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Betty Archdale and Australian Barbara Peden

Betty Archdale and Australian Barbara Peden

Betty Archdale collection
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Photographs
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The Netherlands
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Ms Betty Archdale
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1936
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Minton 'Kings Service' china dinnerware used by the King or Queen or their representative when they were at Old Parliament House

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinnerware
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Wooden fishing reel used for fishing for Bream and Blackfish

Wooden fishing reel used for fishing for Bream and Blackfish

Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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1930
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Emmco brand electric food mixer

Emmco brand electric food mixer

Norman Hoffmann collection
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Food mixers
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Australia
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Electricity Meter & Allied Industries Ltd
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1935
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Photograph album titled 'Views of the New Compound, China Inland Mission, Shanghai'

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RG Bain collection
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Photograph albums
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Shanghai, China
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China Inland Mission
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1936
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Scrapbook album compiled by a Polish migrant to Australia, titled '1928-1950 Memories of Migrant'

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Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski collection
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Scrapbooks
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Poland
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Mr Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski
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1928
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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QSL card for VK2NY

QSL card for VK2NY

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1936
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Radius gauge

Radius gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Margaret Maclurcan collection
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Toilet paper
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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British Patent Perforated Paper Co Pty Ltd
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1894
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Suitcase covered with brown lacquered-hessian over molded composite wooden boards

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Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
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Suitcases
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Walter H. Eddison
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1913
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Brass fastening pin for latch

Brass fastening pin for latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Rolling pin made at 'Nashville' by William Iram Nash for his daughter Bonnie Nash

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Sid Nash collection
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Rolling pins
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Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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Iron stand

Iron stand

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Stands
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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Jack plane

Jack plane

John Docker collection
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Jack planes
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Sheffield, England
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Kathleen Simpson
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1930
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Afghan camel drivers in the Mallee

Afghan camel drivers in the Mallee

Joyce Knife collection
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Photographic prints
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Underbool, Victoria, Australia
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Mr J A. Knife
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1930
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Menu for a luncheon to bid farewell to Sir Walter S Kinnear KBE FCII at Parliament House, 1936

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Muriel Kelly collection
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Menus
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1936
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Miniature dividers

Miniature dividers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Measuring instruments
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Surfing Australia

Surfing Australia

Australian National Travel Association collection
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Posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian National Travel Association
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1930
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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1981
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Inside calipers

Inside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Inside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1929
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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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Totality by Kevin Gilbert

Totality by Kevin Gilbert

Eleanor Williams-Gilbert collection
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Linocuts
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Mr Kevin Gilbert
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1965
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Ink bottle

Ink bottle

Les Robertson collection
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Ink bottles
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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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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Soft black felt riding hat

Soft black felt riding hat

Colledge Family collection
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Hats
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Vertical basket woven with rush

Vertical basket woven with rush

JW Lindo collection
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Baskets
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Kaparlgoo, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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Mid-set dividers

Mid-set dividers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Measuring instruments
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Small metal compression spring

Small metal compression spring

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Components
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Handmade copper hammer

Handmade copper hammer

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Hammers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Epidiascopes
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Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reverend F H. Stokes
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1909
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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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Replica bottle doll swathed in blue and white fabric, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

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Eileen Morgan collection
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Dolls
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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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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Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Smith's Weekly - Shopgirls Trapped into Unemployment, Secret Police Organisation Exposed, 1936

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Robbie Swan collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Smith's Weekly
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1936
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Wooden pack saddle consisting of an A-shaped timber frame with items attached by wire, chains and straps

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John Swain collection
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Saddles
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Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles Carter
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1933
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Stick for Pick-Up-Sticks game