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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed 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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1920
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A Family Affair, The Story of the Carlaws of Glasgow

A Family Affair, The Story of the Carlaws of Glasgow

Australian Government Publishing Service collection no. 2
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Books
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Australian Government Publishing Service
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Proclamation of official recognition of Aboriginal flag, enacted by William George Hayden, 14 July 1995

Proclamation of official recognition of Aboriginal flag, ena...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Government records
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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1995
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Preliminary drawing for completed work 'The Squatters' Thesaurus'

Preliminary drawing for completed work 'The Squatters' Thesa...

Pooaraar Bevan Hayward collection no. 4
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Drawings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Pooaraar Bevan Hayward
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1990
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Percival Proctor Mk 1 monoplane VH-FEP

Percival Proctor Mk 1 monoplane VH-FEP

Frederick Edmunds collection
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Aeroplanes
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Luton, Bedfordshire, England
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Percival Aircraft Company Limited
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1942
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Preliminary drawing for completed work 'Colonial View'

Preliminary drawing for completed work 'Colonial View'

Pooaraar Bevan Hayward collection no. 4
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Drawings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Pooaraar Bevan Hayward
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1990
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Seven photographs of Mr and Mrs Marshall at various social functions

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Christine Marshall Cox collection
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Photographs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1951
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Photograph showing Fred Daly being crowned King of Canberra

Photograph showing Fred Daly being crowned King of Canberra

Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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HAVE NOMINATIONS FOR GOVERNOR-GENERAL CLOSED YET?

HAVE NOMINATIONS FOR GOVERNOR-GENERAL CLOSED YET?

Geoff Hook collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey R. Hook
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1988
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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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Transparency with print design, Flowers, by Nyuwara Tapaya

Transparency with print design, Flowers, by Nyuwara Tapaya

Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 3
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Transparencies
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Kunmanara Tapaya
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1997
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Photograph of staff of the Australian Government Publishing Services, Canberra, 15th July 1997

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Australian Government Publishing Service collection no. 2
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Certificates
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Australian Government Publishing Service
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1997
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Paper with eight 'Bringing the house down' lettering samples

Paper with eight 'Bringing the house down' lettering samples

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Documents
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1999
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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Paper money bag

Paper money bag

J B Young Ltd collection
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Paper bags
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Everybody's Thinking Young's

Everybody's Thinking Young's

J B Young Ltd collection
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Advertising stickers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Patrick Precedent

The Patrick Precedent

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Heinrich Hinze
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1998
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Calling of the Dolphins

Calling of the Dolphins

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Paintings
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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Johnny Daylight-Lacey
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1999
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A Nation Says 'Sorry'

A Nation Says 'Sorry'

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Heinrich Hinze
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1997
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Ship with white smoke stack

Ship with white smoke stack

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Cartoon depicting Peter Costello tossing a coin into a cup labelled N.M.A.

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Geoff Pryor collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1996
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Solarplate print, Ngayuku Walka Puru Purunypa, by Tjunkaya Tapaya

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Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 3
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Prints
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Tjunkaya Tapaya
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1997
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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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The Forests Need Your Help

The Forests Need Your Help

Wilderness Society (A.C.T. Branch) Forests Campaign collection
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Leaflets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Wilderness Society
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1988
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Box for proof coin

Box for proof coin

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 1
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Boxes
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Royal Australian Mint
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1988
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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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Young's Store Currency Note

Young's Store Currency Note

J B Young Ltd collection
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Paper money
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Young's Store Currency Note

Young's Store Currency Note

J B Young Ltd collection
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Paper money
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Matador Home Knitting Machine manual

Matador Home Knitting Machine manual

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Manuals
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mrs Petronella Wensing
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1956
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Poll eyed Johnny

Poll eyed Johnny

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Ian R. Sharpe
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1997
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Handmade aluminium suitcase

Handmade aluminium suitcase

Austra Skuja collection
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Suitcases
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Germany
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Mr Karlis Skuja
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1948
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Women against Aidex 91 Point of Delivery

Women against Aidex 91 Point of Delivery

Protest Against AIDEX '91 collection
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Pamphlets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Desiko Pty Ltd
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1991
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Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remembers you. Post a card for May 13'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Booklet titled 'Canberra Street Names and their Origins'

Booklet titled 'Canberra Street Names and their Origins'

Thompson Family collection
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Booklets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Press pass Parliamentary Press Gallery, 1975

Press pass Parliamentary Press Gallery, 1975

Graeme Thomson collection
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Passes
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1975
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