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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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Set of two teaspoons

Set of two teaspoons

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Teaspoons
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Timber box with L ROBERTSON L ROBE on lid

Timber box with L ROBERTSON L ROBE on lid

Les Robertson collection
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Boxes
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Dispatch box with 'Premier of New South Wales' on lid

Dispatch box with 'Premier of New South Wales' on lid

Marion Green collection
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Dispatch boxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Government
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1901
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Sixty-two rectangular plastic strips, each one a different colour or shade, held together by a screw

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Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Colour charts
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1955
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Child's drawing - The City by Howard Wayne age 15yrs, Yirara College NT

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Howard Wayne
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1973
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Cardboard carton containing 12 commemorative bottles of Angove's wine

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Graeme Niehus collection
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Wine bottles
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South Australia, Australia
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Angove's Pty Ltd
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1974
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Continuously looped fibre string apron

Continuously looped fibre string apron

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Personal adornments
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Cormorants - used for fishing by the Chinese. Between Linshowfu and Kweilin Apl 1917

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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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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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Sweetheart ring which belonged to Muriel McPhee

Sweetheart ring which belonged to Muriel McPhee

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Rings
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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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Painting on card by Harry Djagamara Nelson, Yuendumu NT - from the story 'The old dingo who had six wives' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), p. 28

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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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Harry J. Nelson
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1974
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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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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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Boab nuts incised with reptile and plants

Boab nuts incised with reptile and plants

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1974
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Boab nut incised with long neck birds and reptiles

Boab nut incised with long neck birds and reptiles

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1974
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Teaspoon used by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

Teaspoon used by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

D J Mulvaney collection
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Teaspoons
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Professor Derek J. Mulvaney
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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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Auger bit

Auger bit

George and Mary Weir collection
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Augers
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Redhead, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George F. Weir
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1949
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Letter holder

Letter holder

Union of Australian Women collection
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Letter holders
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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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Pair of short white cotton gloves worn by Aboriginal rights activist Faith Bandler

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Faith Bandler collection
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Gloves
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Faith I. Bandler
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1955
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B.A.T. M.B. Tar Kwang Tung anchored off Shameen Canton Oct 1921

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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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Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accessories, trunk, spanner and jack

Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accesso...

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Concord, New Hampshire, United States of America
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Abbott-Downing Company
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1854
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G.L.A - with his Amah holding Daddy's watch to his ear. Hankow Feby 1926

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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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Mallet engine pushing the train up the Nankon Pass, Dec 1914

Mallet engine pushing the train up the Nankon Pass, Dec 1914

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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Pink copy of letter to Mr W Morrow from Mr M Edwards, 3 November 1955

Pink copy of letter to Mr W Morrow from Mr M Edwards, 3 Nove...

Maurice Edwards collection
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Letters
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Mr Maurice Edwards
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1955
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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup bearing the Commonwealth...

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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Photograph of five rectangular monuments with carved animals

Photograph of five rectangular monuments with carved animals

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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Letter regarding the nomination of Dame Mary Gilmore and Miss Katherine Susannah Pritchard for World Peace Prize, 1 December 1955

Letter regarding the nomination of Dame Mary Gilmore and Mis...

Maurice Edwards collection
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Letters
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Reverend A Dickie
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1955
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National Conference Observer 1950 - 1985, UAW [Union of Aust. Women]

National Conference Observer 1950 - 1985, UAW [Union of Aust...

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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Painted ceramic tumbler made by Martin Boyd Pottery

Painted ceramic tumbler made by Martin Boyd Pottery

Martin Boyd Pottery Tumbler collection
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Tumblers
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North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Martin Boyd Pottery
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1950
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Souvenir teaspoon of the Queen Mother

Souvenir teaspoon of the Queen Mother

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Teaspoons
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Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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1916
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White china dinner plate

White china dinner plate

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Dinner plates
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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PITJANTJATJARA Reader 9

PITJANTJATJARA Reader 9

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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Views of the Federal Capital Territory. Australia

Views of the Federal Capital Territory. Australia

Bernice Spence Fryer collection
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Booklets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Sir George F. Pearce
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1924
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1958 Ceremonial Land Rover 'Special 88', used on Vice Regal occasions in Queensland during the 1960s and 1970s

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Department of Administrative Services (Transport and Storage Divisi...
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Vehicles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Pressed Metal Corporation
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1957
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Young Otterwill of the little one as his Dad calls him. Jan 1920

Young Otterwill of the little one as his Dad calls him. Jan ...

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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View of canal near B.A.T. Mess Yunnanfu

View of canal near B.A.T. Mess Yunnanfu

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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Commonwealth Title Fight between Hector Thompson and Baby Cassius at the Perth Entertainment Centre

Commonwealth Title Fight between Hector Thompson and Baby Ca...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 19
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Event posters
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Hector Thompson
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1980
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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Poster -

Poster - "Who Controls the Keys? Who Punches Them?"

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 Barbara, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Barbara, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Barbara
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1954
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Tweezers

Tweezers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tweezers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club account book, 1919 to 1922

Tirranna Picnic Race Club account book, 1919 to 1922

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Account books
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Bank of New South Wales
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1919
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Poster 'August mobilisation to end the war in Vietnam SUNDAY AUGUST 13th AT 2.00 pm SYDNEY'

Poster 'August mobilisation to end the war in Vietnam SUNDAY...

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political posters
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Vietnam
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United States Armed Forces
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1965
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Souvenir Teaspoon, Clausthal Zellerfeld

Souvenir Teaspoon, Clausthal Zellerfeld

Sir Hubert Opperman collection no. 2
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Teaspoons
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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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Unknown
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1954
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Bark painting 'Mythical Figure' by by Bob Balirrbalirr Dirdi, Gunbalanya, 1974

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Bob Balirrbalirr Dirdi
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1974
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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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'Romanslide' brand manually-operated projector for slides or film strips

'Romanslide' brand manually-operated projector for slides or...

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Projectors
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Japan
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Sanyo
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1950
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Metal blue ashtray

Metal blue ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1940
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Blue badge featuring a white moratorium symbol

Blue badge featuring a white moratorium symbol

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Vietnam
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Vietnam Moratorium Campaign (NSW)
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1965
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Cylindrical wooden tapstick, tapering to pointed ends with a raised ring

Cylindrical wooden tapstick, tapering to pointed ends with a...

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Clapsticks
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Manakudok-adjiripa, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jacky Garuryu
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1974
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Newspaper article titled Sir Douglas Mawson, As I knew him, by John Close, 1919

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John Collinson Close collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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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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Landscape watercolour sketch

Landscape watercolour sketch

Lesley Maynard collection no. 2
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Sketches
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Lesley Maynard
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1955
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