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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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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Green glass storage jar with plastic lid

Green glass storage jar with plastic lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1940
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Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

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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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

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Inkstands
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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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Medicine jar

Medicine jar

Anne Girard collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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ACI
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1934
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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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Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1870
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Jar with Sgraffito decoration

Jar with Sgraffito decoration

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Jars
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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John B. Tipiloura
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1976
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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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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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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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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

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1980
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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air M...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1929
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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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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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

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Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers on mail'

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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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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

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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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Chatillon N.Y. spring balance

Chatillon N.Y. spring balance

Thompson Family collection
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Spring balances
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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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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

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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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1948
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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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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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Spring balance

Spring balance

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Spring balances
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Mottled stoneware storage jar, quart size

Mottled stoneware storage jar, quart size

Anne Girard collection
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Jars
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Anne M. Girard
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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 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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Bristol glazed stoneware storage jar

Bristol glazed stoneware storage jar

Anne Girard collection
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Jars
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Anne M. Girard
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1986
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IXL (Henry Jones) amethyst glass jam jar

IXL (Henry Jones) amethyst glass jam jar

Anne Girard collection
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Australian Jam Co
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1900
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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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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1948
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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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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 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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Lidded jar with tan glaze

Lidded jar with tan glaze

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Jars
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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John B. Tipiloura
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1976
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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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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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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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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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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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Bristol glazed earthenware storage jar

Bristol glazed earthenware storage jar

Anne Girard collection
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Jars
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Anne M. Girard
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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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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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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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"Agent for Commonwealth Savings Bank"

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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No 2 British Made Salter's Improved Spring Balance

No 2 British Made Salter's Improved Spring Balance

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Spring balances
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Elliptical dark amber clear glass jar

Elliptical dark amber clear glass jar

Anne Girard collection
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Anne M. Girard
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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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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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