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Glass beaker hand-painted with waratah, blue bells, and gold decoration, about 1890

Glass beaker hand-painted with waratah, blue bells, and gold...

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Drinking glasses
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1890
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Standing kangaroo figure, possibly made from ivory, with a joey in its pouch

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Clear glass bottle in the form of a standing kangaroo holding a cricket bat

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Bottles
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Take a Stand Australia. Stop Uranium Mushrooming

Take a Stand Australia. Stop Uranium Mushrooming

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Political badges
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1970
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Shell aggregate kangaroo figure

Shell aggregate kangaroo figure

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Animal figures
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1977
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1910 threepenny bit pierced and set with a garnet

1910 threepenny bit pierced and set with a garnet

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Brooches
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1910
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Green glazed kangaroo and lily shape vase

Green glazed kangaroo and lily shape vase

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Vases
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1920
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Black presentation case with red satin lining

Black presentation case with red satin lining

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Presentation cases
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One of a pair of bronze cast kangaroo bookends

One of a pair of bronze cast kangaroo bookends

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Bookends
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Germany
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1915
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Nib pen

Nib pen

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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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Cast brass kangaroo figure made by the International Harvester Company in Geelong in the late 1930s

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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International Harvester Company (Australia)
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1935
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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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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Aust...

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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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1959
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P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters and small parcels

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Spring balances
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Salter Scales
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Lord Derby's Kangaroo and Five Others

Lord Derby's Kangaroo and Five Others

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Engravings
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London, England
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Oliver Goldsmith
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1848
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Small green wooden toy hedge

Small green wooden toy hedge

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Souvenir banner commemorating the visit to Australia by the Duke and Duchess of York to mark the Federation of Australia in 1901

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Commemorative banners
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Australia
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Duke of York
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1900
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The Legend of the Coming of the First Kangaroo

The Legend of the Coming of the First Kangaroo

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1948
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Cast kangaroo candlestick

Cast kangaroo candlestick

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Candlesticks
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Sheffield, England
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John Figorski & Co
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1885
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Clear glass bottle in the form of a standing kangaroo holding a cricket bat

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Cut-glass inkwell

Cut-glass inkwell

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Inkwells
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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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Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

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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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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the centre

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

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Inkstands
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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...

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Bowls
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Kangaroo mounted on an outline map of Australia.

Kangaroo mounted on an outline map of Australia.

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Brooches
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1912
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

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

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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The Age Centenary Test Lift Out Friday

The Age Centenary Test Lift Out Friday

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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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The Melbourne Age
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1977
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Brass munitions shell with incised decorative design [trench art]

Brass munitions shell with incised decorative design [trench...

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Ornaments
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1918
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Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate Australia's centenary in 1888

Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate A...

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Commemorative plates
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England
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1887
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Beswick glazed ceramic kangaroo, titled 'Kanga', made for Disney Promotions in 1970

Beswick glazed ceramic kangaroo, titled 'Kanga', made for Di...

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England, United Kingdom
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John Beswick Limited
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1965
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Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newspapers and packets

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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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Karrawaingi

Karrawaingi

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Books
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John Sands Pty Ltd
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1940
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Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds of Australia ...'

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

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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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Kangaroo paw mounted in silver with a supporting stand and a globular gimbal-mounted cigar lighter

Kangaroo paw mounted in silver with a supporting stand and a...

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Cigarette lighters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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James W Steeth & Son
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1940
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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...

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Balances
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Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

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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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Poster captioned 'Speed delivery - use private box numbers on mail'

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

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Posters
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Cut-glass inkwell

Cut-glass inkwell

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Inkwells
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Plaster koala on a branch

Plaster koala on a branch

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Yellow ceramic candle holder incised with kangaroo motifs, made by Klytie Pate in 1991

Yellow ceramic candle holder incised with kangaroo motifs, m...

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Candle holders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Klytie Pate
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1991
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Unofficial Australian coat of arms - Advance Australia

Unofficial Australian coat of arms - Advance Australia

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Pendants
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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

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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1920
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Small red wooden toy post

Small red wooden toy post

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White looseleaf cardboard page titled

White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

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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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Fillet crochet doily featuring an emu

Fillet crochet doily featuring an emu

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Doilies
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1900
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Small green wooden toy tree

Small green wooden toy tree

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Unofficial Australian coat of arms - Advance Australia

Unofficial Australian coat of arms - Advance Australia

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Pendants
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Part one of a silver belt buckle engraved with kangaroo motifs

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Belt buckles
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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1989
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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

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Signs
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1980
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Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

Australia Post No.13 red nylon post bag, 1988

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Bags
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1988
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EPNS boomerang-shaped letter opener, made about 1913

EPNS boomerang-shaped letter opener, made about 1913

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Paperknives
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Inkwell

Inkwell

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Inkwells
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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1900
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Kangaroo figure that was part of an airline promotion

Kangaroo figure that was part of an airline promotion

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Coloured print of kangaroo standing on a grassy mound, titled 'Canguro Gigante', Terrini, Italy

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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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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Plaster cockatoo on a perch

Plaster cockatoo on a perch

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Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

Australia Post No.2 white canvas post bag, 1981

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1981
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