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Republican, yes no clowns

Republican, yes no clowns

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Rocco Fazzari
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1999
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One of 18 action photographs of the women's cricket match, Sydney University Oval, 1st February 1958

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Ruth Preddey collection
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Photographs
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University of Sydney Cricket Ground, University of Sydney, Sydney, ...
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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1958
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And the Culprit is... Sydney

And the Culprit is... Sydney

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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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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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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In a line of Fire

In a line of Fire

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Cartoon titled 'Secret Men's Business'.

Cartoon titled 'Secret Men's Business'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Alan Moir
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2001
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Life at the Bar

Life at the Bar

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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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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Cartoon titled 'Model Aeroplane Industry'.

Cartoon titled 'Model Aeroplane Industry'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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2001
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Howard Comes Out

Howard Comes Out

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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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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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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Eut visi enime ad minim

Eut visi enime ad minim

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1997
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Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexpected pleasure'

Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexp...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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Newspaper article titled Sir Douglas Mawson, As I knew him, by John Close, 1919

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John Collinson Close collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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1919
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Cartoon titled 'On The Beach'.

Cartoon titled 'On The Beach'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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2001
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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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Indonesia

Indonesia

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Alan Moir
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1999
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P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters and small parcels

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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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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One of 18 action photographs of the women's cricket match, Sydney University Oval, 1st February 1958

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Ruth Preddey collection
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Photographs
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University of Sydney Cricket Ground, University of Sydney, Sydney, ...
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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1958
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Cartoon titled 'Alien Invasion (Mr & Mrs Merv Bloggs)'.

Cartoon titled 'Alien Invasion (Mr & Mrs Merv Bloggs)'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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2001
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Why Hayden's critics got it wrong

Why Hayden's critics got it wrong

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Toyland

Toyland

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Rocco Fazzari
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Here's Johnny

Here's Johnny

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1996
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One of 18 action photographs of the women's cricket match, Sydney University Oval, 1st February 1958

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Ruth Preddey collection
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Photographs
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University of Sydney Cricket Ground, University of Sydney, Sydney, ...
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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1958
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Cartoon titled 'Reality TV'.

Cartoon titled 'Reality TV'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mark Cornwell
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2001
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We need our own gene genies to hold off U.S. domination

We need our own gene genies to hold off U.S. domination

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Price increase is providing a golden shield for dollar

Price increase is providing a golden shield for dollar

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Oink

Oink

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mark Cornwall
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1998
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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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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One of 18 action photographs of the women's cricket match, Sydney University Oval, 1st February 1958

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Ruth Preddey collection
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Photographs
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University of Sydney Cricket Ground, University of Sydney, Sydney, ...
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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1958
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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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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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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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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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Two page newspaper article titled Sir Douglas Mawson, As I knew him, by John Close, 1919

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John Collinson Close collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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1919
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Cartoon titled 'Circus Clowns'.

Cartoon titled 'Circus Clowns'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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2001
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Cartoon titled 'Federal Government Initiatives'.

Cartoon titled 'Federal Government Initiatives'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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2000
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Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

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

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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Victory Cigars

Victory Cigars

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Alan Moir
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1999
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Cartoon of John Howard saying 'YOU'LL WORK LONGER, GET PAID LESS AND YOU'LL BE MUCH BETTER OFF'

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Ron Tandberg collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1992
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How PMs ration the real news

How PMs ration the real news

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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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

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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At first it didn't succeed, so Foster's China tries again

At first it didn't succeed, so Foster's China tries again

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Packer's fuel in the crown: How Kerry rode to the rescue

Packer's fuel in the crown: How Kerry rode to the rescue

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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US cold feet may send chill through new privatisation

US cold feet may send chill through new privatisation

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1981
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Hedge Hogs

Hedge Hogs

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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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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