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View of Sydney from top of Peoples Palace

View of Sydney from top of Peoples Palace

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Kodak Ltd
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1921
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A section of the Great Wall which is at the top of Nankow Pass Feb 1915

A section of the Great Wall which is at the top of Nankow Pa...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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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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Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Epidiascopes
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Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reverend F H. Stokes
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1909
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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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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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Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Gidleigh collection
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Brands
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Letter to Andrew Faithfull Gibson from E.R. Deane, 9 Janurary 1877

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1877
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Wooden scribe with a wooden shaft and wooden block attached at one end with steel

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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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Lil-lil club

Lil-lil club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Native miami [i.e. mia-mia]

Native miami [i.e. mia-mia]

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Samuel T. Gill
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1870
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Noticee: visitors are permitted to see those persons who are committed for trial on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Signs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1892
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Composing rule

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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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Receipt from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 13 January 1877

Receipt from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 13 January 1877

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Receipts
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Hardy Bros, Silversmiths and Jewellers
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1877
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Chisel

Chisel

George O Crawford collection
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Chisels
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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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Glass plate negative - Emily Gap, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1924

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Emily Gap, Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1924
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Black and white negative glass lantern slide - Base of Ayers Rock Northern Territory, showing effect of aoelian erosion, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1926
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Envelope and letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 22 December 1877

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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New York, United States of America
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1877
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Baby's silk bonnet

Baby's silk bonnet

Patricia Kennedy collection no. 2
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Baby bonnets
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England
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Mrs Grace H. Kennedy
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1918
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Looking down to the little township where we camped on the hunting trip Feb 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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Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1910
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Photograph of a person wearing a white top and a dark skirt

Photograph of a person wearing a white top and a dark skirt

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Transport passes
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Commonwealth Railways
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1975
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Square fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, yellow and black stripe pattern

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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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Black cord lanyard

Black cord lanyard

Colledge Family collection
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Uniform accessories
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Chinese In Northern Queensland petition, 1877

Chinese In Northern Queensland petition, 1877

Chinese in Australia Rare Books collection
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Petitions
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1877
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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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Blue funnel liner S.S. Ascannis in Hong Kong harbour. 11Sept 1921

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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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Composing rule

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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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Two-piece full-length dress consisting of a bodice and a skirt in burgundy duchess satin with inserts of cut velvet in a geometric and floral pattern

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dresses
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1875
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View from roof of Suri Co. Canton, Nov 1921

View from roof of Suri Co. Canton, Nov 1921

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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Pair of ladies cream satin shoes with a ruched decorative bow on front, a baby Louis heel and a rounded toe

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1860
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Kalgan 10-10-1913 4 of our cigarette dealers and the Hawker boys who peddle their goods around the town

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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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School Girls marching through the streets of Yunnanufu, Yunnan Province Nov 1917

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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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Australian Cricket team dressed in suits and photographed in a garden

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Nanette Ward collection
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Photographic postcards
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Bristol, England
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1921
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Photograph of a bridge, over water

Photograph of a bridge, over water

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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Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 28 July 1877

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 28 July 1877

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Montreal, Canada
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1877
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Cricket as now played

Cricket as now played

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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England, United Kingdom
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Frederick D. Planche
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1877
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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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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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BAT premises; Shameen Canton Oct 1921

BAT premises; Shameen Canton Oct 1921

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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The Gap, Watson's Bay

The Gap, Watson's Bay

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Gap, Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1849
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Composing rule

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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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Key

Key

Colledge Family collection
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Keys
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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1916
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View of Anthony Hordern Emporium, April 1921

View of Anthony Hordern Emporium, April 1921

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Kodak Ltd
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1921
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Kalgan 10-10-1913 View of the hills near the city (North West note how bare they are)

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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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Programme of races for Tirranna Race Club meeting, 19th January 1877

Programme of races for Tirranna Race Club meeting, 19th Janu...

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Programs
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1877
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Street scene with flags flying from buildings and rickshaws on the street.

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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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Amalgamated House & Ship Painters, Paperhangers & Decorators Employees Association (NSW)

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Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Membership certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W C Penfold and Co Pty Ltd
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1875
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Photograph of a view of a pagoda like structure on a stone wall

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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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Handkerchief printed with kewpie dolls around the edges

Handkerchief printed with kewpie dolls around the edges

Hazel Hooton and Elizabeth Gibson collection
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Handkerchiefs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Elizabeth Francisco
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1920
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Matriculation examination certificate, Robert Lionel Faithfull, 6 October 1877

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Certificates
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Montreal, Canada
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McGill University
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1877
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Spell oh! At a country Inn for Tiffen

Spell oh! At a country Inn for Tiffen

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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