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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

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Ink bottles
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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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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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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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1980
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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Plastic sign for bokchoy from market garden stall

Plastic sign for bokchoy from market garden stall

Chai Vang and Por Ye collection
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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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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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'We Want Land Rights Right Now', sign - used at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra, 1972

'We Want Land Rights Right Now', sign - used at the Aborigin...

Department of Aboriginal Affairs collection no. 2
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Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Terri...
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1972
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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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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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1978
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Sign which reads

Sign which reads "Peace Bus goods reduced"

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 1
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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Name board from the P S Enterprise

Name board from the P S Enterprise

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Sign reading 'Snowy Mountains Authority, Siberia Snow Clearing Station, Elevation 5050 Feet'

Sign reading 'Snowy Mountains Authority, Siberia Snow Cleari...

Snowy Scheme - Snowy Hydro collection
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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 29 - Pre-Stamped Postcard...

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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1982
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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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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Jars
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Commercial display box for CADBURYS BALTIMORE CHOCOLATES

Commercial display box for CADBURYS BALTIMORE CHOCOLATES

Bothwell Museum collection
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Bothwell Museum
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1920
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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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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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Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

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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1982
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Wooden framed piece of cardboard

Wooden framed piece of cardboard "On earth peace, good will ...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Cardboard sign for leeks from market garden stall

Cardboard sign for leeks from market garden stall

Chai Vang and Por Ye collection
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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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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed 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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1920
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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Two information boards for Keith Hearn's 'Southern Cross' model

Two information boards for Keith Hearn's 'Southern Cross' mo...

Hearn collection
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Keith Hearn
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Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

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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1930
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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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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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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Cardboard sign for red radish from market garden stall

Cardboard sign for red radish from market garden stall

Chai Vang and Por Ye collection
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 3 - Pre-stamped envelopes...

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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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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Noticee: visitors are permitted to see those persons who are committed for trial on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1892
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"NO MORE DAMS IN THE SOUTH WEST RALLY JUNE 6"

Bob Brown collection no. 1
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Tasmanian Wilderness Society
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1980
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Duke Kahanamoku of Honolulu

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Duke Kahanamoku of ...

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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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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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Unused rectangular beige and brown sign that designates a protected Aboriginal burial ground

Unused rectangular beige and brown sign that designates a pr...

Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority NT collection
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Signs
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
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1987
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Monga State Forest sign

Monga State Forest sign

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

Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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TO QUARANTINE LAUNCH AEDES

TO QUARANTINE LAUNCH AEDES

Torrens Island Quarantine Station collection
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Torrens Island, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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1930
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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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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Sign which reads

Sign which reads "Ban all Nuclear Tests" and "Please sign Pe...

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 1
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Signs
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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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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Black plastic wall telephone

Black plastic wall telephone

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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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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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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'JIM McMAHON, CANBERRA' bookmaker's yellow wooden sign

'JIM McMAHON, CANBERRA' bookmaker's yellow wooden sign

Jim McMahon collection
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Signs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Jim McMahon
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1983
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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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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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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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