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Plastic-coated calico coaster printed with an Aboriginal-inspired motif, made by Annan Fabrics, Sydney

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Wal Beckhouse collection
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Coasters
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Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Annan Fabrics
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1951
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Typical Aboriginal woman

Typical Aboriginal woman

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1904
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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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Set of badges for the Dame Grand Cross of the British Empire awarded to Dame Pattie Menzies

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Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Awards
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London, England
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Garrard & Co Ltd
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1954
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Image of two nurses in a male hospital ward

Image of two nurses in a male hospital ward

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic Postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1904
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Set of six clear drinking glasses, commemorating the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Australia in 1954

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Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Commemorative glassware
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England
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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Colourised photographic postcard of Foot bridge at Mosman, NSW

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1899
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King River, Albany, W.A. No. 69

King River, Albany, W.A. No. 69

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Scout's Athlete badge certificate

Scout's Athlete badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
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Certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1944
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Souvenir tankard - George V Coronation 1911

Souvenir tankard - George V Coronation 1911

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Tankards
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England
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King George V
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1911
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Odette O'Neill collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Glass plate negative - Emily Gap, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1924

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Emily Gap, Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1924
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Uncirculated 1997 one dollar coin

Uncirculated 1997 one dollar coin

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
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One dollar coins
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Royal Australian Mint
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1997
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The Billy Book Hughes Abroad

The Billy Book Hughes Abroad

Eveline Coulter collection
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Bookstall Co Ltd
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1918
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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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Round rose table centre, embroidered in various shades of pink and green

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Semco Company
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1928
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Three bowls

Three bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Farm cottage, likely Elastolin

Farm cottage, likely Elastolin

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy farms
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Pair of epaulettes for a Senior Scout's uniform

Pair of epaulettes for a Senior Scout's uniform

Barry Williams collection
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Epaulettes
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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Metal scriber

Metal scriber

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Pencil

Pencil

John Docker collection
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Pencils
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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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Bolster cover in white twill cotton

Bolster cover in white twill cotton

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bolsters
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1930
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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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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1925
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Photographic postcard of Sydney Observatory, NSW

Photographic postcard of Sydney Observatory, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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Lemon coloured semi-circular tatted tea cosy

Lemon coloured semi-circular tatted tea cosy

Lois Grosse collection
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Tea-cosies
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Hampden, South Australia, Australia
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Vera E. Ottens
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1935
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Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mining equipment
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1895
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Khaki woollen battle jacket

Khaki woollen battle jacket

Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection
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Jackets
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Europe
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Myrtle I. Lindsay
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1945
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Shield

Shield

Odette O'Neill collection
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Shields
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Gidleigh Collection
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Fishing lures
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London, England
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Scout's Artist badge certificate

Scout's Artist badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
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Certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1946
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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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Plane table frame used by Captain James Cook

Plane table frame used by Captain James Cook

Captain Cook Plane Table Frame collection
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Surveying equipment
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England
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Captain James Cook
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1768
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Bone china dinner plate printed with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinner plates
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Stone blade

Stone blade

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Stone artefacts
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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Square cotton handkerchief commemorating the coronation of King George VI

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Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Handkerchiefs
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Australia
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King George VI
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1935
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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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Scrapbook album compiled by a Polish migrant to Australia, titled '1928-1950 Memories of Migrant'

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Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski collection
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Scrapbooks
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Poland
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Mr Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski
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1928
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Ansonia Parisian parlour clock with an ornate wood and glass case

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Doris Grattan collection
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Shelf clocks
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New York, United States of America
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Ansonia Clock Company
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1879
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Kuring-gai Chase, Berowra, NSW

Kuring-gai Chase, Berowra, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Ku-ring-gai Chase, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1904
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Oil can with tapered spout

Oil can with tapered spout

John Docker collection
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Oil cans
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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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Wooden toy truck

Wooden toy truck

Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Toy trucks
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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1920
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Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Forks
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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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Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Spittoons
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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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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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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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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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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Cheese dish with a yellow glaze decorated with a molded spray of maize flanked by an emu and kangaroo