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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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Poster 'PEOPLE FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT ARTISTS FOR PEACE EXHIBITION January 11-26 1985 Mori Gallery'

Poster 'PEOPLE FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT ARTISTS FOR PEACE EXH...

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Exhibition posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1984
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Stanley No.30 spirit level

Stanley No.30 spirit level

George Henry Taylor collection
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Spirit levels
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United States of America
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Stanley
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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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In memoriam card

In memoriam card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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United States of America
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Mrs Margot Child
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1892
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Cartoon depicting two United States Generals around a war strategy table

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Louis Zmak collection
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Cartoons
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My Lai, Vietnam
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Mr Bruce Petty
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1971
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The Kinder More Reverent Way

The Kinder More Reverent Way

Margot Child collection
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Booklets
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United States of America
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Mrs Margot Child
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Letter from Rose Sarah Rasey to 'My dear Family', 30 June 1936

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RG Bain collection
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Letters
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Henan, China
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Ms Rose S. Rasey
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1936
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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

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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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Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stamp give you the slip! - Make a good impression

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Duke Kahanamoku of Honolulu

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National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographs
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
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Duke Kahanamoku
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New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box with an arched top

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Triggs, Marr & Taylor, Sydney
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1875
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The Last of England's Infamous Felon Fleet The Convict Ship

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Jay Kruizenga collection
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Pamphlets
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United States of America
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Convict Ship 'Success' Touring Museum
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1924
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Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre-stamped postcards to get your message moving, $2.50 a pack of six'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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Anti-nuclear poster titled 'Gone with the Wind'

Anti-nuclear poster titled 'Gone with the Wind'

Peter Milton collection
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Political posters
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United States of America
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Mr Ronald Reagan
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1976
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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Media pass issued for the visit to Australia by the US Secretary of State and Secretary of Defence, 1987

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Graeme Thomson collection
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Passes
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1987
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Kodak Box Brownie folding camera case

Kodak Box Brownie folding camera case

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Camera cases
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Australia
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Leaflet Why Star Wars menaces world peace and stability

Leaflet Why Star Wars menaces world peace and stability

Scientists Against Nuclear Arms collection
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Leaflets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Scientists Against Nuclear Arms (Australia)
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1985
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Bush and Hawke get out of the Gulf

Bush and Hawke get out of the Gulf

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Iraq
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George H. Bush Snr
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1990
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Stanley No.122 nine-inch square

Stanley No.122 nine-inch square

George Henry Taylor collection
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Squares
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United States of America
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Stanley
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1980
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Telegram sent to Leo Steger by his mother in 1946

Telegram sent to Leo Steger by his mother in 1946

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 2
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Telegrams
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Germany
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Mrs Ulga Steger
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1946
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Cartoon titled 'War on Terror'

Cartoon titled 'War on Terror'

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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United States of America
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Mr Jock Alexander
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2001
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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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NSW Welcomes President Johnson

NSW Welcomes President Johnson

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 10
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Political badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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President Lyndon B. Johnson
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1966
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Cartoon titled 'Jeff Kennett'.

Cartoon titled 'Jeff Kennett'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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United States of America
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Joanne Applegate
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2001
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Red metal pillar box with arched top

Red metal pillar box with arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W Taylor Paragon Foundry Pyrmont
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1912
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Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newspapers and packets

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

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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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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Caricature drawing of Jim and Tammy Bakker, US Christian televangelists

Caricature drawing of Jim and Tammy Bakker, US Christian tel...

Louis Zmak collection
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Cartoons
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United States of America
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Mr Louis Zmak
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1987
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

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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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1948
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Cartoon

Cartoon