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Peter, Chief of Warangesda Mission

Peter, Chief of Warangesda Mission

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Warangesda Mission Station, Darlington Point, New South Wales, Aust...
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Peter
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Cast kangaroo candlestick

Cast kangaroo candlestick

Terence Lane collection
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Candlesticks
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Sheffield, England
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John Figorski & Co
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1885
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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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Chronometers
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London, England
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R Gardner
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1893
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Aboriginal breastplate for King Tommy of Waverney

Aboriginal breastplate for King Tommy of Waverney

Errol Beutel collection no. 2
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Waverney, Queensland, Australia
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Errol Beutel
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1974
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Kullberg Marine Chronometer No 3834 in a wooden case, used in HMAS Yarra

Kullberg Marine Chronometer No 3834 in a wooden case, used i...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Victor Kullberg
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Cast kangaroo candlestick

Cast kangaroo candlestick

Terence Lane collection
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Candlesticks
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Sheffield, England
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John Figorski & Co
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1885
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dicky, King of Clyde Road

Aboriginal breastplate for Dicky, King of Clyde Road

E Milne collection
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Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Hargraves' leather belt

Hargraves' leather belt

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Belts
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Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill

Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill

E Milne collection
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Wickham Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Byerb Ibaik brass skull by Dennis Nona

Byerb Ibaik brass skull by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona collection No 2
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Sculptures
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Dennis Nona
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Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles collection
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Motor cars
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Bean Car Company
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1925
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Aboriginal breastplate for 'King John Cry, Chief of the Duedolgong Tribe, Argyle'

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E Milne collection
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Argyle, New South Wales, Australia
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King John Cry
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Watson 514402 monocular microscope and box

Watson 514402 monocular microscope and box

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Microscopes
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London, England
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W Watson and Sons Ltd
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Joseph Sewell Marine Chronometer No 9143 in a wooden case, used in HMAS Tamworth

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Department of Defence collection
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Liverpool, Merseyside, England
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Joseph Sewell
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Patrol Box No.1 used by anthropologist Ian Hogbin in the Solomon Islands and New Guinea, 1933-1935

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Macleay Museum collection
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Boxes
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Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
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Dr Ian Hogbin
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1933
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Eve, Queen of Wurtimurti

Eve, Queen of Wurtimurti

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Queen Eve
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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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Wombail Oouthenang, Chief of Shannon Vielle

Wombail Oouthenang, Chief of Shannon Vielle

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Shannon Vielle Station, New South Wales, Australia
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Wombail Oouthenang
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Souvenir half main bearing of the Central Engine from the Southern Cross used on Pacific, Australian, Tasman and English flights 1928-1929

Souvenir half main bearing of the Central Engine from the So...

Ellen Rogers collection
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Aircraft components
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sir Charles E. Kingsford Smith
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1930
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Kullberg Chronometer No 1332

Kullberg Chronometer No 1332

Australian Survey Office collection no. 2
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Chronometers
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Australian Survey Office
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Plane table frame used by Captain James Cook

Plane table frame used by Captain James Cook

Captain Cook Plane Table Frame collection
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Surveying equipment
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England
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Captain James Cook
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1768
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George III beef wood (casuarina) and tulipwood banded Pembroke White-Hamond table from the First Fleet

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First Fleet Table collection
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Tables
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London, England
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Surgeon-General John White
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1788
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Aboriginal breastplate for Thomas Tinboy, King of Nelligan

Aboriginal breastplate for Thomas Tinboy, King of Nelligan

E Milne collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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H C. Jervis
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Breastplate presented to the Yandruwandha people of Cooper Creek

Breastplate presented to the Yandruwandha people of Cooper C...

James de Pury collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Alfred Howitt
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1862
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Black Devereux Bowly clock, brought to Australia by the Blaxland family in the early 1800's.

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Daryl Blaxland collection
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Mantel clocks
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Carpenter's folding rule

Carpenter's folding rule

Guiseppe Picone collection
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Folding rules
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Mr Guiseppe '. Picone
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Billy, King of Bonnie Doon, Lorne

Billy, King of Bonnie Doon, Lorne

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 4 NHP portable steam engine, Serial No 18053

Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 4 NHP portable steam engine, Se...

Horse Era Museum collection no. 2
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Portable engines
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Ipswich, Suffolk, England
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Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, Agricultural Engineers
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1900
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Oval metal dog registration tag REGD DOG FROM JULY 1893 TO JUNE 30 1894

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Dog Registration Tag collection
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Dog accessories
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1893
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Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

E Milne collection
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Pialawa, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Browne Marine Chronometer No 16728 in a wood and glass case

Browne Marine Chronometer No 16728 in a wood and glass case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Henry Browne & Son Ltd
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Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Half Bushel 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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Wedgwood medallion made from dark grey clay from Sydney Cove, 1789

Wedgwood medallion made from dark grey clay from Sydney Cove...

Sydney Cove Medallion collection
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Medallions
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England
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Josiah Wedgwood
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1789
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Royal Australian Navy Flag Officers sword belt

Royal Australian Navy Flag Officers sword belt

Department of Defence collection
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Sword belts
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London, England
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Holson & Sons, London
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with accessories

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with ac...

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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Jimmy, King of Wurtimurti

Jimmy, King of Wurtimurti

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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King Jimmy
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Glass lens and brass lens cover for a telescope used by Rear Admiral John Gore

Glass lens and brass lens cover for a telescope used by Rear...

Jack Gallaway collection
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Telescope lenses
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Rear Admiral John Gore
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Brass telescope eyepiece used by Captain John Gore

Brass telescope eyepiece used by Captain John Gore

Jack Gallaway collection
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Telescope accessories
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London, England
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Peter Dollond
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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Oval grey wax bas-relief portrait plaque of Captain James Cook

Oval grey wax bas-relief portrait plaque of Captain James Co...

Wax Matrix Portrait Plaque Captain Cook collection
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Plaques
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England, United Kingdom
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Captain James Cook
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1777
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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

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E Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1800
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Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Nive Downs and Duke of Tambo

Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Nive Downs and Duk...

Paddy King of Nive Downs and Duke of Tambo collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Nive Downs, Augathella, Queensland, Australia
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King Paddy
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Gold and silver plated brass handbuilt model of the Fokker tri-motor monoplane 'Southern Cross', flown by Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith

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Austin Byrne collection no. 1
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Models
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Austin E. Byrne
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1931
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Michael Kinsela, Chief of Cudgelbong

Michael Kinsela, Chief of Cudgelbong

Michael Kinsela, Chief of Cudgelbong Breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutena...

Neil Martin collection
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Swords
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England
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Mr Thomas Quinn
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1820
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Aboriginal breastplate for Tumberilagong, Chief of the Nuneree Tribe

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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British MkIII Pattern 1944 military steel helmet painted with the Trotskyist slogan 'OUT NOW', adopted to protest the Vietnam War

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Paul Bridges collection
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Military helmets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Paul Bridges
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1944
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Sharpe brand Dip Circle, Model D1-M, Serial Number 258

Sharpe brand Dip Circle, Model D1-M, Serial Number 258

Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 1
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Geophysical survey equipment
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Sam, King of Merton, Presented by William Dawes Esq

Sam, King of Merton, Presented by William Dawes Esq

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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King Sam
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Joseph Sewill Marine Chronometer No 9143, with accessories in a wooden case, used in HMAS Tamworth

Joseph Sewill Marine Chronometer No 9143, with accessories i...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Liverpool, Merseyside, England
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Joseph Sewell
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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Military dress jacket

Military dress jacket

Dawn Laing collection no. 1
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Jackets
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Richard Hollis & Sons .66 calibre single shot percussion pistol probably used by bushranger Frank Gardiner

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Thelma Brown collection
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Pistols
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Richard Hollis & Son
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1832
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Brass fastening pin for latch

Brass fastening pin for latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Aboriginal breastplate for King Billy, King of the Barwon Blacks

Aboriginal breastplate for King Billy, King of the Barwon Bl...

E Milne collection
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Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1910
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Leather bound brass telescope, used by John Close

Leather bound brass telescope, used by John Close

John Collinson Close collection
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Telescopes
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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Cobbler, King, Mogil Mogil

Cobbler, King, Mogil Mogil

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Mogil Mogil, New South Wales, Australia
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King Cobbler
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Toy brown velvet kangaroo covered with fundrasising badges from World War One

Toy brown velvet kangaroo covered with fundrasising badges f...

Terence Lane collection
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Toy animals
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1914
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King Nobby of Widgee Widgee

King Nobby of Widgee Widgee

King Nobby of Widgee Widgee collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Widgee, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

E Milne collection
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Nelligen, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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