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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital ...

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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1959
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Black and white photograph of Wally Meagher, Captain of the Waratahs Rugby Union Team, 1928

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New South Wales, Australia
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F W. Meagher
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1928
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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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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Gertrude Ederle, New York, 1922

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New York, United States of America
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Miss Gertrude Ederle
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1922
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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

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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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Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a...

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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Olga Dorfner

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Olga Dorfner

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Philadelphia, United States of America
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Miss Olga Dorfner
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1917
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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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Black plastic wall telephone

Black plastic wall telephone

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Wall telephones
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1945
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Black and white autographed photographic postcard of Australian swimmer Les Boardman

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James C. Cruden
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1912
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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

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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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Australian swimmers Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie with British swimmer Jennie Fletcher

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Australia
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Miss Sarah Frances 'Fanny' Durack
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1910
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Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

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1936
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Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

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1988
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Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Red metal pillar box with an arched top

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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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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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1959
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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Frances Cowells

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Frances Cowells

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San Francisco, California, United States of America
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Miss Frances Cowells
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1917
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Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1930
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

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1980
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Autographed photograph of Australian swimmer Mina Wylie

Autographed photograph of Australian swimmer Mina Wylie

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Miss Wilhelmina '. Wylie
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1918
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

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1994
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Black and white photograph of Australian swimmers Fanny Durack and Mia Wylie with British swimmer Jennie Fletcher

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Miss Sarah Frances 'Fanny' Durack
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1910
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Australia Post colour poster titled

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

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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 red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newspapers and packets

Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newsp...

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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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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular plate with rounded edges

Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular pla...

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Balances
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Set of nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

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Black and white photograph of women's swimming team, possibly Ella Smith, c.1920s

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Black and white photograph of US swimmers Charlotte Boyle, Alice Lord, Ethelda Bleibtrey and Leslie Bunyan, 1919

Black and white photograph of US swimmers Charlotte Boyle, A...

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New York, United States of America
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Miss Charlotte Boyle
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1919
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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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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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Black and white autographed photographic postcard of a young girl called Lottie in a swim suit, Sydney, 1915

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Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1918
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Colour display card illustrated with a kookaburra, titled, 'Pre-stamped envelopes. All they need is an address...'

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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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Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

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

Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers o...

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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

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Salter Scales
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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Dorothy Burns

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Dorothy Burns

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Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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Miss Dorothy Burns
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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

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1980
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

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1986
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New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron post box

New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron pos...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Triggs & Marr, Sydney
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1870
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Black and white photograph of two women swimmers at Tooowoomba, Queensland, 1911

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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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1911
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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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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 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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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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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...

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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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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

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Black and white photograph of US swimmers and twins, Ruth and Eleanor Smith

Black and white photograph of US swimmers and twins, Ruth an...

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Ohio, United States of America
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Miss Ruth Smith
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1918
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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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Autographed photograph of US swimmer Ethelda Bleibtrey, Toowoomba, Queensland

Autographed photograph of US swimmer Ethelda Bleibtrey, Toow...

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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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C W. Callaghan
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Ethelda Bleibtrey

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Ethelda Bleibtrey

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Miss Ethelda Bleibtrey
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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

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

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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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"Agent for Commonwealth Savings Bank"

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New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

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Souvenir miniature cricket bat, signed by the 1987 Australian and English women's cricket teams

Souvenir miniature cricket bat, signed by the 1987 Australia...

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Commemorative objects
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England
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Gray-Nicholls
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1987
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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