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Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Hair rollers
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Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1900
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The Commonwealth of Australia Inaugural Celebrations at Sydney under the direction of the government of New South Wales Official Programme

The Commonwealth of Australia Inaugural Celebrations at Sydn...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 4
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Programs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Government
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1901
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Hand saw with a wooden handle and a metal blade

Hand saw with a wooden handle and a metal blade

George O Crawford collection
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Saws
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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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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 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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1901
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ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes wringers
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Glasgow, Scotland
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ACME Manufacturing Co
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1900
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Federated Engine Drivers' and Firemen's Association of Australasia, South Australian Branch certificate of merit

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Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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The Mail Newspaper (Adelaide)
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1905
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Punishment cell Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Punishment cell 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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Invitation from the Government of Victoria to Mr Bolton and Lady to attend the Royal Review at Flemington on 10 May 1901

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 8
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Invitations
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Government of Victoria
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1901
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Lieutenant-Colonel Watchorn's field glasses

Lieutenant-Colonel Watchorn's field glasses

Lieutenant-Colonel Watchorn collection
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Binoculars
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Edwin T. Watchorn
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1901
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Stereo photograph depicting the March Past at the Review, Duke of York Celebrations, Sydney, 1901

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Camberwell Trash and Treasure Market collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian Army
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1901
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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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Tirranna Cup trophy

Tirranna Cup trophy

David Innes Watt collection
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Trophies
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Hardy Bros, Silversmiths and Jewellers
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1894
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Letter book from George McDonald to William Pitt Faithfull, 1852 to 1857

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letter books
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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William P. Faithfull
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1852
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A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-1982

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Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
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Medals
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1882
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Dirk, scabbard, by-knife and fork used by New South Wales Colonial Governor Lachlan Macquarie

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Alexander Ferguson collection
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Edged weapons
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Sydney Cove, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lachlan Macquarie
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1809
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Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected by Charles Morrison around Port Phillip Bay, 1852 -1882

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Charles Morrison collection
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Botanical specimens
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Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia
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Charles Morrison
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1852
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Glass plate negative - Expedition caravan crossing sandy desert, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Australasian Federated Butchers Union, Queensland Certificate of Recognition

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Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Certificates
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Sands & McDougall Limited
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1900
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Inserts from The Illustrated London News for May 10 1856

Inserts from The Illustrated London News for May 10 1856

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Magazine inserts
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London, England
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The Illustrated London News
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1856
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Land grant issued to Gregory Blaxland signed by Governor Lachlan Macquarie, 25 August 1812

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Gregory Blaxland Land Grant collection
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Deeds
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lachlan Macquarie
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1812
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Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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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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Souvenir of the Inauguration of the Commonwealth of Australia, The Sydney Celebrations, January 1st, 1901

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 23
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Booklets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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E Whitehead & Co
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1900
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Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Launceston Reports for 1886

Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Laun...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Reports
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1886
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Bunch of prison keys and tags

Bunch of prison keys and tags

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Steel hand drill with a round wooden handle

Steel hand drill with a round wooden handle

George O Crawford collection
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Hand drills
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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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Gold medallion commemorating the opening of the first federal parliament in May, 1901

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Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Commemorative medallions
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Duke of Cornwall
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1900
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Film negative - entrance to a limestone cave on the Nullabor Plain, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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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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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Entrance to Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Entrance to 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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Wedding of Minna Gibson to Edward W. A. Kendall on 12 February 1901 at Burrungurroolong

Wedding of Minna Gibson to Edward W. A. Kendall on 12 Februa...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographs
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Ernest Mason
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1901
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Try square

Try square

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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1803 Pattern British Infantry Officer's sword and scabbard of New South Wales Colonial Governor Lachlan Macquarie

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Alexander Ferguson collection
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Swords
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Solingen, Urban district, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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John Justus Runkel, Sword Cutler and Merchant
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1807
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Invitation to a municipal and civil luncheon in the Town Hall, Sydney, on 7 January 1901, to commemorate the swearing in of the Governor General

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 4
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Invitations
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Government of Australia
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1900
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Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Morris Tobias
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1830
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Colourised photographic postcard of Watson's Bay and Pier

Colourised photographic postcard of Watson's Bay and Pier

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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William Vth, Emperor of all the Kamerukians Breastplate

William Vth, Emperor of all the Kamerukians Breastplate

William of Kameruka collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Kameruka, New South Wales, Australia
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Captain John Lloyd
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1830
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Photographic postcard of Sydney Harbour from Hotel Australia

Photographic postcard of Sydney Harbour from Hotel Australia

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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Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
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Sharpening stones
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1790
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Cream and black bonnet with stiffened brim and trim of cream bobbin lace

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Bonnets
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1850
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Beige glazed ceramic souvenir jug - The Cream of Highland Whiskies,

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Queen Victoria Jubilee collection
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Commemorative objects
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Port Dundas Pottery Coy
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1886
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Cylindrical carved wooden drum collected in the Bamu River district of British New Guinea in 1901

Cylindrical carved wooden drum collected in the Bamu River d...

Viscount Elibank collection
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Musical drums
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Bamu River district, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A H. Jiear
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1901
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Wooden scribe made from wood with a steel screw holding the pieces together

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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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