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You can't hug a child with nuclear arms

You can't hug a child with nuclear arms

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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Australia
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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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1960
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Lord Teach Us to Pray, 1944, given to Lois Grosse (nee Ottens) in commemoration of her confirmation in 1952

Lord Teach Us to Pray, 1944, given to Lois Grosse (nee Otten...

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Religious books
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1944
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The Two Women Dreaming by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi 1974-75

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yayayi, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi
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1975
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Child's drawing by Raymond, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Raymond, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Raymond
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1954
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor H Davies collection
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Spearthrowers
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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1933
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White ceramic soup bowl

White ceramic soup bowl

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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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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Six slice toast rack

Six slice toast rack

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Toast racks
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Sheffield, England
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Walker & Hall
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1927
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Child's drawing - Captain Cook by David Marrputja Mununggurr

Child's drawing - Captain Cook by David Marrputja Mununggurr

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala School, Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Au...
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David Marrputja Mununggur
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1975
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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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Child's drawing from Ernabella

Child's drawing from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ulapuntu
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1954
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.19. Illyarrie

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.19. Illyarrie

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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Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers on mail'

Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Certificate

Certificate

George Zagora collection
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Certificates
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1949
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Poster advertising a boxing match between Graeme Brooke and Rex Cannon, Melbourne Town Hall

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 17
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Graeme Brooke
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1970
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Whitework fine linen tray cloth

Whitework fine linen tray cloth

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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Untitled illustration for pages 20-21 of 'The Rainbow Serpent' (1975)

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1975
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

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

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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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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Wooden tapstick, with an oval convex anterior surface, a flat posterior surface

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H Robinson collection
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Clapsticks
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1975
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a  depicting nakidjkidj spirit with spearthrower, standing beside a lakberd, 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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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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Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, made in Orbost, Victoria, in the late 1800s

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Helena E. Roadknight
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1870
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1925
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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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Carpenter's boxwood and brass folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood and brass folding rule

George and Mary Weir collection
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Folding rules
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England
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John Rabone & Son
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1949
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1949 Tuukonami Tamy Butler Gorge

1949 Tuukonami Tamy Butler Gorge

Micolaj Wolk-Lewanowicz collection
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Photographs
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1949
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Vietnam

Vietnam

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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Orange toy truck manufactured LESNEY, ENGLAND

Orange toy truck manufactured LESNEY, ENGLAND

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy vehicles
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Lesney Products & Co. Ltd.
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1925
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Sans Souci wins title by stonewalling

Sans Souci wins title by stonewalling

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Poster for 'International Women's Day' 75th Aniversary, 1985

Poster for 'International Women's Day' 75th Aniversary, 1985

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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Wooden scribe made from wood with a small tack like metal piece attached

Wooden scribe made from wood with a small tack like metal pi...

George O Crawford collection
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Woodworking tools
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Charles Ulm's leather attache case with an attached shipping label

Charles Ulm's leather attache case with an attached shipping...

Ellen Rogers collection
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Cases
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Mr Charles T. Ulm
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1928
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Wooden case with drill bits

Wooden case with drill bits

George O Crawford collection
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Drill bits
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