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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 with military insignia

Brass button with military insignia

Parsons collection
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Military buttons
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ammunition belt from Light Horse uniform

Ammunition belt 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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Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Printing equipment
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London, England
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Siemens
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1850
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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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Brass button with military insignia

Brass button with military insignia

Parsons collection
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Military buttons
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Brass button with military insignia

Brass button with military insignia

Parsons collection
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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Wood and brass telescope tube in a leather case used by Captain John Gore

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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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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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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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Liverpool, Merseyside, England
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W Jewitt & Co
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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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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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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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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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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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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airm...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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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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Hand saw

Hand saw

George O Crawford collection
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Saws
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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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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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Leather flying cap

Leather flying cap

Parsons collection
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Aviation helmets
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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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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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Clothes brush

Clothes brush

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Clothes brushes
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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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Lens adaptor

Lens adaptor

Robert and Irene Goard collection
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Camera accessories
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Weight

Weight

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Weights
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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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Gold and silver plated brass handbuilt model of the Fokker tri-motor monoplane 'Southern Cross', flown by Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith

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Austin Byrne collection no. 1
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Models
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Austin E. Byrne
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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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Brass button with military insignia

Brass button with military insignia

Parsons collection
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Military buttons
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Hand saw

Hand saw

George O Crawford collection
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Saws
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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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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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Leather box for ties

Leather box for ties

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Boxes
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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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Jewellery consisting of a velvet ribbon with gold plated decorations and a red round glass and a pink rectangular stone forming part of the Gentleman in Redingote 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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Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, Constable Wellington

Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, Constable Wellington

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Wellington, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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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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Harness hooks

Harness hooks

Geoff Gray collection
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Horse tack
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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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Gold coloured hair clip

Gold coloured hair clip

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Hair clips
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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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 Neddy, King of Neis Valley

Aboriginal breastplate for Neddy, King of Neis Valley

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1918
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Aboriginal breastplate for Charley York, Chief of Bullangamang

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Bullangamang, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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