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A Famous Life Belt for Cricketers

A Famous Life Belt for Cricketers

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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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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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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Brass bell

Brass bell

Geoff Gray collection
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Bells
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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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Awards
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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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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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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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Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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Lannon Harley
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1832
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Genatex Ladies Sanitary Towel dispenser vending machine

Genatex Ladies Sanitary Towel dispenser vending machine

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade collection no. 1
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Vending machines
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Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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1966
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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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Propeller-shaped brass clip

Propeller-shaped brass clip

Parsons collection
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Dress clips
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Pocket compass in case, used by John Close

Pocket compass in case, used by John Close

John Collinson Close collection
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Pocket compasses
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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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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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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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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Teapot and carrying case

Teapot and carrying case

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Teapots
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J Parkes & Sons Marine Chronometer No 11056, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Liverpool, Merseyside, England
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J Parkes & Sons
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French brown spectacle case in silk and metal thread brocade, lined with brown moire silk

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Spectacles cases
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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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Pen nib

Pen nib

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Nibs
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Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Nive Downs and Duke of Tambo

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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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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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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

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Edmund 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 Geroone, Chief of Unanderra

Aboriginal breastplate for Geroone, Chief of Unanderra

Harry Ziegler collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Unanderra, New South Wales, Australia
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Harry Ziegler
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1962
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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 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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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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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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Propeller-shaped brass clip

Propeller-shaped brass clip

Parsons collection
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Dress clips
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Key to the City of Tulsa awarded to Edgar W. Percival, October 19, 1959, Presented by Mayor James L. Maxwell 1958-1960

Key to the City of Tulsa awarded to Edgar W. Percival, Octob...

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1959
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Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, 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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Morris Tobias
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1830
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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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Ruined dashboard clock from Australian National Airways Avro X aircraft 'Southern Cloud', which crashed in 1931

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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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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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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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Propeller hub of Lynx engine Avro-X of Australian National Airways Ltd - In appreciation to Bill, one of Charles best pals from Jo Ulm, 1 April 1935

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Ellen Rogers collection
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Aircraft components
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mary J. Ulm
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1930
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Nutcracker in the form of a cast brass kangaroo figure

Nutcracker in the form of a cast brass kangaroo figure

Terence Lane collection
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Nutcrackers
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1940
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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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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, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Dr Ian Hogbin
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1932
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Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories in a wooden case

Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories i...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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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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Brass button with military insignia

Brass button with military insignia

Parsons collection
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Military buttons
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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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Silver thimble case

Silver thimble case

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Cases
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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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Harness hooks

Harness hooks

Geoff Gray collection
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Horse tack
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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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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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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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Boxed pocket microscope (Ross)

Boxed pocket microscope (Ross)

Phillip Parker King and Allan Cunningham collection
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Microscopes
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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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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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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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Brass belt buckle

Brass belt buckle

Parsons collection
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Belt buckles
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Commemorative plaque for the introduction of RoadRailer carriages on the Adelaide to Alice Spring line in 1990

Commemorative plaque for the introduction of RoadRailer carr...

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Plaques
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South Australia, Australia
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Australian National [Railways]
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1990
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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 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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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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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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Tommy, King of Connai

Tommy, King of Connai

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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