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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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Amalgamated Society of Engineers - Diagramatic key to union emblem

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Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Instructional documents
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1850
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Australia Post colour poster titled

Australia Post colour poster titled "Send your love home S.A...

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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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Instructions and sample of embroidery panels construction

Instructions and sample of embroidery panels construction

Embroiderers' Guilds of Australia collection
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Instructions on how to wear a kimono

Instructions on how to wear a kimono

Yoshiko Ishikawa collection
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Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern on the underside

Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern o...

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Inkwells
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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

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Signs
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Squadron departure instructions

Squadron departure instructions

Parsons collection
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Black plastic wall telephone

Black plastic wall telephone

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Wall telephones
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1945
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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

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Ink bottles
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

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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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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

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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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Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joplin Manufacturing Co
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Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular plate with rounded edges

Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular pla...

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Balances
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

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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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1913
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people o...

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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

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Bags
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1994
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Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Red metal pillar box with an arched top

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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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Procedures for invitees to the opening of Parliament House in 1988

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1988 Opening of Parliament House collection
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Instructional documents
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Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
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1988
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Note with instructions about using an accompanying badge when attending ceremonies in Canberra, issued by the Commonwealth Director, Royal Visit

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 23
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Federal Capital Commission
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1927
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

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Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexpected pleasure'

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Instructions for playing Contract Bridge

Instructions for playing Contract Bridge

Thompson Family collection
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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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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron post box

New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron pos...

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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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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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Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers on mail'

Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spe...

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Transfers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

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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 jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Jars
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Perkins Brailler manual with Braille notes, and vocabulary table

Perkins Brailler manual with Braille notes, and vocabulary t...

Dulcie May Magnus collection
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Instructional documents
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Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : the telephone'

Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Handwritten instructional document, describing the electrical lighting system for a toy theatre

Handwritten instructional document, describing the electrica...

Everitt and George Family collection
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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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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air M...

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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1929
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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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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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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

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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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Rectangular aluminium sign with

Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

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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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Handwritten document, listing stage movements for characters in the play 'The Silver Palace'

Handwritten document, listing stage movements for characters...

Everitt and George Family collection
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Instructional documents
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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 ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds of Australia ...'

Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds...

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Mobiles
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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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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Form P/P83A Certificate of Service and Discharge

Form P/P83A Certificate of Service and Discharge

Parsons collection
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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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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Colour display card illustrated with a kookaburra, titled, 'Pre-stamped envelopes. All they need is an address...'

Colour display card illustrated with a kookaburra, titled, '...

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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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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1980
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OFFICIAL OPENING TUMUT 3 PROJECT LUNCH DINING ROOM A

OFFICIAL OPENING TUMUT 3 PROJECT LUNCH DINING ROOM A

Snowy Scheme - Ken Johnson collection
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Instructional documents
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Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
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Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority
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1972
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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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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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