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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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Cartoon

Cartoon

Alan Moir collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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2004
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How Prescott came to be the right man at the wrong time

How Prescott came to be the right man at the wrong time

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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ALP Aspirational

ALP Aspirational

Alan Moir collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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2004
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End of Elections

End of Elections

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Bob Wells
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1996
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Dragon Lady

Dragon Lady

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Rocco Fazzari
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1998
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Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
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Sharpening stones
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1790
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Carved wooden arrowhead with six indents tapering to the point

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Odette O'Neill collection
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Arrows
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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At first it didn't succeed, so Foster's China tries again

At first it didn't succeed, so Foster's China tries again

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Black and white photograph of

Black and white photograph of "Prince Street, / Grafton / Ma...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1952
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Cartoon depicting a customs officer talking to man wearing glasses, who has four daggers in his back

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Louis Zmak collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Larry Pickering
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1977
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Cartoon and retirement card

Cartoon and retirement card

Vicki Clarke collection
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Cartoons
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GM Holden Ltd
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1945
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We need our own gene genies to hold off U.S. domination

We need our own gene genies to hold off U.S. domination

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1998
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Mars

Mars

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Michael Atchison
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1997
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Remember the standards of accountability

Remember the standards of accountability

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Bruce Petty
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1997
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Ballot Box Targets

Ballot Box Targets

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Sturt Krygsman
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1998
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The festivities are nearing an end

The festivities are nearing an end

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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Whitehouse World

Whitehouse World

Political Humour Competition 2002 collection
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Cartoons
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The White House, Washington, United States of America
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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Wooden pack saddle consisting of an A-shaped timber frame with items attached by wire, chains and straps

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John Swain collection
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Saddles
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Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles Carter
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1933
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.19. Illyarrie

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.19. Illyarrie

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Eut visi enime ad minim

Eut visi enime ad minim

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1997
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We'll circle a bit longer...

We'll circle a bit longer...

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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Map of South East Asia

Map of South East Asia

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John Ditchburn
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1999
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Shearer's cook, Keera, N.S.W. September, 1952

Shearer's cook, Keera, N.S.W. September, 1952

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Keera, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1952
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Cartoon

Cartoon

Alan Moir collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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1986
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Roll-back

Roll-back

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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You and whose Army?!!

You and whose Army?!!

Political Humour Competition 2002 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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Little Echo

Little Echo

Alan Moir collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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2005
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Cartoon

Cartoon

Alan Moir collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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2001
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Oi! That Belongs To Me!

Oi! That Belongs To Me!

Alan Moir collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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2005
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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Teacups
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England
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Minton
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1927
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North Qld Rebels

North Qld Rebels

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Harry Bruce
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1998
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Woven grass, wide brim hat, attributed to Lake Tyers, 1950s

Woven grass, wide brim hat, attributed to Lake Tyers, 1950s

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Hats
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1950
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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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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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Rectangular fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, yellow and black stripe pattern

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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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Ruddock's Ladder

Ruddock's Ladder

Political Humour Competition 2002 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Tom Jellett
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Bronwyn singing

Bronwyn singing "We're here..."

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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Cartoon depicting a man addressing a lawyer wearing a wig

Cartoon depicting a man addressing a lawyer wearing a wig

Vane Lindesay collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Mr Vane Lindesay
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Death be in it - Euthanasia

Death be in it - Euthanasia

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Sean Leahy
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1997
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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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Mahathir's Meal

Mahathir's Meal

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Sean Leahy
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1996
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Share market

Share market

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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Enough is enough

Enough is enough

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Neil Matterson
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Fumigating machine

Fumigating machine

CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology collection
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Machines
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Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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CSIRO - Central Experimental Workshops
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1950
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Crocheted jug cover with yellow glass beads

Crocheted jug cover with yellow glass beads

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Jug covers
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1942
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Einsteins Need Not Apply

Einsteins Need Not Apply

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Sean Leahy
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1998
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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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OK...hand it over

OK...hand it over

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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1996
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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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Batsman

Batsman

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1996
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Hewson and Kennett

Hewson and Kennett

Geoff Pryor collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1992
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Cap with Scout badge

Cap with Scout badge

Dr Stephen Jani collection
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Caps
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Australia
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Dr Istvan Jani
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1950
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Cheryl

Cheryl

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Dean Alston
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1998
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Dustpan brush

Dustpan brush

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dustpan and brush sets
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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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Cartoon

Cartoon

Alan Moir collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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1995
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Gold!!

Gold!!

Alan Moir collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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2004
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Cartoon titled 'A Contemporary Education'.

Cartoon titled 'A Contemporary Education'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr David Messer
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2001
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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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