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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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'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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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mark Cornwall
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1999
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Electioneering

Electioneering

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1996
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Inkstand inscribed 'Presented to W.G. Ford 1911 by fellow workers at the time of his migration'

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Adrian Luck collection no. 1
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Inkstands
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Maidstone, Kent, England
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Mr William G. Ford
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1911
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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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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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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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A blight on the body politic

A blight on the body politic

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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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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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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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 29 - Pre-Stamped Postcard...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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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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Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and

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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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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

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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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Postmaster General's Department
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1948
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Australia Post colour poster titled

Australia Post colour poster titled "Send your love home S.A...

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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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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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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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1992
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League games

League games

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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1996
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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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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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1980
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Rogues in the Press Gallery

Rogues in the Press Gallery

Political Humour Competition 1999 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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1999
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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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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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Gate closes on Miners and Opens for the High Techs

Gate closes on Miners and Opens for the High Techs

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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 New Right loses after 10 year war on awards

New Right loses after 10 year war on awards

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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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spelling

Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spe...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Transfers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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I'll wind for Health Funds

I'll wind for Health Funds

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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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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Advertising posters
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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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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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Just like a lamb to the slaughter

Just like a lamb to the slaughter

Political Humour Competition 1999 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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1999
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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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Cartoons
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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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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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Keep my seat warm

Keep my seat warm

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1997
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Uh Oh Looks Like Skase...

Uh Oh Looks Like Skase...

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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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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Cartoons
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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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Why Howard can't retreat

Why Howard can't retreat

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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Australian silver mounted emu egg inkstand with lift off lid

Australian silver mounted emu egg inkstand with lift off lid

Silver Inkstand collection
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Inkstands
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J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier
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Newspaper clipping from the Sydney Morning Herald advertising grave plots

Newspaper clipping from the Sydney Morning Herald advertisin...

Margot Child collection
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Newspaper clippings
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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1984
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Batsman

Batsman

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1996
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Inkstand lid

Inkstand lid

Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
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Inkstands
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Downer's Dilemma

Downer's Dilemma

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1997
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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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Concertgoing

Concertgoing

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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Square, clear glass inkstand

Square, clear glass inkstand

Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
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Inkstands
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England
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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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"Agent for Commonwealth Savings Bank"

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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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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We are One, We're  Australians

We are One, We're Australians

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

One of 18 action photographs of the women's cricket match, S...

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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Sydney Water

Sydney Water

Political Humour Competition 1998 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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1998
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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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Richmond, Surrey, England
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Roneo Neopost Ltd
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1969
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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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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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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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Cartoon of Paul Keating and John Hewson wrestling in the mud

Cartoon of Paul Keating and John Hewson wrestling in the mud

Ward O'Neill collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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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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Cartoon titled 'Going the Dates of Other Players'.

Cartoon titled 'Going the Dates of Other Players'.

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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Batsmen

Batsmen

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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Cartoon titled 'Circus Clowns'.

Cartoon titled 'Circus Clowns'.

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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Black man's burden

Black man's burden

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Alan Moir
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1996
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Cartoon showing John Howard toasting the Queen

Cartoon showing John Howard toasting the Queen

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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