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Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian Customs Service

Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian...

ER Skipper collection
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Embossing machines
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker
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1901
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Kaleidoscope component

Kaleidoscope component

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Kaleidoscopes
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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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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Photographic glass plate holder

Photographic glass plate holder

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Photographic plate holders
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New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1904
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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Black, white and pink leaflet printed for Australia's 150th Anniversary in 1938

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Leaflets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Australia's 150th Anniversary Celebrations Council
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1938
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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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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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Photograph of a historic stone building owned by Len Uren

Photograph of a historic stone building owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Leonard S. Uren
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1915
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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Japara food bag

Japara food bag

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Storage bags
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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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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Baskets
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Sago stirrer

Sago stirrer

Papuan Official collection
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Mixing tools
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Trans-Australian Railway. The Inma Dancers

Trans-Australian Railway. The Inma Dancers

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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South Australia, Australia
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Trans-Australian Railway
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1912
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Photographic postcard of Coogee Beach, NSW

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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1887
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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Poster captioned 'Post a card for Easter. It's such an unexpected pleasure'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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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Necklet

Necklet

Papuan Official collection
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Necklaces
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Anne Your Grandfather at Kalgan China May 1914

Anne Your Grandfather at Kalgan China May 1914

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Bailer

Bailer

Papuan Official collection
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Scoops
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek east, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Pottery vessel

Pottery vessel

Papuan Official collection
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Pots
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Homestead, Meekatharra, WA

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Geoff and Sheila Lacy collection
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Fences
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Meekatharra, Western Australia, Australia
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Government of Western Australia
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1903
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Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1870
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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Photograph of a view of a town from above

Photograph of a view of a town from above

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Woven bag

Woven bag

Papuan Official collection
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Bags
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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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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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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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1915
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Woman sitting with a child with the child's hand on the woman's shoulder and a teddy bear on the ground

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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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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Carved pigs

Carved pigs

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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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay 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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Woven bag

Woven bag

Papuan Official collection
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Bags
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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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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1915
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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Pipes
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flo...

Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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People watching carriages being carried through the streets by men with poles

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Gates with three arches and two flags on top, crossed over

Gates with three arches and two flags on top, crossed over

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
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1910
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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

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

Club head

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Wilfred N. Beaver
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1915
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Commemorative book celebrating the Trans-Australian Railway, Turning the First Sod, By His Excellency the Governor General at Port Augusta, 14 September 1912

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Elizabeth Kay collection no. 1
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Commemorative books
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1912
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Keyhole saw

Keyhole saw

George Henry Taylor collection
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Keyhole saws
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1915
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COLESANCO, January 1938, The Magazine of the Employees of G.J. Coles & Coy. Limited

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Magazines
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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G J Coles & Company Limited
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1938
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'