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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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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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 titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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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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1959
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Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : the telephone'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

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1981
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

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1980
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Black plastic wall telephone

Black plastic wall telephone

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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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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1986

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1986
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

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Inkstands
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Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remembers you. Post a card for May 13'

Poster captioned 'Remember her on Mother's Day. She remember...

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

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

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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1930
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Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds of Australia ...'

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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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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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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 titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stamp give you the slip! - Make a good impression

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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1948
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Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post Historical collection
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1988
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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

Australia Post Historical collection
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1980
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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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England
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

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1980
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Set of banjo shaped Chinese scales used for weighing gold and herbs, Ballarat

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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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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

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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1873
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H.B. Selby beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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H.B. Selby & Co Pty Ltd
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Four-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructions for the guidance of Postmasters respecting the ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Commonwealth of Australia Repatriation Commission
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1945
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Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 29"

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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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Varnished cedar cabinet in two sections, made for the GPO Sy...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Cabinets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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One-pound weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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Multi-coin attachment for public telephone

Australia Post Historical collection
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Telephone accessories
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1966
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Varnished cedar writing desk, bought expressly for the GPO S...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Writing desks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Alex W Norton, Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Commission Agent
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1873
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Instructions for the guidance of Allowance Postmasters at no...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1914
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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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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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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Two-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Griffin and Tatlock beam balance

Griffin and Tatlock beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Griffin and Tatlock
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Varnished dark wooden writing desk with sloping top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Writing desks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1874
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Set of brass scales attached to a black wooden base with fou...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Beam balances
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Metal nib

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Nibs
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1959
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Half-ounce weight

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Eight-ounce weight

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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Beige and brown rectangular postage stamp dispenser with a g...

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Postal equipment
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Postmaster General's Department
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1941
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Sodeco SL11 red painted metal stamp dispenser

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Postal equipment
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Societe des Computeurs de Geneva
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1970
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Rectangular brass plate with rounded edges and two screw hol...

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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Two Royal Mail brass keys for the stamp dispenser

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Keys
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Postmaster General's Department
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1940
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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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Two-ounce weight

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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Metal nib

Australia Post Historical collection
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Nibs
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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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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1959
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Handbook of instructions for the guidance of Postmasters in ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Department of Defence
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1962
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Beam balance

Beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Bruxelles, Belgium
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H.L. Beckler Fils & Co
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1930
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Four-ounce weight

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