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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Jars
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Glass plate negative - Bumerangi, an old Arrernte woman, suffering from senility and blindness, Bloods Creek, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Bark canoe with pointed bow and stern oversewn with bark strips

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Canoes
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1911
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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display boxes
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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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Glass plate negative - Men and horses pulling the expedition car up a sandy stream bank, Victoria River district, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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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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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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Photographic postcard of Middle Harbour, NSW

Photographic postcard of Middle Harbour, 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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Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Mint, Sydney, in 1955

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TE Hanley collection no. 2
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian Numismatic Society
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1955
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Club from Barwon River area, New South Wales, 1911

Club from Barwon River area, New South Wales, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Barwon River, New South Wales, Australia
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1911
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Woodwork tool

Woodwork tool

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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Alligator River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Boomerang, attributed as being made by Fred Mulga aka 'Pelaco Jack'

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Fred Mulga
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1874
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Square white cotton table centre cloth made by Una May Roadknight at Orbost, Victoria, in 1906

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1906
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Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek east, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Steel hand drill with a round wooden handle

Steel hand drill with a round wooden handle

George O Crawford collection
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Hand drills
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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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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1920
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Griddle Iron

Griddle Iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cooking equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Thursday Island

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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First day envelopes
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 1604 with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1850
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Hot-air steriliser

Hot-air steriliser

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Health and medical equipment
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Baird and Tatlock
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1897
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
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Political badges
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Australia
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1906
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Scythe stone

Scythe stone

Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1
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Sharpening stones
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Oakleigh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Thomas Colwell
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1900
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Glass plate negative - Children in front of dwellings, The Bungalow, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Guide book produced by the Commonwealth of Australia for Parliament House, Canberra

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 4
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Handbooks
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Joint House Department
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1930
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Novelty ceramic ashtray or pin tray in the form of a young girl

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 3
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Ashtrays
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Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mashman Bros
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1910
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Film negative - Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Icepick used on 1911-1913 Australian Antarctic Expedition

Icepick used on 1911-1913 Australian Antarctic Expedition

George and Robert Dovers collection
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Icepicks
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Antarctica
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George H. Dovers
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1911
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Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

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TE Hanley collection no. 1
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James Berry
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1969
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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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1959
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Mauve leather right shoe, with a baby Louis heel and a narrow pointed toe

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1910
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Black, white and pink leaflet printed for Australia's 150th Anniversary in 1938

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Leaflets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Australia's 150th Anniversary Celebrations Council
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1938
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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display boxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1982
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Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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Muriel McPhee's personalised greeting card

Muriel McPhee's personalised greeting card

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Greeting cards
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Lamp used by Muriel McPhee for sewing

Lamp used by Muriel McPhee for sewing

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Oil lamps
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Rockdale Railway Station

Rockdale Railway Station

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Rockdale, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Kodak Ltd
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1911
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Invoice from J Jukes General Merchant, Southgate showing Muriel McPhee's haberdashery purchases

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Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Invoices
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Photographic postcard of the Australasian Football Club, 1911-12

Photographic postcard of the Australasian Football Club, 191...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Manchester, England
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1911
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Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Gidleigh collection
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Brands
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Water at Bunumbust, with trees in the background

Water at Bunumbust, with trees in the background

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1911
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Club from Namoi River, New South Wales, 1911

Club from Namoi River, New South Wales, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Namoi River, New South Wales, Australia
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1911
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Six page letter from John Close to Alice Close, Antarctica 1911

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John Collinson Close collection
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Letters
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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1911
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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 3 - Pre-stamped envelopes...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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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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Photographic glass plate holder

Photographic glass plate holder

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Photographic plate holders
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New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1904
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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Exercise area No. 2, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Exercise area No. 2, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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Glass plate negative - Aboriginal prisoners, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Fiftieth Anniversary 1888-1938

Fiftieth Anniversary 1888-1938

Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Photographic postcard of Coogee Beach, NSW

Photographic postcard of Coogee 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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1887
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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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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newspapers and packets

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1939
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Film negative - Expedition party on march, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1926
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Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek east, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914