianna Merrkiyawuy, Yirrkala NT

Child's drawing - Dreaming by Dianna Merrkiyawuy, Yirrkala N...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Dhupuma College, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, Australia
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Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr
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1975
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Child's drawing - The Story Of How Man Captured Fire (B) - by unknown artist

Child's drawing - The Story Of How Man Captured Fire (B) - b...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Child's drawing - The Dreamtime by Angela Neidacowie age 14yrs, Daly River NT

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Angela Neidacowie
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Napura
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Firedrill

Firedrill

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Firesticks
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1968
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Armchair made by the Zilm family of Booleroo, SA, 1895

Armchair made by the Zilm family of Booleroo, SA, 1895

Zilm family furniture collection
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Chairs
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1895
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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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Weipa, Queensland, Australia
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Roy Chevathen
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Horses and Saddles 1997, 1998

Horses and Saddles 1997, 1998

Liesl Rockchild collection
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Bush toys
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Santa Teresa, Northern Territory, Australia
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Calvin Smith
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1997
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Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1942
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Colour lithograph showing a collage of Gumnut Babies by May Gibbs

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 5
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Lithographs
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Cecilia M. Gibbs
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1920
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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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Gerard Kerinauia
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Child's drawing - The Magpie Goose And The Jungle Fowl by Susanne Hayes, Santa Theresa NT

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Susanne Hayes
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Pair of earrings

Pair of earrings

Papuan Official collection
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Earrings
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Purari River, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Francis E. Williams
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1922
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Woven bag

Woven bag

Papuan Official collection
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Bags
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Purari River, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Francis E. Williams
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1922
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Child's drawing ? The animals gathered in the darkness by Maureen Maloney age 16 years, St Francis Xavier School, Daly River NT

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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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Maureen Maloney
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting possum, two birds, winged insect and central pole, by Bumuti

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bumuti
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1974
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Child's drawing ? Coniston by Mary Joseph, Areyonga NT

Child's drawing ? Coniston by Mary Joseph, Areyonga NT

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mary Joseph
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Child's drawing by James Bayung Gumbula titled:

Child's drawing by James Bayung Gumbula titled: "This is a m...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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James Bayung Gumbula
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Purari River, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Francis E. Williams
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1922
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Photographic postcard of the Australasian Rugby League team, 1921-1922

Photographic postcard of the Australasian Rugby League team,...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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1921
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Child's drawing by Ian, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Ian, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ian
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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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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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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
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Wendy Norway
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Leah Kerinaiua
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Minton 'Kings Service' china entree plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Entree plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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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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Delores
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Metal punch featuring the letter

Metal punch featuring the letter "R".

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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Photographic postcard of Balmoral Beach, NSW

Photographic postcard of Balmoral Beach, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne 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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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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Monty Banjo
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Plastic covered bone coloured hand bag

Plastic covered bone coloured hand bag

Bette McLean collection
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Handbags
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England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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Space beneath trap door from 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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Button Brasso

Button Brasso

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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Child's drawing ? Every living thing rejoicing

Child's drawing ? Every living thing rejoicing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Maureen Maloney
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Miniature dividers

Miniature dividers