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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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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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Bags
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1988
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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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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Oertling 62FM beam balance

Oertling 62FM beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Beam balances
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England
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L Oertling Ltd
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1930
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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Salter Scales
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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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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Jars
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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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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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Set of banjo shaped Chinese scales used for weighing gold and herbs

Set of banjo shaped Chinese scales used for weighing gold an...

Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1
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Beam balances
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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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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First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Thursday Island

First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of th...

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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First day envelopes
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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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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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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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1929
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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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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

Australia Post Historical collection
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1980
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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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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First day cover issued by Australia Post for the opening of Parliament House Canberra on 9 May 1988

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Chris Grady collection
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First day envelopes
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1988
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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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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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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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Instructional leaflet

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

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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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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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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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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Posters
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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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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...

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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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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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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Two-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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Two Royal Mail brass keys for the stamp dispenser

Australia Post Historical collection
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Keys
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Postmaster General's Department
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1940
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Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 29"

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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Beam balance

Beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Beam balances
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Metal nib

Australia Post Historical collection
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Nibs
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Beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Beam balances
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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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Griffin and Tatlock beam balance

Griffin and Tatlock beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Beam balances
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Griffin and Tatlock
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Instructions for the guidance of non-official Postmasters

Australia Post Historical collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1940
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Eight-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Four-ounce weight

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Handbook of instructions for the guidance of Postmasters in ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Department of Defence
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1962
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Set of banjo shaped Chinese scales used for weighing gold and herbs, Ballarat

Set of banjo shaped Chinese scales used for weighing gold an...

Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1
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Beam balances
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Four-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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One-pound weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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Metal nib

Australia Post Historical collection
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Nibs
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1959
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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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Rectangular brass plate with rounded edges and two screw hol...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Chairs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Beam balance

Beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Beam balances
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Bruxelles, Belgium
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H.L. Beckler Fils & Co
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1930
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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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Multi-coin attachment for public telephone

Australia Post Historical collection
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Telephone accessories
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1966
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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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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

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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1873
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Half-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

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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1873
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Instructions for the guidance of Postmasters respecting the ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Commonwealth of Australia Repatriation Commission
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1945
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