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Land grant issued to George Cox signed by Governor Lachlan Macquarie, 8 October 1816

Land grant issued to George Cox signed by Governor Lachlan M...

Colonial Land Grants collection
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Deeds
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lachlan Macquarie
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1816
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Pratt Ware oval plaque portrait of Captain James Cook

Pratt Ware oval plaque portrait of Captain James Cook

Pratt Ware Portrait Plaque Captain Cook collection
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Plaques
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Captain James Cook
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1780
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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

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Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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Poster titled 'Its 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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Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Dr Donald McMichael collection no. 2
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Badges
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1988
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Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

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TE Hanley collection no. 1
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James Berry
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1969
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Dirk, scabbard, by-knife and fork used by New South Wales Colonial Governor Lachlan Macquarie

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Alexander Ferguson collection
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Edged weapons
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Sydney Cove, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lachlan Macquarie
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1809
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Book titled 'Wedding Dress 1740-1970' written by Madelaine Ginsburg

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Margot Child collection
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Books
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London, England
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Victoria and Albert Museum
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1740
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Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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1803 Pattern British Infantry Officer's sword and scabbard of New South Wales Colonial Governor Lachlan Macquarie

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Alexander Ferguson collection
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Swords
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Solingen, Urban district, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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John Justus Runkel, Sword Cutler and Merchant
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1807
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Nouvelle-Hollande, Baie des Chiens marins, Camp de l'Uranie, sur la Presqu'ile Peron

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The Christensen Fund collection no. 2
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Prints
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Western Australia, Australia
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J A. Pellion
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1818
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19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor William Bligh's arrest during the Rum Rebellion in 1808

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Sotheby's collection no. 2
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Dioramas
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Australia
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Unknown
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1808
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Souvenir plate - 150th Anniversary of New South Wales

Souvenir plate - 150th Anniversary of New South Wales

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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Wood & Sons Ltd
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1937
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Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1806
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting John Macarthur

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Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1766
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Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Family Bible

Family Bible

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bibles
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Glasgow, Scotland
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William Collins, Sons and Co.
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1800
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Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
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Sharpening stones
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1790
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Clear glass bowl to commemorate Australia's Centenary in 1888

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Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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Sunderland, England
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Greener & Co
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1887
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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-raising ceremony at Sydney Cove in 1788, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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Harvest of Endurance: A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988

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Australia-China Friendship Society collection
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Scrolls
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Australia
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Mr Mo Xiangyi
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1987
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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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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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

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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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Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate Australia's centenary in 1888

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Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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1887
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Script for play titled

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Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Documents
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr William T. Moncrieff
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1818
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Burnished, wooden fighting club

Burnished, wooden fighting club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Boomerang

Boomerang

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distanc...

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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'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the Founding of Australia' - colour publication printed for the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Australia, 1938.

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Booklets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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S T Leigh & Co Pty Ltd
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1938
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Convex crescentic gorget (breastplate) with 'GR' royal cypher, as worn by British Army officers

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Les Stillman Militaria collection
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Military badges
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England, United Kingdom
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British Army
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1812
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Wooden portable writing desk with accessories used by Hanbury Clements, c1815

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Jean Clements collection
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Writing desks
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Jean Clements
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1810
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Lil-lil club

Lil-lil club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Boomerang

Boomerang

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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COLESANCO, January 1938, The Magazine of the Employees of G.J. Coles & Coy. Limited

COLESANCO, January 1938, The Magazine of the Employees of G....

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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One-piece cream muslin dress with embroidered leaf pattern

One-piece cream muslin dress with embroidered leaf pattern

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dresses
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1810
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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1800
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Burnished, wooden fighting club

Burnished, wooden fighting club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Nlle. Hollande: Baie des Chiens-Marins. Nid gigantesque trouve sur l'ile Dirck-Hatichs. -

Nlle. Hollande: Baie des Chiens-Marins. Nid gigantesque trou...

The Christensen Fund collection no. 2
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Prints
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Western Australia, Australia
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Marchais
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1818
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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the coat of arms of Australia, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts Sydney in 1988, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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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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Print - 1517-1967. 450 Years of Byelorussian Printing

Mikola Skabiej collection
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Prints
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Belarus
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1517
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Captain Cook Bi-Centenary Celebrations medallion

Captain Cook Bi-Centenary Celebrations medallion

Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
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Medallions
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Australia
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Captain James Cook
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1770
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450 Years of Byelorussian Printing 1517-1967

Mikola Skabiej collection
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Belarus
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1967
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White curtain with a blue and gold logo in the centre and 'A...

Australian Bicentennial Authority collection
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Curtains
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1988
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Small fleece of superfine wool from Macarthur Merino Flock, ...

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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Black leather dirk scabbard used by New South Wales Colonial Governor Lachlan Macquarie

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Alexander Ferguson collection
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Scabbards
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Sydney Cove, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Major-General Lachlan Macquarie
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1809
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Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Boomerang, attributed to King Billy, Geelong, 1800s

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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1800
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Official letter of appointment, headed with  John Gore Esqu hereby appointed Captain of His Majesty's Ship the Royal George

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Gallaway-Gore collection
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Business letters
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England, United Kingdom
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Captain John Gore
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1800
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Early Colonial Australian powderhorn

Early Colonial Australian powderhorn

Australian Colonial Powder Horn collection
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Firearms accessories
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South-east Australia, Australia
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1800
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Spool of braided phosphor bronze wire

Spool of braided phosphor bronze wire

Gidleigh Collection
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Fishing equipment
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England, United Kingdom
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Samuel Allcock
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1803
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Brass winding key for chronometer, used in HMAS Australia

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1800
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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 4164 in wooden ca...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1800
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Woollen fleece from the Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Camden Park, New South Wales

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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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