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Wooden boomerang bound with split cane and covered with adhesive and pigment in four places

Wooden boomerang bound with split cane and covered with adhe...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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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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Salter Scales
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Bridge Street, looking east

Bridge Street, looking east

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1849
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Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Australia Post Historical collection
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Franking machines
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Richmond, Surrey, England
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Roneo Neopost Ltd
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1969
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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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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

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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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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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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Envelope and letter addressed to Robert Lionel Faithfull, 12 May 1874

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1874
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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

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Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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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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Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Building materials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Envelope and letter addressed to Robert Lionel Faithfull, 6 May 1874

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1874
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Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers on mail'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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White looseleaf cardboard page titled

White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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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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Envelope and letter addressed to Robert Lionel Faithfull, 28 May 1874

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1874
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Whisk with pin

Whisk with pin

Tom Price collection
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Regalia
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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr K Warbarton
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1870
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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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Dispatch box with 'The Colonial Treasurer' on lid

Dispatch box with 'The Colonial Treasurer' on lid

Marion Green collection
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Dispatch boxes
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1856
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Letter addressed to Andrew Faithfull Gibson, Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 9 January 1874

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1874
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Grasses and Forage Plants:  A Practical Treatise.

Grasses and Forage Plants: A Practical Treatise.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Gardening books
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1874
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Cast iron 'D' shaped  screw lock handcuffs with key

Cast iron 'D' shaped screw lock handcuffs with key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Handcuffs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Job applicatin letter addressed to the Faithfull Family, 3 July 1874

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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1874
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Wooden sword club made in the Cardwell district of Queensland

Wooden sword club made in the Cardwell district of Queenslan...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Cardwell, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Envelope and letter addressed to Robert Lionel Faithfull, 26 April 1874

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1874
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Paved area leading to cells Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Paved area leading to cells 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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Glass photographic magic lantern slide of a thylacine at the London Zoo

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David Seth-Smith collection
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Lantern slides
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London Zoo, London, England
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Mr David Seth-Smith
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1850
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Envelope and letter addressed to Robert Lionel Faithfull, 10 March 1874

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1874
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Envelope and letter addressed to William Pitt Faithfull, 20 May 1874

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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William P. Faithfull
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1874
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Financial document from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 1874

Financial document from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 1874

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Financial records
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1874
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Sample - Plant

Sample - Plant

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Botanical specimens
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Captain Charles Sturt
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1874
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Pair of ladies cream kid ankle boots

Pair of ladies cream kid ankle boots

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Boots
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1870
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Prison warden, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Prison warden, 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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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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One receipt issued to Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 23 April 1874

One receipt issued to Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 23 April 18...

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Receipts
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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The Goulburn Herald
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1874
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Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

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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Bunch of prison keys and tags

Bunch of prison keys and tags

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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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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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

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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