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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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Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Maharatta, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Count Dorsay circular disc breastplate

Count Dorsay circular disc breastplate

Count Dorsay Breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Lens adaptor

Lens adaptor

Robert and Irene Goard collection
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Camera accessories
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Small magnifying glass, given to astronomer William Bayly by Captain James Cook on his third voyage

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Captain Cook Magnifier collection
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Magnifying glasses
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Australia
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William Bayly
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1776
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Brass munitions shell with incised decorative daffodil [trenchart]

Brass munitions shell with incised decorative daffodil [tren...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Ornaments
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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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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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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 Dick, King of Evesham, Darr River

Aboriginal breastplate for Dick, King of Evesham, Darr River

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Evesham Station, Darr River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Shot belt

Shot belt

Neville Locker collection
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Ammunition belts
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Black battered Russian-made binoculars used on Fishing Vessel Hong Hai

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Tran Thi Nga collection
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Binoculars
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USSR
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1970
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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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Wood and brass telescope tube in a leather case used by Captain John Gore

Wood and brass telescope tube in a leather case used by Capt...

Jack Gallaway collection
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Telescopes
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London, England
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Peter Dollond
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1761
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Merigal, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensa...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1820
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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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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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Peter, Chief of Warangesda Mission

Peter, Chief of Warangesda Mission

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Warangesda Mission Station, Darlington Point, New South Wales, Aust...
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Peter
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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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Nugget, Billee-ling-oo, Queen of Boulia, 1930

Nugget, Billee-ling-oo, Queen 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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W Jewitt & Co Marine Chronometer No 462 in a wooden case, used in HMAS Warrego

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Liverpool, Merseyside, England
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W Jewitt & Co
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Writing case used by Joseph Tice Gellibrand

Writing case used by Joseph Tice Gellibrand

Joseph Tice Gellibrand collection
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Writing cases
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Dobbie Son & Hutton Marine Chronometer No 5475, with accessories in a wooden case, used in HMAS Australia

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dobbie Son & Hutton
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1942
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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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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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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1850
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Brass button - Australian Military Forces

Brass button - Australian Military Forces

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Military buttons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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K C Luke Pty Ltd
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1914
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Celestial and terrestrial pocket globe, entitled: 'A correct globe with the new discoveries',

Celestial and terrestrial pocket globe, entitled: 'A correct...

Celestial and Terrestrial pocket globe collection
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Globes
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1773
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Brass 360 degree protractor

Brass 360 degree protractor

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Drafting instruments
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Negretti & Zambra, London
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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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Brass bell

Brass bell

Geoff Gray collection
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Bells
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Carpenter's boxwood and brass folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood and brass folding rule

George and Mary Weir collection
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Folding rules
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England
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John Rabone & Son
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1949
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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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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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Marking gauge

Marking gauge

John Docker collection
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Marking gauges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Brass fastening latch

Brass fastening 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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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 27564, in wooden case with accessories

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 27564, in wooden case with acce...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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Retractable leather tape measure used by James Pitkeathly

Retractable leather tape measure used by James Pitkeathly

James Pitkeathly collection no. 1
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Tape measures
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England, United Kingdom
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Tray of carved wooden frame with glass centre

Tray of carved wooden frame with glass centre

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Trays
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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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Nozzles
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Aboriginal breastplate for King Too Too, Crack Horsebreaker & Glastonbury Coach Groom

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Genevieve Head collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gympie, Queensland, Australia
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Wm M Lynn, General Engraver
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1888
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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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Australian Military Forces khaki woollen peaked hat

Australian Military Forces khaki woollen peaked hat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Uniform hats
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Kitchener & Co Pty Ltd
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French medallion

French medallion

Olive King collection
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Medallions
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France
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Olive K. King
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1918
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Box for key

Box for key

Joan Stanbury collection
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Presentation boxes
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Sambo [crossed out], King of Mount Morris, W.M. Hill

Sambo [crossed out], King of Mount Morris, W.M. Hill

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Charleville, Queensland, Australia
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W M Hill
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Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
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Political badges
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Australia
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1906
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Tape measure

Tape measure

George O Crawford collection
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Tape measures
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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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French, shield-shaped medallion

French, shield-shaped medallion

Olive King collection
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Medallions
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France
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Olive K. King
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1916
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Lindqvist Two Day Marine Chronometer No 114, with accessories in a wooden case

Lindqvist Two Day Marine Chronometer No 114, with accessorie...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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William Lindqvist
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A Johannsen & Co Two Day Marine Chronometer No 8094, with accessories in a wooden case, used in HMAS Hobart

A Johannsen & Co Two Day Marine Chronometer No 8094, with ac...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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A Johannsen & Co
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Callier Marine Chronometer No 803 in a wooden case

Callier Marine Chronometer No 803 in a wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Paris, France
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Bernard Callier
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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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Pen nib

Pen nib

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Nibs
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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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Captain John Gore
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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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Gold coloured cylindrical metal [postage?] scale or balance set on a single pillar

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Balances
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Key to the city of Bellflower presented to Joan Stanbury

Key to the city of Bellflower presented to Joan Stanbury

Joan Stanbury collection
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Commemorative objects
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