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

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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String bag

String bag

Papuan Official collection
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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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Two-ply fibre string looped to form long narrow mesh string bag

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Dr William Warner collection
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Woven bag

Woven bag

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Nellie Kendall
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1987
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String bag

String bag

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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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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Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post Historical collection
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1988
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Woven bag

Woven bag

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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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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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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1980
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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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Salter Scales
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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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String bag

String bag

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 18/12/1973 collection
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Bags
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Kopanga, Northern Territory, Australia
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Susan Anajilwa
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1973
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String bag

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Papuan Official collection
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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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Non-conductive fibre

Non-conductive fibre

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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String bag

String bag

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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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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New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron post box

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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, Sydney
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1870
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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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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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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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Suede & wool-knit bag

Suede & wool-knit bag

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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String bag

String bag

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mary Gnarmelaga
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1966
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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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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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Wool bale pack bag

Wool bale pack bag

Grazcos collection
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New South Wales, Australia
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Grazcos Shearing
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1986
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String bag

String bag

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 18/12/1973 collection
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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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Woven woollen bag

Woven woollen bag

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bags
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mary Bethel
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1976
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String bag

String bag

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Bags
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Not provided
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1985
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Linen bag

Linen bag

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Bags
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Bag and brown overmittens

Bag and brown overmittens

Dot Butler collection no. 2
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Rectangular aluminium sign with

Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and "EIIR" in gold le...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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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...

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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Baby's pram pannier associated with Milo Dunphy

Baby's pram pannier associated with Milo Dunphy

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1930
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Australia Post colour poster titled

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

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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Set of nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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Rectangle metal frame

Rectangle metal frame

Ron Bell collection
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Elongated bag formed from two-ply fibre string looped in open mesh

Elongated bag formed from two-ply fibre string looped in ope...

Ursula McConnel collection
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Bags
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Miss Ursula H. McConnel
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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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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Bags
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Electra toy train mechanism

Electra toy train mechanism

Bruce Macdonald collection
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1929
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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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Khaki canvas haversack associated with Milo Dunphy

Khaki canvas haversack associated with Milo Dunphy

Milo Dunphy collection no. 2
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Bags
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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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String bag

String bag

Papuan Official collection
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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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Twined Pandanus palm collecting bag

Twined Pandanus palm collecting bag

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bags
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Unknown
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Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

Narrow red cardboard box containing seven 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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1978
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Basket-like bag

Basket-like bag

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bags
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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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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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Rectangle metal frame

Rectangle metal frame

Ron Bell collection
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Components
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Woven bag

Woven bag

Papuan Official collection
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Bags
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1915
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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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