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Bore gauge

Bore 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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Inside calipers

Inside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Inside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Wilmington, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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1947
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Child's drawing of a sail boat - Mr Chaseling was here was 1935 by Paul

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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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Paul
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1935
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Square with a brass reinforced timber stock and a steel blade

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John Docker collection
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Try squares
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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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Patrol Box No.1 used by anthropologist Ian Hogbin in the Solomon Islands and New Guinea, 1933-1935

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Macleay Museum collection
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Boxes
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Guadalcanal, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Dr Ian Hogbin
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1932
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'Subject No.12 - Australia' bicentennial commemorative milk carton

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ACT Milk Authority collection
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Milk containers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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ACT Milk Authority
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1988
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Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Four Scouts tending a 'patient' on a rudimentary stretcher they are holding, with a first aid kit nearby.

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Barry Williams collection
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Photographs
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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Robert S. Brain

Robert S. Brain

Australian Government Publishing Service collection no. 2
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Photographic prints
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Australian Government Publishing Service
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Two Simple Steps to help save Tasmania's Forests

Two Simple Steps to help save Tasmania's Forests

Wilderness Society (A.C.T. Branch) Forests Campaign collection
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Leaflets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Wilderness Society
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1988
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Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms insignia china dinnerware

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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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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Black wooden walking stick with a bulbous ornately carved ivory grip.

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Sir Isaac Isaacs collection
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Walking-sticks
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1935
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'Subject No.4 - Reform' bicentennial commemorative milk carton

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ACT Milk Authority collection
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Milk containers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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ACT Milk Authority
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1987
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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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The Hon Robert Tickner MP...Rebutting the Myths Some facts about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

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Terry Fox collection
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Booklets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Hon Robert E. Tickner
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1992
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Paul Robeson - calls on the American People to fight for Freedom and Peace

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Milleese Morrow Boughton collection
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Pamphlets
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New York, United States of America
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Mr Paul L. Robeson
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1944
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Little Grey Fergie toy tractor handcrafted from salvaged box timber and wire by 10 year old Brian Burns in 1943.

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John McNally collection
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Toy tractors
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Cudgen, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Brian Burns
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1943
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Victory Medal to 9956 Driver Ailson Hope Oliver, AIF

Victory Medal to 9956 Driver Ailson Hope Oliver, AIF

Alison Hope Oliver collection
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Military medals
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Egypt
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1920
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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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Young's Store Currency Note

Young's Store Currency Note

J B Young Ltd collection
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Paper money
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Wiltshire brand wood taper file

Wiltshire brand wood taper file

John Docker collection
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Files (tools)
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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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Single page paper insert that details the fund raising aims of the cricket match

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Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Leaflets
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Victoria, Australia
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Lilian Noble
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1947
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Wooden scribe with a wooden shaft and wooden block attached at one end with steel

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George O Crawford collection
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Woodworking tools
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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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Jubilee Lake, Victoria No. 28

Jubilee Lake, Victoria No. 28

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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Wooden fishing reel used for fishing for Bream and Blackfish

Wooden fishing reel used for fishing for Bream and Blackfish

Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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1930
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The Graeme Supreme 300A overhead multiplier fishing reel and a screwdriver in a red box

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Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing equipment
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Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Bennett Engineering Company
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1945
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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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Space beneath trap door from 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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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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Typed document dated '24.7.1947r'

Typed document dated '24.7.1947r'

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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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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Preliminary drawing for completed work 'The Phrenologist'

Preliminary drawing for completed work 'The Phrenologist'

Pooaraar Bevan Hayward collection no. 4
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Drawings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Pooaraar Bevan Hayward
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1990
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Black and white photograph of a view over a military tent camp

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Mollie Ballard collection
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Photographs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Frank W. Ballard
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1927
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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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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Solarplate print, Nyangatja Ernabella Walka, by Tjunkaya Tapaya

Solarplate print, Nyangatja Ernabella Walka, by Tjunkaya Tap...

Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 3
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Etchings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Tjunkaya Tapaya
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1997
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Incised and painted shield, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Mike Pearson collection
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Shields
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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Spirit Islands

Spirit Islands

John Calaby collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1940
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Pokerwork kangaroo

Pokerwork kangaroo

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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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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Small cream hat with heavy wire frame

Small cream hat with heavy wire frame

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Hats
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1940
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Bone china coffee cup and saucer with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Go / No go gauge

Go / No go gauge