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Vacola jar

Vacola jar

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Kalendar Napredak 1940

Kalendar Napredak 1940

Marin Alagich collection no. 3
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Booklets
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Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Croatian Cultural Society Napredak
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1939
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One of the Hong Kong - Canton steamers - 1921

One of the Hong Kong - Canton steamers - 1921

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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Frank Denk Sub Int B Christian Brothers Parade

Frank Denk Sub Int B Christian Brothers Parade

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Exercise books
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Franz Denk
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1935
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Empty tin for Dalmas plaster dressings

Empty tin for Dalmas plaster dressings

Margaret Heap collection
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Medical packaging
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London, England
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Dalmas Ltd
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1940
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Piece of flint

Piece of flint

Papuan Official collection
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Stone tools
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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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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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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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Booklet titled 'Episodes - A Glimpse of Australia-Japan Relations 1859-1979'

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Thompson Family collection
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Booklets
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Japan
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1859
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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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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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

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Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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Postcard titled 'Timber Tramway in a Beautiful Setting'

Postcard titled 'Timber Tramway in a Beautiful Setting'

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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Butter container

Butter container

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Butter containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1935
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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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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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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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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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Electric light globe

Electric light globe

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Electric light globes
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United Kingdom
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General Electric Company
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1940
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Monocular microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

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Valerie Jones collection
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Microscopes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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Photograph of a person wearing a white top and a dark skirt

Photograph of a person wearing a white top and a dark skirt

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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Harvest of Endurance: A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988

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Australia-China Friendship Society collection
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Scrolls
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Australia
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Mr Mo Xiangyi
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1987
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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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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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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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The opening of a new shop by one of our dealers. Note the flag decorations Kalgan Feb 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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Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap

Papuan Official collection
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Ornaments
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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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Wedding photograph

Wedding photograph

Margot Child collection
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Photographs
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Mrs Margot Child
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1922
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Small metal compression spring

Small metal compression spring

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Components
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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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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Metal scales with a cane basket, used by the Canberra Mothercraft Society to weigh babies

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Canberra Mothercraft Society collection
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Weighing instruments
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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J W Wedderburn & Sons
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1930
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Rectangular wooden ornamental carving

Rectangular wooden ornamental carving

Odette O'Neill collection
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Wood carvings
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Kathleen Simpson
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1930
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Prison truncheon, about 1940

Prison truncheon, about 1940

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Weapons
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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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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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensa...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1820
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Timber handle for a hand saw

Timber handle for a hand saw

John Docker collection
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Tool handles
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Philadelphia, United States of America
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Henry Disston & Sons
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1920
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Taking the grape vines from their trenches, Kalgan 24.4.1914

Taking the grape vines from their trenches, Kalgan 24.4.1914

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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Metal tray

Metal tray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Trays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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