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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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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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Salter Scales
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Factory made squared wooden clothes peg with metal band

Factory made squared wooden clothes peg with metal band

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Bothwell Museum
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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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...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air mail covers re-enactment flight first official air mail Australia - New Zealand 1934-1984...11th April 1984'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air m...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Pannikin

Pannikin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Bothwell Museum
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Factory made squared wooden clothes peg with metal band

Factory made squared wooden clothes peg with metal band

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Bothwell Museum
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Fowlers Vacola wax pourer

Fowlers Vacola wax pourer

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food processing equipment
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Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Fowlers Pty Ltd
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1920
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Cast iron kettle

Cast iron kettle

Bothwell Museum collection
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Kettles
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England, United Kingdom
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Archibald Kenrick & Sons
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ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes wringers
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Glasgow, Scotland
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ACME Manufacturing Co
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1900
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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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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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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Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stamp give you the slip! - Make a good impression

Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stam...

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Factory made rubber clothes peg.

Factory made rubber clothes peg.

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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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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...

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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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Instructional leaflet

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

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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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Rectangular aluminium sign with

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

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Paper knife

Paper knife

Bothwell Museum collection
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Paperknives
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England, United Kingdom
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Nestles
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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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Poster captioned 'A 'phone call... takes the hurry out of not being close, do your speeding by 'phone'

Poster captioned 'A 'phone call... takes the hurry out of no...

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Factory made squared wooden clothes peg with metal band

Factory made squared wooden clothes peg with metal band

Bothwell Museum collection
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Bothwell Museum
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Factory made rubber clothes peg

Factory made rubber clothes peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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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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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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Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern on the underside

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkwells
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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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Cardboard hat box for Akubra

Cardboard hat box for Akubra

Bothwell Museum collection
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Hatboxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Akubra Hats Pty Ltd
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1920
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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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Wooden ruler advertising Hobart Savings Bank

Wooden ruler advertising Hobart Savings Bank

Bothwell Museum collection
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Promotional material
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Bothwell Museum
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1960
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Laundry tongs

Laundry tongs

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Laundry equipment
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Bothwell Museum
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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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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Cardboard Henderson hat box

Cardboard Henderson hat box

Bothwell Museum collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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RC Henderson
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1950
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Factory made squared wooden clothes peg with metal band

Factory made squared wooden clothes peg with metal band

Bothwell Museum collection
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Bothwell Museum
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

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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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Wooden ruler advertising Taylor and Sharp, Jewellers and Opticians, Hobart

Wooden ruler advertising Taylor and Sharp, Jewellers and Opt...

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Promotional material
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Chandler and Co
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1966
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Cerebos salt tin

Cerebos salt tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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London, England
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Cerebos Limited
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1960
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Handmade round wooden copper stick

Handmade round wooden copper stick

Bothwell Museum collection
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Copper sticks
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Bothwell Museum
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Milo tin

Milo tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Nestle and Anglo Swiss Condensed Milk Co (Australasia) Limited
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1939
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joplin Manufacturing Co
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Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

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

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Laundry washboard

Laundry washboard

Bothwell Museum collection
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Washboards
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Bothwell Museum
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Australia Post colour poster titled

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

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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Factory made rubber clothes peg

Factory made rubber clothes peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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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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Cerebos salt tin

Cerebos salt tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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London, England
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Cerebos Limited
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1994
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Milo tin

Milo tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Nestle and Anglo Swiss Condensed Milk Co (Australasia) Limited
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1939
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Factory made squared wooden clothes peg with metal band.

Factory made squared wooden clothes peg with metal band.

Bothwell Museum collection
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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