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Gladstone bag with a leather body and handle

Gladstone bag with a leather body and handle

Les Robertson collection
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Luggage
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Boab nut incised with designs of animals from Western Australia

Boab nut incised with designs of animals from Western Austra...

Edmund Milne collection
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Nut carvings
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Shield - made by Claude, George and Malcolm Wilson - Mitchell River, QLD

Shield - made by Claude, George and Malcolm Wilson - Mitchel...

Ursula McConnel collection
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Shields
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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Claude Wilson
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1927
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Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Emanuel Family collection
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Maps
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lands & Surveys Department, Western Australia
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1901
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White linen Duchess set consisting of one oval table centre and two round doilies

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Gidleigh Collection
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Fishing lures
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London, England
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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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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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1934

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1934

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1930
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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Teacups
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Postcard featuring a black and white photograph of

Postcard featuring a black and white photograph of "THE 'GOL...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Larkinville, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Toy milk truck

Toy milk truck

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy trucks
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving bottles
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Square white cotton table centre cloth made by Una May Roadknight at Orbost, Victoria, in 1906

Square white cotton table centre cloth made by Una May Roadk...

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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Rolling pin made at 'Nashville' by William Iram Nash for his daughter Bonnie Nash

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Sid Nash collection
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Rolling pins
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Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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Boomerang from Coronga Peak, New South Wales, 1910

Boomerang from Coronga Peak, New South Wales, 1910

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Coronga Peak, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her hu...

Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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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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Fifteen sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Fifteen sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Games
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Austria
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Olav Schappacher
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1930
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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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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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Wooden rocking horse with elliptical wheels which moves along when rocked

Wooden rocking horse with elliptical wheels which moves alon...

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Rocking horses
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23...

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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1948
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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"Agent for Commonwealth Savings Bank"

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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Wooden cylindrical pencil case

Wooden cylindrical pencil case

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Pencil cases
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mary Archer
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1895
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Ursula McConnel collection
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Necklaces
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Iron stand

Iron stand

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Stands
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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Butter container

Butter container

Anne Girard collection
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Butter containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1900
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Fernie Blade (Shevill)

Fernie Blade (Shevill)

Amy Hudson collection
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Photographs
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Mrs Fern Blade
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1930
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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air M...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1929
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Lang's Note

Lang's Note

John Beagle collection
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Handbills
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James J. Lee
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1931
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Incised and painted shield, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Incised and painted shield, stylistically attributed to La P...

Mike Pearson collection
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Shields
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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England
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1936
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White cotton pillowcase

White cotton pillowcase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia'...

Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Glass photographic magic lantern slide of a thylacine at the London Zoo

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David Seth-Smith collection
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Lantern slides
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London Zoo, London, England
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Mr David Seth-Smith
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1850
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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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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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The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

Philip MacFarlane collection
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ion L. Idriess
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1948
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Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Wooden container made by Harry Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wales, 1910

Wooden container made by Harry Shepherd, Byrock, New South W...

Edmund Milne collection
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Containers
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Harry Shepherd
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1915
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Enamel laundry tub

Enamel laundry tub

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Laundry equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1930
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Four badges from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Show

Four badges from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Show

Colledge Family collection
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Badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1920
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Message stick

Message stick

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Message sticks
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Bolara Maneroo

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Bolara Maneroo

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Bolara, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1981
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Adjustable taper nose pliers

Adjustable taper nose pliers

John Docker collection
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Pliers
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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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Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittings and four candle holders

Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittin...

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Table lamps
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The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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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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Wooden case with drill bits

Wooden case with drill bits

George O Crawford collection
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Drill bits
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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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Timber tool box

Timber tool box

John Docker collection
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Tool boxes
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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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Appeal to the Citizens of New South Wales to raise money for the Sydney Harbour Bridge Celebrations March 1932

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Leaflets
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Aus...
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Mrs Elna Glover
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1931
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Three young women dressed in cricket attire and wearing hats, 1931-32.

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Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Photographs
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Arcadian Women's Cricket Club
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1932
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Minton 'Kings Service' china dinner plate bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinner plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Wooden dentist instrument cabinet owned by Len Uren

Wooden dentist instrument cabinet owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Cabinets
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London, England
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Cash & Sons
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1920
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Set of nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas