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Brass button with military insignia

Brass button with military insignia

Parsons collection
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Military buttons
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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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Propellor-shaped brass clip

Propellor-shaped brass clip

Parsons collection
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Dress clips
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Brass plumb-bob

Brass plumb-bob

George Henry Taylor collection
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Plumb-bobs
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Bevel

Bevel

George Henry Taylor collection
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1900
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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Joseph Sewill Marine Chronometer No 9143, with accessories in a wooden case, used in HMAS Tamworth

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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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Hand saw with a wooden handle and a metal blade

Hand saw with a wooden handle and a metal blade

George O Crawford collection
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Saws
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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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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Tumberilagong, Chief of the Nuneree Tribe

Aboriginal breastplate for Tumberilagong, Chief of the Nuner...

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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1913 Delaunay-Belleville Tourer

1913 Delaunay-Belleville Tourer

Green's Motorcade Museum collection
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Motor cars
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Delaunay-Belleville
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1913
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Propellor-shaped brass clip

Propellor-shaped brass clip

Parsons collection
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Dress clips
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Hargraves' leather belt

Hargraves' leather belt

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Belts
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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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London, England
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W Watson and Sons Ltd
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Brass cap

Brass cap

Geoff Gray collection
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Fire fighting equipment
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Brass nozzle for a fire fighter's hose

Brass nozzle for a fire fighter's hose

Geoff Gray collection
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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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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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Chronometers
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London, England
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John Poole
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1855
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Jimmy (King), Brisbane Water

Jimmy (King), Brisbane Water

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Brisbane Water, New South Wales, Australia
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'Order of the Blowtorch', awarded to Senator Bronwyn Bishop in 1992

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Bronwyn Bishop collection
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Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Senator Bronwyn Bishop
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1992
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Brass button with military insignia

Brass button with military insignia

Parsons collection
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Military buttons
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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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King Pepper of the Biria Burdekin River 1897

King Pepper of the Biria Burdekin River 1897

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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1897
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for King Billy, King of the Barwon Blacks

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1910
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French brown spectacle case in silk and metal thread brocade, lined with brown moire silk

French brown spectacle case in silk and metal thread brocade...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Spectacles cases
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Aboriginal breastplate for Timothy, Chief of Merricumbene

Aboriginal breastplate for Timothy, Chief of Merricumbene

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Merricumbene, New South Wales, Australia
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Timothy
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1835
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

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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Ammunition belt from Light Horse uniform

Ammunition belt from Light Horse uniform

James Taylor Light Horse collection
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Military uniforms
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Sergeant James S. Taylor
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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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Chronometers
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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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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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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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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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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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Set of three official standard gun-metal grain measures

Set of three official standard gun-metal grain measures

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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Haversack from Light Horse uniform

Haversack from Light Horse uniform

James Taylor Light Horse collection
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Military uniforms
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Sergeant James S. Taylor
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Ruined dashboard clock from Australian National Airways Avro X aircraft 'Southern Cloud', which crashed in 1931

Ruined dashboard clock from Australian National Airways Avro...

John Boddington collection
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Dashboard clocks
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Sydney Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian National Airways Limited
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1929
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Brass button with military insignia

Brass button with military insignia

Parsons collection
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Military buttons
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Pen nib

Pen nib

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Nibs
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African styled swagger stick belonging to Lieutenant-Colonel Watchorn

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Lieutenant-Colonel Watchorn collection
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Swagger sticks
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Lieutenant Colonel Edwin T. Watchorn
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1901
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Brass button with military insignia

Brass button with military insignia

Parsons collection
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Military buttons
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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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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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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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Wooden dentist instrument cabinet owned by Len Uren

Wooden dentist instrument cabinet owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Cabinets
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London, England
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Cash & Sons
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1920
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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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Bob Wheelpoolee, King of Boulia, 1930

Bob Wheelpoolee, King of Boulia, 1930

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Boulia, Queensland, Australia
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1930
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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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Convex crescentic gorget (breastplate) with 'GR' royal cypher, as worn by British Army officers

Convex crescentic gorget (breastplate) with 'GR' royal cyphe...

Les Stillman Militaria collection
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Military badges
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England, United Kingdom
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British Army
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1812
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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Carriage driving whip and holder

Carriage driving whip and holder

Mary Willsallen collection
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Whips
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Jugiong, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Anthony M. Willsallen
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Gold coloured hair clip

Gold coloured hair clip

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Hair clips
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Aboriginal breastplate for Ada Derika, Queen of Durham

Aboriginal breastplate for Ada Derika, Queen of Durham

HS McCullagh collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Durham, Queensland, Australia
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Ada Derika
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Nameplate for Ludwig Leichhardt 1848

Nameplate for Ludwig Leichhardt 1848

Bristow Smith collection
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Nameplates
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Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia
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Ludwig Leichhardt
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1848
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Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, King of Gongolgon

Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, King of Gongolgon

Edmund Milne collection
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Gongolgon, 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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Bunch of keys marked HM Prison Campbell St Hobart 1834-1966

Bunch of keys marked HM Prison Campbell St Hobart 1834-1966

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Gentleman's brown leather-covered wooden dressing case

Gentleman's brown leather-covered wooden dressing case

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dressing cases
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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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