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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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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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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

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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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"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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Wood carving a male initiate or Maraufu

Wood carving a male initiate or Maraufu

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Owarika AKA Santa Catalina Island, Solomon Islands
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

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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1982
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airm...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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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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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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Arnolds Ink bottle

Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joplin Manufacturing Co
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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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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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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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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Raofa heron figure fish float

Raofa heron figure fish float

Geoff Dennis collection
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Fish floats
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Owarika AKA Santa Catalina Island, Solomon Islands
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1972
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Paddle from Solomon Islands

Paddle from Solomon Islands

Edmund Milne collection
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Paddles
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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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Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

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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1982
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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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Club from Solomon Islands

Club from Solomon Islands

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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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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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

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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Melrose Ware green ceramic bowl, made by Hoffman Brick & Potteries Ltd, Melbourne, c.1930s

Melrose Ware green ceramic bowl, made by Hoffman Brick & Pot...

Terence Lane collection
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Bowls
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Hoffman Brick & Potteries Ltd
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1930
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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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Male figure wood carving

Male figure wood carving

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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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 sticker with a royal crown and

Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and "EIIR" in gold le...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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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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Souvenir printed china bowl of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth's Royal Tour 1949

Souvenir printed china bowl of King George VI and Queen Eliz...

Margaret O'Callaghan collection
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Bowls
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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King George VI
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1949
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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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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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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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Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Brown wooden wall telephone with a black plastic handset

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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England
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1936
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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1980
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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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Ceramic bowl and associated label and documents, excavated from market garden, Palmer River gold fields

Ceramic bowl and associated label and documents, excavated f...

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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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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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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