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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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Blue silk dress

Blue silk dress

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dresses
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1810
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Ice-cream churn

Ice-cream churn

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Ice-cream churns
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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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Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mining equipment
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Photographic postcard of big gun practice in Middle Head, Sydney NSW

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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Inside calipers

Inside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Inside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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'Whadda You Lot Celebratin Now?...', in relation to the centenary of the Federation of Australia in 2001

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Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Mark Lynch
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2001
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Colourised photographic postcard of Neutral Bay, NSW

Colourised photographic postcard of Neutral Bay, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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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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Poster depicting the Provisional Parliament House, Canberra, from the air

Poster depicting the Provisional Parliament House, Canberra,...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 20
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Posters
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Australian National Publicity Association
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1940
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Petrol ration ticket

Petrol ration ticket

Irene Kopievsky Ben Chifley Tie collection
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Ration cards
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Australia
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Commonwealth Liquid Fuel Control Board
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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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Mayne's autograph book containing over 850 autographs of famous cricketers from England, Australia, Sth Africa, New Zealand, West Indies & Scotland covering the period 1907-1955

Mayne's autograph book containing over 850 autographs of fam...

Nanette Ward collection
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Autograph books
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Edgar R. Mayne
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1907
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Wages book

Wages book

J B Young Ltd collection
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Wages books
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Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
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J B Young Holdings Ltd
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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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Skew back hand saw

Skew back hand saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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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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Sliding bevel

Sliding bevel

John Docker collection
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Bevels
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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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Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
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Political badges
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Australia
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1906
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Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian Customs Service

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ER Skipper collection
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Embossing machines
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker
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1901
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Miner's short-handled pick

Miner's short-handled pick

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Picks
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Single page paper insert that details the fund raising aims of the cricket match

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Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Leaflets
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Victoria, Australia
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Lilian Noble
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1947
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Scout's Friend to Animals badge certificate

Scout's Friend to Animals badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
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Certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Building materials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Scout Barry Williams squatting down to chop a log with a hatchet.

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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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Short History of Women's Cricket in Australia to 1939 With Particular Reference to Victoria

Short History of Women's Cricket in Australia to 1939 With P...

Ruth Preddey collection
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Manuscripts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms June Cole
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1975
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CSIRO 'chlorofume' exhaust fumigator for rabbits

CSIRO 'chlorofume' exhaust fumigator for rabbits

CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology collection
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Pest control equipment
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Millicent, South Australia, Australia
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E. D. Davidson
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1946
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Dustpan

Dustpan

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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Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1846
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Pencil

Pencil

John Docker collection
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Pencils
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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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Paved area leading to cells Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Paved area leading to cells Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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Boomerang with signatures of Lake Tyers World War II veterans

Boomerang with signatures of Lake Tyers World War II veteran...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1939
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Pin punch

Pin punch

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Punches
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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Booklet compiled by E.E. Bean Honorary Secretary Victorian Cricket Association containing records, statistics and articles about test cricket in England and Australia between 1877-1921

Booklet compiled by E.E. Bean Honorary Secretary Victorian C...

Nanette Ward collection
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Booklets
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Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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W and J Barr
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1877
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Oil on linen portrait of the racehorse 'Jorrocks'

Oil on linen portrait of the racehorse 'Jorrocks'

Jorrocks collection
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Paintings
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Unknown Artist
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1840
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Minetta 'Nettie' McColive
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1986
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Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Spittoons
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

Phillip Porta collection
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Saw-setting tools
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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Boomerang, made by Joe Timbery Snr (1912-1978), La Perouse, Sydney

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joe Timbery Snr.
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1912
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Cast iron 'D' shaped  screw lock handcuffs with key

Cast iron 'D' shaped screw lock handcuffs with key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Handcuffs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Acme thread gauge

Acme thread 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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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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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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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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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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King George's Sound

King George's Sound

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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J Carr
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1873
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The Ramblers Walking Club Programme 1947-1948

The Ramblers Walking Club Programme 1947-1948

Elery Hamilton-Smith collection
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Programs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ramblers Walking Club
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1942
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Brown checked riding jacket

Brown checked riding jacket

Colledge Family collection
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Jackets
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Printing equipment
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London, England
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Siemens
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1850
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Movement Order for Immigration to Australia 1950

Movement Order for Immigration to Australia 1950

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Documents
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Asten, Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1950
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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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Photograph of the Victorian exhibit at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London 1886

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Colonial and Indian Exhibition Photograph collection
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Albumen prints
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London, England
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1886
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Cheerio Walking Club Programme 1946-1947

Cheerio Walking Club Programme 1946-1947

Elery Hamilton-Smith collection
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Programs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Cheerio Walking Club
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1942
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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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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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Scrapbook album compiled by a Polish migrant to Australia, titled '1928-1950 Memories of Migrant'

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Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski collection
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Scrapbooks
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Poland
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Mr Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski
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1928
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Wooden plane

Wooden plane

George O Crawford collection
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Planes
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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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Wood gouge with a timber handle

Wood gouge with a timber handle

John Docker collection
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Gouges