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Stories from Australian History (Second Edition)

Stories from Australian History (Second Edition)

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Books
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Reverend John Grosse
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1908
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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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Photograph of a partially crumbling stone structure

Photograph of a partially crumbling stone structure

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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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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Prison truncheon, about 1940

Prison truncheon, about 1940

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Weapons
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Cane cuirass

Cane cuirass

Papuan Official collection
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Torso armour
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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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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Cane armband

Cane armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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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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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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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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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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Macleay Regis Potts Point NSW

Macleay Regis Potts Point NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd
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1950
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Bore gauge

Bore 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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Two square black sateen cushions

Two square black sateen cushions

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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A.N.C. Struggle for Liberation

A.N.C. Struggle for Liberation

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political 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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Photographic print of house and tin shed amongst trees

Photographic print of house and tin shed amongst trees

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Photographic prints
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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IYY [International Year of Youth]

IYY [International Year of Youth]

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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Seven Royal Agricultural Society NSW member badges

Seven Royal Agricultural Society NSW member badges

Colledge Family collection
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Badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1913
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 9 January 1914

Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 9 January 1914

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Programs
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Danel Bros.Co.Pty.Ltd
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1914
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Church of England, Camden, 1909

Church of England, Camden, 1909

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Camden, New South Wales, Australia
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Church of England
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1908
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Trans-Australian Railway. The Inma Dancers

Trans-Australian Railway. The Inma Dancers

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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South Australia, Australia
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Trans-Australian Railway
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1912
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Glass plate negative of 'Carting earth at back of Hartneys', 1908

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Robert Orlando Cowey collection
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Glass plate negatives
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1908
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Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Dental equipment
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Bean necklace, Ernabella SA

Bean necklace, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Necklaces
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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From Hsi Span. looking north wards to the lake, Yunnanfu 14/3/1920

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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Coffee cups
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Breaking Land for an Orchard

Breaking Land for an Orchard

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1920
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Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection
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Busts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John P. Fawkner
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1934
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A Souvenir.  Welcome Our American Comrades

A Souvenir. Welcome Our American Comrades

Jack Russel Greenham collection
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Postcards
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1908
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Timber tool box

Timber tool box

John Docker collection
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Tool boxes
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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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One of 18 action photographs of the women's cricket match, Sydney University Oval, 1st February 1958

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Ruth Preddey collection
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Photographs
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University of Sydney Cricket Ground, University of Sydney, Sydney, ...
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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1958
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Pastel drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Mt Kosciusko

Mt Kosciusko

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Pennants
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Screencraft
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1950
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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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Plaque to commemorate the Australian May Day Centenary 1891 - 1991, with display stand

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Plaques
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1891
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Entrance gate to the 'Carnival' grounds at Manilla. Feb 1917

Entrance gate to the 'Carnival' grounds at Manilla. Feb 1917

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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Financial document from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 1922

Financial document from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 1922

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Financial records
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1922
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Steel yard scales

Steel yard scales

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Balances
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Circular Quay featuring red roofs beyond the water, 27 August 1914

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Saxony, England
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1914
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Pair of metal spurs with black leather straps

Pair of metal spurs with black leather straps

Colledge Family collection
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Spurs
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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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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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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1954
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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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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Walka designs from Ernabella

Walka designs from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Pastel drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Bennett Tjkalayinya
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1954
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Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mining equipment
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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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Toy steam iron with metal base and plastic handle

Toy steam iron with metal base and plastic handle

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Toy irons
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Hong Kong
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Mrs Helen Jensma
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1950
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Irrigation device for drawing water from a canal and drain though the dyke - April 1922

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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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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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Manual of instructions for using the St George Supermatic electric stove, 1952