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Kangaroo mounted on a blue-enamelled boomerang.

Kangaroo mounted on a blue-enamelled boomerang.

Terence Lane collection
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Brooches
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1913
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Carved wooden bilby

Carved wooden bilby

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Maringka Burton
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1994
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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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A steam ship and a sailing ship side by side

A steam ship and a sailing ship side by side

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1908
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Postman's standard issue dark blue cloth peaked cap with red PMG badge

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Catherine Davenport collection
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Caps
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Robert P. Davenport
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1949
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Introduce things Australian to the Japanese public

Introduce things Australian to the Japanese public

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Posters
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Gibsons Beach Watsons Bay NSW

Gibsons Beach Watsons Bay 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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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 8. Kangaroo Paw

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 8. Kangaroo Paw

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Glass plate negative - Deception Creek, Red Gorge, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Paddy McCue rugby union jersey

Paddy McCue rugby union jersey

Patrick McCue collection no. 2
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Football uniforms
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Mr Patrick McCue
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1908
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Child's painting by Atipalku, Ernabella SA

Child's painting by Atipalku, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Watercolour paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Atipalku
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1973
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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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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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Toy farm set - sheep

Toy farm set - sheep

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Toy farms
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England, United Kingdom
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Britains Ltd
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Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Claremont, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Cadburys
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1920
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Child's drawing by Wakinpi, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Wakinpi, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Wakinpi
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1954
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Carved wooden wombat

Carved wooden wombat

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kamanara
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1950
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Bread Knife

Bread Knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bread knives
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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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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Small metal compression spring

Small metal compression spring

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Components
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Bronte Beach, Sydney

Bronte Beach, Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Bronte Beach, Bronte, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1914
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Spokeshave branded H Docker, 1887

Spokeshave branded H Docker, 1887

John Docker collection
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Spokeshaves
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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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Bundle of press cuttings and historical documents relating the history of J B Young Holdings Ltd

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J B Young Ltd collection
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Scrapbooks
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J B Young Holdings Ltd
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1914
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Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Navy blue, black and red chiffon hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

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Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Headwear
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London, England
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Sainte Claire
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1955
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Carved wooden sculpture of a human figure with a conical base

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Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies - Australian National Un...
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Baluka Maymuru
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1984
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The Opium, pipes and other apparatus on view to the public before the burning. Kalgan 16/6/1914

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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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Cronulla South School, class 2A 1958

Cronulla South School, class 2A 1958

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photographs
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Cronulla, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1958
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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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Equal Pay Year 1986

Equal Pay Year 1986

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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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Wooden carving with pokerwork design from Curtin Springs, 1957

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Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow collection
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Wood carvings
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Christmas card (lion) from Ronnie McPhee to the McPhee family during World War I

Christmas card (lion) from Ronnie McPhee to the McPhee famil...

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Christmas cards
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Putting on a load - the average animal will carry up to 200lbs up and down hill, day after day. 1919

Putting on a load - the average animal will carry up to 200l...

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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Matrosen Division of the Kaiserliche Marine [Imperial German Navy], 23 March 1914

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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Imperial German Navy
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1914
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Kangaroo mounted on a wishbone

Kangaroo mounted on a wishbone

Terence Lane collection
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Brooches
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1903
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Cricket ball with two labels, inscribed, 'Inter-State Cricket, South Australian Collapse, All out for 90, Victoria win by 268' and 'Second Innings scoreboard of South Australia', 1923

Cricket ball with two labels, inscribed, 'Inter-State Cricke...

Nanette Ward collection
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Cricket balls
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Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Edgar Richard Mayne
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1922
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1-2 inch micrometer

1-2 inch micrometer

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Micrometers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap

Papuan Official collection
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Ornaments
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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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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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Photographic glass plate holder

Photographic glass plate holder

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Photographic plate holders
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New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1904
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Card of Interlaken and Jungfrau, July 1914

Card of Interlaken and Jungfrau, July 1914

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Cards
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Interlaken, Bern, Switzerland
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1914
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Advertising card featuring Fritz Holland

Advertising card featuring Fritz Holland

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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Arthur McQuitty & Co
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1914
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Sculpture resembling bulls horns

Sculpture resembling bulls horns

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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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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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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Steel horseshoe magnet

Steel horseshoe magnet

John Docker collection
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Magnets
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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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The bridge over the River at Kalgan 14.3.1914

The bridge over the River at Kalgan 14.3.1914

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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Spirit level

Spirit level

George O Crawford collection
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Spirit levels
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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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UAW. Union of Aust. Women

UAW. Union of Aust. Women

Union of Australian Women collection
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Union 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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Stylised image of an African woman with a raised fist.

Stylised image of an African woman with a raised fist.

Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Photograph of cricketers E.R. Mayne and Frank O'Keeffe on board

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Nanette Ward collection
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Photographs
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London, England
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Edgar Richard Mayne
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1922
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Scythe stone

Scythe stone

Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1
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Sharpening stones
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Oakleigh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Thomas Colwell
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1900
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Bird

Bird

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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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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Plaster standing kangaroo on a stepped plinth

Plaster standing kangaroo on a stepped plinth

Terence Lane collection
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Animal figures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1920
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Ceramic ginger beer jar

Ceramic ginger beer jar

William and Jeanette Derham Family - Bendigo Pottery collection
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Jars
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Mr William Derham
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1908
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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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