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Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Mint, Sydney, in 1955

Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark th...

TE Hanley collection no. 2
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian Numismatic Society
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1955
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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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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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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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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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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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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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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...

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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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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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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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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Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, with accessories in a wooden case

Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, with accessories in...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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1830
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Pair of ladies cream satin shoes with a ruched decorative bow on front, a baby Louis heel and a rounded toe

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1860
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Coonamble P & A Association 'Best Hogskin Saddle'

Coonamble P & A Association 'Best Hogskin Saddle'

David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1881
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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensa...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1820
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Baby's silk garment

Baby's silk garment

Rita McMartin collection no. 1
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Baby dresses
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Condobolin, New South Wales, Australia
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'Granny' Edwards
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1877
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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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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Envelope and letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 15 November 1881

Envelope and letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 15 No...

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1881
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Stone hatchet hafted in bent wood

Stone hatchet hafted in bent wood

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Hatchets
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Dirranbandi, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1936
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Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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NSW Government
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1832
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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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Hot-air steriliser

Hot-air steriliser

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Health and medical equipment
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Baird and Tatlock
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1897
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Rectangular aluminium sign with

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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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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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flo...

Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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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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The Courthouse, Parramatta

The Courthouse, Parramatta

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1849
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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...

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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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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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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Black, white and pink leaflet printed for Australia's 150th Anniversary in 1938

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Leaflets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Australia's 150th Anniversary Celebrations Council
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1938
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Sketchbook of Aboriginal people in hunting, fighting and ceremonial scenes by Tommy McRae, about 1860

Sketchbook of Aboriginal people in hunting, fighting and cer...

Derrick Nightingale collection
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Sketchbooks
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Victoria, Australia
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Tommy McRae
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1875
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The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

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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1906
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 1604 with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1850
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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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Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Pris...

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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Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Swing tags
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Gidleigh Collection
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Fishing lures
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London, England
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1800
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Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accessories, trunk, spanner and jack

Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accesso...

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Concord, New Hampshire, United States of America
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Abbott-Downing Company
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1854
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Short History of Women's Cricket in Australia to 1939 With Particular Reference to Victoria

Short History of Women's Cricket in Australia to 1939 With P...

Ruth Preddey collection
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Manuscripts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms June Cole
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1975
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Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the establishment of Lucini & Co in Melbourne, Victoria, 1853

Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the est...

Joseph Andreallo collection no. 1
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Footstools
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Italy
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Unknown
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1858
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Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 21 September 1881

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 21 September 1881

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1881
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Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1873
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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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Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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Pair of lady's two-tone calf-length boots

Pair of lady's two-tone calf-length boots

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Boots
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1880
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Oil on linen portrait of the racehorse 'Jorrocks'

Oil on linen portrait of the racehorse 'Jorrocks'

Jorrocks collection
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Unknown Artist
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1840
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Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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Lannon Harley
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1832
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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection
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Busts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John P. Fawkner
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1934
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Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to Reverend Hungerford in 1852