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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Sinc...

Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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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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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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String cover

String cover

Papuan Official collection
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Grass skirts
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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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Glass plate negative - Expedition outfit, Victoria River area, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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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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1922
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Plane iron

Plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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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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Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara man, 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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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photograph albums
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1920
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Safrany with Ginger and Bonsky

Safrany with Ginger and Bonsky

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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Square white cotton table centre cloth made by Una May Roadknight at Orbost, Victoria, in 1906

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1906
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Camisole

Camisole

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1900
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Calendar of The Faithful Promiser, 1898

Calendar of The Faithful Promiser, 1898

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Calendars
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1898
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Mitchell River, Bairnsdale, Victoria

Mitchell River, Bairnsdale, Victoria

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1920
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Stripping an Average Australian Wheat Crop

Stripping an Average Australian Wheat Crop

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1920
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Stone building featuring seven tiers - pagoda

Stone building featuring seven tiers - pagoda

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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Sterling silver inkwell with felt on the base

Sterling silver inkwell with felt on the base

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Inkwells
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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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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1919
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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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.22 revolver with a black handle and leather holster associated with Milo Dunphy

.22 revolver with a black handle and leather holster associa...

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Revolvers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1912
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "AAA"

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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The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

The Custom House, Sydney, 1 May 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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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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Club head

Club head

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1929
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Lilian Faithfull and William Anderson on their wedding day, 16th February 1898, outside the Big House at Springfield.

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographs
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1898
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String bag

String bag

Papuan Official collection
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Bags
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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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G.L.A - with his Amah holding Daddy's watch to his ear. Hankow Feby 1926

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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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Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 14 January 1898

Tirranna Picnic Race Club Programme, 14 January 1898

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Programs
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Danel Bros.Co.Pty.Ltd
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1898
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On the Great Wall Kalgan. Taken by Mrs Merriman

On the Great Wall Kalgan. Taken by Mrs Merriman

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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Group taken at E.O. Drakes house - 147 the Peak, on Xmas day 1921. Hong Kong

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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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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1926

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1926

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1920
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World War One period medallion and badge display shield

World War One period medallion and badge display shield

World War One Button Shield collection
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Commemorative objects
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1926
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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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Junk on the Yangtze River at Nanking. Feb 1917

Junk on the Yangtze River at Nanking. Feb 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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Photograph of Chinese soldiers marching in the streets of Kalgan

Photograph of Chinese soldiers marching in the streets of Ka...

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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Typeface for the letter 'T'

Typeface for the letter 'T'

Les Robertson collection
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Type pieces
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Pearl shell breast ornament

Pearl shell breast ornament

Papuan Official collection
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Ornaments
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1929
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Bamboo bottle

Bamboo bottle

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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1919
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Leg ornaments

Leg ornaments

Papuan Official collection
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Body jewellery
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1929
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With the 15th Australian XI

With the 15th Australian XI

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney (Syd) Smith
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1922
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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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Photograph of R.M.S. Ormonde

Photograph of R.M.S. Ormonde

Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Gravesend, Kent, England
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W J Munns, Gravesend
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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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Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1886 to 1915

Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1886 to 1915

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Minute books
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1886
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Mauve satin covered ladies shoes with irridescent gelatin sequin decoration on toe and strap

Mauve satin covered ladies shoes with irridescent gelatin se...

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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Cigarette leaving Yunnanfu per carriers

Cigarette leaving Yunnanfu per carriers

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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Lamboanga - from the deck of the Nikko Marn at the Anchorage July 1918

Lamboanga - from the deck of the Nikko Marn at the Anchorage...

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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Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair, and a matching saucer

Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the S...

Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Cups and saucers
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Cartoon titled 'Combine, Australia!...'

Cartoon titled 'Combine, Australia!...'

Punch magazine collection
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Cartoons
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London, England
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Punch
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1899
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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Curved wooden coat hanger for child's clothing

Curved wooden coat hanger for child's clothing