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Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair, and a matching saucer

Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the S...

Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Cups and saucers
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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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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Workshop, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Workshop, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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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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Stopping place for 'Tiffen' on the second day out from Kalgan. Jan 1915

Stopping place for 'Tiffen' on the second day out from Kalga...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Marking gauge

Marking gauge

John Docker collection
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Marking gauges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Timber marking gauge

Timber marking gauge

John Docker collection
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Marking gauges
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Sheffield, England
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William Marples & Son
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1920
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Photographic glass plate holder

Photographic glass plate holder

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Photographic plate holders
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New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1904
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Adze haft with socket

Adze haft with socket

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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Sweden
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Australian silver commemorative medallion 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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Despatching cigarettes from Younnanfu per ox-cart to be loaded onto ponies

Despatching cigarettes from Younnanfu per ox-cart to be load...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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John Poole Marine Chronometer No 2659, with accessories in a wooden case

John Poole Marine Chronometer No 2659, with accessories in a...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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John Poole
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1855
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In memoriam card

In memoriam card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1922
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Row of cells and walkway, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Row of cells and walkway, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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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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Penis cover

Penis cover

Papuan Official collection
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Penis sheaths
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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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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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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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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Black velvet horse riding helmet

Black velvet horse riding helmet

Colledge Family collection
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Sports safety helmets
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England
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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View of canal near B.A.T. Mess Yunnanfu

View of canal near B.A.T. Mess Yunnanfu

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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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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John Rodgers Marine Chronometer No 1/1853, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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John Rodgers
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1868
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Photograph of a pagoda enclosed by a long one story building with a stone wall behind it

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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The opening of a new shop by one of our dealers. Note the flag decorations Kalgan Feb 1915

The opening of a new shop by one of our dealers. Note the fl...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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'Wool Teams from Erudina Station', Hawker, September 1922

'Wool Teams from Erudina Station', Hawker, September 1922

Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2
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Silver gelatin prints
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Hawker, South Australia, Australia
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1922
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Safrany (with Marquis) His niece, Mlle Liontitza (with Prince). In B.A.T garden Y'fu Mch 1920

Safrany (with Marquis) His niece, Mlle Liontitza (with Princ...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Booklet titled 'Episodes - A Glimpse of Australia-Japan Relations 1859-1979'

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Thompson Family collection
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Booklets
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Japan
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1859
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Diary of Edgar Richard Mayne, containing details of the Australian Cricket Team tour to England and South Africa, 1921

Diary of Edgar Richard Mayne, containing details of the Aust...

Nanette Ward collection
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Diaries
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London, England
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Charles Letts and Co.
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1921
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Pair of earrings

Pair of earrings

Papuan Official collection
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Earrings
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Purari River, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Francis E. Williams
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1922
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Chair travelling between Chunnakufu and Yung chun - Fukien province. Self & 'Bill' in the chair. June 1917

Chair travelling between Chunnakufu and Yung chun - Fukien p...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob han...

Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Partially frozen river, with water flowing in the centre, and the Kalgan bridge in the distance 14.3.1914

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Natives of Carpentaria

Natives of Carpentaria

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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T Baines
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1873
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Hand saw

Hand saw

George O Crawford collection
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Saws
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Film negative - Moving horses across the crossing near Victoria River Downs station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

Film negative - Moving horses across the crossing near Victo...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Horseshoe Bend, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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A raft, with a covered area, on a river or lake with steep mountains at the water's edge.

A raft, with a covered area, on a river or lake with steep m...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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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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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1920
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926