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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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These toys are for you to buy for your children and grandchildren

These toys are for you to buy for your children and grandchi...

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Notes
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Peace

Peace

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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Australia
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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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1960
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Poster -

Poster - "The Story of the Forwards/Backwards Land"

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Pair of pink-brown knit stockings

Pair of pink-brown knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Stockings
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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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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Fiji Football Association 60th Anniversary medallion

Fiji Football Association 60th Anniversary medallion

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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Medallions
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Fiji
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John N. Warren MBE OAM
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1938
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String bag

String bag

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bags
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china entree plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Entree plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Child's drawing by Katy, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Katy, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Katy
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1954
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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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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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Pair of strap-on roller skates from around 1965

Pair of strap-on roller skates from around 1965

Margaret Alexander collection no. 2
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Roller-skates
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1960
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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1954
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 1. Wattle

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 1. Wattle

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Free Nelson Mandela

Free Nelson Mandela

Kerry Browning collection
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Banners
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South Africa, Africa
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Nelson R. Mandela
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1990
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Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup and saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Capstan head

Capstan head

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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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngintya
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1954
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Hand-painted scarf by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Hand-painted scarf by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Scarves
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjikalayi
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1954
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Child's drawing by Litja, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Litja, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Litja
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1954
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Child's drawing by Maniya, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Maniya, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Maniya
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1954
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Adze

Adze

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Adzes
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Robert M. Wishart
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1964
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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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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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Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Ladles
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Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1965
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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Engraved boab nut 'Families in the Bush' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Families in the Bush' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Cassididae Casmaria Erinaceus

Cassididae Casmaria Erinaceus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1964
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Bone china side plate with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms insignia

Bone china side plate with a coloured Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Side plates
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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16 millimetre movie camera used by Sir Robert Menzies

16 millimetre movie camera used by Sir Robert Menzies

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 1
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Movie cameras
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United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1947
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked, edge ground, pigmented and hafted

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Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Hatchets
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

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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1978
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Potato masher

Potato masher

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Potato mashers
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1960
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Cocktail Party Invitation to Mr K.H. Aumuller, 16 April 1964, London

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Invitations
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London, England
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The British-American Tobacco Co Pty Ltd
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1964
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Bark painting depicting a shark, Groote Eylandt NT