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Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Wooden staff

Wooden staff

Papuan Official collection
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Walking-sticks
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Ex German Bank building on Shamun Canton, Oct 1921

Ex German Bank building on Shamun Canton, Oct 1921

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Mashing hair in the River Kalgan 14.3.1914

Mashing hair in the River Kalgan 14.3.1914

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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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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Red metal pillar box with an arched top

Red metal pillar box with an arched 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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1912
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A Walk on the Peak Hong Kong Sept 1921

A Walk on the Peak Hong Kong Sept 1921

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Club head

Club head

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Carved pig

Carved pig

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Rectangular fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, yellow and black stripe pattern

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Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Kalgan 10.10.1913 View of a portion of the town from the Hill at the West

Kalgan 10.10.1913 View of a portion of the town from the Hil...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Photograph of a man in a military uniform owned by Len Uren

Photograph of a man in a military uniform owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Leonard S. Uren
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1915
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Axe

Axe

Papuan Official collection
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Axes
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1915
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A camellia tree in full bloom at Her Lung Tan Yunnanfu Jan 1920

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Frederick Chisholm
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1915
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Colourised photographic postcard of Coogee Beach, NSW

Colourised photographic postcard of Coogee Beach, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1902
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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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White card with image of Christmas Holly bush and red text 'Forget me not'

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David Westcott collection no. 6
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Christmas cards
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1914
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Photograph of two horses owned by Len Uren

Photograph of two horses owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Leonard S. Uren
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1915
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Glass photographic magic lantern slide of a thylacine at the London Zoo

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David Seth-Smith collection
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Lantern slides
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London Zoo, London, England
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Mr David Seth-Smith
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1850
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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Waistband

Waistband

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1915
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Pair of brown leather elastic-sided ankle length riding boots

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Colledge Family collection
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Riding boots
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Piece of flint

Piece of flint

Papuan Official collection
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Stone tools
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Frederick Chisholm
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1915
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Cormorants - used for fishing by the Chinese. Between Linshowfu and Kweilin Apl 1917

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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On the bank of the Fu River, near it's junction with the West river at Wuchow. Mch 1917

On the bank of the Fu River, near it's junction with the Wes...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Wooden staff

Wooden staff

Papuan Official collection
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Walking-sticks
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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36th Battalion button badge, associated with service of Lieutenant Vincent Burns

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Vincent Burns collection
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Badges
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Lieutenant Vincent A. Burns
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1915
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My God, My Father. Renew My Will From Day to Day ...

My God, My Father. Renew My Will From Day to Day ...

David Westcott collection no. 7
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Prayer cards
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1914
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Two rows of horses, carrying baskets, and people next to trees, in front of a hill

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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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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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Natives of Carpentaria

Natives of Carpentaria

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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T Baines
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1873
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Photograph of a steam engine threshing wheat

Photograph of a steam engine threshing wheat

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Photographs
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Dr Walter M. Strong
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1915
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A pagoda Yammanfu

A pagoda Yammanfu

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Pipes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1915
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Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap

Papuan Official collection
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Ornaments
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1915
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Camel Corps Christmas card to the McPhee family from Will Boothby

Camel Corps Christmas card to the McPhee family from Will Bo...

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Christmas cards
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Sir Ernest Cable's property, Devon, 1915

Sir Ernest Cable's property, Devon, 1915

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Devon, England
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Sir Ernest Cable
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1915
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Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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Photograph of a pagoda style building and people standing on the stone wall

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Cigarette leaving Yunnanfu per carriers

Cigarette leaving Yunnanfu per carriers

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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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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Burning opium at Kalgan 16.6.1914

Burning opium at Kalgan 16.6.1914

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Bone needle

Bone needle

Papuan Official collection
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Needles
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Frederick Chisholm
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1915
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Photographic postcard of Paramatta River at Drummoyne, NSW

Photographic postcard of Paramatta River at Drummoyne, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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Entrance to Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Entrance to Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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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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Club head

Club head

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Fob medallion awarded to Corporal M O'Toole

Fob medallion awarded to Corporal M O'Toole

Terence Lane collection
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Fobs
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Australian Army
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1915
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Gathering hay on the plateau in Mongolia north of Kalgan, Jan 1915

Gathering hay on the plateau in Mongolia north of Kalgan, Ja...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Cane cuirass

Cane cuirass

Papuan Official collection
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Torso armour
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Henry J. Ryan
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1915
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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 container made by Harry Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wales, 1910

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Edmund Milne collection
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Containers
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Harry Shepherd
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1915
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