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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs a...

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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Oilstone mounted in a timber box with a timber lid

Oilstone mounted in a timber box with a timber lid

John Docker collection
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Sharpening stones
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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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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1994
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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensa...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1820
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Glass washboard

Glass washboard

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Washboards
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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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Kalgan 10-10-1913. Delivering cigarettes from our go down

Kalgan 10-10-1913. Delivering cigarettes from our go down

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Woolwich Point

Woolwich Point

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1920
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Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair, and a matching saucer

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Cups and saucers
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Kalgan 10.10.1913 View of a portion of the town from the Hill at the West

Kalgan 10.10.1913 View of a portion of the town from the Hil...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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E.R. Mayne practising batting in the nets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

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Nanette Ward collection
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Photographs
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Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Edgar Richard Mayne
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1920
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Bailey wood plane

Bailey wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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1916
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Wooden plane

Wooden plane

George O Crawford collection
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Planes
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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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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

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Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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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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One of the Hong Kong - Canton steamers - 1921

One of the Hong Kong - Canton steamers - 1921

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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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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Circle 'W' branding iron initially used for branding cattle, and later horses, on Lyndavale Station, NT

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John Stanes collection
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Brands
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Erldunda, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Sydney H. Stanes
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1920
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club Rules and Regulations, 1920

Tirranna Picnic Race Club Rules and Regulations, 1920

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Documents
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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A Johnstone
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1920
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Film negative - Woman holding baby on her back, Denial Bay, South Australia, 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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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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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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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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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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Chisel

Chisel

George O Crawford collection
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Chisels
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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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Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow

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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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1922
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Noticee: visitors are permitted to see those persons who are committed for trial on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Signs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1892
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Sheer black mourning 'overdress' with ruffled bodice

Sheer black mourning 'overdress' with ruffled bodice

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Mourning dresses
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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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Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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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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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airm...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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Note paper from Felton, Grimwade & Co., Melbourne with annotations.

Note paper from Felton, Grimwade & Co., Melbourne with annot...

Dods Violin and Viola collection
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Notes
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr William W. Dods
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1920
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Row of camels crossing a river

Row of camels crossing a river

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Irrigating on the Youmanfu Plains, Apl 1920

Irrigating on the Youmanfu Plains, Apl 1920

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "LOX"

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Victorian Centenary celebrations

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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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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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John Poole Marine Chronometer No 2659, with accessories in a wooden case

John Poole Marine Chronometer No 2659, with accessories in a...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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John Poole
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1855
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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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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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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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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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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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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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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Stone building featuring seven tiers - pagoda

Stone building featuring seven tiers - pagoda

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Women in swimsuits standing at the water's edge

Women in swimsuits standing at the water's edge

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Italy
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1915
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Film negative - People in front of shelter, possibly at Yalata station, South Australia, 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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Nankow Railway Station on Peking to Kalgan line. Dec 1914

Nankow Railway Station on Peking to Kalgan line. Dec 1914

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Mauve satin covered ladies left shoe

Mauve satin covered ladies left shoe

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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Switzerland
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1920
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N.S.W. Country Press Association