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First day cover issued by Australia Post for the opening of Parliament House Canberra on 9 May 1988

First day cover issued by Australia Post for the opening of ...

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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Gold miner's pick with initals 'JLR', Ballarat

Gold miner's pick with initals 'JLR', Ballarat

Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1
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Picks
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Bridge Street, Ballarat, Vic

Bridge Street, Ballarat, Vic

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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School of Mines, Ballarat

School of Mines, Ballarat

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Instructional leaflet

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

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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Cartoon titled 'The Target Symbol'.

Cartoon titled 'The Target Symbol'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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2001
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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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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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Cartoon titled 'Euthanasia Cruise Ship'.

Cartoon titled 'Euthanasia Cruise Ship'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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2001
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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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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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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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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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Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria

Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Germany
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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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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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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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Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1988

Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1988

Australia Post collection
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Commemorative envelopes
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Australia Post
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1988
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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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Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds of Australia ...'

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Yachting, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

Yachting, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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1905
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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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Household candle boxe with five original candles and accessories, Ballarat goldfields

Household candle boxe with five original candles and accesso...

Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1
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Storage boxes
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

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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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Cartoon titled 'Moral High Ground on Immigration Policy'.

Cartoon titled 'Moral High Ground on Immigration Policy'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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2001
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Senator Alston Eating Lunch

Senator Alston Eating Lunch

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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1998
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Postcard featuring a sepia toned image of the S.S. Ballarat at sea

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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London, England
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Six envelopes marked

Six envelopes marked "Parliament House Canberra Opened 1988 ...

Australia Post collection
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Commemorative envelopes
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Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Australia Post
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1988
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Flagpole of Parliament House flying an Australian flag

Flagpole of Parliament House flying an Australian flag

Australia Post collection
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Photographic postcards
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Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Australia Post
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1988
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Along Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

Along Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Great Britain
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Miner's safety hook, Ballarat

Miner's safety hook, Ballarat

Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1
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Safety equipment
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Roneo Neopost Model 105 Postal Franking Machine No.RNX 3029

Australia Post Historical collection
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Franking machines
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Richmond, Surrey, England
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Roneo Neopost Ltd
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1969
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Cartoon titled 'Social Security Rules Compliance Twister'.

Cartoon titled 'Social Security Rules Compliance Twister'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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2001
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Drummond St, Ballarat

Drummond St, Ballarat

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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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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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Lake Wendouree, Victoria No. 26

Lake Wendouree, Victoria No. 26

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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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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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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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Jars
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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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Album containing 99 carte de visite portrait photographs of members of the Faithfull family

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photograph albums
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Robert P. Faithfull
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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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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 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Commemorative postage stamp set - Parliament House Canberra Opened 1988 by Her Majesty The Queen ...

Commemorative postage stamp set - Parliament House Canberra ...

Australia Post collection
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Postage stamps
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Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Australia Post
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1988
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Selling the GST on Food

Selling the GST on Food

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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1998
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View from Town Hall, Ballarat

View from Town Hall, Ballarat

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Great Britain
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The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co.
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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 captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Framed compilation of photographic portraits of the Australian XI Cricket Team, 1878

Framed compilation of photographic portraits of the Australi...

Dave Gregory collection
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Portrait photographs
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Thomas F. Chuck
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1878
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Instructional leaflet

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

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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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Town Hall, Ballarat

Town Hall, Ballarat

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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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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One nation green grocer

One nation green grocer

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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1997
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The Railway Accident at Sunshine. April 20. 1908. over 40 lives lost

The Railway Accident at Sunshine. April 20. 1908. over 40 li...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sunshine, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1908
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Set of nine metal weights

Set of nine metal weights

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Advertising posters
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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