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Harvest of Endurance: A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988

Harvest of Endurance: A History of the Chinese in Australia ...

Australia-China Friendship Society collection
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Scrolls
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Australia
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Mr Mo Xiangyi
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1987
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Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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Morris Tobias
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1830
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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

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Department of Defence collection
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1820
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Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Scotland
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Mr George Ranken
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1821
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Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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R Gardner
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1893
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Plaque to commemorate the Australian May Day Centenary 1891 - 1991, with display stand

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Plaques
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1891
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Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

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Donald Maclurcan collection no. 2
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Skis
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Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey Yen
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1860
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ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes wringers
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Glasgow, Scotland
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ACME Manufacturing Co
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1900
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PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1
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Paddle-steamers
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Beverley, Yorkshire, England
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Beverley Iron Coy Limited
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1877
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Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Doris Nash collection
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Highchairs
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Iram Nash
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1875
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Wooden serviette ring set on a pewter stand which is shaped as a gum leaf

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Elizabeth Chess collection
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Serviette rings
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Western Australia, Australia
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1910
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Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Adzes
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1900
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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-raising ceremony at Sydney Cove in 1788, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wheelbarrows
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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W J. Spence
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1877
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Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Else Alsop collection
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Typewriters
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United States of America
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Underwood Typewriter Company
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1919
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Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Shovels
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Baron Thomas Denman
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1912
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John Poole Marine Chronometer No 2659, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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John Poole
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1855
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Boot hook

Boot hook

Colledge Family collection
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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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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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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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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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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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1895
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White wooden 'make-do' stool made by soldier settler Harry Newman at Narrogin, Western Australia, in 1922

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Harry and Natalie Newman collection
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Stools
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Narrogin Agricultural Area, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Henry '. Newman
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1922
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Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian Customs Service

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ER Skipper collection
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Embossing machines
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker
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1901
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Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Emanuel Family collection
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Maps
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lands & Surveys Department, Western Australia
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1901
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John Rodgers Marine Chronometer No 1/1853, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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John Rodgers
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1868
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Ansonia Parisian parlour clock with an ornate wood and glass case

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Doris Grattan collection
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Shelf clocks
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New York, United States of America
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Ansonia Clock Company
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1879
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Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Homestead, Meekatharra, WA

Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Ho...

Geoff and Sheila Lacy collection
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Fences
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Meekatharra, Western Australia, Australia
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Government of Western Australia
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1903
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Dispatch box with 'The Colonial Treasurer' on lid

Dispatch box with 'The Colonial Treasurer' on lid

Marion Green collection
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Dispatch boxes
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1856
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Suitcase covered with brown lacquered-hessian over molded composite wooden boards

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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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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 1604 with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1850
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Crosscut basal section of 'Mountain Grey Gum' [Eucalyptus cypellocarpa] tree trunk

Crosscut basal section of 'Mountain Grey Gum' [Eucalyptus cy...

Monier Redlands Ltd collection
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Botanical specimens
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Errinundra-Bonang State Forest, Victoria, Australia
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Monier's Club Terrace Sawmill
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1787
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Music cabinet

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cabinets
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Commonwealth Railways oval cast metal plaque

Commonwealth Railways oval cast metal plaque

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Coats of arms
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South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth Railways
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1912
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Farm wagon used by Benjamin James Stocks and Sons

Farm wagon used by Benjamin James Stocks and Sons

Benjamin James Stocks and Sons collection
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Wagons
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Gawler, South Australia, Australia
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J Byrne, Wagon-builder
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1900
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Longcase clock made of Australian Blackwood in the Renaissan...

George Bebbington collection
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Clocks
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Benjamin H. Knapton
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1890
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Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695 in a wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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Morris Tobias
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1830
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Six Queen Anne revival chairs

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Chairs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1910
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Large rectangular wooden wool-sorting table

Large rectangular wooden wool-sorting table

Richard and Carolyn Forster collection
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Tables
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New South Wales, Australia
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1880
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Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109 in a wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Boomerang, made by Joe Timbery Snr (1912-1978), La Perouse, Sydney

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joe Timbery Snr.
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1912
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John Broadwood and Sons Oblique Upright Piano, No.57621

John Broadwood and Sons Oblique Upright Piano, No.57621

Diane Fuller collection
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Upright pianos
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London, England
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John Broadwood & Sons
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1880
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Dark wooden rocking chair

Dark wooden rocking chair

Joyce Riley collection
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Rocking chairs
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United States of America
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Mrs Joyce Riley
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1900
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Rickety blue wooden wheelbarrow

Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1
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Wheelbarrows
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Knock & Kirby
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1913
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Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in a wooden ca...

Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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R Gardner
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1893
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Wheat grinder or mill

Doris Nash collection
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Mills
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England
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Zachariah Parkes
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1850
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Varnished cedar cabinet in two sections, made for the GPO Sy...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Cabinets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer 3617 in a wooden cas...

Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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Scholefield double-barrelled hammer action, 12 gauge breech loading shotgun

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Richard Brooks collection
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Shotguns
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England, United Kingdom
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Scholefield
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1880
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Greener double barrel 12 guage shotgun

Vincent Best collection
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England
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WW Greener & Co
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1881
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Wooden block floor-mount for share stamping press used by Ja...

Jack Liddle collection
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Narridy, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Jack P. Liddle
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1900
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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John Poole Marine Chronometer No 2659 in a wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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John Poole
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1855
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Varnished cedar writing desk, bought expressly for the GPO S...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Alex W Norton, Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Commission Agent
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1873
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Wood stump used as a mount for the manual share forming mach...

Doreen Liddle collection
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Narridy, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Jack P. Liddle
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1900
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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the coat of arms of Australia, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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Hand threader used by Jack Liddle, Blacksmith, Narridy, Sout...

Jack Liddle collection
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Blacksmithing tools
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Narridy, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Jack P. Liddle
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1900
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Cedar chest of drawers

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Chests of drawers
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1918
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Day bed

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Pine washstand

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1910
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