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Birds Eye View of Wuchow Apl 1917 showing both West and Fu Rivers

Birds Eye View of Wuchow Apl 1917 showing both West and Fu R...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Black and white photograph of US swimmer Frances Cowells

Black and white photograph of US swimmer Frances Cowells

National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographs
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San Francisco, California, United States of America
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Miss Frances Cowells
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1917
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Napura
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1954
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Pokerwork snake, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork snake, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Cream coloured tray cloth featuring a cross stitched design of a vase

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1936
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Poster

Poster

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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Painting on card by Ralph Gumudul, Goulburn Island NT - from the story 'The Thirsty Sand Frog' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), p. 9

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Kormilda College, Berrimah, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ralph Gumudul
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1974
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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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Australian Government Bentley 'S' Series 3 black saloon motor car used by Sir Robert Menzies

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Department of Administrative Services (Transport and Storage Divisi...
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Motor cars
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Crewe, Cheshire, England
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Rolls Royce
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1964
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Thread gauge

Thread 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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Child's drawing by Angkuna, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Angkuna, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Angkuna
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1974
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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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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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Make the Pacific nuclear free

Make the Pacific nuclear free

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Postcards
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South Pacific,
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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
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1960
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Whitework oval linen table centre in mountmellick work

Whitework oval linen table centre in mountmellick work

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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Black cloth armband printed with a peace symbol and 'Close Woomera Rocket Range'

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People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Armbands
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1960
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Carpenter's saw

Carpenter's saw

George and Mary Weir collection
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Woodworking saws
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Sheffield, England
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James Brothers & Co
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1949
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Birds eye view from the Sim Co. department Stores roof at Canton Nov 1921

Birds eye view from the Sim Co. department Stores roof at Ca...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Minutes of the Preparatory Committee meeting for 'An Australian Policy for Peace and Co-existence, 1955

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Maurice Edwards collection
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Documents
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1955
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Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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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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Glass plate negative - Expedition party crossing a clay flat, north-west of Gill's Bluff, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1919
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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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View of a pagoda with three arches at the base,

View of a pagoda with three arches at the base,

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Scout patrol leaders fleur-de-lys hat badge

Scout patrol leaders fleur-de-lys hat badge

Barry Williams collection
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Badges
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1942
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Paint on canvas board

Paint on canvas board

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Johnie Warangula
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1974
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Cigarette leaving Yunnanfu per carriers

Cigarette leaving Yunnanfu per carriers

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Glass plate negative - Sandstorm approaching from beyond Lake Killalpaninna, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1919
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Painting on paper by Ralph Gumudul, Goulburn Island NT - from the story 'The Thirsty Sand Frog' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), p. 11

Painting on paper by Ralph Gumudul, Goulburn Island NT - fro...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Kormilda College, Berrimah, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ralph Gumudul
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1974
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Lantern slide - Chambers Pillar, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Lantern slide - Chambers Pillar, Northern Territory, photogr...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Chambers Pillar, Central Desert, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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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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We want to be nuclear free

We want to be nuclear free

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political badges
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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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Spool and paper tape associated with the SNOCOM computer

Spool and paper tape associated with the SNOCOM computer

Kevin Rosolen collection
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Computer components
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University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Kevin Rosolen
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1958
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Bracelet woven from red, green, blue and yellow threads in a triangle pattern on red thread

Bracelet woven from red, green, blue and yellow threads in a...

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Bracelets
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Victor Carell
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1955
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The Queen Mother

The Queen Mother

Daphne Mabbott collection
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Booklets
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Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Daphne M. Mabbott
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1953
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Ashtray

Ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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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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Unfinished stone blade

Unfinished stone blade

Papuan Official collection
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Stone tools
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1919
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Medical notes for use by outposts attached to Flying Doctor Base Wireless Stations

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Norman Parker collection
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Medical books
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Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia
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Royal Flying Doctor Service
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1950
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Percival Type D3 Gull Six monoplane G-AERD

Percival Type D3 Gull Six monoplane G-AERD

Neil Jensen collection
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Aeroplanes
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Gravesend, Kent, England
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Percival Aircraft Company Limited
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1936
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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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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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Instruction manual for the National Class 31 series accounting machine

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Superannuation Fund Investment Trust collection
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Manuals
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Scotland
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National Cash Register Company
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1964
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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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A caravan with Price and Co 'Ship' Candles...Each camel has 20 boxes of Candles

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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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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Child's drawing by Ian, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Ian, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ian
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1954
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Chisel

Chisel

George O Crawford collection
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Chisels
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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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Unfinished stone blade

Unfinished stone blade

Papuan Official collection
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Stone tools
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1919
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Card permit authorising A Jedrzejowski to drive mechanically-propelled vehicles of Groups 1 & 3

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Andrzej Jedrzejowski collection
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Drivers licences
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1947
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Typed and purple stencilled document

Typed and 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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Small pouch bag

Small pouch bag

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Pouches
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mary
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1974
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Navy blue, black and red chiffon hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies