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Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Gidleigh Collection
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Fishing lures
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London, England
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Glass plate negative - Punch (Arrerika) watering camels, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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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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1920
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Victory Medal to 9956 Driver Ailson Hope Oliver, AIF

Victory Medal to 9956 Driver Ailson Hope Oliver, AIF

Alison Hope Oliver collection
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Military medals
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Egypt
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1920
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Memento menu from Taronga Park Camp, October 1917

Memento menu from Taronga Park Camp, October 1917

Colonel Alfred Spain collection
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Menus
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Taronga Park, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Colonel Alfred Spain
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1917
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Cheer-Up Society, Hats Off to the Infantry

Cheer-Up Society, Hats Off to the Infantry

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Wartime badges
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North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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A W. Patrick
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1914
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Black velvet horse riding helmet

Black velvet horse riding helmet

Colledge Family collection
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Sports safety helmets
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England
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Booklet compiled by E.E. Bean Honorary Secretary Victorian Cricket Association containing records, statistics and articles about test cricket in England and Australia between 1877-1921

Booklet compiled by E.E. Bean Honorary Secretary Victorian C...

Nanette Ward collection
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Booklets
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Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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W and J Barr
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1877
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In the grounds attached to the lake inside of Younnufu City. July 1920

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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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On the bank of the Fu River, near it's junction with the West river at Wuchow. Mch 1917

On the bank of the Fu River, near it's junction with the Wes...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Staff B.A.T. office Yunnanfu 1919

Staff B.A.T. office Yunnanfu 1919

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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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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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Photograph of a street parade

Photograph of a street parade

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Embroidered handmade doily

Embroidered handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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Copy of a letter from Geo S Beeby, 18 December 1917

Copy of a letter from Geo S Beeby, 18 December 1917

Colonel Alfred Spain collection
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Letters
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Taronga Park, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Colonel Alfred Spain
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1917
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Ebony walking stick presented to Sir George Houstoun Reid by Lloyd George on 27 March 1917

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Anne Fairbairn collection no. 4
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Walking-sticks
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Sir George H. Reid
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1897
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Chinese barbers

Chinese barbers

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Brass carriage clock in leather box used by Lord Forrest

Brass carriage clock in leather box used by Lord Forrest

Commonwealth Grants Commission collection
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Carriage clocks
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France
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Couaillet Family
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1892
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Portrait photograph of Lieutenant Vincent Burns, 1916

Portrait photograph of Lieutenant Vincent Burns, 1916

Vincent Burns collection
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Photographs
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London, England
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Lyceum Studios
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1916
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Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Hair rollers
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Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1900
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Private quarters where we stayed on account of the inn being full

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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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Photograph of a beach and seascape owned by Len Uren

Photograph of a beach and seascape 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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Views of the Federal Capital Territory. Australia

Views of the Federal Capital Territory. Australia

Bernice Spence Fryer collection
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Booklets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Sir George F. Pearce
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1924
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Black and white photograph of Australian swimmers Fanny Durack and Mia Wylie with British swimmer Jennie Fletcher

Black and white photograph of Australian swimmers Fanny Dura...

National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographic postcards
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Australia
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Miss Sarah Frances 'Fanny' Durack
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1910
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Photograph of a man and two women owned by Len Uren

Photograph of a man and two women 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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Christmas card (kangaroo) from Ronnie McPhee to the McPhee family during World War I

Christmas card (kangaroo) from Ronnie McPhee to the McPhee f...

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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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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Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the establishment of Lucini & Co in Melbourne, Victoria, 1853

Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the est...

Joseph Andreallo collection no. 1
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Footstools
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Italy
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Unknown
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1858
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Adelaide YMCA Active Service Home and Abroad

Adelaide YMCA Active Service Home and Abroad

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Wartime badges
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Young Mens Christian Association
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1914
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Brass fastening latch

Brass fastening latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Australian Imperial Forces cricket team flag, 1919

Australian Imperial Forces cricket team flag, 1919

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Australian flags
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Gallipoli, Turkey
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Mr William 'Bert' A. Oldfield
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1919
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Partially frozen river, with water flowing in the centre, and the Kalgan bridge in the distance 14.3.1914

Partially frozen river, with water flowing in the centre, an...

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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Row of cells and walkway, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Row of cells and walkway, 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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Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Pris...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Struggling through the mud in streets of Kalgan Augt 1914

Struggling through the mud in streets of Kalgan Augt 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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An old watch tower on the great wall north of Kalgan - 15 miles. Jan 1915

An old watch tower on the great wall north of Kalgan - 15 mi...

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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Ceremonial dress sword with sheath worn by Sir George Reid, first Australian High Commissioner to London, 1909-1918

Ceremonial dress sword with sheath worn by Sir George Reid, ...

Anne Fairbairn collection no. 3
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Swords
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London, England
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Sir George H. Reid
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1909
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My God, My Father. Renew My Will From Day to Day ...

My God, My Father. Renew My Will From Day to Day ...

David Westcott collection no. 7
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Prayer cards
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1914
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Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian Customs Service

Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian...

ER Skipper collection
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Embossing machines
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker
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1901
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Soft black felt riding hat

Soft black felt riding hat

Colledge Family collection
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Hats
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Pair of metal spurs with brown leather straps

Pair of metal spurs with brown 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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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1936
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Hand labour separating grain form the straw, Jan 1915

Hand labour separating grain form the straw, 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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'Distant glimpses of the great floodplain seen through a veil of trees and hanging vines,' by John Wolseley, 2017

'Distant glimpses of the great floodplain seen through a vei...

John Wolseley collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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John Wolseley
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2017
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Patons & Baldwins knitting pattern for bathing suits for children