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Hot-air steriliser

Hot-air steriliser

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Health and medical equipment
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Baird and Tatlock
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1897
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Barren Jack before work started

Barren Jack before work started

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Burrinjuck Dam, Burrinjuck, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1896
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Film negative - Indigenous man shepherding goats and sheep, near Oodnadatta, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1903
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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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Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Punishment equipment
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart
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1837
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Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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Letter from Russell Conolly regarding Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 7 September 1914

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Letters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1914
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Copy negative - Boy practicing with toy shield and boomerang, Arrernte people, Alberga Creek, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920-1924

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Negatives
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Central Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair, and a matching saucer

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Cups and saucers
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Cheer-Up Society

Cheer-Up Society

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Wartime badges
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Cheer-Up Society
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1914
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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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Fine toothed hacksaw blade

Fine toothed hacksaw blade

John Docker collection
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Saw blades
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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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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Frances Cowells

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Frances Cowells

National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographs
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San Francisco, California, United States of America
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Miss Frances Cowells
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1917
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Black metal

Black metal "Winner" brand, hand operated sewing machine

Judy and Ian McPhee collection
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Sewing machines
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United States of America
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1916
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White, cotton, sleeveless nightdress

White, cotton, sleeveless nightdress

Judy and Ian McPhee collection
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Nightdresses
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Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1916
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Crochet Sample

Crochet Sample

Sister Anna Duble collection
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Textile samplers
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Japara food bag

Japara food bag

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Storage bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1912
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Embroidery sampler on coarse linen or hessian, featuring various cross stitched letters, numbers and traditional motifs, including a house and tree, peacocks and reindeer, 1827

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Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Textile samplers
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1827
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Dip pen

Dip pen

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Pens
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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1913
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Federal Parliament House, Melbourne

Federal Parliament House, Melbourne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Germany
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1914
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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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Lake Wangary, Australia Day 1918

Lake Wangary, Australia Day 1918

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Commemorative badges
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Atkinson & Co
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1918
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Bird hunting boomerang, attributed to Lake Tyers, about 1920

Bird hunting boomerang, attributed to Lake Tyers, about 1920

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1920
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Assistant No. 4927, Jack's Day Nov 1st 1918

Assistant No. 4927, Jack's Day Nov 1st 1918

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1918
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Old Burra Mine Australia Day, Burra Aug 10, 1918

Old Burra Mine Australia Day, Burra Aug 10, 1918

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Commemorative badges
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Burra, South Australia, Australia
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Australian Red Cross Society
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1918
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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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Stone building, with a pagoda style roof,

Stone building, with a pagoda style roof,

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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Postcard showing seven trophies

Postcard showing seven trophies

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Egypt
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1916
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Looters on the way to be executed, Kalgan 27.6.1914

Looters on the way to be executed, Kalgan 27.6.1914

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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Boondarra, showing horse teams pulling wagons loaded with wool bales

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Boondara, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1918
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I.O.U.'s' and 'P.N.'s

I.O.U.'s' and 'P.N.'s

Eveline Coulter collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Percy Leason
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1920
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Photograph of six soldiers in a barracks owned by Len Uren

Photograph of six soldiers in a barracks owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Photographs
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Leonard S. Uren
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1915
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Advertising card featuring Jimmy Clabby and Eddie McGoorty

Advertising card featuring Jimmy Clabby and Eddie McGoorty

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising cards
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Baker's Stadium, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1914
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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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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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Cream coloured handkerchief

Cream coloured handkerchief

Patricia Kennedy collection no. 2
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Handkerchiefs
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England
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Mrs Grace H. Kennedy
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1918
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Photograph of a street scene with one main road in the centre with many people walking on it or pulling carts

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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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Lantern slide - Man scraping boomerang with a sharp stone flake, Luritja people, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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View from the train showing 2 tunnels and a bridge on the Amchow-Yunnanfu section of the Yunnan Railway.

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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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Lambs on the plateau in Mongha, Jan 1915

Lambs on the plateau in Mongha, Jan 1915

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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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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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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Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Commonwealth Parliament House menu for 2 June 1914

Commonwealth Parliament House menu for 2 June 1914

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 7
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Menus
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