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Toy steam iron with metal base and plastic handle

Toy steam iron with metal base and plastic handle

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Toy irons
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Hong Kong
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Mrs Helen Jensma
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1950
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Partially frozen river, with water flowing in the centre, and the Kalgan bridge in the distance 14.3.1914

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Pastel drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Bennett Tjkalayinya
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1954
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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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Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Bridge with seven arches, in front of a mountain

Bridge with seven arches, in front of a mountain

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Medical notes for use by outposts attached to Flying Doctor Base Wireless Stations

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Norman Parker collection
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Medical books
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Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia
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Royal Flying Doctor Service
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1950
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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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Pen nib

Pen nib

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Nibs
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Hotel Rex Potts Point Sydney NSW

Hotel Rex Potts Point Sydney NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd
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1950
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London Bridge, London

London Bridge, London

David Westcott collection no. 7
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Photographic postcards
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London, England
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1914
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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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Counter sink

Counter sink

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Embroidered silk postcard from World War One

Embroidered silk postcard from World War One

David Westcott collection no. 6
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Postcards
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1914
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Set of glasses for the Commonwealth Parliament

Set of glasses for the Commonwealth Parliament

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Drinking glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Princes Bridge & City Terminus of M. & H.B. Railway, Melbourne, in the 'Fifties'.

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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M & HB Railway Company
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1850
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G.L.A - with his Amah holding Daddy's watch to his ear. Hankow Feby 1926

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Flashlight - B.A.T. Mess Kalgan May 1914

Flashlight - B.A.T. Mess Kalgan May 1914

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Postcard with an image of a First World War soldier

Postcard with an image of a First World War soldier

David Westcott collection no. 7
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Photographic postcards
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1914
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.10.Kurrajong

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.10.Kurrajong

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Child's walking trainer

Child's walking trainer

Ruth Lynch collection
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Walking aids
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United States of America
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1932
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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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Ammunition box used by Polish migrant Mr Lukas in Italy, England, Argentina and Australia, 1943-1988

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Stanislaw Lukas collection
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Storage boxes
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Italy
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Mr Stanislaw '. Lukas
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1943
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On the road between Linchowfu and Hweilu - Crossing a River., Apl 1917

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Red, white and black woven string bag

Red, white and black woven string bag

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Bags
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Victor Carell
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1955
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Struggling through the mud in streets of Kalgan Augt 1914

Struggling through the mud in streets of Kalgan Augt 1914

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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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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Composing stick

Composing stick

Les Robertson collection
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Printing accessories
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Vacola jar

Vacola jar

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Townsville. Castle Hill, 25 August 1914

Townsville. Castle Hill, 25 August 1914

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1914
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Circular letter from E. Mutton, North Shore Peace Assembly, 1 November 1955

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Maurice Edwards collection
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Letters
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1955
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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Child's drawing by Maluya, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Maluya, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Maiuya
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1954
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Child's drawing by Purkinya, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Purkinya, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Purkinya
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1954
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These toys are for you to buy for your children and grandchildren

These toys are for you to buy for your children and grandchi...

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Notes
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Government House

Government House

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Government House, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Government
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1849
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Photograph of a street scene with one main road in the centre with many people walking on it or pulling carts

Photograph of a street scene with one main road in the centr...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Mayawara Minutjukur
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1954
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Black felt hat with leatherette trim worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Black felt hat with leatherette trim worn by Dame Pattie Men...

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Hats
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Dame Pattie Menzies
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1955
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Conical copper vase

Conical copper vase

Smith Family collection
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Vases
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Australia
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1930
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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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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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The Graeme Supreme 300A overhead multiplier fishing reel and a screwdriver in a red box

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Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing equipment
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Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Bennett Engineering Company
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1945
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1997 Royal Australian Mint Proof Coin Set

1997 Royal Australian Mint Proof Coin Set

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
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Coin proof sets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Royal Australian Mint
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1997
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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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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Metal punch featuring the number

Metal punch featuring the number "1"

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Punches
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Jimmy (King), Brisbane Water

Jimmy (King), Brisbane Water

L Richard Smith breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Brisbane Water, New South Wales, Australia
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Lemon coloured semi-circular tatted tea cosy

Lemon coloured semi-circular tatted tea cosy

Lois Grosse collection
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Tea-cosies
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Hampden, South Australia, Australia
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Vera E. Ottens
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1935
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IYY [International Year of Youth]

IYY [International Year of Youth]

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Homemade Black silk bag

Homemade Black silk bag

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Evening bags
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1910
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Photograph of a bridge, over water

Photograph of a bridge, over water

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup and saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Lime gourd

Lime gourd

Papuan Official collection
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Gourds
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Child's drawing by Kitik, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Kitik, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kitik
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1954
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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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The Animals that Noah Forgot...

The Animals that Noah Forgot...

Healesville Travel Poster collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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W M Houston, Government Printer, Melbourne
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1953
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View of a temple or pagoda style building

View of a temple or pagoda style building

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Souvenir plate - 150th Anniversary of New South Wales

Souvenir plate - 150th Anniversary of New South Wales

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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Wood & Sons Ltd
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1937
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