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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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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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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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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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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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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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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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Brown glass bottle with Japanese characters from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer River

Brown glass bottle with Japanese characters from Ah Toy's ga...

Professor Ian Jack collection no. 1
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Beverage bottles
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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University of Sydney
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1982
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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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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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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Brown glass bottle from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer River

Brown glass bottle from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer River

Professor Ian Jack collection no. 1
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Beverage bottles
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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University of Sydney
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1982
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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Two bowls

Two bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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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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1950
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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 titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history...

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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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

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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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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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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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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Advertising posters
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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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Survive to Live: an analysis of survival and its relationship with Northern Australia

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Les Hiddins collection
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Theses
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Queensland, Australia
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Major Les Hiddins
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1980
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Matchbox found at an archaeological site, Palmer River, and two labels

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Professor Ian Jack collection no. 1
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Matchboxes
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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University of Sydney
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1982
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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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Salter Scales
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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...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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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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Instructional leaflet

Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 3 - Pre-stamped envelopes...

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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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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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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Green glass bottle from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer River

Green glass bottle from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer River

Professor Ian Jack collection no. 1
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Beverage bottles
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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University of Sydney
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1982
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Pottery shards found at archaeological site, Palmer River, and two labels

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Professor Ian Jack collection no. 1
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Shards
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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University of Sydney
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1982
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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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Ceramic bowl

Ceramic bowl

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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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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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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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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Metal fragments of opium containers found at archaeological site, Palmer River, and two labels

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Professor Ian Jack collection no. 1
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Opium containers
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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University of Sydney
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1982
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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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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1994
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Bowl pieces from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer River, and an inventory card

Bowl pieces from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer River, and an inven...

Professor Ian Jack collection no. 1
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Bowls
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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University of Sydney
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1982
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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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Green glass TSINGTAU bottle from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer River

Green glass TSINGTAU bottle from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer Riv...

Professor Ian Jack collection no. 1
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Beverage bottles
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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University of Sydney
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1982
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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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Ceramic bottle found at Ah Toy's garden archaeological site, Palmer River and label

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Professor Ian Jack collection no. 1
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Beverage bottles
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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University of Sydney
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1982
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White china bowl

White china bowl

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Wooden bowl (kava) from Tonga

Wooden bowl (kava) from Tonga

Edmund Milne collection
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Bowls
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Tonga
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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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Cast glass shallow pedestal bowl

Cast glass shallow pedestal bowl

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Bowls
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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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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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