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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air M...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1929
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Uh Oh Looks Like Skase...

Uh Oh Looks Like Skase...

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Alan Moir
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1998
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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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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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1980
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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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Cartoon showing John Howard toasting the Queen

Cartoon showing John Howard toasting the Queen

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1997
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That's the promised land?

That's the promised land?

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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What'll We Do Without Jeff?

What'll We Do Without Jeff?

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1999
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Cartoon titled 'Lifesavers' Dilemma'.

Cartoon titled 'Lifesavers' Dilemma'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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2001
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Why Howard can't retreat

Why Howard can't retreat

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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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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One of 18 action photographs of the women's cricket match, Sydney University Oval, 1st February 1958

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Ruth Preddey collection
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Photographs
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University of Sydney Cricket Ground, University of Sydney, Sydney, ...
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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1958
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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Cartoon shows John Howard with a cricket bat standing in a row boat

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Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Electra toy train mechanism

Electra toy train mechanism

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Components
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Standing Convention on its head

Standing Convention on its head

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1997
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Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newspapers and packets

Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newsp...

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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1939
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Cartoon showing two children in the forest

Cartoon showing two children in the forest

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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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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Richmond, Surrey, England
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Roneo Neopost Ltd
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1969
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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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Nationals Worst Scenario

Nationals Worst Scenario

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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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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Australia Post colour poster titled

Australia Post colour poster titled "Send your love home S.A...

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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1978
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Cartoon titled 'Hit & Miss'.

Cartoon titled 'Hit & Miss'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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2001
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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'

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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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Lizard brand ink bottle

Lizard brand ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joplin Manufacturing Co
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Cartoon titled 'Model Aeroplane Industry'.

Cartoon titled 'Model Aeroplane Industry'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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2001
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Dragon Lady

Dragon Lady

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Rocco Fazzari
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1998
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Information super highway

Information super highway

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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Cartoon of Paul Keating sitting upside down at the top of the page pointing to an 'ECONOMY' graph

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John Shakespeare collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr John Shakespeare
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1987
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How we've Learned to ride the dollar

How we've Learned to ride the dollar

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Black man's burden

Black man's burden

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Alan Moir
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1996
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Sydney Mail, 14 January 1925

Sydney Mail, 14 January 1925

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Newspapers
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Andrew C. Gibson
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1925
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Here's Johnny

Here's Johnny

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1996
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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail ...

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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metal component

metal component

Ron Bell collection
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Howard sets the states to rights

Howard sets the states to rights

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1996
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Talking to the Tellie

Talking to the Tellie

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Phil Somerville
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1998
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Cartoon of Paul Keating and John Hewson wrestling in the mud

Cartoon of Paul Keating and John Hewson wrestling in the mud

Ward O'Neill collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1992
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Rectangular aluminium sign with

Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Cut-glass inkwell

Cut-glass inkwell

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Inkwells
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At first it didn't succeed, so Foster's China tries again

At first it didn't succeed, so Foster's China tries again

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Union Poll

Union Poll

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Phil Somerville
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1998
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Cartoon titled 'No Need To Panic'.

Cartoon titled 'No Need To Panic'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Alan Moir
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2001
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Cartoon of John Howard holding a bucket of tar in one hand and a bag of feathers in the other

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John Shakespeare collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr John Shakespeare
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1992
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Alicia Walsh batting, 1937

Alicia Walsh batting, 1937

Alicia Walsh collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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1937
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Echoes of the Greiner campaign

Echoes of the Greiner campaign

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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The Bargain ... a Mention in the Preamble

The Bargain ... a Mention in the Preamble

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1999
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None of Your Business

None of Your Business

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1998
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Victory Cigars

Victory Cigars

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Alan Moir
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1999
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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display boxes
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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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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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One of 18 action photographs of the women's cricket match, Sydney University Oval, 1st February 1958

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Ruth Preddey collection
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Photographs
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University of Sydney Cricket Ground, University of Sydney, Sydney, ...
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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1958
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Howard Comes Out

Howard Comes Out

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Seriously Though...

Seriously Though...

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Alan Moir
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1998
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The US view: Markets defy the pundits

The US view: Markets defy the pundits

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Cartoon showing a capitalist with a rolled up newspaper chasing an insect

Cartoon showing a capitalist with a rolled up newspaper chas...

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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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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Wall telephones
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England
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1936
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