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Life. Be in it poster: Every little bit helps!

Life. Be in it poster: Every little bit helps!

Alex and Paddy Stitt collection
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Advertising posters
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Rectangular aluminium sign with

Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Daily Mirror - Royal Row, Andrew Ignorant Pig, 1986

Daily Mirror - Royal Row, Andrew Ignorant Pig, 1986

Robbie Swan collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Daily Mirror (Australia)
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1986
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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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Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

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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Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Launceston Reports for 1886

Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Laun...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Reports
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1886
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Toy farm set

Toy farm set

Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
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Toy farms
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England, United Kingdom
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1860
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and "EIIR" in gold le...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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Prison truncheon, about 1940

Prison truncheon, about 1940

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Weapons
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Goldsmiths Work From Australia

Goldsmiths Work From Australia

Art Exhibitions Australia collection
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Chromolithographs
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London, England
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Day and Son
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1862
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Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate Australia's centenary in 1888

Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate A...

Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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1887
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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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1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Victorian Centenary celebrations

1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Vict...

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Matchbox holders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reverend John Grosse
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1834
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New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box with an arched top

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Triggs, Marr & Taylor, Sydney
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1875
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Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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Smith's Weekly - Viscount Churchill Warns Australia and New Zealand in Special Article..., 1936

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Robbie Swan collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Smith's Weekly
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1936
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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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Warden at opened trap door for the gallows Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Warden at opened trap door for the gallows Campbell Street P...

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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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spe...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Transfers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Poster advertising Regular Milk Australia's first 200 years on one litre whole milk cartons

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ACT Milk Authority collection
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Advertising posters
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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ACT Milk Authority
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1987
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Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with le...

Donald Maclurcan collection no. 2
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Skis
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Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey Yen
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1860
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William Vth, Emperor of all the Kamerukians Breastplate

William Vth, Emperor of all the Kamerukians Breastplate

William of Kameruka collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Kameruka, New South Wales, Australia
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Captain John Lloyd
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1830
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Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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NSW Government
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1832
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Smith's Weekly - Shopgirls Trapped into Unemployment, Secret Police Organisation Exposed, 1936

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Robbie Swan collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Smith's Weekly
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1936
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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Government House

Government House

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Government House, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Government
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1849
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Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1806
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Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remembers you. Post a card for May 13'

Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remember...

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Smith's Weekly - Viscount Churchill Warns Australia and New Zealand in Special Article..., 1936

Smith's Weekly - Viscount Churchill Warns Australia and New ...

Robbie Swan collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Smith's Weekly
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1936
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The Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Prayer books
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1862
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Sterling silver mounted emu egg candlestick holder, by Henry Steiner about 1880

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Terence Lane collection
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Candlesticks
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Australia
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Henry Steiner
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1860
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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Black plastic wall telephone

Black plastic wall telephone

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1945
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Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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Lannon Harley
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1832
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Black pouch-shaped bag

Black pouch-shaped bag

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Evening bags
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1860
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Harvest of Endurance: A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988

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Australia-China Friendship Society collection
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Scrolls
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Australia
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Mr Mo Xiangyi
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1987
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Prison warden, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Prison warden, 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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Poster advertising a boxing match between Graeme Brooke and Juan, 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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Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stamp give you the slip! - Make a good impression

Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stam...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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Poster - Aquabike Hire A World Wide Success Story

Poster - Aquabike Hire A World Wide Success Story

Benassi Family collection
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Fyshwick, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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