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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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1761
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George III beef wood (casuarina) and tulipwood banded Pembroke White-Hamond table from the First Fleet

George III beef wood (casuarina) and tulipwood banded Pembro...

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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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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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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Breastplate presented to the Yandruwandha people of Cooper Creek

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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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Petrological microscope with storage box

Petrological microscope with storage box

Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 5
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Microscopes
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London, England
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C Baker Ltd
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Belt with four pouches from Light Horse uniform

Belt with four pouches from Light Horse uniform

James Taylor Light Horse collection
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Military equipment
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Sergeant James S. Taylor
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1913
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Emanuel Family photograph album of Go Go Station, about 1963-1967

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Emanuel Family collection
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Photograph albums
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Fitzroy River, Western Australia, Australia
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1963
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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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The Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Prayer books
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Edmund Milne collection
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Maharatta, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Clock mounted in boss of a propeller with commemorative plaque on hub

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Ellen Rogers collection
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Wall clocks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Charles T. Ulm
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1934
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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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Leather flying cap

Leather flying cap

Parsons collection
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Aviation helmets
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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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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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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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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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Carving Steel

Carving Steel

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Sharpening steels
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1910
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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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1915
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Aboriginal breastplate for King Wanney, 1861

Aboriginal breastplate for King Wanney, 1861

King Wanney Breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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1861
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Emanuel Family photograph album of Go Go Station, about 1959-1963

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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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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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Wooden case with drill bits

Wooden case with drill bits

George O Crawford collection
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Drill bits
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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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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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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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Brooch featuring a kangaroo mounted on two miniature replica brass bullets

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Terence Lane collection
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Brooches
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1915
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Aboriginal breastplate for Bulgra, King of Arremutta 1920

Aboriginal breastplate for Bulgra, King of Arremutta 1920

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Arrawatta, New South Wales, Australia
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Bulgra
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1920
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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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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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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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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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Wedgwood medallion made from dark grey clay from Sydney Cove, 1789

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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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Forget me not, a contemporary artwork in the form of a breastplate, made by Pierre Cavalan

Forget me not, a contemporary artwork in the form of a breas...

Pierre Cavalan collection
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Artworks
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Pierre Cavalan
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1998
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Brandy Uanda

Brandy Uanda

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Uanda Station, Queensland, Australia
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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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Billy, King of Bonnie Doon, Lorne

Billy, King of Bonnie Doon, Lorne

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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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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Aboriginal breastplates
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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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Brass belt buckle, c.1845-1870, with cricket motif

Brass belt buckle, c.1845-1870, with cricket motif

Dunbar Shipwreck collection
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Belt buckles
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Outer South Head, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1857
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Broadwater, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Harness hooks

Harness hooks

Geoff Gray collection
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Horse tack
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Willey, King of Thylungra

Aboriginal breastplate for Willey, King of Thylungra

Terry Chesher, Peter Henchman and Jenny Barnes collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Thylungra Station, Thylungra Parish, Queensland, Australia
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King Willy o. Thylungra
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Aboriginal breastplate for Budd Billy II, King of Jarvis Bay

Aboriginal breastplate for Budd Billy II, King of Jarvis Bay

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Jervis Bay, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Budd Billy II
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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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Lieutenant-Colonel Watchorn's field glasses

Lieutenant-Colonel Watchorn's field glasses

Lieutenant-Colonel Watchorn collection
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Binoculars
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Edwin T. Watchorn
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1901
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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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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Peter, King of Tchanning

Aboriginal breastplate for Peter, King of Tchanning

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Tchanning, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Breastplate presented to Coomee Nullanga of Ulladulla NSW by Edmund Milne in 1909

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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New South Wales, Australia
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Coomee
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1909
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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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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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Wooden plane

Wooden plane

George O Crawford collection
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Planes
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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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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Boobarrego

Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Boobarrego

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1918
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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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King Nobby
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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 munitions shell with incised decorative design [trench art]

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Terence Lane collection
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Ornaments
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1918
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