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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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Metal rule

Metal 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 stick

Composing stick

Les Robertson collection
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Printing accessories
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Cartoon with three images of a woman standing on top of a mountain

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Judy Horacek collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Ms Judy Horacek
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1985
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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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Innksete on the Fu River, Wuschau. May 1917

Innksete on the Fu River, Wuschau. May 1917

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Butter container

Butter container

Anne Girard collection
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Butter containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1900
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L.C. needs to hype up the populace for war...

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Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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Club Aspiration

Club Aspiration

Alan Moir collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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2004
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British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutena...

Neil Martin collection
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Swords
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England
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Mr Thomas Quinn
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1820
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Cartoon of Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser

Cartoon of Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser

Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1979
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Paved area leading to cells Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Paved area leading to cells 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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Cartoon

Cartoon

Alan Moir collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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2000
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Packer and Bond

Packer and Bond

Lou Dargham collection
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Mr Lou Dargham
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Flashlight - B.A.T. Mess Kalgan May 1914

Flashlight - B.A.T. Mess Kalgan May 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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From the team

From the team

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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Cartoon of two swagman and a kangaroo

Cartoon of two swagman and a kangaroo

Jeffrey Frith collection
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Cartoons
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Suita, Osaka, Japan
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Mr Jeffrey Frith
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1968
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Moi?!

Moi?!

Alan Moir collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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2004
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View of Sydney from the top of the Peoples Palace

View of Sydney from the top of the 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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Robber arrested by one of the patrols on the road between Tunghai and Shilping

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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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Cartoon of Bob Hawke shaving in the bathroom

Cartoon of Bob Hawke shaving in the bathroom

Patrick Cook collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Patrick Cook
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Mousetrap

Mousetrap

Alan Moir collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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2005
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Reformation II

Reformation II

Bruce Petty collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Mr Bruce Petty
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Cartoon of Malcolm Fraser and Doug Anthony saying 'WE DON'T WANT A SOFTIE PM...

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Patrick Cook collection
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Not because you're a woman of course

Not because you're a woman of course

Judy Horacek collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Ms Judy Horacek
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1985
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Ho Ho Ho

Ho Ho Ho

Alan Moir collection no. 4
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Mr Alan Moir
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2004
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Indonesia

Indonesia

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Alan Moir
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1999
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Cartoon of Paul Keating as a French statue

Cartoon of Paul Keating as a French statue

Alan Moir collection no. 1
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Mr Alan Moir
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1992
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Options

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Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Dean Alston
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1999
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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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Delayed - John Howard

Delayed - John Howard

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Allison
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1997
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The opening of a new shop by one of our dealers. Note the flag decorations Kalgan Feb 1915

The opening of a new shop by one of our dealers. Note the fl...

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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Lyin' King?

Lyin' King?

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Peter Lewis
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1996
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Australian flag with Kelly helmet

Australian flag with Kelly helmet

Roger Lilford and Robbie Swan collection
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Cartoons
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Edward 'Ned' Kelly
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1985
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Envelope and letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 21 January 1877

Envelope and letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 21 Ja...

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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Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Cregan Family collection
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Pest control equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Buzacott & Co Ltd
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1920
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Indemnity

Indemnity

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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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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PM picks unholy war over Wik

PM picks unholy war over Wik

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1997
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ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes wringers
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Glasgow, Scotland
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ACME Manufacturing Co
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1900
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GST

GST

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Lindsay Foyle
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1997
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How Different Things Would Have Been If We Were A Republic in 1975

How Different Things Would Have Been If We Were A Republic i...

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Peter Sheehan
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1999
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Glass plate negative - Man holding north-western type of spearthrower and wearing pubic fur tassel, Wardaman people, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

Glass plate negative - Man holding north-western type of spe...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Ample scope to cut $4b deficit

Ample scope to cut $4b deficit

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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Cartoon depicting a swagman character and two snakes

Cartoon depicting a swagman character and two snakes

Vane Lindesay collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Mr Vane Lindesay
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People watching carriages being carried through the streets by men with poles

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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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Cartoon titled 'Shoes Don't Fit'.

Cartoon titled 'Shoes Don't Fit'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Steven Moore
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2001
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Cartoon

Cartoon

Alan Moir collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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2004
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Cartoon depicting two swagmen and a dog fleeing down a hill from a charging bull

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Douglas E Tainsh collection
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Cartoons
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Noosaville, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Douglas E. Tainsh
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1987
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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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Cartoon of New South Wales Labor Premier Barrie Unsworth characterised as a robot

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Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ward O'Neil
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1986
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Rolls Royce State Bank

Rolls Royce State Bank

Mary Nicholson collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1990
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Hewson on billboard

Hewson on billboard

Mary Nicholson collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1993
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View of a pagoda with three arches at the base,

View of a pagoda with three arches at the base,

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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Cartoon of federal Labor politician Al Grassby

Cartoon of federal Labor politician Al Grassby

Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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Who did you vote for?

Who did you vote for?

Lou Dargham collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Lou Dargham
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The lucky country

The lucky country

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1996
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Photograph of a pagoda enclosed by a long one story building with a stone wall behind it

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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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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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