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1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Victorian Centenary celebrations

1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Vict...

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Matchbox holders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reverend John Grosse
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1834
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Anguillaria Australis

Anguillaria Australis

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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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 '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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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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Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected by Charles Morrison around Port Phillip Bay, 1852 -1882

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Charles Morrison collection
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Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia
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Charles Morrison
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1852
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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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Dicksonia Antarctica

Dicksonia Antarctica

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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A Chinese garden in Victoria

A Chinese garden in Victoria

Chinese in Australia collection no. 1
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Engravings
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Victoria, Australia
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Edwin Carton Booth
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1873
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Black, white and pink leaflet printed for Australia's 150th Anniversary in 1938

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Leaflets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Australia's 150th Anniversary Celebrations Council
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1938
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Staffordshire figurine of Sir R Tichborne c.1873

Staffordshire figurine of Sir R Tichborne c.1873

Sir Roger Tichborne Staffordshire Figurine collection
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Ceramic forms
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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
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Royal Staffordshire Pottery
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1873
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Portrait photograph of Mr John Cumming, by Batchelder & Co East Melbourne

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Jane Webster collection
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Cartes-de-visite
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East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Batchelder & Co
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1865
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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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Ehrharta Stipoides

Ehrharta Stipoides

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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Educational Collections of Australia Plants, 1873

Educational Collections of Australia Plants, 1873

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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Beige glazed ceramic souvenir jug - The Cream of Highland Whiskies,

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Queen Victoria Jubilee collection
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Port Dundas Pottery Coy
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1886
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Pair of ladies cream satin shoes with a ruched decorative bow on front, a baby Louis heel and a rounded toe

Pair of ladies cream satin shoes with a ruched decorative bo...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1860
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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 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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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

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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1978
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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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Envelope and letter addressed to Robert Lionel Faithfull, 28 October 1873

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1873
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Photograph of Caroline Paullena Bullivant, by W.E. Barnes, Wangaratta, 1873

Photograph of Caroline Paullena Bullivant, by W.E. Barnes, W...

Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2
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Cartes-de-visite
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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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W.E. Barnes
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1873
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Asplenium Umbrosum

Asplenium Umbrosum

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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Herpolirion Novae Zelandiae

Herpolirion Novae Zelandiae

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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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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Dispatch box with 'The Colonial Treasurer' on lid

Dispatch box with 'The Colonial Treasurer' on lid

Marion Green collection
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Dispatch boxes
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1856
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Letter from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 4 January 1873

Letter from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 4 January 1873

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Business letters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1873
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Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Xyris Gracilis

Xyris Gracilis

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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Exercise area No. 2, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Exercise area No. 2, 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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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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Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, made in Orbost, Victoria, in the late 1800s

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Helena E. Roadknight
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1870
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Bunch of keys marked HM Prison Campbell St Hobart 1834-1966

Bunch of keys marked HM Prison Campbell St Hobart 1834-1966

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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Trichomanes Venosum

Trichomanes Venosum

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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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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Financial Takings document from Tirranna Race Club, 20 January, 1873

Financial Takings document from Tirranna Race Club, 20 Janua...

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Financial records
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1873
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Photographic portrait of man sitting on horse, Victoria, 1870's

Photographic portrait of man sitting on horse, Victoria, 187...

Horse Photographic Portrait collection
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Albumen prints
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Victoria, Australia
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1870
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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 issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Mint, Sydney, in 1955

Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark th...

TE Hanley collection no. 2
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian Numismatic Society
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1955
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Prison warden, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Prison warden, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : the telephone'

Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : ...