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Mauve satin covered ladies left shoe

Mauve satin covered ladies left shoe

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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Switzerland
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Farmers Co Ltd
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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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Tirranna Picnic Race Club account book, 1921 to 1922

Tirranna Picnic Race Club account book, 1921 to 1922

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Account books
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Bank of New South Wales
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1921
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Steel horseshoe magnet

Steel horseshoe magnet

John Docker collection
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Magnets
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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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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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Wiltshire brand wood taper file

Wiltshire brand wood taper file

John Docker collection
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Files (tools)
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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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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Baskets
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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View from South Side Window of Number 82 the peak looking towards Deep Water Bay & Repulse Bay

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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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metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "COM, C...

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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Wooden cylindrical pencil case

Wooden cylindrical pencil case

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Pencil cases
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mary Archer
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1895
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Pair of earrings

Pair of earrings

Papuan Official collection
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Earrings
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr F R. Cawley
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1922
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Ladies dyed pink satin left tango shoe, with a clear cut bead at the centre top

Ladies dyed pink satin left tango shoe, with a clear cut bea...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dancing shoes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Callaghan Shoe Company
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1920
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Purari River, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Francis E. Williams
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1922
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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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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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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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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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View of canal near B.A.T. Mess Yunnanfu

View of canal near B.A.T. Mess Yunnanfu

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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Looters on the way to be executed, Kalgan 27.6.1914

Looters on the way to be executed, Kalgan 27.6.1914

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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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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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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Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

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TE Hanley collection no. 1
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James Berry
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1969
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Companion of The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael & St George, awarded to Dr J H L Cumpston

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Cumpston Family collection
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Awards
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London, England
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Garrard & Co Ltd
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1901
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Palm spathe food dish

Palm spathe food dish

Papuan Official collection
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Containers
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Silk embroidered postcard and and inner card to Muriel McPhee from Ronnie McPhee

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Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Postcards
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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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The same group - taken in the sunshine. Mch 1920

The same group - taken in the sunshine. Mch 1920

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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Waistband

Waistband

Papuan Official collection
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Waistbands
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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A Manual of Bridge Drafting

A Manual of Bridge Drafting

Mudgee Historical Society collection
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Manuals
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California, United States of America
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Mr Charles H. Wright
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1896
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Pair of leather leggings from WW1 Light Horse uniform

Pair of leather leggings from WW1 Light Horse uniform

James Taylor Light Horse collection
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Military equipment
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Sergeant James S. Taylor
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1913
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Wreck of the Ellerslie

Wreck of the Ellerslie

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Bellinger River, New South Wales, Australia
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1913
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Try square

Try square

George O Crawford collection
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Try squares
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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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Hand saw

Hand saw

George O Crawford collection
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Saws
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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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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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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

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Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Photograph of three Chinese children

Photograph of three Chinese children

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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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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White cotton pillowcase

White cotton pillowcase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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Pair of knee-length black leather riding boots

Pair of knee-length black leather riding boots

Colledge Family collection
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Riding boots
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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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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View of the Harbour from one of the roads on the Peak. Hong Kong 17.6.1921

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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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Ox cart delivering water to householders in Lamamao. Jan 1915

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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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The Canal (actually a river) in front of the B.A.T. Mess Yunnanfu in flood Augt 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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Snow covered Hills on the way to Tatungfu

Snow covered Hills on the way to Tatungfu

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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Steel hand drill with a round wooden handle

Steel hand drill with a round wooden handle

George O Crawford collection
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Hand drills
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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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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Frances Cowells

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Frances Cowells

National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographs
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San Francisco, California, United States of America
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Miss Frances Cowells
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1917
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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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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her hu...

Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton