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Composing rule

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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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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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Silver kangaroo and plaque produced as a souvenir of Mount Kosciusko

Silver kangaroo and plaque produced as a souvenir of Mount K...

Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative objects
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Mount Kosciusko, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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1903
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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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Wooden serviette ring set on a pewter stand which is shaped as a gum leaf

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Elizabeth Chess collection
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Serviette rings
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Western Australia, Australia
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1910
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Three sheets of paper containing technical drawings for a canoe, drawn by Olegas Truchanas

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Melva Truchanas collection
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Technical drawings
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Olegas Truchanas
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1950
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

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

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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Wooden hall chair with a removable black felt cushion, from the Prime Minister's Lodge

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Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Chairs
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Australia
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Mrs Ruth Lane Poole
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1926
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Bank of Australasia, Sydney, 31 August 1908

Bank of Australasia, Sydney, 31 August 1908

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1908
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Gold pan associated with Claude Dunshea

Gold pan associated with Claude Dunshea

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Goldmining equipment
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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1925
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Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Terrylea Reynolds collection
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Swordsticks
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Toledo, Spain
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Major General George A. Vasey CB, CBE, DSO
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1927
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Silver cigar box and cigar box case presented to Sir Robert Gordon Menzies by the Citizens of Melbourne in appreciation of his leadership...

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RG Menzies collection
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Cigar boxes
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Thai Nakon
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1966
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Sympathy card, 22 October 1908

Sympathy card, 22 October 1908

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Cards
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1908
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Proclamation of British sovereignty over King George V Land (Antarctica), signed by Sir Douglas Mawson, 1931

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Sir Douglas Mawson collection
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Documents
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Antarctica
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Sir Douglas Mawson
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1931
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Railway pendulum wall clock

Railway pendulum wall clock

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wall clocks
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier
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1887
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Book titled 'Wedding Dress 1740-1970' written by Madelaine Ginsburg

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Margot Child collection
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Books
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London, England
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Victoria and Albert Museum
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1740
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Sauce Dispenser

Sauce Dispenser

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dispensers
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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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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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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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Glass plate negative - Women and children at campsite, Darwin, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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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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1922
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Dolly clothes peg

Dolly clothes peg

Margaret Heap 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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1950
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Letter to Miss Luben, from Elizabeth Chifley, dated 30 July 1951

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Irene Kopievsky Ben Chifley Tie collection
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Personal letters
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Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
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Elizabeth Chifley
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1951
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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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Put this hospital on the map

Put this hospital on the map

Union of Australian Women collection
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Pamphlets
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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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Six slice toast rack

Six slice toast rack

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Toast racks
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Sheffield, England
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Walker & Hall
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1927
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Start of native canoe race, Fiji

Start of native canoe race, Fiji

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Fiji
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1908
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Colourised photographic postcard of Foot bridge at Mosman, 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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1899
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Little Grey Fergie toy tractor handcrafted from salvaged box timber and wire by 10 year old Brian Burns in 1943.

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John McNally collection
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Toy tractors
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Cudgen, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Brian Burns
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1943
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Boomerang, part of a set of the hunting and gathering tools, attributed to the Gammon Ranges, 1951

Boomerang, part of a set of the hunting and gathering tools,...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Gammon Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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1951
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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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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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Wall text for the Little Red Riding Hood wall hanging

Wall text for the Little Red Riding Hood wall hanging

Forest Hill Residential Kindergarten collection
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Exhibition labels
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Forest Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Olga Basylevich
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1946
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The New Zealand Fur Seal, Arctocephlus Forsteri (Lesson) at Macquarie Island 1949-1964

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Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Magazine clippings
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Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1965
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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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Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving bottles
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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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International Women's Day March 8

International Women's Day March 8

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative 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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Totality by Kevin Gilbert

Totality by Kevin Gilbert

Eleanor Williams-Gilbert collection
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Linocuts
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Mr Kevin Gilbert
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1965
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Glass plate negative - Punch (Arrerika) watering camels, 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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Clear moulded stem glass

Clear moulded stem glass

Andrew Reeves and Helen Parrott collection
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Champagne glasses
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United States of America
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The Libbey Glass Company
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1892
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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 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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