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Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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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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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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Clear glass bowl to commemorate Australia's Centenary in 1888

Clear glass bowl to commemorate Australia's Centenary in 188...

Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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Sunderland, England
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Greener & Co
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1887
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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the...

TE Hanley collection no. 1
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James Berry
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1969
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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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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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

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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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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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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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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

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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1913
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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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Harvest of Endurance: A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988

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Australia-China Friendship Society collection
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Scrolls
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Australia
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Mr Mo Xiangyi
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1987
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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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1980
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Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds of Australia ...'

Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Mobiles
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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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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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Display cards
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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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Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
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Sharpening stones
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1790
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Pratt Ware oval plaque portrait of Captain James Cook

Pratt Ware oval plaque portrait of Captain James Cook

Pratt Ware Portrait Plaque Captain Cook collection
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Plaques
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Captain James Cook
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1780
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Book titled 'Wedding Dress 1740-1970' written by Madelaine Ginsburg

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Margot Child collection
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Books
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London, England
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Victoria and Albert Museum
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1740
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Photograph of the Australian Cricket team

Photograph of the Australian Cricket team

Nanette Ward collection
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Photographs
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
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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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Bare knuckle boxing trophy presented to Australian boxer William Sparkes in England in 1847

Bare knuckle boxing trophy presented to Australian boxer Wil...

North Austral collection
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Trophies
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London, England
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William Sparkes
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1800
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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern on the underside

Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkwells
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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...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Balances
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Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1800
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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distanc...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Port-Jackson, Nlle Hollande.  Ceremonie preliminaire d'un mariage, chez les sauvages

Port-Jackson, Nlle Hollande. Ceremonie preliminaire d'un ma...

The Christensen Fund collection no. 2
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Prints
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New South Wales, Australia
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Nicholas Petit
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1800
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Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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A Singular Animal Called Kanguroo Found on the Coast of New Holland

A Singular Animal Called Kanguroo Found on the Coast of New ...

Terence Lane collection
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Engravings
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England, United Kingdom
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George Stubbs
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1800
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Terra Australis or Australia, the Parts Explored Between 1798 and 1803 by Matthew Flinders

Terra Australis or Australia, the Parts Explored Between 179...

Matthew Flinders collection
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Atlases
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London, England
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Captain Matthew Flinders
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1814
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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...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Boomerang

Boomerang

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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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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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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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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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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COLESANCO, January 1938, The Magazine of the Employees of G.J. Coles & Coy. Limited

COLESANCO, January 1938, The Magazine of the Employees of G....

Noble Numismatics collection
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Magazines
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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G J Coles & Company Limited
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1938
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Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remembers you. Post a card for May 13'

Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remember...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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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...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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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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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Dr Donald McMichael collection no. 2
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Badges
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1988
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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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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P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters and small parcels

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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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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Advertising posters
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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 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexpected pleasure'

Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexp...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Bird hunting boomerang, attributed to Victoria, mid 19th century

Bird hunting boomerang, attributed to Victoria, mid 19th cen...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Victoria, Australia
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1800
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Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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England
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1936
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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...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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