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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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Handmade white linen cross-shaped table centre with a fancywork design of daisies

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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QSL card for VK2ME, The Voice of Australia, A.W.A.

QSL card for VK2ME, The Voice of Australia, A.W.A.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1935
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Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Shovels
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Baron Thomas Denman
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1912
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Embroidered handmade doily

Embroidered handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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NSW Women's Cricket Team.  Sydney. Circa 1931-35.

NSW Women's Cricket Team. Sydney. Circa 1931-35.

Elsie Deane collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Ashtray

Ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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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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Warden at opened trap door for the gallows Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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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2-3 inch micrometer

2-3 inch micrometer

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Micrometers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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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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White ceramic toy tea set with yellow decoration

White ceramic toy tea set with yellow decoration

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy tea sets
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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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Typed purple stencilled document

Typed purple stencilled document

Janina Dolega-Checinska collection no. 2
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Documents
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Poland
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1947
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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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Victorian Women's Cricket Team wearing state blazers - Sydney 1934/35 interstate champtionships

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Elsie Deane collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Elsie Deane
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1934
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Thread gauge

Thread gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Sterling silver helmet trophy awarded to Australian speedway star Frank Arthur 1928

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Frank Arthur collection
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Trophies
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England
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Frank Arthur
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1928
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Hessian newspaper holder

Hessian newspaper holder

Deirdre Knight collection
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Holders
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Ardlethan, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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Electric jug lid

Electric jug lid

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Lids
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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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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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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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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1930

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1930

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1930
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Kodak camera case

Kodak camera case

Harold Stevens collection
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Camera cases
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Australia
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1926
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On a North Coast farm NSW. No. 10.

On a North Coast farm NSW. No. 10.

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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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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The players clearly showed their aptitude for cricket

The players clearly showed their aptitude for cricket

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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England
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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Facing the challenge of a Constitutional Convention

Facing the challenge of a Constitutional Convention

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Peter Sheehan
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1999
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International Refugee Organisation immunisation record

International Refugee Organisation immunisation record

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Medical records
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Wels, Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1949
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Enamel laundry tub

Enamel laundry tub

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Laundry equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1930
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Scout's Basketworker badge certificate

Scout's Basketworker 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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1943
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Minton 'Kings Service' china entree plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Entree plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Acheron River, Victoria No. 37

Acheron River, Victoria No. 37

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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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-raising ceremony at Sydney Cove in 1788, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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Detachable band collar

Detachable band collar

Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection
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Collars
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Europe
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Myrtle I. Lindsay
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1945
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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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'Whadda You Lot Celebratin Now?...', in relation to the centenary of the Federation of Australia in 2001

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Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Mark Lynch
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2001
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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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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Try square

Try square

George O Crawford collection
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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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Official program for the 3rd Test between England and Australia Women's Cricket Teams, MCG, 18-19 and 21, January 1935

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Lorna Smith collection
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Programs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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P Page Printing and Distribution Pty Ltd
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1935
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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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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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RKO Radio Pictures

RKO Radio Pictures

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1929
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Bundle of string, made from human hair, bound and knotted

Bundle of string, made from human hair, bound and knotted

JW Lindo collection
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String
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Kaparlgoo, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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Shifting spanner