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Xen-o-pho-bic

Xen-o-pho-bic

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1998
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IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND, I HAVE CONTACTS - VERY DISCREET!

IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND, I HAVE CONTACTS - VERY DISCREET!

Geoff Hook collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey R. Hook
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1981
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Cartoon of Bob Hawke saying to Paul Keating 'HERE'S ANOTHER NICE SURPLUS YOU'VE GOT US INTO'

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Patrick Cook collection
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Mr Patrick Cook
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Austin Howard

Austin Howard

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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Pressed glass vase

Pressed glass vase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Vases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1940
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Munyang Power Station interior from Penstock

Munyang Power Station interior from Penstock

Snowy Scheme - Christine Filiamundi collection
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Photographs
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Munyang, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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John P. Williamson
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1953
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Cartoon of former New South Wales Labor Premier Jack Renshaw

Cartoon of former New South Wales Labor Premier Jack Renshaw

Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1982
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Costello & Howard Snake

Costello & Howard Snake

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 of John Gorton and Captain Cook's canon

Cartoon of John Gorton and Captain Cook's canon

Jeffrey Frith collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Jeffrey Frith
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1969
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Right...now where are we?

Right...now where are we?

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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Cartoon depicting a tie salesman

Cartoon depicting a tie salesman

Vane Lindesay collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Mr Vane Lindesay
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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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Poster -

Poster - "Childcare is a Union Issue"

Union of Australian Women collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Cartoon of Peter Ables driving a TNT truck

Cartoon of Peter Ables driving a TNT truck

Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1985
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Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessertspoons
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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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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.20. Qualup Bell

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.20. Qualup Bell

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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Cartoon depicting a fat-bellied 'ocker'-type, eating a meat pie and drinking beer

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Clarrie King collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Clarrie King
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1976
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Centenary of Federation

Centenary of Federation

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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Now there's no need for alarm

Now there's no need for alarm

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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Paul Keating as Napoleon Bonaparte

Paul Keating as Napoleon Bonaparte

Lou Dargham collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Lou Dargham
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Doris

Doris

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr John Allison
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1995
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Have we got anything to offer women...?

Have we got anything to offer women...?

Judy Horacek collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Ms Judy Horacek
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1985
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Cartoon

Cartoon

Alan Moir collection no. 3
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London, England
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Mr Alan Moir
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2002
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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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Why Didn't You Bring Up Human Rights With China?

Why Didn't You Bring Up Human Rights With China?

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1999
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Pride of Australia

Pride of Australia

Mary Nicholson collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1991
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How to wipe out Terrorism

How to wipe out Terrorism

Political Humour Competition 2002 collection
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Cartoons
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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Companion brand blowtorch

Companion brand blowtorch

George and Mary Weir collection
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Blowtorches
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Sweden
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Max Sievert AB
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1949
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Minton 'Kings Service' china side plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Side plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Setting up base camp

Setting up base camp

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Chris Kelly
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1997
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Colour illustration of a flag with the McDonalds 'M' symbol and litter

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Roger Lilford and Robbie Swan collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Rolf Heiman
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1985
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Black and white cartoon titled 'Cemetery of Women'

Black and white cartoon titled 'Cemetery of Women'

Judy Horacek collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Ms Judy Horacek
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1995
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The regression we had to have

The regression we had to have

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1996
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Two sets of playing cards within a box, featuring the logo of the FJ Holden

Two sets of playing cards within a box, featuring the logo o...

Jack Heenan collection
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Playing cards
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GM Holden Ltd
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1948
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Keeping the Bastards Honest

Keeping the Bastards Honest

Political Humour Competition 2002 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Geoffrey R. Hook
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Punishment cell Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Punishment cell Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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I think you've cut something important

I think you've cut something important

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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Franca Arena 1999

Franca Arena 1999

Political Humour Competition 1999 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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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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Mr Howard reaches out

Mr Howard reaches out

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1997
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Career Advice No. 23

Career Advice No. 23

Judy Horacek collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Ms Judy Horacek
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1998
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Unrequited love No. 27

Unrequited love No. 27

Judy Horacek collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Ms Judy Horacek
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1994
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Cartoon depicting a woman answering her front door to a swagman

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Vane Lindesay collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Mr Vane Lindesay
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The Choice

The Choice

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Alan Moir
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1999
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1895
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Mundingburra

Mundingburra

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Chris Kelly
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1996
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the buck stops here

the buck stops here

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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What's up with Potamus?!

What's up with Potamus?!

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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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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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Australia offends pacific nations

Australia offends pacific nations

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1996
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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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Then who do we sell the uranium to?!

Then who do we sell the uranium to?!

Lou Dargham collection
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Cartoons
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France
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Mr Lou Dargham
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...And Because Of Some Chance Association

...And Because Of Some Chance Association

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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Lily pond, Moble. December, 1952

Lily pond, Moble. December, 1952

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Moble, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1952
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Cartoon of a one dollar coin without the kangaroos

Cartoon of a one dollar coin without the kangaroos

Roger Lilford and Robbie Swan collection
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Cartoons
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Bill Farr
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1985
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Poll Shock

Poll Shock

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Andrew Weldon
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1997
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Cartoon of US President Gerald Ford being interviewed for radio

Cartoon of US President Gerald Ford being interviewed for ra...

Louis Zmak collection
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Cartoons
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United States of America
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Michael Lodge
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1976
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Brown leather suitcase with 'W.H.E.' (Walter Herbert Eddison) impressed in black in the centre of the lid

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Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
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Suitcases
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Walter H. Eddison
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1913
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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How PMs ration the real news

How PMs ration the real news

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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