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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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Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Telephones
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United States of America
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Telephone and Radio Corporation
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1948
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Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newspapers and packets

Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newsp...

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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1939
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P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters and small parcels

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Spring balances
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Salter Scales
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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

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Ink bottles
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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...

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Advertising posters
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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

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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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Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Red metal pillar box with an arched 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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1912
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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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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Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from ...

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Posters
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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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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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Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1988
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Six envelopes marked

Six envelopes marked "Parliament House Canberra Opened 1988 ...

Australia Post collection
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Commemorative envelopes
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Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Australia Post
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1988
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

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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1930
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Wooden bowl (kava) from Tonga

Wooden bowl (kava) from Tonga

Edmund Milne collection
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Bowls
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Tonga
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

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

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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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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron post box

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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, Sydney
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1870
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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White looseleaf cardboard page titled

White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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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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Wooden bowl with carved floral designs

Wooden bowl with carved floral designs

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Bowls
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Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

Geoff Dennis collection
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Bowls
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Owarika AKA Santa Catalina Island, Solomon Islands
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowl pieces from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer River, and an inventory card

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Professor Ian Jack collection no. 1
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Bowls
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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University of Sydney
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1982
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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1870
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Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Australia Post Historical collection
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Franking machines
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Richmond, Surrey, England
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Roneo Neopost Ltd
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1969
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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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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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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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Glass bowl and lid

Glass bowl and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Enamel bowl

Enamel bowl

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Bowls
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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 3 - Pre-stamped envelopes...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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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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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Cast glass shallow pedestal bowl

Cast glass shallow pedestal bowl

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Bowls
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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Colour display card illustrated with a kookaburra, titled, 'Pre-stamped envelopes. All they need is an address...'

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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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Red metal pillar box with arched top

Red metal pillar box with arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W Taylor Paragon Foundry Pyrmont
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1912
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Glass bowl and lid

Glass bowl and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

Geoff Dennis collection
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Bowls
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Fine bone china bowl in a presentation case, especially made by Wedgwood to commemorate the Australian Bicentenary in 1988

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Waterford Wedgwood Australia Limited collection
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Bowls
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Staffordshire, England
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Wedgwood
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1987
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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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Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre-stamped postcards to get your message moving, $2.50 a pack of six'

Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Melrose Ware green ceramic bowl, made by Hoffman Brick & Potteries Ltd, Melbourne, c.1930s

Melrose Ware green ceramic bowl, made by Hoffman Brick & Pot...

Terence Lane collection
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Bowls
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Hoffman Brick & Potteries Ltd
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1930
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Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stamp give you the slip! - Make a good impression

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

Geoff Dennis collection
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Bowls
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Ceramic bowl and associated label and documents, excavated from market garden, Palmer River gold fields

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Professor Ian Jack collection no. 1
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Bowls
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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University of Sydney
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1982
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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