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Handmade quilt featuring rectangular woollen swatches

Handmade quilt featuring rectangular woollen swatches

Smedley Family collection
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Quilts
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1940
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Metal rule

Metal 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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Oil can with tapered spout

Oil can with tapered spout

John Docker collection
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Oil cans
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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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'Gulmari' shield, Queensland

'Gulmari' shield, Queensland

Black's Museum collection
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Shields
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Queensland, Australia
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1930
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White cotton pillowcase

White cotton pillowcase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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Three men with a dog out hunting kangaroos

Three men with a dog out hunting kangaroos

Micolaj Wolk-Lewanowicz collection
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Photographs
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1949
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Certificate

Certificate

George Zagora collection
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Certificates
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1949
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Surface plate

Surface plate

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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Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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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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Second World War Prisoner of War Banknote

Second World War Prisoner of War Banknote

David Westcott collection no. 6
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Banknotes
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1939
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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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Not provided
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1800
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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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Row of cells and walkway, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Row of cells and walkway, 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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Embroidered table centre showing delicate richelieu cutwork

Embroidered table centre showing delicate richelieu cutwork

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Elliot
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1943
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Lacquered wooden travelling writing desk used by Sir Frederick Holder

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RL Harry collection
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Travelling desks
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South Australia, Australia
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Sir Frederick W. Holder
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1890
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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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Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1800
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Small pink plastic hairbrush

Small pink plastic hairbrush

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Hairbrushes
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1949
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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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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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25mm lens for movie camera used by Sir Robert Menzies

25mm lens for movie camera used by Sir Robert Menzies

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 1
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Camera lenses
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United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1947
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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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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Native Encampment

Native Encampment

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1844
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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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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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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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1-2 inch micrometer

1-2 inch micrometer

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Micrometers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Certificate

Certificate

EJ Tomaszewski collection
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Certificates
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London, England
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Mr Edward J. Tomaszewski
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1943
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Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

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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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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Tinted black and white studio portrait photograph of Bibmbo, Auntie Val, Enid and a friend

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB Blue Birds Club
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1935
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Six pence coin produced in 1943 for the Territory of New Guinea

Six pence coin produced in 1943 for the Territory of New Gui...

TE Hanley collection no. 3
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Sixpences
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1943
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Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pigment

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19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Shields
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Upper Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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1840
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Keyhole saw

Keyhole saw

John Docker collection
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Keyhole 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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Scout's Tenderfoot Test Card

Scout's Tenderfoot Test Card

Barry Williams collection
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Cards
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1942
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Scout's Basketworker badge certificate

Scout's Basketworker 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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1943
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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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Butter dish

Butter dish

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Butter dishes
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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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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

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

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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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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White flannelette nappy

White flannelette nappy

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Nappies
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1949
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Carte de visite portrait photograph of Nathaniel Myers

Carte de visite portrait photograph of Nathaniel Myers

Nathaniel Myers Scrimshaw collection
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Photographs
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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H H. Baily
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1867
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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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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1850
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Square with a brass reinforced timber stock and a steel blade

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John Docker collection
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Try squares
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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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Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

John Docker collection
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Folding rules
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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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Royal Agricultural Society of NSW

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Colledge Family collection
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Certificates
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New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1949
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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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Postman's standard issue dark blue cloth peaked cap with red PMG badge

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Catherine Davenport collection
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Caps
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Robert P. Davenport
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1949
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Illuminated address to William Barbour

Illuminated address to William Barbour

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Illuminated addresses
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1907
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Lemon coloured semi-circular tatted tea cosy