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Retractable metal tape measure used by James Pitkeathly

Retractable metal tape measure used by James Pitkeathly

James Pitkeathly collection no. 1
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Tape measures
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Sheffield, England
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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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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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Railway pendulum wall clock from the office of Australian National's Chief Finance Officer A Powell

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wall clocks
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South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Railways
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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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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1895
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Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Spittoons
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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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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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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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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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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Wombail Oouthenang, Chief of Shannon Vielle

Wombail Oouthenang, Chief of Shannon Vielle

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Shannon Vielle Station, New South Wales, Australia
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Wombail Oouthenang
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Australian Army brass hat badge

Australian Army brass hat badge

Alison Hope Oliver collection
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Military badges
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Egypt
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Alison H. Oliver
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1915
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Gentleman's brown leather-covered wooden dressing case, containing shaving and dressing implements

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dressing cases
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Dressing implements

Dressing implements

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

Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill

Edmund 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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'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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Aboriginal breastplate for Dennis, Chief of Morbringer

Aboriginal breastplate for Dennis, Chief of Morbringer

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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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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Winding key for chronometer, used in HMAS Tamworth

Winding key for chronometer, used in HMAS Tamworth

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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Liverpool, Merseyside, England
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Joseph Sewell
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Box for key

Box for key

Joan Stanbury collection
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Presentation boxes
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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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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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Tommy, King of Connai

Tommy, King of Connai

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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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 13290 in a wooden case, with accessories

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Department of Defence collection
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Leather box for ties

Leather box for ties

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Boxes
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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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Royal Australian Navy
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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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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Joey, Chief of Petraman

Aboriginal breastplate for Joey, Chief of Petraman

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Petraman
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Not provided
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1931
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Nelligen, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Halcyon 'Surfmaster Avoca' multiplier fishing reel

Halcyon 'Surfmaster Avoca' multiplier fishing reel

Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Halcyon Products
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1940
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Jewellery consisting of a black velvet ribbon with gold-plated decorations and green and red glass stones forming part of the Gentleman in Riding Clothes set by Ermenegildo Zegna

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Jewellery
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1988
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Brass drafting instrument and accompanying wooden case

Brass drafting instrument and accompanying wooden case

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Drafting instruments
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Square with a brass reinforced timber stock and a steel blade

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John Docker collection
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Try squares
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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 button with military insignia

Brass button with military insignia

Parsons collection
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Military buttons
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Silver thimble case

Silver thimble case

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Cases
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Teapot and carrying case

Teapot and carrying case

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Teapots
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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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IMSI brand galvanometer and leather carrying case

IMSI brand galvanometer and leather carrying case

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Galvanometers
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1930
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Circumferentor surveying instrument

Circumferentor surveying instrument

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Surveying equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Try square

Try square

George O Crawford collection
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Try squares
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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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Emanuel Family photograph album of Go Go Station, about 1959-1963

Emanuel Family photograph album of Go Go Station, about 1959...

Emanuel Family collection
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Photograph albums
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Fitzroy River, Western Australia, Australia
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1959
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Sliding bevel

Sliding bevel

John Docker collection
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Bevels
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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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Metal lectern

Metal lectern

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Lecterns
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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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Brass bell

Brass bell

Geoff Gray collection
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Bells
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Pyott Marine Chronometer, in a wooden case

Pyott Marine Chronometer, in a wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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James Pyott
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Convex crescentic gorget (breastplate) with 'GR' royal cypher, as worn by British Army officers

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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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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

Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at w...

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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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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King Mallee of the Nyungar Danoo Outstation 1881

King Mallee of the Nyungar Danoo Outstation 1881

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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1881
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Aboriginal breastplate for Thomas Tinboy, King of Nelligan

Aboriginal breastplate for Thomas Tinboy, King of Nelligan

Edmund Milne collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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H C. Jervis
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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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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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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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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Hargraves' leather belt

Hargraves' leather belt

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Belts
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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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