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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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19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor William Bligh's arrest during the Rum Rebellion in 1808

19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor Willia...

Sotheby's collection no. 2
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Dioramas
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Australia
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Unknown
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1808
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New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron post box

New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron pos...

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 titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

Poster titled 'Australian Post Office Stationery'

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

Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs a...

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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Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1873
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Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre-stamped postcards to get your message moving, $2.50 a pack of six'

Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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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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Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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NSW Government
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1832
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Haloragis micrantha

Haloragis micrantha

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Melaleuca ericifloia

Melaleuca ericifloia

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Sewing machine

Sewing machine

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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Ann S. Stool
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1870
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Warden at opened trap door for the gallows Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Warden at opened trap door for the gallows Campbell Street P...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Printing equipment
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London, England
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1850
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Black plastic wall telephone

Black plastic wall telephone

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1945
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Ranunculus hirtus

Ranunculus hirtus

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Giants of the Game

Giants of the Game

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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London, England
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Hon H R. Lyttelton
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1856
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Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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London, England
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Lannon Harley
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1832
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Eriostemon squameus

Eriostemon squameus

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Pair of ladies cream satin shoes with a ruched decorative bow on front, a baby Louis heel and a rounded toe

Pair of ladies cream satin shoes with a ruched decorative bo...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1860
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Myriophyllum amphibium

Myriophyllum amphibium

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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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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Light brown silk faille bonnet with self fabric fringe and ruffles around face

Light brown silk faille bonnet with self fabric fringe and r...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Bonnets
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1870
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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance...

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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The Gap, Watson's Bay

The Gap, Watson's Bay

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Gap, Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1849
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Mode of disposing of the dead

Mode of disposing of the dead

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1873
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Glycine clandestina

Glycine clandestina

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Two-piece full-length dress consisting of a bodice and a skirt in burgundy duchess satin with inserts of cut velvet in a geometric and floral pattern

Two-piece full-length dress consisting of a bodice and a ski...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dresses
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1875
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Correa speciosa

Correa speciosa

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Swing tags
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Metal inkwell that has a sculpted kangaroo with a joey in its pouch next to an inkpot shaped like a rock.

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Terence Lane collection
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Inkwells
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1900
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Pair of ladies cream kid ankle boots

Pair of ladies cream kid ankle boots

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Boots
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1870
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Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the Cairns district

Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the C...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Hibbertia angustifolia

Hibbertia angustifolia

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Jars
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Trophy tankard presented to Mr AC Bannerman in commemoration of the visit of the Australian cricketing team, 1880

Trophy tankard presented to Mr AC Bannerman in commemoration...

AC Bannerman collection
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Tankards
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England, United Kingdom
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Alexander C. Bannerman
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1875
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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Kunzea peduncularis

Kunzea peduncularis

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Aphanopetalum resinosum

Aphanopetalum resinosum

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Telephones
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United States of America
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Telephone and Radio Corporation
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1948
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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...

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Album of carte-de-visite photographs relating to the trial of Arthur Orton (Tichborne claimant)

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Tichborne Claimant Album collection
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Photograph albums
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London, England
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London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company Limited
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1871
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The Courthouse, Parramatta

The Courthouse, Parramatta

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1849
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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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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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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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England
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Salter Scales
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Pultenaea rosea

Pultenaea rosea

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Launceston Reports for 1886

Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Laun...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Reports
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1886
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Prison truncheon, about 1940

Prison truncheon, about 1940

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Weapons
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

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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Trachymene australis