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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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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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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

John Docker collection
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Mallets
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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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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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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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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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Cream china teacup

Cream china teacup

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Teacups
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

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Smales Jewellers collection
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Brooches
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Western Australia, Australia
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Crawford family
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1890
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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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Jigsaw puzzle of the royal drive through London, boxed

Jigsaw puzzle of the royal drive through London, boxed

Cross Family collection
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Jigsaw puzzles
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England
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Ms Anne Henley
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1945
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1947
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Sauce Dispenser

Sauce Dispenser

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dispensers
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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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Adjustable taper nose pliers

Adjustable taper nose pliers

John Docker collection
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Pliers
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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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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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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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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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Claw hammer

Claw hammer

John Docker collection
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Hammers
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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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Child's drawing -  Chaseling landing at Yirrkala in 1935 by Djanuk

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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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Djanuk
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1935
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Set of ten teaspoons

Set of ten teaspoons

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Teaspoons
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1940
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Minton 'Kings Service' china dinnerware used by the King or Queen or their representative when they were at Old Parliament House

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinnerware
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Lamps
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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The Pyle-National Company
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1924
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P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters and small parcels

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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Zufolo, a flute-like instrument

Zufolo, a flute-like instrument

Guiseppe Castellana collection
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Wind instruments
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Montallegro, Sicily, Agrigento province, Italy
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Mr Guiseppe '. Castellana
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1940
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Bone china dessert dish printed with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dessert dishes
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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No. 20 Singer sewing machine for girls with lid of box and instructions booklet

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Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Sewing machines
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1926
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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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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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Mother said I couldn't eat my cake...

Mother said I couldn't eat my cake...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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England
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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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Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

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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Crocheted cream coathanger with satin ribbon decoration

Crocheted cream coathanger with satin ribbon decoration

Bridge Family collection no. 4
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Coat-hangers
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Mrs Eslee Bridge
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1947
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Picnic set

Picnic set

Felicita Carr collection
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Picnic sets
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1940
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Picture Post

Picture Post

Margot Child collection
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Magazines
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London, England
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Mrs Margot Child
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1947
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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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Australian Army brass collar badge

Australian Army brass collar badge

Alison Hope Oliver collection
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Military badges
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Egypt
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Alison H. Oliver
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1915
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Fiftieth Anniversary 1888-1938

Fiftieth Anniversary 1888-1938

Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Tin

Tin

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Tins
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1935
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Scout uniform pair of sock tops

Scout uniform pair of sock tops

Barry Williams collection
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Uniform accessories
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate Australia's centenary in 1888

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Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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1887
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Discharge certificate (Labor service personnel) 31 July 1947

Discharge certificate (Labor service personnel) 31 July 1947

George Zagora collection
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Certificates
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1947
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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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Child's drawing Chaseling landing at Yirrkala in 1935 by Badawutpuy

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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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Badawutpuy
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1935
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Pamela Maple-Brown (nee Calder) on her wedding day in 1947

Pamela Maple-Brown (nee Calder) on her wedding day in 1947

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Portrait photographs
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Monte Luke
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1947
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Telescopic gauge

Telescopic 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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Souvenir brooch - Royal Family

Souvenir brooch - Royal Family

Daphne Mabbott collection
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Commemorative objects
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England
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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Album of Newspaper clippings

Album of Newspaper clippings

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Albums
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1935
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HMS Drake

HMS Drake

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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Pamir Sydney 1947

Pamir Sydney 1947

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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