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Hand made rigid fan made from woven plant fibre

Hand made rigid fan made from woven plant fibre

Odette O'Neill collection
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Hand fans
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Skew back hand saw

Skew back hand saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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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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Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass issued to the Hon King O'Malley

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Transport passes
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Australia
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Commonwealth Railways
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1912
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Guard, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Guard, 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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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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Pair of knee-length black leather riding boots

Pair of knee-length black leather riding boots

Colledge Family collection
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Riding boots
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mining equipment
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Emmco brand electric food mixer

Emmco brand electric food mixer

Norman Hoffmann collection
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Food mixers
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Australia
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Electricity Meter & Allied Industries Ltd
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1935
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

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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1895
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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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Scout's 1st Cords badge certificate

Scout's 1st Cords badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
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Certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1946
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Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Mollie Flaherty bowling

Mollie Flaherty bowling

Mollie Flaherty collection
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Photographs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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The Herald & Weekly Times Ltd / News Limited
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1947
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Khaki woollen battle jacket

Khaki woollen battle jacket

Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection
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Jackets
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Europe
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Myrtle I. Lindsay
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1945
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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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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Inside calipers

Inside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Inside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Document titled 'PROTOKOL'

Document titled 'PROTOKOL'

Janina Dolega-Checinska collection no. 2
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Instructional documents
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Poland
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1947
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Key

Key

Colledge Family collection
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Keys
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Brown checked riding jacket

Brown checked riding jacket

Colledge Family collection
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Jackets
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Growth of the Ainslie School

Growth of the Ainslie School

Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2
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Lists
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Braddon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Ainslie Public School
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1964
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Thread angle gauge

Thread angle gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1846
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Metal rule

Metal 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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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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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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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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Purple stencilled, typewritten document giving lists of German words and numbers in columns

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Janina Dolega-Checinska collection no. 2
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Lists
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Poland
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1947
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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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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Photograph of Father Tien

Photograph of Father Tien

Leo Tien collection
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Photographs
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China
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Father Leo Tien
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1947
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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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Counter sink

Counter sink

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Cream coloured tray cloth featuring a cross stitched design of a vase

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1936
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Scout Master George Newman from 1st Surry Hills Troop and Barry Williams, Garry Wilson and Cliff Baldock

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Barry Williams collection
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Photographs
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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Radius gauge set

Radius gauge set

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Khaki cotton shirt

Khaki cotton shirt

Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection
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Shirts
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Europe
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Myrtle I. Lindsay
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1945
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Child's walking trainer

Child's walking trainer

Ruth Lynch collection
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Walking aids
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United States of America
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1932
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

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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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Saucepan and lid

Saucepan and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Saucepans
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West Bromwich, West Midlands, England
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Archibald Kenrick & Sons
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1900
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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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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

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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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

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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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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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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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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Thirteen associated Royal Agricultural Society N.S.W. Lady's and Member badges

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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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1947
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Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Epidiascopes
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Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reverend F H. Stokes
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1909
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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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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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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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Timber lamp stand with a standard bayonet light fitting

Timber lamp stand with a standard bayonet light fitting

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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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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Paul Robeson - calls on the American People to fight for Freedom and Peace

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Milleese Morrow Boughton collection
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Pamphlets
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New York, United States of America
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Mr Paul L. Robeson
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1944
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Comb for sheep shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
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Neil Woodhouse
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1910
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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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Telescopic gauge

Telescopic gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Gold pan associated with Claude Dunshea

Gold pan associated with Claude Dunshea

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Goldmining equipment
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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1925
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Marking gauge

Marking gauge

John Docker collection
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Marking gauges
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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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Thread gauge