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Book titled 'How to be an Alien' wirtten by George Mikes, 1955

Book titled 'How to be an Alien' wirtten by George Mikes, 19...

Thompson Family collection
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Books
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1955
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Poster

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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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You can't hug a child with nuclear arms

You can't hug a child with nuclear arms

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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Australia
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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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1960
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Munyang workshop, Winter 1953

Munyang workshop, Winter 1953

Snowy Scheme - Christine Filiamundi collection
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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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Poster

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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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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with accessories

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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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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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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One of the Hong Kong - Canton steamers - 1921

One of the Hong Kong - Canton steamers - 1921

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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Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

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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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting two possums, a two pronged object and figure, by Mithali

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithali
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1974
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Hand-painted scarf by Nyukan (Daisy) Baker, Ernabella SA

Hand-painted scarf by Nyukan (Daisy) Baker, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Scarves
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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1954
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Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Forks
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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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Child's drawing by Wantama, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Wantama, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Wantama
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1954
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Shield carved by Roy Governor

Shield carved by Roy Governor

Roy Governor collection
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Shields
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Roy Governor
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1950
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GMH Pointers, 1974

GMH Pointers, 1974

Jack Heenan collection
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Magazines
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GM Holden Ltd
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1974
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Walka design from Ernabella by Watulya, 1954

Walka design from Ernabella by Watulya, 1954

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Watulya
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1954
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Poster

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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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Wood gouge with a timber handle

Wood gouge with a timber handle

John Docker collection
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Gouges
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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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Glass plate negative - Houses, 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 cardboard by David Gentian, Barunga NT - from the story 'The Legend of the Birds' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), p. 59

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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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David Gentian
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1974
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Seventeen watercolour paintbrushes used by Margaret Coen

Seventeen watercolour paintbrushes used by Margaret Coen

Margaret Coen collection
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Paintbrushes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Margaret Coen
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1970
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Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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NSW Government
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1832
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Clear glass bottle in the form of a standing kangaroo holding a cricket bat

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Terence Lane collection
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Bottles
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Australia
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1910
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Metal scriber

Metal scriber

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Certificate of Honour awarded by the Commonwealth of Australia to Lesley Robertson for Services Rendered in Connection with the Sale of War Savings Certificates, 1919

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Les Robertson collection
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Certificates of appreciation
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1919
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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1940
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Stuzzi Memocord MT570 audio cassette tape in a blue plastic case

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Ernest B Phillips collection
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Audio cassettes
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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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Poster -

Poster - "Australians for Nuclear Disarmament"

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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Black and grey velvet hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Black and grey velvet hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Hats
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Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Anne Harrison
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1955
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Poster

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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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Poster

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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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Photograph of a young man in uniform (thought to be 'the one')

Photograph of a young man in uniform (thought to be 'the one...

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Photographs
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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1985  Participation Development Peace - IYY [International Youth Year].

1985 Participation Development Peace - IYY [International Y...

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative 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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Peace medallion, worn by peace activist Jim Bradman in Sydney during the Vietnam War era

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Jim Bradman collection no. 2
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Medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr James 'Jim' E. Bradman
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1969
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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

George O Crawford collection
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Mallets
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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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Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Hair rollers
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Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1900
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Igor Zorich collection
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South-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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1974
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Fine toothed hacksaw blade

Fine toothed hacksaw blade

John Docker collection
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Saw blades
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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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Glass plate negative - Nell Basedow hanging out washing, expedition camp at Dickerie Waterhole, 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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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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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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