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Toy steam iron with metal base and plastic handle

Toy steam iron with metal base and plastic handle

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Toy irons
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Hong Kong
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Mrs Helen Jensma
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1950
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Kaleidoscope component

Kaleidoscope component

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Kaleidoscopes
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Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reverend F H. Stokes
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1909
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Child's drawing from Ernabella

Child's drawing from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Yurapla
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1954
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Handwritten note for a reorder of

Handwritten note for a reorder of "demiamber shell frames", ...

Gweneth Meyers collection
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Notes
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1955
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PITJANTJATJARA Reader 6

PITJANTJATJARA Reader 6

Anne Ranse collection
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Booklets
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Archdeacon Anne M. Ranse
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1972
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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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Photograph of 'Hector Cat' escorting two schoolgirls across road

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Ian Yeaman collection
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Photographs
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Road Safety Council of the Australian Capital Territory Inc
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1971
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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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Black and white promotional photograph of Uncle George of 2GB

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB, Sydney
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1935
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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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Pokerwork lizard, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork lizard, 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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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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Ngintya
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1954
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Glass plate negative - Women and children at campsite, Darwin, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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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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1922
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MDs: A Romance in Modern Merchandising

MDs: A Romance in Modern Merchandising

J B Young Ltd collection
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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John Sands Pty Ltd
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1948
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'Ngurrapalangu', painted by Uta Uta Tjangala, 1974

'Ngurrapalangu', painted by Uta Uta Tjangala, 1974

Fred Myers collection
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Paintings
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Yayayi, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Uta Uta Tjangala
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1974
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Film negative - Nell Basedow walking toward house, Yalata station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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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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Tjariya (. Stanley
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1954
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Pair of pink-brown knit stockings

Pair of pink-brown knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Stockings
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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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Bolster cover in white twill cotton

Bolster cover in white twill cotton

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bolsters
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1930
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Metal scales with a cane basket, used by the Canberra Mothercraft Society to weigh babies

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Canberra Mothercraft Society collection
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Weighing instruments
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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J W Wedderburn & Sons
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1930
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Certificate awarded at the Royal Melbroune Centenary Show, 1948 for first prize for a snow white play apron

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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H Hearne & Co Pty Ltd
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1948
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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International Refugee Organisation. Wels, Austria, issued 12.8.1948 card no. 12930

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Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Identity cards
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Wels, Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1948
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Railway pendulum wall clock

Railway pendulum wall clock

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wall clocks
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier
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1887
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Bark painting  depicting a goanna, a snake, two turtles, a bird and fish - Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Clear moulded stem glass

Clear moulded stem glass

Andrew Reeves and Helen Parrott collection
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Champagne glasses
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United States of America
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The Libbey Glass Company
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1892
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Photograph of a parade

Photograph of a parade

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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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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Bracelet woven from red and green threads in a triangle pattern on red thread

Bracelet woven from red and green threads in a triangle patt...

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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Child's drawing by Katy, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Katy, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Katy
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1954
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Navy blue feathered headpiece worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Navy blue feathered headpiece worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Headwear
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New York, United States of America
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Bloomingdale's
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1955
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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Sweden
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Foot switch

Foot switch

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Office machines
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Grundig Intermedia GmbH
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1960
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UAW. Union of Aust. Women

UAW. Union of Aust. Women

Union of Australian Women collection
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Union 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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Painting on paper by Neville Poulson Japangardi, Yuendumu NT - from the story 'Why the kangaroo hops' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), p. 62

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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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Neville P. Japangardi
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1974
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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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Child's drawing by Payula, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Payula, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Payula Jack
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1954
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Replica of an 1853 cast iron doorstop depicting a kangaroo standing on a rocky mound, 1970s

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Terence Lane collection
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Doorstops
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Archibald Kenrick & Sons
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1853
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Glass plate negative - The tree at Fort Wills, Cooper Creek, South Australia, under which a relief party buried a cache containing provisions for members of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition in 1861, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1919
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Painting on card by Jill Dundiwuy Mununggur, Yirrkala NT - from the story 'The Brolga and The Emu' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), probably p. 39

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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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Jill Dundiwuy Mununggur
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1974
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point