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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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Achromatic, brass telescope eyepiece used by Captain John Gore

Achromatic, brass telescope eyepiece used by Captain John Go...

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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Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, King of Gongolgon

Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, King of Gongolgon

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gongolgon, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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 coloured hair clip

Gold coloured hair clip

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Hair clips
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Harness hooks

Harness hooks

Geoff Gray collection
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Horse tack
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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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British MkIII Pattern 1944 military steel helmet painted with the Trotskyist slogan 'OUT NOW', adopted to protest the Vietnam War

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Paul Bridges collection
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Military helmets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Paul Bridges
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1944
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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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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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Brass button with military insignia

Brass button with military insignia

Parsons collection
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Military buttons
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DTMCIW magnetometer S/N 18

DTMCIW magnetometer S/N 18

Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 1
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Geophysical survey equipment
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Australian Army brass collar badge

Australian Army brass collar 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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British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Hippie, King of Minnon

Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Hippie, King of Minnon

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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George Twemlow
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1877
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Military dress jacket

Military dress jacket

Dawn Laing collection no. 1
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Jackets
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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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Clothes brush

Clothes brush

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Clothes brushes
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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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Spirit Level

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Guiseppe Picone collection
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Spirit levels
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Mr Guiseppe '. Picone
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Cylindrical woven cane case with a flip lid, for housing a teapot

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Carrying cases
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Brass cap

Brass cap

Geoff Gray collection
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Fire fighting equipment
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Toby, King of Vanrook

Toby, King of Vanrook

Toby of Vanrook Breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Vanrook, Queensland, Australia
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King Toby
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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 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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Brass drafting instrument

Brass drafting instrument

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Drafting instruments
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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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 button with military insignia

Brass button with military insignia

Parsons collection
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Military buttons
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Big River

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Big River

Illawarra Historical Society collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Big River, Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
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Jemmy
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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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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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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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Joseph Sewell Marine Chronometer No 9143 in a wooden case, used in HMAS Tamworth

Joseph Sewell Marine Chronometer No 9143 in a wooden case, u...

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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Weight

Weight

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Toy brown velvet kangaroo covered with fundrasising badges from World War One

Toy brown velvet kangaroo covered with fundrasising badges f...

Terence Lane collection
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Toy animals
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1914
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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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Small round French medallion

Small round 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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Propeller-shaped brass clip

Propeller-shaped brass clip

Parsons collection
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Dress 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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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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Wedgwood medallion made from dark grey clay from Sydney Cove, 1789

Wedgwood medallion made from dark grey clay from Sydney Cove...

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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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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Spirit level

Spirit level

George O Crawford collection
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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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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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The Misses Deane

The Misses Deane

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Nameplates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ann Deane
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1838
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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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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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Half plate field camera

Half plate field camera

Robert and Irene Goard collection
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Half plate cameras
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Ernest Macartney de Burgh
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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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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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