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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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Govt rigs for stormy Senate passage

Govt rigs for stormy Senate passage

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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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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New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron post box

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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, Sydney
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1870
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Sydney Mail, 14 January 1925

Sydney Mail, 14 January 1925

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Newspapers
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Andrew C. Gibson
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1925
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Hedge Hogs

Hedge Hogs

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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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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Keating & lever

Keating & lever

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Mr Alan Moir
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1987
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Here's Johnny

Here's Johnny

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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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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Jobs. Howard goes for broke

Jobs. Howard goes for broke

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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1996
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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'

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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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Australia Post
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1959
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Batsman

Batsman

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1996
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Cartoon of Bob Hogg and Andrew Robb

Cartoon of Bob Hogg and Andrew Robb

Ward O'Neill collection no. 1
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1992
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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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Cartoon of John Hewson as a Jack-In-The-Box scaring Bob Hawke

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Ward O'Neill collection no. 1
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1991
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Howard Comes Out

Howard Comes Out

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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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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Tirranna Jubilee Meeting, Sydney Mail, 18 January 1905

Tirranna Jubilee Meeting, Sydney Mail, 18 January 1905

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Newspapers
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1905
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Howard and the 'Republic' Debate

Howard and the 'Republic' Debate

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1999
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Meanwhile, in 2050...

Meanwhile, in 2050...

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1999
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Ballot box poised to bite back

Ballot box poised to bite back

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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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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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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Small, Medium or Fun Size?

Small, Medium or Fun Size?

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mark Cornwall
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1998
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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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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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And the Culprit is... Sydney

And the Culprit is... Sydney

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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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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The US view: Markets defy the pundits

The US view: Markets defy the pundits

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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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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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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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Mahathir plays a risky hand

Mahathir plays a risky hand

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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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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Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

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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1978
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Batsmen

Batsmen

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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We See Cheryl as a Potential PM

We See Cheryl as a Potential PM

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mark Cornwall
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1998
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This One's For....

This One's For....

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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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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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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If I'd been born a Palestinian

If I'd been born a Palestinian

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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Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1870
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Cartoon titled 'The Dancing Lad'.

Cartoon titled 'The Dancing Lad'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Rocco Fazzari
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Cartoon titled 'Cornered'.

Cartoon titled 'Cornered'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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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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Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : the telephone'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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'Preamble' or 'What's that song that says it all?'

'Preamble' or 'What's that song that says it all?'

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mark Cornwall
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1999
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Just like a lamb to the slaughter

Just like a lamb to the slaughter

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1999
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Electioneering

Electioneering

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1996
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Union Poll

Union Poll

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Phil Somerville
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1998
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Battle Hymn of the Republic

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Fiona Katauskas
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1999
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Sydney Mail, 18 January 1902

Sydney Mail, 18 January 1902

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Newspapers
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1902
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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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Oertling 62FM beam balance

Oertling 62FM beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Beam balances
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England
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L Oertling Ltd
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1930
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John Laws backs banks

John Laws backs banks

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mark Cornwall
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1999
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Cartoon titled 'War & Peace'.

Cartoon titled 'War & Peace'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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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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Bob Carr goes to Vietnam

Bob Carr goes to Vietnam

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Vietnam
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Mr Rocco Fazzari
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1996
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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

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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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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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Beazley's delicate high-wire act

Beazley's delicate high-wire act

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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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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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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Seriously Though...

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Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Alan Moir
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1998
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'Hold Your Fire' Election date-S.M.H.

'Hold Your Fire' Election date-S.M.H.

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1990
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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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