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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Clear moulded stem glass

Clear moulded stem glass

Andrew Reeves and Helen Parrott collection
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Champagne glasses
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United States of America
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The Libbey Glass Company
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1892
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One Lang Starvation Debenture

One Lang Starvation Debenture

John Beagle collection
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Handbills
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W C Penfold and Co Pty Ltd
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1931
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Child's picture and story book shaped to fit illustration of small boy on cover

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Bridge Family collection no. 2
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Childrens books
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Germany
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Mr John Denney
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1920
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Osmond Little Marvel washing machine

Osmond Little Marvel washing machine

EJ and NW Millett collection no. 1
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Washing machines
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Osmond
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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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Square with a brass reinforced timber stock and a steel blade

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John Docker collection
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Try squares
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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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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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Pitt Street Sydney NSW

Pitt Street Sydney NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Great Britain
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1928
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Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Shovels
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Baron Thomas Denman
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1912
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Glass plate negative - two men with cuts of meat hanging from roof of dwelling, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905 or 1911

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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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1905
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Railway pendulum wall clock

Railway pendulum wall clock

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wall clocks
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier
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1887
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Film negative - Wet-weather hut of the unmarried men, headwaters of Liverpool River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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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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1928
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Book titled 'Wedding Dress 1740-1970' written by Madelaine Ginsburg

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Margot Child collection
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Books
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London, England
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Victoria and Albert Museum
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1740
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Wiltshire brand wood taper file

Wiltshire brand wood taper file

John Docker collection
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Files (tools)
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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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Jack plane with a timber body and a steel blade

Jack plane with a timber body and a steel blade

John Docker collection
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Jack 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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Tirranna Picnic Race Club cash book from 1925 to 1928

Tirranna Picnic Race Club cash book from 1925 to 1928

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Books
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1925
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Stub of a wax candle

Stub of a wax candle

John Docker collection
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Candles
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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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Picture taking with the No.1A Autographic Kodak Junior...

Picture taking with the No.1A Autographic Kodak Junior...

Harold Stevens collection
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Instruction booklets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1922
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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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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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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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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1926

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1926

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1920
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Farmhouse and yard, likely Elastolin brand

Farmhouse and yard, likely Elastolin brand

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy farms
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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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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List of winners of the Tirranna Cup, 1928, 1929, and 1930

List of winners of the Tirranna Cup, 1928, 1929, and 1930

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Documents
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1928
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Toy cooking spoon

Toy cooking spoon

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Kitchen toys
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Mrs Eslee Bridge
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1920
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Leather dog shoe worn on long bush walking trips in the Blue Mountains by the Dunphy's fox terrier named Dextre

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Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Animal accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1925
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Minton 'Kings Service' china dinner plate bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinner plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern on the underside

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkwells
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Orange toy truck manufactured LESNEY, ENGLAND

Orange toy truck manufactured LESNEY, ENGLAND

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy vehicles
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Lesney Products & Co. Ltd.
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1925
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Riding crop

Riding crop

Colledge Family collection
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Riding whips
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Sawfish club

Sawfish club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Whitework fine linen tray cloth

Whitework fine linen tray cloth

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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