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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Dolls house and accessories handcrafted in Adelaide by Mrs Eva Howie for her daughter Clyde, 1930s

Dolls house and accessories handcrafted in Adelaide by Mrs E...

Hetherington Family collection
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Dolls houses
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Eden Hills, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Eva A. Howie
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1930
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Child's drawing - Chaseling arriving in 1935 by Yikani

Child's drawing - Chaseling arriving in 1935 by Yikani

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala School, Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Au...
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Yikani
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1935
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Parliament House Menu for a luncheon for Mr K Murai (Japanese Consul General), 1935

Parliament House Menu for a luncheon for Mr K Murai (Japanes...

Muriel Kelly collection
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Menus
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1935
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1994
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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Pair of outside calipers

Pair of outside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Outside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Craytex rod, polishing stone

Craytex rod, polishing stone

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Abrasives
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Cast iron 'D' shaped  screw lock handcuffs with key

Cast iron 'D' shaped screw lock handcuffs with key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Handcuffs
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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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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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England
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1936
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Yellow, blue and red beanie-shaped hat, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Hats
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Stone blade

Stone blade

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Stone artefacts
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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Three pence coin produced in 1935 for the Territory of New Guinea

Three pence coin produced in 1935 for the Territory of New G...

TE Hanley collection no. 3
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Threepences
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1935
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Cut-glass inkwell

Cut-glass inkwell

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Inkwells
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Handmade oval linen table centre with a coarse white crocheted pilot edge

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Launceston Reports for 1886

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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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Bunch of prison keys and tags

Bunch of prison keys and tags

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Epidiascopes
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Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reverend F H. Stokes
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1909
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First English Women's Touring Cricket Team, Australia 1934-5

First English Women's Touring Cricket Team, Australia 1934-5

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Photographs
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Western Australia, Australia
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D M. Turner
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1934
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Hair tongs

Hair tongs

Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Tongs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1930
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Australian Test cricketers 1934, Anne?Palmer and Lorna Kettels

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Lorna Smith collection
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Photographs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd
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1934
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The Last of England's Infamous Felon Fleet The Convict Ship

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Jay Kruizenga collection
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Pamphlets
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United States of America
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Convict Ship 'Success' Touring Museum
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1924
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QSL card for 7UV, Ulverstone, Tasmania

QSL card for 7UV, Ulverstone, Tasmania

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1935
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Terrylea Reynolds collection
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Swordsticks
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Toledo, Spain
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Major General George A. Vasey CB, CBE, DSO
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1927
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Composing stick

Composing stick

Les Robertson collection
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Printing accessories
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Kodak camera case

Kodak camera case

Harold Stevens collection
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Camera cases
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Australia
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1926
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Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

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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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Lead kangaroo figure for Cadbury's Cocoa Promotion, England 1930s

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Terence Lane collection
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Promotional toys
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England, United Kingdom
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Cadbury Schweppes Pty Ltd
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1930
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White wooden 'make-do' stool made by soldier settler Harry Newman at Narrogin, Western Australia, in 1922

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Harry and Natalie Newman collection
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Stools
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Narrogin Agricultural Area, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Henry '. Newman
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1922
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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Picturesque Isles Of The South Seas

Picturesque Isles Of The South Seas

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
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1934
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Constitution and Match Rules, Victorian Women's Cricket Association rule book, 1935-1936

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Elsie Deane collection
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Books
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Farrow Falcon Press
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1935
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Wiltshire brand wood taper file

Wiltshire brand wood taper file

John Docker collection
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Files (tools)
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Watercolour painting of Blundell's Cottage, Canberra, ACT, Beth Klinge, 1930s

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Muriel Kelly collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Beth Klinge
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1930
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Wooden case with drill bits

Wooden case with drill bits

George O Crawford collection
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Drill bits
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Dental equipment
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Slip block

Slip block

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Spirit level

Spirit level

George O Crawford collection
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Spirit levels
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Pokerwork kangaroo

Pokerwork kangaroo

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Poster captioned 'A 'phone call... takes the hurry out of not being close, do your speeding by 'phone'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate.  Vote 1 J.T. Lang

Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate. Vote 1 J.T. Lang

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 12
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Political badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Hon John (Jack) T. Lang
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1920
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Album containing 27 photographs of significant sites around Canberra, from the 1930's

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Betty Hall collection
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Photograph albums
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Commonwealth Government Printers
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1930
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1934

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1934

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1930
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Straight back panel saw

Straight back panel saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Large green scrapbook containing newspaper articles and photographs from 1927 to 1945 relating to Emilie Roach and her contemporaries on the show circuit

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Colledge Family collection
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Scrapbooks
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1927
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Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to prickly pear and cactoblastis moth