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Violin made by Joseph Miers, 1904

Violin made by Joseph Miers, 1904

Raymond Holliday collection
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Violins
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Joseph Miers
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1904
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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising signs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia
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1913
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Lantern slide - Chambers Pillar, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Chambers Pillar, Central Desert, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Glass plate negative - two men with cuts of meat hanging from roof of dwelling, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905 or 1911

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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The Flood Tide Series -

The Flood Tide Series - "The Ragging.", Scene II, Act II.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1904
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Sturt Street, Ballarat

Sturt Street, Ballarat

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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1904
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Town Hall, Sydney, 2 December 1904

Town Hall, Sydney, 2 December 1904

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Swain and Co
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1904
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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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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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Photographic postcard of Balmoral Beach, NSW

Photographic postcard of Balmoral Beach, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Scotland
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Mr George Ranken
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1821
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Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular plate with rounded edges

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Balances
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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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Barren Jack before work started

Barren Jack before work started

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Burrinjuck Dam, Burrinjuck, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1896
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Metal rod with ring end

Metal rod with ring end

Ron Bell collection
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Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Morris Tobias
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1830
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Hately wheat collection

Hately wheat collection

Horse Era Museum collection no. 2
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Grains
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1886
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Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Adzes
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1900
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Row of cells and walkway, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Row of cells and walkway, 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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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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Federated Engine Drivers' and Firemen's Association of Australasia, South Australian Branch certificate of merit

Federated Engine Drivers' and Firemen's Association of Austr...

Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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The Mail Newspaper (Adelaide)
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1905
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Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Griddle Iron

Griddle Iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cooking equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Spring Street Melbourne

Spring Street Melbourne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1904
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Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stamp give you the slip! - Make a good impression

Poster titled 'Be a champ stamp stamper - Don't let any stam...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Film negative - Nell Basedow walking toward house, Yalata station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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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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Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Town Hall, Sydney, 23 December 1904

Town Hall, Sydney, 23 December 1904

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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William Brooks & Co Ltd
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1904
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First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Thursday Island

First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of th...

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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First day envelopes
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Non-conductive fibre

Non-conductive fibre

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Components
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Native Encampment

Native Encampment

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1844
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Railway pendulum wall clock

Railway pendulum wall clock

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wall clocks
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier
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1887
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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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Photographic postcard of Bondi Beach, NSW

Photographic postcard of Bondi Beach, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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Scythe stone

Scythe stone

Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1
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Sharpening stones
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Oakleigh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Thomas Colwell
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1900
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Chisel

Chisel

George O Crawford collection
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Chisels
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Companion of The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael & St George, awarded to Dr J H L Cumpston

Companion of The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael & St...

Cumpston Family collection
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Awards
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London, England
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Garrard & Co Ltd
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1901
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1881 to 1912

Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1881 to 1912

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Minute books
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1881
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Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
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Sharpening stones
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1790
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White looseleaf cardboard page titled

White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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