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Record player needle

Record player needle

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Styluses
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving bottles
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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On To Victory Buy 5 - National Savings Stamps

On To Victory Buy 5 - National Savings Stamps

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
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Advertising posters
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Australia
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War Loans and National Savings Campaigns
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1939
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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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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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Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds of Australia ...'

Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Mobiles
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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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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 crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

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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Boomerang, attributed as being made by Fred Mulga aka 'Pelaco Jack'

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Fred Mulga
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1874
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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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Two bowls

Two bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Scythe stone

Scythe stone

Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1
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Sharpening stones
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Oakleigh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Thomas Colwell
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1900
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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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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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Square with a brass reinforced timber stock and a steel blade

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John Docker collection
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Try squares
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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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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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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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Ashtray

Ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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White pillowcase with cotton ties

White pillowcase with cotton ties

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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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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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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two Scouts from 1st Surry Hills Troop. Barry Williams and Garry Wilson

two Scouts from 1st Surry Hills Troop. Barry Williams and Ga...

Barry Williams collection
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Photographs
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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Propeller and rudder of Japanese midget submarine

Propeller and rudder of Japanese midget submarine

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1942
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The salvage party at work on a Japanese midget submarine

The salvage party at work on a Japanese midget submarine

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1942
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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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N S [National Service]

N S [National Service]

Barry Williams collection
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Badges
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1942
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Dimsie Moves Up Again

Dimsie Moves Up Again

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Books
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1942
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Minton 'Kings Service' china fruit plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Fruit plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Fine tooth saw blade

Fine tooth saw blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Saw blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Inkwell

Inkwell

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Inkwells
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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1900
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Pair of Scout uniform brassards

Pair of Scout uniform brassards

Barry Williams collection
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Uniform accessories
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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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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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Souvenir brown glass disc with etched three leaf clover pattern and fragments of opal

Souvenir brown glass disc with etched three leaf clover patt...

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Commemorative glassware
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Australia
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Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
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1939
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Felt bag containing eight drill bits

Felt bag containing eight drill bits

John Docker collection
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Drill bits
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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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Bath plug

Bath plug

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Sink plugs
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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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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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and