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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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Winnie Hannan [nee O'Sullivan] having a chat with boxer Tommy Burns

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Kevin Hannan collection
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Photographs
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Clovelly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Winnie O'Sullivan
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1946
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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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T & M Sorby
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1920
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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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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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Fretsaw blade

Fretsaw 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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Wooden carving of a dugong

Wooden carving of a dugong

Odette O'Neill collection
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Wood carvings
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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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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Cocktail savoury holder

Cocktail savoury holder

Lois Grosse collection
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Containers
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Japan
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1945
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Pressed glass vase

Pressed glass vase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Vases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1940
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Metal scriber

Metal scriber

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Metal scales with a cane basket, used by the Canberra Mothercraft Society to weigh babies

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Canberra Mothercraft Society collection
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Weighing instruments
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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J W Wedderburn & Sons
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1930
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Jamestown, South Australia, Australia
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The Belalie Agricultural Society
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1946
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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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Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Forks
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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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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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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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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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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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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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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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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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Steel lister with three teeth used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Steel lister with three teeth used at 'Rocky Plains' via Ber...

Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
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Neil Woodhouse
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1910
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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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Vehicle compliance plate for Prototype No. 1 Holden sedan

Vehicle compliance plate for Prototype No. 1 Holden sedan

Ian Metherall collection
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Motor car components
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Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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1946
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Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbe...

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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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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Jodhpurs

Jodhpurs

Colledge Family collection
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Jodhpurs
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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Khaki cotton shirt

Khaki cotton shirt

Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection
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Shirts
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Europe
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Myrtle I. Lindsay
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1945
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Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1942
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "AAA"

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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Jack Davey, Amy Hudson, Molly Flaherty, Easter 1946.

Jack Davey, Amy Hudson, Molly Flaherty, Easter 1946.

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Amy Hudson
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1946
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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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Bailey wood plane

Bailey wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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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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Leaflet titled 'The Monthly Magazine No.7 TARALGA, MARCH 1917 Gratis'

Leaflet titled 'The Monthly Magazine No.7 TARALGA, MARCH 191...

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Leaflets
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Taralga, New South Wales, Australia
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Reverend F H. Stokes
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1917
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Folding knife blade

Folding knife blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Knife blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittings and four candle holders

Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittin...

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Table lamps
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The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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Vest Pocket Manual of Printing

Vest Pocket Manual of Printing

Les Robertson collection
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Technical manuals
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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The Inland Printer Co
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1920
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Height measurement gauges

Height measurement gauges

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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Australian Scout's scarf and leather woggle

Australian Scout's scarf and leather woggle

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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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history and development'

Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from disruption by vandals, Adopt a public telephone near your home...'

Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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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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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia