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

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

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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Glass washboard

Glass washboard

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Washboards
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 1 January 1877

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 1 January 1877

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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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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Lifeboat Station & Lighthouse, The Lizard

Lifeboat Station & Lighthouse, The Lizard

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1921
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Carrying a dead man back to his native town, Kalgan 25.6.1914

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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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Sliding bevel

Sliding bevel

John Docker collection
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Bevels
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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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1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Victorian Centenary celebrations

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Reverend John Grosse collection
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Matchbox holders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reverend John Grosse
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1834
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Trophy tankard presented to Mr AC Bannerman in commemoration of the visit of the Australian cricketing team, 1880

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AC Bannerman collection
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Tankards
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England, United Kingdom
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Alexander C. Bannerman
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1875
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Sample possum pelt

Sample possum pelt

James Wall collection
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Specimens
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Umbango, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Denis Francois R. de Berigny
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1920
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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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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Keyhole saw

Keyhole saw

George Henry Taylor collection
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Keyhole saws
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1915
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Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian Customs Service

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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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Pigs in a crate - deck of Harmun shipped from Honhow to Hong Kong

Pigs in a crate - deck of Harmun shipped from Honhow to Hong...

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

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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Glass plate negative - Old Kai Kai, a Western Arrernte man, Henbury station, Northern Territory, 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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Letter to Andrew Faithfull Gibson from E.R. Deane, 9 Janurary 1877

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Letters
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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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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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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 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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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Ink bottle

Ink bottle

Les Robertson collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Box containing four sets of lantern slides

Box containing four sets of lantern slides

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Lantern slides
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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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View of Central (Mam) Avenue Shameen Canton Nov 1921

View of Central (Mam) Avenue Shameen Canton Nov 1921

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Hunter River A & H Association 1877 'Electric Pump'

Hunter River A & H Association 1877 'Electric Pump'

David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1877
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Guide book produced by the Commonwealth of Australia for Parliament House, Canberra

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 4
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Handbooks
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Joint House Department
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1930
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Chinese junks fishing - Scene from the deck of the 'Hanor' from Hong Kong on route to Harphong. 6-7-1917

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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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Pearl necklace given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Necklaces
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Rectangular brown leather suitcase

Rectangular brown leather suitcase

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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Esperance Bay, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1921
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A black and white photograph of a train of camels being led across a river by a man.

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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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Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara men wearing wooden hair ornaments known as 'elenba', central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920-1924

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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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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Convict-made brick with an 'O' stamped in the centre of one face

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David Westcott collection no. 4
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Convict bricks
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New South Wales, Australia
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John Onus
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1833
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Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to Reverend Hungerford in 1852

Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to R...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Walking-sticks
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Northern New England, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1852
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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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Nameplate for K.H.Aumullier

Nameplate for K.H.Aumullier

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Nameplates
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Mukden, Liaoning, China
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Memoriam card for Mary Barbara Valentine and Margaret Fairweather Valentine

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Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Mourning cards
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Mary B. Valentine
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1877
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Souvenir octagonal white bone china sugar bowl with a transfer on the side titled 'The Speaker's Chair, Parliament House Canberra, Federal Territory'

Souvenir octagonal white bone china sugar bowl with a transf...

Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Sugar bowls
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Island Bay - one of the resorts on the Island for launch parties. 2.7.1922

Island Bay - one of the resorts on the Island for launch par...

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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Chinese Grave on Hillside. Winchow May 1917

Chinese Grave on Hillside. Winchow May 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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Invoice issued to Tirranna Picnic Race Club, issued 31 December 1877

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Invoices
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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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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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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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Carte de visite portrait photograph of Nathaniel Myers

Carte de visite portrait photograph of Nathaniel Myers

Nathaniel Myers Scrimshaw collection
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Photographs
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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H H. Baily
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1867
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Baby's bib

Baby's bib

Patricia Kennedy collection no. 2
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Baby bibs
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England
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Mrs Grace H. Kennedy
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1918
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Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1873
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Film negative - Jetty, Fowlers Bay, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Film negative - Jetty, Fowlers Bay, South Australia, photogr...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Thumb plane

Thumb plane

John Docker collection
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England
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Marking gauge

Marking gauge

John Docker collection
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Marking gauges
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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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19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor William Bligh's arrest during the Rum Rebellion in 1808

19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor Willia...

Sotheby's collection no. 2
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Dioramas
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Australia
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Unknown
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1808
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Bradawl with a partly broken handle

Bradawl with a partly broken handle

John Docker collection
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Awls
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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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View of one of the lakes near Yunnanfu - 11.7.1917

View of one of the lakes near Yunnanfu - 11.7.1917

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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Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.