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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china dinnerware used by the King or Queen or their representative when they were at Old Parliament House

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinnerware
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum 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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1930
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Toy cooking spoon

Toy cooking spoon

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Kitchen toys
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Mrs Eslee Bridge
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1920
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Growth of the Ainslie School

Growth of the Ainslie School

Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2
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Lists
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Braddon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Ainslie Public School
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1964
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Clear glass bottle in the form of a standing kangaroo holding a cricket bat

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Terence Lane collection
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Bottles
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Australia
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1910
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Monument erected in honor of a Chinese general at Lamamao. Jan 1915

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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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Photograph of a partially crumbling stone structure with no roof

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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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Radius gauge

Radius 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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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Stopping place for 'Tiffen' on the second day out from Kalgan. Jan 1915

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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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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Central Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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NSW Government
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1832
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Training agreement between W H Treloar and L Bleriot

Training agreement between W H Treloar and L Bleriot

Eric J Treloar collection
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Contracts
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Mr William H. Treloar
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1914
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The burning of opium at Kalgan 16.6.1914

The burning of opium at Kalgan 16.6.1914

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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Australian Women's Land Army

Australian Women's Land Army

Australian Women's Land Army collection
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Wartime badges
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Australian Womens Land Army
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1942
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British MkIII Pattern 1944 military steel helmet painted with the Trotskyist slogan 'OUT NOW', adopted to protest the Vietnam War

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Paul Bridges collection
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Military helmets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Paul Bridges
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1944
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Headband

Headband

Papuan Official collection
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Headbands
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Adze haft

Adze haft

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Scout's Tenderfoot Test Card

Scout's Tenderfoot Test Card

Barry Williams collection
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Cards
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1942
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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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Palm spathe food dish

Palm spathe food dish

Papuan Official collection
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Containers
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Scout's Cyclist badge certificate

Scout's Cyclist badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
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Certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1944
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London Bridge, London

London Bridge, London

David Westcott collection no. 7
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Photographic postcards
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London, England
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1914
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Oilstone mounted in a timber box with a timber lid

Oilstone mounted in a timber box with a timber lid

John Docker collection
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Sharpening stones
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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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Straight back panel saw

Straight back panel 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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Certificate of Honour awarded by the Commonwealth of Australia to Lesley Robertson for Services Rendered in Connection with the Sale of War Savings Certificates, 1919

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Les Robertson collection
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Certificates of appreciation
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1919
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Commemorative certificate from King George to the mother of 9956 Driver Alison Hope Oliver, AIF, who was killed in France

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Alison Hope Oliver collection
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Certificates
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London, England
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1922
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Angle measuring piece

Angle measuring piece

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Measuring instruments
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Side plates
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Incised boomerang featuring figures dancing or fighting on anterior, family group and tent on posterior, from Cherbourg

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Richard Davis
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1905
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Broken saw blade

Broken saw blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Saw blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Drill

Drill

Papuan Official collection
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Drills
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Francis E. Williams
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1922
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Ice-cream churn

Ice-cream churn

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Ice-cream churns
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The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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Lilian Hazel Faithfull on her wedding day to Henry Yorke Graham Henderson, 11 July 1922

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographs
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Bernice Agar
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1922
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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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Shield

Shield

Odette O'Neill collection
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Shields
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Pearl shell breast ornament

Pearl shell breast ornament

Papuan Official collection
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Ornaments
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1929
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Jenny calipers

Jenny calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Royal Australian Air Force charge form

Royal Australian Air Force charge form

Parsons collection
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Documents
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Royal Australian Air Force
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1944
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Five cartoon illustrations

Five cartoon illustrations

Alex Gurney collection
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Cartoons
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Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Alex Gurney
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1940
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Boomerang, attributed as being made by Fred Mulga aka 'Pelaco Jack'

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Fred Mulga
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1874
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Diary of Edgar Richard Mayne, containing details of the Australian Cricket Team tour to England and South Africa, 1921

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Nanette Ward collection
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Diaries
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London, England
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Charles Letts and Co.
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1921
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To Mr M McInerney of Spring Valley

To Mr M McInerney of Spring Valley

Carmel O'Brien collection
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Postcards
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Spring Valley, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael S. McInerney
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1914
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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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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Gold blue ashtray

Gold 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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Membership/Registration card, Labour Exchange, Wilhelmshaven, 1951

Membership/Registration card, Labour Exchange, Wilhelmshaven...