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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airm...

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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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Black and white photograph of US swimmers and twins, Ruth and Eleanor Smith

Black and white photograph of US swimmers and twins, Ruth an...

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Ohio, United States of America
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Miss Ruth Smith
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1918
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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

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1981
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New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron post box

New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron pos...

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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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Australia Post colour poster titled

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

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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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1978
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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...

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Balances
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Souvenir miniature cricket bat, signed by the 1987 Australian and English women's cricket teams

Souvenir miniature cricket bat, signed by the 1987 Australia...

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Commemorative objects
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England
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Gray-Nicholls
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1987
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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

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Signs
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1980
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Australian swimmers Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie with British swimmer Jennie Fletcher

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Australia
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Miss Sarah Frances 'Fanny' Durack
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1910
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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...

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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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Instructional leaflet

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

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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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Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

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

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Spring balances
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Salter Scales
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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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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Black and white photograph of two women swimmers at Tooowoomba, Queensland, 1911

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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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1911
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Black and white photograph of US swimmers Charlotte Boyle, Alice Lord, Ethelda Bleibtrey and Leslie Bunyan, 1919

Black and white photograph of US swimmers Charlotte Boyle, A...

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New York, United States of America
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Miss Charlotte Boyle
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1919
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Autographed photograph of Australian swimmer Fanny Durack

Autographed photograph of Australian swimmer Fanny Durack

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Sears' Studios, Melbourne
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1918
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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Olga Dorfner

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Olga Dorfner

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Philadelphia, United States of America
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Miss Olga Dorfner
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1917
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

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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...

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Inkstands
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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs a...

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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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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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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'

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Black and white autographed photographic postcard of Australian swimmer Les Boardman

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James C. Cruden
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1912
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Black and white photograph of women's swimming team, possibly Ella Smith, c.1920s

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Nib pen

Nib pen

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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Dorothy Burns

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Dorothy Burns

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Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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Miss Dorothy Burns
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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...

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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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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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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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Salter Scales
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

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

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Inkstands
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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

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Bowls
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Black plastic wall telephone

Black plastic wall telephone

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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 nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

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Weights
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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

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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...

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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Autographed photograph of US swimmer Ethelda Bleibtrey, Toowoomba, Queensland

Autographed photograph of US swimmer Ethelda Bleibtrey, Toow...

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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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C W. Callaghan
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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...

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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

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1980
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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured ...

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Jars
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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

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

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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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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

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Signs
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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Frances Cowells

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Frances Cowells

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San Francisco, California, United States of America
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Miss Frances Cowells
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1917
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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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 Ethelda Bleibtrey

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Ethelda Bleibtrey

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Miss Ethelda Bleibtrey
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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...

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Photograph of the Australian Cricket team

Photograph of the Australian Cricket team

Nanette Ward collection
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
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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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Autographed photograph of Australian swimmer Mina Wylie

Autographed photograph of Australian swimmer Mina Wylie

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Miss Wilhelmina '. Wylie
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1918
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Black and white photographic postcard of the NSW Team of Swimmers and Supporters, Brisbane, 1911

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Miss Sarah Frances 'Fanny' Durack
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1911
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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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Black and white photograph of Randwick Junior Rugby Union Football Club, 3rd Grade Premiers, 1920

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Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Randwick Rugby Union Football Club
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1920
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Black and white photograph of US swimmer John Weissmuller, 1921

Black and white photograph of US swimmer John Weissmuller, 1...

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New York, United States of America
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Johnny Weissmuller
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1921
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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 and white autographed photographic postcard of a young girl called Lottie in a swim suit, Sydney, 1915

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Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1918
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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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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Duke Kahanamoku of Honolulu

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

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
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Duke Kahanamoku
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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'

Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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