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Stone hatchet, bifacially flaked and edge ground

Stone hatchet, bifacially flaked and edge ground

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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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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Bark painting 'Six Mimi Spirits (four males and two females) walking' by Jimmy Namiridali Nonganyari, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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January N. Namiridali
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1963
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Striped velveteen cushion

Striped velveteen cushion

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearheads
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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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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Tonbridge CND

Tonbridge CND

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Badges
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Australia
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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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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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"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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Grey plastic headphone adapter

Grey plastic headphone adapter

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Audio equipment accessories
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Germany
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1960
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Engraved boab nut 'Mortuary Rites 1' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Mortuary Rites 1' 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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Black and white photograph of Fred Daly shaking hands with Hyang Kuo-Shu

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Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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China
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1963
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 1604 with accessories in a wooden case

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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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1850
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Pokerwork snake, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork snake, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Minton 'Kings Service' china side 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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Side plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

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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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The New Zealand Fur Seal, Arctocephlus Forsteri (Lesson) at Macquarie Island 1949-1964

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Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Magazine clippings
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Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1965
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Dictating and transcribing machine

Dictating and transcribing machine

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Office machines
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Grundig Intermedia GmbH
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1960
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Poster

Poster

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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Poster

Poster

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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Rotary burr

Rotary burr

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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Engraved boab nut 'Hunting and Gathering - Camp Life' by Jack Wherra

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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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Child's drawing by Payula, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Payula, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Payula Jack
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1954
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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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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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Certificate awarded at the Rocklea Agricultural & Industrial Association, 1963 for first prize for a jug cover

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Rocklea, Queensland, Australia
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Rocklea Agricultural & Industrial Association
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1963
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Surface plate

Surface plate

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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Engraved boab nut 'Fighting over Women' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Fighting over Women' 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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Wooden case for microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

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Valerie Jones collection
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Cases
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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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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Engraved boab nut 'An Attempt to Steal a Wife' by Jack Wherra

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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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Child's drawing by Ian, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Ian, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ian
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1954
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Linen handkerchief, Mornington Island QLD