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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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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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Thumb plane

Thumb plane

John Docker collection
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Thumb planes
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England
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Black velvet horse riding helmet

Black velvet horse riding helmet

Colledge Family collection
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Sports safety helmets
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England
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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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Embroidered handmade doily

Embroidered handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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A Cattle Station in Australia

A Cattle Station in Australia

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1920
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Timber tool box

Timber tool box

John Docker collection
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Tool boxes
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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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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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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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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1873
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1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Victorian Centenary celebrations

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Reverend John Grosse collection
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Matchbox holders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reverend John Grosse
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1834
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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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Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Margaret Maclurcan collection
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Toilet paper
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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British Patent Perforated Paper Co Pty Ltd
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1894
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Railway pendulum wall clock

Railway pendulum wall clock

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wall clocks
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier
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1887
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Tape measure

Tape measure

George O Crawford collection
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Tape measures
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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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Pair of metal spurs with brown leather straps

Pair of metal spurs with brown leather straps

Colledge Family collection
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Spurs
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Domed metal dog registration tag REGD DOG JULY 1924 - 30 JUNE 1925

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Dog Registration Tag collection
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Dog accessories
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1924
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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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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Hately wheat collection

Hately wheat collection

Horse Era Museum collection no. 2
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Grains
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1886
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Wooden toy car

Wooden toy car

Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Toy motor cars
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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1920
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An Irrigated Apricot Orchard in Australia

An Irrigated Apricot Orchard in Australia

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1920
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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob han...

Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the fir...

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wheelbarrows
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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W J. Spence
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1877
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Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

John Docker collection
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Carpentry 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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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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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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Sweden
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1926

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1926

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1920
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Marchant Model XL Rotary Calculator

Marchant Model XL Rotary Calculator

Arthur Young and Company collection
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Calculators
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California, United States of America
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Marchant Calculating Machine Company
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1920
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Two white linen pillow shams

Two white linen pillow shams

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillow shams
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1910
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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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Rip saw

Rip saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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London, England
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L Pabble & Sanderson
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1920
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Leather rifle sling

Leather rifle sling

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Firearms accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1912
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Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow

Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by H...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Information for Guidance for Members, 20 December 1924

Information for Guidance for Members, 20 December 1924

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Documents
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1924
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club cash book, 1922 to 1925

Tirranna Picnic Race Club cash book, 1922 to 1925

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Books
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1922
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Box containing four sets of lantern slides

Box containing four sets of lantern slides

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Lantern slides
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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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Ink bottle

Ink bottle

Les Robertson collection
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Ink bottles
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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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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Special Service Australian Squadron In Waters World Tour 1923-24

Special Service Australian Squadron In Waters World Tour 192...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Armadale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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1923
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Bristol squat storage jar

Bristol squat storage jar

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Jars
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1923
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Hand saw

Hand saw

George O Crawford collection
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Saws
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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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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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