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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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The Soil of the Farm.

The Soil of the Farm.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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1882
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Munyang winter

Munyang winter

Snowy Scheme - Christine Filiamundi collection
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Photographs
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Munyang, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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John P. Williamson
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1953
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Ceramic bottle

Ceramic bottle

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bottles
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Eddie Puruntatameri
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1975
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Metal blue ashtray

Metal blue ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1940
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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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House plan hand-drawn by George Weir, who worked as a carpenter for the Snowy Mountains Authority

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George and Mary Weir collection
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Architectural plans
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Jindabyne, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George F. Weir
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1950
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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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Food stirer

Food stirer

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Kitchenware
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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White china bowl

White china bowl

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Gauge block attachment

Gauge block attachment

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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1945
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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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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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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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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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Bailey wood plane

Bailey wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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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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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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Covering letter for a series of five posters from Department of Employment, Education and Training, encouraging women to consider all options of employment

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Letters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1990
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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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Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Lorna Huxtable collection
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Copper sticks
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Louise E. Barrenger
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1882
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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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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Go / No go gauge

Go / No go 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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Union Jack 'Empire Day 1950' flag

Union Jack 'Empire Day 1950' flag

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Cards
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Victoria, Australia
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The Empire Day Movement
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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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Simplex engine indicator with accessories in a wooden box

Simplex engine indicator with accessories in a wooden box

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Engine indicators
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Duntroon, Campbell, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Royal Military College of Australia
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1940
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Menu for the Australian Women's Cricket Council Jubilee Dinner, 1935-85, Melbourne Cricket Ground, 30 January 1985

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Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Menus
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian Women's Cricket Council
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1985
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Metal punch featuring the number

Metal punch featuring the number "1"

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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PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1
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Paddle-steamers
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Beverley, Yorkshire, England
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Beverley Iron Coy Limited
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1877
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Saucepan and lid

Saucepan and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Saucepans
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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Woodwork tool

Woodwork tool

George O Crawford collection
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Woodworking tools
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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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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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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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Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wheelbarrows
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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W J. Spence
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1877
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Yellow, blue and red beanie-shaped hat, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Hats
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Black and white school photograph

Black and white school photograph "Miss A Turner and the stu...

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1950
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Black and white photograph of the Labour Government, 1950

Black and white photograph of the Labour Government, 1950

Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Australian Labor Party
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1950
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Pair of knee-length black leather riding boots

Pair of knee-length black leather riding boots

Colledge Family collection
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Riding boots
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Federation Democratique Internationale. Des Femmes

Federation Democratique Internationale. Des Femmes

Union of Australian Women collection
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Medallions
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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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Certificate awarded to Fred Daly 'commemorating your 31 years of service in the House of Representatives and Australian Labor Party'... 2 October 1974

Certificate awarded to Fred Daly 'commemorating your 31 year...

Fred Daly collection
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Certificates
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1974
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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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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 6. Red Scented Hibiscus

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 6. Red Scented Hibiscus

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Clear glass bottle in the form of a standing kangaroo holding a cricket bat

Clear glass bottle in the form of a standing kangaroo holdin...

Terence Lane collection
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Bottles
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Australia
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1910
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Thread gauge

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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Three bowls

Three bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Peace Now!

Peace Now!

Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Triangular metal file

Triangular metal file

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Files (tools)
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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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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Rabbet plane

Rabbet plane

John Docker collection
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Rabbet planes
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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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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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Dessert spoon