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King George's Sound

King George's Sound

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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J Carr
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1873
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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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Receipt from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 13 January 1877

Receipt from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 13 January 1877

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Receipts
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Hardy Bros, Silversmiths and Jewellers
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1877
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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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1800
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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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Receipt from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 8 February 1877

Receipt from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 8 February 1877

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Receipts
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1877
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Envelope and letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 23 November 1877

Envelope and letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 23 No...

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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New York, United States of America
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1877
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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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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 captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Swing tags
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Pris...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Hippie, King of Minnon

Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Hippie, King of Minnon

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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George Twemlow
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1877
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Burnished, wooden fighting club

Burnished, wooden fighting club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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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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Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Red metal pillar box with an arched 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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1912
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

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Neil Martin collection
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Swords
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England
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Mr Thomas Quinn
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1820
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1936
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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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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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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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Chinese Immigration despatch, Queensland 1877

Chinese Immigration despatch, Queensland 1877

Chinese in Australia Rare Books collection
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Government records
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1877
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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Clare, South Australia, Australia
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Clare Agricultural & Horticultural Society
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1936
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Giants of the Game

Giants of the Game

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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London, England
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Hon H R. Lyttelton
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1856
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Postcard issued by the Sydney Philatelic Club for the Jubilee of the NSW five pence stamp, 1855-1905

Postcard issued by the Sydney Philatelic Club for the Jubile...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney Philatelic Club
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1905
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1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Victorian Centenary celebrations

1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Vict...

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Matchbox holders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reverend John Grosse
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1834
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Record of Tirranna Picnic Race Club winners from 1871 to 1880

Record of Tirranna Picnic Race Club winners from 1871 to 188...

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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1871
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Card listing cemetary charges, 1877

Card listing cemetary charges, 1877

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Mrs Margot Child
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1877
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1948
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The English Game of Cricket

The English Game of Cricket

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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London, England
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Charles Box
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1877
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Paperknife

Paperknife

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Paperknives
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London, England
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1876
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Minetta 'Nettie' McColive
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1986
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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Aust...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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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

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1994
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Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbe...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, made in Orbost, Victoria, in the late 1800s

Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, mad...

Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Helena E. Roadknight
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1870
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Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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1800
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Matriculation examination certificate, Robert Lionel Faithfull, 6 October 1877

Matriculation examination certificate, Robert Lionel Faithfu...

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Certificates
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Montreal, Canada
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McGill University
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1877
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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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Posters
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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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Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection
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Busts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John P. Fawkner
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1934
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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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Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories in a wooden case

Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories i...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'