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

Boomerang, attributed as being made by Fred Mulga aka 'Pelac...

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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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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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

John Docker collection
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Saw-setting 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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Metal tray

Metal tray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Trays
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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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Handmade miner's lunch box

Handmade miner's lunch box

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Food storage containers
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1940
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Nail punch

Nail punch

John Docker collection
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Punches
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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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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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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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Child's walking trainer

Child's walking trainer

Ruth Lynch collection
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Walking aids
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United States of America
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1932
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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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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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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 titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance...

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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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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Dividers

Dividers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Measuring instruments
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Auntie Val's Blue Birds - 2GB

Auntie Val's Blue Birds - 2GB

Enid Treadgold collection
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Badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Angus & Coote, Jewellers
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1935
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Thread angle gauge

Thread angle gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Steel horseshoe magnet

Steel horseshoe magnet

John Docker collection
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Magnets
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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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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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Smooth wood plane

Smooth wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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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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Cylindrical wooden hand reel fitted with thick green cord and a fishing hook, used when fishing for Murray Cod

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Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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1920
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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Nib pen

Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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Pens
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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Frank Denk Sub Int B Christian Brothers Parade

Frank Denk Sub Int B Christian Brothers Parade

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Exercise books
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Franz Denk
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1935
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Two square plush d'oyleys

Two square plush d'oyleys

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Doilies
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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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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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Single-furrow horse-drawn plough used by experimental wheat breeder William Farrer

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Barbara Tong collection
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Ploughs
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Lambrigg Station, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1880
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Steel jaw trap for mice

Steel jaw trap for mice

Dr D Cocks collection
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Mouse traps
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Presgrove Products
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1940
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Bread Knife

Bread Knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bread knives
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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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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Dustpan brush

Dustpan brush

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dustpan and brush sets
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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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Inside calipers

Inside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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RAC key fob

RAC key fob

Sir Hubert Opperman collection no. 2
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Key rings
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Sir Hubert F. Opperman
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1940
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Timber handle for a hand saw

Timber handle for a hand saw

John Docker collection
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Tool handles
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Philadelphia, United States of America
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Henry Disston & Sons
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1920
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Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Wedges
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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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Milo tin

Milo tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Nestle and Anglo Swiss Condensed Milk Co (Australasia) Limited
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1939
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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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Plastic oil bottle used to lubricate the Condex brand fly-fishing reel

Plastic oil bottle used to lubricate the Condex brand fly-fi...

Gordon Winter collection
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Bottles
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England
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1930
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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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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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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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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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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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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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Medicine jar

Medicine jar

Anne Girard collection
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Jars
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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ACI
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1934
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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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Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Swan Richards collection
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Cricket equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Stokes McGown Pty Ltd
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1950
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Silver ring with green stone

Silver ring with green stone

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Rings
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Australia
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