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Stub of a wax candle

Stub of a wax candle

John Docker collection
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Candles
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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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Claw hammer

Claw hammer

John Docker collection
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Hammers
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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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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

George O Crawford collection
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Mallets
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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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Sympathy card

Sympathy card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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Nicholson's for Pianos advertisement postcard

Nicholson's for Pianos advertisement postcard

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Herbert H. Messenger III
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1910
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People walking through park

People walking through park

Robert Darby collection no. 2
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Photographs
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Australia
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Mr Robert Darby
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Koala, Native Bear, Australia

Koala, Native Bear, Australia

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Guide book produced by the Commonwealth of Australia for Parliament House, Canberra

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 4
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Handbooks
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Joint House Department
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1930
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Export Fraser not Uranium

Export Fraser not Uranium

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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New South Wales Young Labor
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1983
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Kodak Box Brownie folding camera case

Kodak Box Brownie folding camera case

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Camera cases
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Australia
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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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Tartan Dress.  Best value of the month at David Jones

Tartan Dress. Best value of the month at David Jones

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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David Jones Ltd
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1940
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1912
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Glass plate negative - Aboriginal prisoners, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905

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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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1905
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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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Round rose table centre, embroidered in various shades of pink and green

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Semco Company
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1928
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Larry Coonan (left) and Frank Feast ready to leave a lunch camp, Arnhem Land, 1928

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Frank E Feast collection
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Negatives
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Australia
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Mr Frank E. Feast
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1928
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The Call to Breakfast

The Call to Breakfast

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Australia
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Mr James A. Turner
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Dingoes about

Dingoes about

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Australia
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Mr James A. Turner
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Australian lyre birds displaying tails

Australian lyre birds displaying tails

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Two copies of single page instructional documents to accompany invitations

Two copies of single page instructional documents to accompa...

Papal Visit Office collection
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Instruction leaflets
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Australia
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Pope John Paul II
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1986
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Postcard titled 'Circular Quay, Sydney, N.S.W. in 1788', 7 June 1910

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Circular Quay, Sydney Cove, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1910
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Metal punch featuring the letter

Metal punch featuring the letter "R".

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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Rotary burr

Rotary burr

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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No more Hiroshima - Mobilisation for Survival

No more Hiroshima - Mobilisation for Survival

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Hiroshima, Japan
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1981
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White ceramic soup bowl

White ceramic soup bowl

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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Hand-coloured studio portrait photograph of Enid Glover playing a piano accordion

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Mrs Enid M. Treadgold
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1940
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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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Tape measure

Tape measure

George O Crawford collection
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Tape measures
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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 - Fort Hill, Darwin Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905 or 1911

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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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1905
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Magazine photograph of the West Indies cricket tour to Australia in 1961

Magazine photograph of the West Indies cricket tour to Austr...

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Magazine clippings
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Australia
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Pix
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1961
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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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Australia - A Sheep Station

Australia - A Sheep Station

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Glass plate negative - Ikey, Teddy and Jacky (Sunday Islanders, Western Australia) on board the 'Rita', as members of the crew, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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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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1916
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Blue bird of paradise

Blue bird of paradise

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Australia
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Art Series
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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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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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Hair tongs

Hair tongs

Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Tongs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1930
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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup and saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Operative Bakers' Association (NSW)

Operative Bakers' Association (NSW)

Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Membership certificates
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Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1890
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Greetings Sincere for Christmas

Greetings Sincere for Christmas

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Christmas cards
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Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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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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Hungarian small grey booklet with red and green striped covers, titled 'Permis International de Conduire ... Automobil Club Budapest'

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EJ Tomaszewski collection
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Drivers licences
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Hungary
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Mr Edward J. Tomaszewski
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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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Female symbol and fist

Female symbol and fist

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Badges
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Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1981
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Black felt bowler hat for horse riding

Black felt bowler hat for horse riding

Colledge Family collection
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Bowler hats
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England
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Four women, with a stone wall

Four women, with a stone wall

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1912
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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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Telegram

Telegram

EJ Tomaszewski collection
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Telegrams
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London, England
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Cable and Wireless Limited
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1940
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Glass plate negative - Wagon carrying 8-tonne load, Victoria River, 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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