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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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String bag

String bag

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bags
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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IBM input typewriter from the SNOCOM computer used by the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority

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University of Sydney School of Engineering collection
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Typewriters
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University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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School of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney
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1958
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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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Booklet written by Winifred Hilliard

Booklet written by Winifred Hilliard

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Booklets
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Deaconess Winifred M. Hilliard
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1954
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Shirt with Hungarian Scout Association Insignia

Shirt with Hungarian Scout Association Insignia

Dr Stephen Jani collection
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Shirts
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Christie's
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1950
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Poster -

Poster - "Hiroshima Never Again"

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Napura
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1954
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Carpenter's boxwood and brass folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood and brass folding rule

George and Mary Weir collection
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Folding rules
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England
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John Rabone & Son
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1949
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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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Cast iron frying pan

Cast iron frying pan

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Frying pans
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Tinplate opener

Tinplate opener

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchenware
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Arnott's
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1950
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

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

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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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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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

George O Crawford collection
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Mallets
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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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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Patjiparan
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1954
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Toy hotplate electric iron

Toy hotplate electric iron

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Toy irons
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Mrs Helen Jensma
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1950
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Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessertspoons
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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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Certificate awarded at the Merredin and District Agricultural Society Annual Show, 1959 for first prize for a calico apron

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Merredin, Western Australia, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1959
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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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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Mayawara Minutjukur
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1954
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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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Equal Pay Year 1986

Equal Pay Year 1986

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Emanuel Family photograph album of Go Go Station, about 1959-1963

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Emanuel Family collection
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Photograph albums
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Fitzroy River, Western Australia, Australia
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1959
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Butter container

Butter container

Anne Girard collection
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Butter containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1900
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Six slice toast rack

Six slice toast rack

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Toast racks
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Sheffield, England
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Walker & Hall
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1927
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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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Poster -

Poster - "The Story of the Forwards/Backwards Land"

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Oilstone mounted in a timber box with a timber lid

Oilstone mounted in a timber box with a timber lid

John Docker collection
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Sharpening stones
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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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Capstan head

Capstan head

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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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Angkunanya
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1954
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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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Nineteen brown paper sample bags used by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

Nineteen brown paper sample bags used by archaeologist Profe...

D J Mulvaney collection
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Bags
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Professor Derek J. Mulvaney
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1956
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Coal is Vital to Victory

Coal is Vital to Victory

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
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Posters
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Australia
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1939
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Scout's Plumber badge certificate

Scout's Plumber badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
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Certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1946
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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Child's drawing by Katy, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Katy, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Katy
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1954
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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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Ivy Lovric's name badge from Woolworths Hurstville 1950s

Ivy Lovric's name badge from Woolworths Hurstville 1950s

Ivy Lovric collection
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Identity badges
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Ivy Lovric
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1950
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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August 9th South African Women's Day

August 9th South African Women's Day

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Adzes
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1900
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ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes wringers
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Glasgow, Scotland
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ACME Manufacturing Co
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1900
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Cardboard Henderson hat box

Cardboard Henderson hat box

Bothwell Museum collection
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Hatboxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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RC Henderson
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1950
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Dolly clothes peg

Dolly clothes peg

Margaret Heap 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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1950
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Metal tray for Holden: The First Twenty Years 1948-1968

Metal tray for Holden: The First Twenty Years 1948-1968

Jack Heenan collection
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Trays
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GM Holden Ltd
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1948
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Typeface for the letter 'T'

Typeface for the letter 'T'

Les Robertson collection
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Type pieces
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Fine toothed hacksaw blade

Fine toothed hacksaw blade

John Docker collection
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Saw blades
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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 drawing by Payula, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Payula, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Payula Jack
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1954
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Small cream hat with heavy wire frame

Small cream hat with heavy wire frame

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Hats
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1940
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Native miami [i.e. mia-mia]

Native miami [i.e. mia-mia]

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Samuel T. Gill
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1870
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Hovea Heterophylla

Hovea Heterophylla

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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