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Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected around Port Phillip Bay, 1859 -1882

Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected around Port Phi...

Port Phillip seaweed album collection
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Botanical specimens
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Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia
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Charles Morrison
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1851
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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
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Sharpening stones
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1790
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Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and

Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and "Canber...

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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Memorandum relating to a photo of Edward Kelly to be shown to all men at the police station,1878

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Ned Kelly Memorabilia collection
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Notes
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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
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Edward 'Ned' Kelly
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1878
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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John Wilkey with white beard, 13 September 1878

John Wilkey with white beard, 13 September 1878

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographs
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Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom
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Edward H. Cox & W.Durant
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1878
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Riverina Pastoral Society 1878 'Blood Stallion'

Riverina Pastoral Society 1878 'Blood Stallion'

David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1878
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Family Bible

Family Bible

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bibles
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Glasgow, Scotland
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William Collins, Sons and Co.
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1800
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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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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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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Natives of Carpentaria

Natives of Carpentaria

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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T Baines
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1873
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Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 14 January 1878

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 14 January 1878

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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New York, United States of America
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1878
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19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor William Bligh's arrest during the Rum Rebellion in 1808

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Sotheby's collection no. 2
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Dioramas
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Australia
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Unknown
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1808
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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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Receipt issued to Tirranna Picnic Race Club, July 1878

Receipt issued to Tirranna Picnic Race Club, July 1878

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Receipts
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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F. Lassetter & Co
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1878
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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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Pages 5 to 8 of the copy of the Jerilderie Letter, which was originally composed by Ned Kelly

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Christies Auction collection
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Letters
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Stringybark Creek, Victoria, Australia
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Edward 'Ned' Kelly
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1879
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Giants of the Game

Giants of the Game

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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London, England
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Hon H R. Lyttelton
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1856
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Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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1800
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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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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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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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Advertising posters
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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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Shifting spanner

Shifting spanner

Phillip Porta collection
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Wrenches
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

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TE Hanley collection no. 1
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James Berry
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1969
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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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Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Punishment equipment
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart
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1837
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Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the Cairns district

Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the C...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Paved area leading to cells Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Paved area leading to cells Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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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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New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron post box

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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, Sydney
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1870
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Red metal pillar box with arched top

Red metal pillar box with arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W Taylor Paragon Foundry Pyrmont
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1912
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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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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her hu...

Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Sketchbook of Aboriginal people in hunting, fighting and ceremonial scenes by Tommy McRae, about 1860

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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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Receipt issued to Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 1878

Receipt issued to Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 1878

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Receipts
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1878
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Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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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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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Pages 9 to 12 of the copy of the Jerilderie Letter, which was originally composed by Ned Kelly

Pages 9 to 12 of the copy of the Jerilderie Letter, which wa...

Christies Auction collection
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Letters
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Stringybark Creek, Victoria, Australia
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