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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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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1940
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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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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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Cake slice

Cake slice

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cake slicers
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Lithgow, 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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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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Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

Geoff Dennis collection
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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White china saucer

White china saucer

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Saucers
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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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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Illuminated address to William Barbour

Illuminated address to William Barbour

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Illuminated addresses
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1907
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Pie dish

Pie dish

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pie dishes
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Germany
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Circular yellow pressed glass bowl depicting a kangaroo, made by Crystal Glass Ltd, Sydney, 1924

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Terence Lane collection
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Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Crystal Glass Limited
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1924
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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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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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Kitchen fork

Kitchen fork

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Forks
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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White china mixing bowls

White china mixing bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Mixing bowls
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1950
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Saucepan and lid

Saucepan and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Saucepans
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1910
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Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

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Geoff Dennis collection
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Bilou bowl and stand made from coconut shell, used for drinking yaqona

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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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Iron stand

Iron stand

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Stands
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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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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Instructional leaflet

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

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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Turned stick used in a copper

Turned stick used in a copper

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Copper sticks
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Bread Knife

Bread Knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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White china saucer

White china saucer

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Saucers
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Czechoslovakia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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White china mixing bowl

White china mixing bowl

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Mixing bowls
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1910
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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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Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

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

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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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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1981
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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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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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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air M...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1929
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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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Spanner

Spanner

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Wrenches
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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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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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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Teapot with lid

Teapot with lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Teapots
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Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1960
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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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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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'Mrs Potts' laundry iron

'Mrs Potts' laundry iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Laundry irons
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United States of America
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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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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Set of five table knives

Set of five table knives

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Table knives
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Enamel bowl

Enamel bowl

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Bowls
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Wooden spoon

Wooden spoon

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Spoons
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Grey enamel candlestick

Grey enamel candlestick

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Candlesticks
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1930
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Combination spanner

Combination spanner

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Wrenches
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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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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Set of three table knives

Set of three table knives

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Table knives
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Teapot stand

Teapot stand

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Teapot stands
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Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1960
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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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Posters
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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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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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Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Cast iron frying pan

Cast iron frying pan

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Frying pans
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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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Tin egg slice

Tin egg slice

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Eggslices
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Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Wooden spoon

Wooden spoon

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Spoons
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1960
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