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Doily with a butterfly-like shape, mounted on dark blue silk to give it some bulk

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Doilies
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1941
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Sliding bevel

Sliding bevel

John Docker collection
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Bevels
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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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Twenty-one wooden alphabet blocks

Twenty-one wooden alphabet blocks

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Alphabet blocks
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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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Straight back panel saw

Straight back panel saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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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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Geology Of The Country South And East Of The Murray River, With Special Reference To The Subterranean Water Supply In Wells And Bores Along The Pinnaroo And Bordertown Railways

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Mudgee Historical Society collection
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Reports
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Henry Y. Brown
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1910
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Banque Fonciere de Nijni-Novgorod-Samara, Lettre de Gage 4 1/2% de 10,000 roubles

Banque Fonciere de Nijni-Novgorod-Samara, Lettre de Gage 4 1...

Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Diary of the voyage of SS Ormonde, Orient Line, from Australia to England, during March and April 1928

Diary of the voyage of SS Ormonde, Orient Line, from Austral...

Enid Treadgold collection
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Diaries
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Australia
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Orient Line
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1928
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Scout's National Service badge certificate

Scout's National Service 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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1942
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Envelope containing feathers for fishing flies

Envelope containing feathers for fishing flies

Alfred Ronalds collection
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Feathers
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England
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1906
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Stub of a wax candle

Stub of a wax candle

John Docker collection
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Candles
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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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Small cream coiled open weave plastic 'crinoline' hat

Small cream coiled open weave plastic 'crinoline' hat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Hats
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1940
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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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Convict love token for James Godfrey

Convict love token for James Godfrey

Convict Love Token collection no. 1
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Convict love tokens
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England
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1820
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Lower Murrumbidgee Water Supply

Lower Murrumbidgee Water Supply

Mudgee Historical Society collection
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Maps
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Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
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River Murray Commission
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1917
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Rabbet plane

Rabbet plane

John Docker collection
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Rabbet planes
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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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Mollie Flaherty bowling

Mollie Flaherty bowling

Mollie Flaherty collection
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Photographs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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The Herald & Weekly Times Ltd / News Limited
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1947
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Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass issued to the Hon King O'Malley

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Transport passes
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Australia
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Commonwealth Railways
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1912
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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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Some Models

Some Models

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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Page of typed minutes from the Australian Women's Cricket Council meeting 1935/36

Page of typed minutes from the Australian Women's Cricket Co...

Elsie Deane collection
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Documents
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian Women's Cricket Council
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1935
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A Merry Christmas...

A Merry Christmas...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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England
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Raphael Tuck & Sons
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Broken saw blade

Broken saw blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Saw blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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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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Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittings and four candle holders

Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittin...

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Table lamps
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The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

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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Pair of small square linen doilies handmade using a machine from a scrap of linen

Pair of small square linen doilies handmade using a machine ...

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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Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to prickly pear and cactoblastis moth

Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to pric...

Dr John Mann collection
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Newspaper clippings
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1926
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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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Picture taking with the No.1A Autographic Kodak Junior...

Picture taking with the No.1A Autographic Kodak Junior...

Harold Stevens collection
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Instruction booklets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Eastman Kodak Company
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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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Daily Mirror - Royal Row, Andrew Ignorant Pig, 1986

Daily Mirror - Royal Row, Andrew Ignorant Pig, 1986

Robbie Swan collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Daily Mirror (Australia)
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1986
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1932 Brooklands 1000 Miles Race trophy awarded to Joan Richmond and Elsie Wisdom

1932 Brooklands 1000 Miles Race trophy awarded to Joan Richm...

Joan Richmond collection
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Trophies
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England
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1932
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High Five

High Five

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Dean Alston
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1999
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TO QUARANTINE LAUNCH AEDES

TO QUARANTINE LAUNCH AEDES

Torrens Island Quarantine Station collection
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Signs
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Torrens Island, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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1930
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Phyllis Kaberry collection
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Boomerangs
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Orange toy truck manufactured LESNEY, ENGLAND

Orange toy truck manufactured LESNEY, ENGLAND

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy vehicles
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Lesney Products & Co. Ltd.
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1925
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The Gwalior Plains

The Gwalior Plains

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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J Carr
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1840
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Enfield, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Enfield Progressive Association
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1947
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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the coat-of-arms...

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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Did They Beat The Drum Slowly As They Lowered You Down? by Ellen Jose

Did They Beat The Drum Slowly As They Lowered You Down? by E...

Ellen Jose collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Ellen Jose
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1992
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Dobbie Son & Hutton Marine Chronometer No 5475, with accessories in a wooden case, used in HMAS Australia

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dobbie Son & Hutton
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1942
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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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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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Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky...

Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
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1910
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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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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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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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Scene from Little Red Riding Hood, by Olga Basylevich, Germany, 1946

Scene from Little Red Riding Hood, by Olga Basylevich, Germa...

Forest Hill Residential Kindergarten collection
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Wall hangings
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Neu-Ulm Displaced Persons Camp, American Zone, Germany
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Olga Basylevich
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1946
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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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