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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting wolerrh, female euro (Macropus robustus) killed by Nakidkkidj, a malevolent spirit, circa 1970

Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting wolerrh, fem...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Kunmarrimban Outstation, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, A...
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Wood carving of threee men, the central figure being clubbed and speared by the other two

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Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Model wooden club with a bulbous pointed head

Model wooden club with a bulbous pointed head

JC Le Souef collection
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Small scale models
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Elwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Albert A. Le Souef
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1868
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Club, attribted to the Sydney area, about 1900-1920

Club, attribted to the Sydney area, about 1900-1920

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1900
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Black leather lash with wooden handle

Black leather lash with wooden handle

Neville Locker collection
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Whips
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Point Puer, Carnarvon Bay, Tasmania, Australia
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1834
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Photograph of five rectangular monuments with carved animals

Photograph of five rectangular monuments with carved animals

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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Masonic - Stand for Presentation plate

Masonic - Stand for Presentation plate

Ronald L Gale Masonic collection no. 1
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Stands
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Mr Ronald L. Gale
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1979
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Minton 'Kings Service' china dinnerware used by the King or Queen or their representative when they were at Old Parliament House

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinnerware
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

Ceremonial food bowl or Apira

Geoff Dennis collection
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Bowls
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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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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A week end 'bag' shooting on the Talifu lake (Erh Hai) Self and Evans Dec 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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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Souvenir miniature cricket bat

Souvenir miniature cricket bat

Ruth Preddey collection
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Commemorative objects
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Deniliquin, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia
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1960
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Wooden concave container

Wooden concave container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 2
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Containers
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Ian Dunlop
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1964
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Boomerang 'Alice Springs', made by Bill Onus

Boomerang 'Alice Springs', made by Bill Onus

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bill Onus
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Club

Club

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Double outrigger canoe named Kulbasaibai, from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait

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Saibai Island Council collection
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Canoes
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Fly River, Papua New Guinea
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Saibai Island Council
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2000
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IBM input typewriter from the SNOCOM computer used by the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority

IBM input typewriter from the SNOCOM computer used by the Sn...

University of Sydney School of Engineering collection
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Typewriters
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University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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School of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney
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1958
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O Gauge House model train four-wheel open wagon

O Gauge House model train four-wheel open wagon

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Toy railway cars
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Hatchet head of flaked stone, hafted in wood

Hatchet head of flaked stone, hafted in wood

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Bull kelp, river reed and tee-tree container, made by Ila Purdon

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Tayenebe collection
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Containers
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Mrs Ila Purdon
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Spear

Spear

Stan Mitchell collection
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Carved human head

Carved human head

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Boomerang decorated with pokerwork foliage designs, three birds, kangaroo, emu and possum, La Perouse, Sydney

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Painting depicts a large serpent coiled around 7 white eggs, surrounded by several figures

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1965
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Budgerigars in the Sandhills, painted by Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri, 1975

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri
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1975
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Smooth wood plane

Smooth wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Canoe paddle

Canoe paddle

Papuan Official collection
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Paddles
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1916
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Coat-hanger with a pink crushed velvet cover

Coat-hanger with a pink crushed velvet cover

Beverly Silby collection
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Coat-hangers
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Mrs Beverly Silby
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A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-1982

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Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
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Medals
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1882
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Spear with glass 'Kimberley Point' blade

Spear with glass 'Kimberley Point' blade

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 2
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Spears
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Painting is divided into 8 sections with 4 birds & 4 lizards

Painting is divided into 8 sections with 4 birds & 4 lizards

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lardjanga
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1967
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Containers
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Umbakulu, South Australia, Australia
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Mowitja
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Albert James Mullett

Albert James Mullett

Australian Government Publishing Service collection no. 2
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Photographic prints
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Australian Government Publishing Service
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Felt bag containing eight drill bits

Felt bag containing eight drill bits

John Docker collection
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Drill bits
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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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Flat-top mining cart

Flat-top mining cart

Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1
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Carts
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Optometrist's case

Optometrist's case

Gweneth Meyers collection
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Cases
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Llewellyn P. Williams
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Metal master record of Herbert Browne's first gramophone sound recording

Metal master record of Herbert Browne's first gramophone sou...

Herbert Browne collection
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Audio records
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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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