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The Aboriginal inhabitants

The Aboriginal inhabitants

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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London, England
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George French Angas
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1847
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IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND, I HAVE CONTACTS - VERY DISCREET!

IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND, I HAVE CONTACTS - VERY DISCREET!

Geoff Hook collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey R. Hook
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1981
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Shifting spanner

Shifting spanner

Phillip Porta collection
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Wrenches
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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Town Hall Buildings, Melbourne

Town Hall Buildings, Melbourne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1913
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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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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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Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joplin Manufacturing Co
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Pimelea axiflora

Pimelea axiflora

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1875
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Views of the Federal Capital Territory. Australia

Views of the Federal Capital Territory. Australia

Bernice Spence Fryer collection
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Booklets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Sir George F. Pearce
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1924
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Black and white photograph of a man, Fred Daly, Kevin Kelly and another man, in a white presentation folder, 1977

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Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1977
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The Story of the Olympic Games

The Story of the Olympic Games

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 3
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Booklets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian Olympic Commitee
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1956
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Australian Test cricketers 1934, Anne?Palmer and Lorna Kettels

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Lorna Smith collection
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Photographs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd
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1934
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The aboriginal inhabitants

The aboriginal inhabitants

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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George French Angas
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1847
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Clements - Larwood banner

Clements - Larwood banner

Nance Pownall collection
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Banners
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Nancy M. Pownall
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1932
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1936
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Cartoon depicting Treasurer Mr Paul Keating wearing a hat, which is marked 'Taxes', 'Reforms' and 'Perks', at a Press Club Luncheon

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John Rogers collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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John Rogers
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1987
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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1980
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Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Australia Post Historical collection
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Franking machines
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Richmond, Surrey, England
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Roneo Neopost Ltd
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1969
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Collins Street East, Melbourne

Collins Street East, Melbourne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Australian Rules Football

Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Austra...

Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1858
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Official Programme for the athletics on the 27th of November at the XVI Olympiad

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 3
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Programs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian Olympic Commitee
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1956
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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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Gold medallion commemorating the opening of the first federal parliament in May, 1901

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Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Commemorative medallions
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Duke of Cornwall
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1900
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Loose page of glassine

Loose page of glassine

Dods Violin and Viola collection
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Pages
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr William W. Dods
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1920
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RAA Insignia

RAA Insignia

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Military badges
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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H Arendsen
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Stackhousia linarifolia

Stackhousia linarifolia

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Tricoryne Elatior

Tricoryne Elatior

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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East Melbourne Cricket Club. Its History 1860-1910

East Melbourne Cricket Club. Its History 1860-1910

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Alfred E. Clarke
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1910
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Burke's Backyard

Burke's Backyard

Mark Knight collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Mark Knight
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1992
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Marchant Model XL Rotary Calculator

Marchant Model XL Rotary Calculator

Arthur Young and Company collection
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Calculators
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California, United States of America
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Marchant Calculating Machine Company
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1920
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T.A.A. travel poster - Come See TAAs Melbourne

T.A.A. travel poster - Come See TAAs Melbourne

Ron Kerr collection
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Advertising posters
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Australia
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TAA/Australian Airlines Museum
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1975
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Racehorse

Racehorse "Carbine" held by a strapper

Nanette Ward collection
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Photographs
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London, England
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Sport & General Press Agency Ltd
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1913
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Gt. Collins St., looking East, from Wesleyan Chapel, Melbourne, in the 'Fifties'.

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1850
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Chrome-plated brass ashtray in the shape of Australia made in 1943 by Sheila Ferguson, WAAAF

Chrome-plated brass ashtray in the shape of Australia made i...

Sheila Van Emden collection
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Ashtrays
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Sheila C. Van Emden
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1943
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Gleichenia Circinata

Gleichenia Circinata

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising signs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia
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1913
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Princes Bridge, Melbourne

Princes Bridge, Melbourne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Greeting card with a colour photograph of a peace mural on the front

Greeting card with a colour photograph of a peace mural on t...

Ruth Crow collection
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Greeting cards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Rowprint Services (Vic) Pty Ltd
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1982
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University, Melbourne

University, Melbourne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air mail covers re-enactment flight first official air mail Australia - New Zealand 1934-1984...11th April 1984'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air m...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Westringia rosmariniformis

Westringia rosmariniformis

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1875
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Latvian white, red and grey costume blouse

Latvian white, red and grey costume blouse

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Blouses
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1939
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Yellow ceramic candle holder incised with kangaroo motifs, made by Klytie Pate in 1991

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Terence Lane collection
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Candle holders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Klytie Pate
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1991
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Muehlenbeckia Cunninghami

Muehlenbeckia Cunninghami

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1875
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Kangaroo paw mounted in silver with a supporting stand and a globular gimbal-mounted cigar lighter

Kangaroo paw mounted in silver with a supporting stand and a...

Terence Lane collection
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Cigarette lighters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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James W Steeth & Son
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1940
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Single page paper insert that details the fund raising aims of the cricket match

Single page paper insert that details the fund raising aims ...

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Leaflets
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Victoria, Australia
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Lilian Noble
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1947
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Ceramic bust of John Batman

Ceramic bust of John Batman