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Album containing 20 menus, 12 seating plans and 23 photographs from Parliament House in Canberra, dating from 1927 to 1944

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Betty Hall collection
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Albums
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1927
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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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Cane grocery basket used at a J B Youngs store in Canberra until 1965

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Peter Duff collection
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Baskets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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J B Youngs Pty Ltd
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1920
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

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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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Composing rule

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Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Proclamation of British sovereignty over King George V Land (Antarctica), signed by Sir Douglas Mawson, 1931

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Sir Douglas Mawson collection
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Documents
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Antarctica
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Sir Douglas Mawson
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1931
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Milo tin

Milo tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Nestle and Anglo Swiss Condensed Milk Co (Australasia) Limited
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1939
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Set of banjo shaped Chinese scales used for weighing gold and herbs

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Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1
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Beam balances
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Poster captioned 'A 'phone call... takes the hurry out of not being close, do your speeding by 'phone'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Coal is Vital to Victory

Coal is Vital to Victory

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
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Posters
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Australia
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1939
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Orroroo, South Australia, Australia
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Orroroo Agricultural Society Incorporated
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1939
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Boomerang, attributed as being made by Fred Mulga aka 'Pelaco Jack'

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Fred Mulga
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1874
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Four badges from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Show

Four badges from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Show

Colledge Family collection
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Badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1920
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Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mining equipment
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Minton 'Kings Service' china dinner plate bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinner plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Carving knife

Carving knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Carving knives
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Replica bottle doll swathed in blue and white fabric, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

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Eileen Morgan collection
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Dolls
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Composing rule

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Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Pair of metal spurs with black leather straps

Pair of metal spurs with black leather straps

Colledge Family collection
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Spurs
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Carborundum rod sharpening tool

Carborundum rod sharpening tool

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Sharpening stones
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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Marking gauge

Marking gauge

John Docker collection
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Marking gauges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Composing rule

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Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 16
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Books
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1939
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Convict-made brick with an 'O' stamped in the centre of one face

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David Westcott collection no. 4
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Convict bricks
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New South Wales, Australia
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John Onus
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1833
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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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Key

Key

Colledge Family collection
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Keys
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Shield

Shield

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Shields
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Article about the Australian Eleven selection for a 1930's Australian womens cricket team

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Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1933
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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Sweden
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Rectangular wooden ornamental carving

Rectangular wooden ornamental carving

Odette O'Neill collection
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Wood carvings
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Pair of outside calipers

Pair of outside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Outside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Incised and painted shield, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Mike Pearson collection
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Shields
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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Composing rule

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Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Colledge Family collection
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