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Lacquered wooden travelling writing desk used by Sir Frederick Holder

Lacquered wooden travelling writing desk used by Sir Frederi...

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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Brass carriage clock in leather box used by Lord Forrest

Brass carriage clock in leather box used by Lord Forrest

Commonwealth Grants Commission collection
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Carriage clocks
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France
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Couaillet Family
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1892
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Chant Of A Lonely Soul And Litanies To Tanit.

Chant Of A Lonely Soul And Litanies To Tanit.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Religious books
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1897
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Glass photographic magic lantern slide of a thylacine at the London Zoo

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David Seth-Smith collection
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Lantern slides
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London Zoo, London, England
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Mr David Seth-Smith
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1850
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The Party. A Nature Hunter, Carpenter, Dr Bradley, Colhoon, A nature hunter, Self at the camera. Feb 1920

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Cast Easom Enfield plaque with rising sun, kangaroo and emu, late 1800s

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Terence Lane collection
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Plaques
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1880
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The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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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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Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) -  human and animal motifs, 1913

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Carvings
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1913
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Australia vs All-Montreal

Australia vs All-Montreal

Nanette Ward collection
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Commemorative badges
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Canada
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J P. Moncel
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1913
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Diary of George Dovers, Antarctica 1911-1913

Diary of George Dovers, Antarctica 1911-1913

George and Robert Dovers collection
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Diaries
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Antarctica
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George H. Dovers
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1911
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The burning of opium at Kalgan 16.6.1914

The burning of opium at Kalgan 16.6.1914

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Photograph of a partially crumbling stone structure

Photograph of a partially crumbling stone structure

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Safrany (with Marquis) His niece, Mlle Liontitza (with Prince). In B.A.T garden Y'fu Mch 1920

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1895
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Drilling recruits in the country on the road from Yunnufu to Wutung Oct 1919

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Lamp used by Muriel McPhee for sewing

Lamp used by Muriel McPhee for sewing

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Oil lamps
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Chisel

Chisel

George O Crawford collection
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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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Glass plate negative - Deception Creek, Red Gorge, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Natives of Carpentaria

Natives of Carpentaria

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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T Baines
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1873
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First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Thursday Island

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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First day envelopes
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Australian Cricketer Victor Trumper in batting attire

Australian Cricketer Victor Trumper in batting attire

Nanette Ward collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Victor T. Trumper
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1913
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Steel lister with three teeth used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
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Neil Woodhouse
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1910
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Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to Reverend Hungerford in 1852

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Walking-sticks
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Northern New England, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1852
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Lennox Bridge, Parramatta, before alterations

Lennox Bridge, Parramatta, before alterations

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1913
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Mafoss preparing a caravan load in front of BAT Quarters, 1919

Mafoss preparing a caravan load in front of BAT Quarters, 19...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Green glass bottle from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer River

Green glass bottle from Ah Toy's garden, Palmer River

Professor Ian Jack collection no. 1
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Beverage bottles
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Castleford, West Yorkshire, England
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University of Sydney
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1905
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Photographic postcard of Fairy Bower, Manly, NSW

Photographic postcard of Fairy Bower, Manly, 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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Embroidered handmade doily

Embroidered handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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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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Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1910
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Upper Mary St., Gympie, Queensland

Upper Mary St., Gympie, Queensland

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Gympie, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1900
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Commonwealth Navy

Commonwealth Navy

World War Board Game collection no. 1
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Board games
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National Games Company
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1913
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Boomerang made of dark timber, attributed to Chris 'Pompey' Austin, 1890s

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Chris Austin
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1890
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Chair' travelling - this style of chair for city use only. Yunnanfu, July, 1920

Chair' travelling - this style of chair for city use only. Y...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Black and white photographic postcard showing Australian cricketers v Yorkton (Canada), September 1913

Black and white photographic postcard showing Australian cri...

Nanette Ward collection
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Canada
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Sinclair Studios
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1913
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Pair of ladies black patent[?] leather shoes with black and red beading on the front and straps

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1910
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Colourised photographic postcard of Watson's Bay, NSW

Colourised photographic postcard of Watson's 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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Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Gidleigh Collection
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Fishing lures
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London, England
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Lamboanga - from the deck of the Nikko Marn at the Anchorage July 1918

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1913
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Cricket bat presented to Victor Trumper by W. G. Grace in 1899

Cricket bat presented to Victor Trumper by W. G. Grace in 18...

Victor Trumper collection
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Cricket bats
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London, England
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Stuart Surridge and Co Ltd
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1889
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Photographic postcard of Coogee Beach, NSW

Photographic postcard of Coogee Beach, 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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1887
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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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Caravan of Kerosene oil in the Fumen Plain - en route from Yunnanfu to Huihchow in Szezhuan province. Oct 1919

Caravan of Kerosene oil in the Fumen Plain - en route from Y...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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China
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Spirit level

Spirit level

George O Crawford collection
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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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BAT premises; Shameen Canton Oct 1921

BAT premises; Shameen Canton Oct 1921

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia'...

Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Our Puppies. B.A.T. mess Apl 1914

Our Puppies. B.A.T. mess Apl 1914

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Booklet titled 'Episodes - A Glimpse of Australia-Japan Relations 1859-1979'

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Thompson Family collection
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Japan
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1859
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One of the Hong Kong - Canton steamers - 1921

One of the Hong Kong - Canton steamers - 1921

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Two men feeding a baby camel with a spoon

Two men feeding a baby camel with a spoon

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Glass plate negative - Bumerangi, an old Arrernte woman, suffering from senility and blindness, Bloods Creek, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Glass plate negative - Bumerangi, an old Arrernte woman, suf...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Ceremonial dress sword with sheath worn by Sir George Reid, first Australian High Commissioner to London, 1909-1918

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Anne Fairbairn collection no. 3
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Swords
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London, England
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Sir George H. Reid
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1909
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Wooden digging stick made by Jack Shepherd, 1913

Wooden digging stick made by Jack Shepherd, 1913

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Central Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Shepherd
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1913
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White Lion Hotel, Banbury, 11 July 1913

White Lion Hotel, Banbury, 11 July 1913

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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England, United Kingdom
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1913
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Hew Pas Chuen Yunnanfu - Minister of Foreign Affairs; July 1920

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Colourised photographic postcard of Lane Cover River, NSW

Colourised photographic postcard of Lane Cover River, 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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Glass plate negative - Children in front of dwellings, The Bungalow, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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1920
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Photograph of a monument

Photograph of a monument

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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