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Tortoise shell fishing hook

Tortoise shell fishing hook

Geoff Dennis collection
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Fishing hooks
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

Geoff Dennis collection
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Bowls
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Wood carving of two dogs

Wood carving of two dogs

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

Geoff Dennis collection
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Bowls
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Enamel bowl

Enamel bowl

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Bowls
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Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

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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Canoe house decoration or Bonota

Canoe house decoration or Bonota

Geoff Dennis collection
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Architectural elements
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Enamel bowl

Enamel bowl

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Bowls
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Female figure wood carving

Female figure wood carving

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Owarika AKA Santa Catalina Island, Solomon Islands
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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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Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joplin Manufacturing Co
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Wood carving of three drummers

Wood carving of three drummers

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Female figure wood carving

Female figure wood carving

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Owarika AKA Santa Catalina Island, Solomon Islands
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1971
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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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Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular plate with rounded edges

Set of brass scales with a round plate and a rectangular pla...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Balances
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Bilou bowl made from coconut shell

Bilou bowl made from coconut shell

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Bowls
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Fiji
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Manoa Rasigatale
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Poster titled 'School Project Sheet No.1, 'Communications : the telephone'

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

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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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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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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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Turtle shell carving of a stylised frigate bird

Turtle shell carving of a stylised frigate bird

Geoff Dennis collection
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Carvings
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Owaraha AKA Santa Ana Island, Solomon Islands
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1970
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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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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Cylindrical fish trap made from bamboo

Cylindrical fish trap made from bamboo

Geoff Dennis collection
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Fish traps
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Owaraha AKA Santa Ana Island, Solomon Islands
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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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Glass bowl

Glass bowl

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1960
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Glass bowl and lid

Glass bowl and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Polished bone kapkap backing disc

Polished bone kapkap backing disc

Geoff Dennis collection
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Costume components
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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1980
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Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers on mail'

Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Dala or kapkap backing disc

Dala or kapkap backing disc

Geoff Dennis collection
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Personal adornments
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Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands, Oceania
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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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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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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail ...

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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Bilou bowl and stand made from coconut shell, used for drinking yaqona

Bilou bowl and stand made from coconut shell, used for drink...

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Bowls
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Fiji
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Manoa Rasigatale
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Wood carving of two men with a fish

Wood carving of two men with a fish

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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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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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Shell money necklace

Shell money necklace

Geoff Dennis collection
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Necklaces
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and

Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and "Canber...

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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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air mail covers re-enactment flight first official air mail Australia - New Zealand 1934-1984...11th April 1984'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air m...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Wood carving of two men with weapons

Wood carving of two men with weapons

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Bamboo lime container or Pokemamari

Bamboo lime container or Pokemamari

Geoff Dennis collection
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Containers
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Guadalcanal, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Tortoise shell fishing hook

Tortoise shell fishing hook

Geoff Dennis collection
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Fishing hooks
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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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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Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds of Australia ...'

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

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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Colour display card illustrated with a kookaburra, titled, 'Pre-stamped envelopes. All they need is an address...'

Colour display card illustrated with a kookaburra, titled, '...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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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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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexpected pleasure'

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

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

Geoff Dennis collection
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Bowls
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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