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Shield

Shield

Patricia Heath collection
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Shields
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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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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White huckaback hand towel with a coloured fancywork design of an English house

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Handtowels
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1930
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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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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Odette O'Neill collection
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Baskets
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Necklaces
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Child's drawing Mr Chaseling was here in 1935 by Sam Marika

Child's drawing Mr Chaseling was here in 1935 by Sam Marika

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala School, Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Au...
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Sam Marika
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1935
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Boomerang

Boomerang

S Jackson collection
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Boomerangs
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Sale, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Pigmented knife made from an elliptical piece of wood and six shark teeth

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Knives
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1985
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Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Doris Nash collection
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Highchairs
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Iram Nash
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1875
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Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

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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Pick

Pick

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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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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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Split stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked, Victoria

Split stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Hatchets
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Wedges
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Rainforest shield - QLD

Rainforest shield - QLD

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 2
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Shields
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North-Eastern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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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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British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

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Neil Martin collection
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Swords
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England
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Mr Thomas Quinn
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1820
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QSL card for VK2LZ, Australian Experimental Station

QSL card for VK2LZ, Australian Experimental Station

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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Bone china saucer with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms insignia

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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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Wedgwood
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1988
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Epilation machine

Epilation machine

Bette McLean collection
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Shaving equipment
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England
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Beautishape International Ltd
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1967
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Bore depth gauge

Bore depth 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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Neck Decoration for the Order of the Companion of Honour to Sir Robert Menzies

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RG Menzies collection
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Awards
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London, England
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Sir Robert 'Bob' G. Menzies
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1951
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Wooden oval container

Wooden oval container

Oujaimi and Safatli collection
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Containers
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1992
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Stone pointed drill blade, with use wear evident on the working edge

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Drills
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Not provided
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1963
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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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IRO Linz - Authorisation card to use International Refugee Bus, 1 March 1950

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Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Cards
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Linz, Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1950
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Armband of woven string with four conical shells in a decorative motif and a tuft of fine feathers bound to the centre edge

Armband of woven string with four conical shells in a decora...

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Armbands
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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Parliament House Menu for a luncheon for Mr K Murai (Japanese Consul General), 1935

Parliament House Menu for a luncheon for Mr K Murai (Japanes...

Muriel Kelly collection
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Menus
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1935
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Growth of the Ainslie School

Growth of the Ainslie School

Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2
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Lists
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Braddon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Ainslie Public School
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1964
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Cannon from HMB Endeavour, thrown overboard on the Great Barrier Reef in 1770 and salvaged in 1969.

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Endeavour Cannon collection
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Cannons
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England
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Captain James Cook
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1725
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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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Cricket bat presented to Victor Trumper by W. G. Grace in 1899

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Victor Trumper collection
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Cricket bats
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London, England
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Stuart Surridge and Co Ltd
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1889
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Wages book

Wages book

J B Young Ltd collection
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Wages books
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Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
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J B Young Holdings Ltd
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1946
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String bag

String bag

Reverend A Dyer collection
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Bags
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Boomerangs
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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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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Composing stick

Composing stick

Les Robertson collection
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Printing accessories
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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Not provided
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1938
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Plover

Plover

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Boomerangs
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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Lake Darlot, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1894
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Convict-made brick with an 'O' stamped in the centre of one face

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David Westcott collection no. 4
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Convict bricks
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New South Wales, Australia
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John Onus
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1833
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Head ornament

Head ornament

JW Lindo collection
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Headwear
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Kaparlgoo, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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Hank of plant fibre string made from the fibre of Psoralea patens

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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String
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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