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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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On the bank of the Fu River, near it's junction with the West river at Wuchow. Mch 1917

On the bank of the Fu River, near it's junction with the Wes...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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View of Anthony Hordern Emporium, April 1921

View of Anthony Hordern Emporium, April 1921

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Kodak Ltd
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1921
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Boar tusk neck ornament

Boar tusk neck ornament

Papuan Official collection
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Neckpieces
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1921
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October 1919. A terraced rice field near Wuting

October 1919. A terraced rice field near Wuting

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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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Tea tables in the open air. always largely patronized largely by coolies etc. Kalgan 14.3.1914

Tea tables in the open air. always largely patronized largel...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Randwick Freemasons 1921-1971

Randwick Freemasons 1921-1971

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Commemorative badges
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Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1921
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Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Standard Peck 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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Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the establishment of Lucini & Co in Melbourne, Victoria, 1853

Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the est...

Joseph Andreallo collection no. 1
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Footstools
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Italy
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Unknown
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1858
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Photograph of Chinese soldiers marching in the streets of Kalgan

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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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View of Sydney from the top of the Peoples Palace

View of Sydney from the top of the Peoples Palace

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Kodak Ltd
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1921
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Rectangular brown leather suitcase

Rectangular brown leather suitcase

Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Souvenir of Grand Opening New Drummoyne Theatre

Souvenir of Grand Opening New Drummoyne Theatre

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1921
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Residences on the peak, Hong Kong 17-6-1921

Residences on the peak, Hong Kong 17-6-1921

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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View of the Harbour from one of the roads on the Peak. Hong Kong 17.6.1921

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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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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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1850
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Boomerang carved with central floral motif and horizontal bands on arms, from Queensland

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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1920
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Five rows of people in an outdoor setting with a bamboo tree in the background

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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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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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Department of Education certificate issued to Lesley Robertson to certify that he passed composing theory examinations from 1921-1923

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Les Robertson collection
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Certificates
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Victorian Department of Education
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1923
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Club, attribted to the Sydney area, about 1900-1920

Club, attribted to the Sydney area, about 1900-1920

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1900
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Horse team equaliser

Horse team equaliser

Doreen Liddle collection
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Horse tack
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Narridy, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Jack P. Liddle
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1900
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Set of brass scales on timber base with four disk feet

Set of brass scales on timber base with four disk feet

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Balances
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Photograph of a carved cylindrical monument with two wing like sturctures on each side at the top

Photograph of a carved cylindrical monument with two wing li...

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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Film negative - Nell Basedow walking toward house, Yalata station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Film negative - Nell Basedow walking toward house, Yalata st...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara men wearing wooden hair ornaments known as 'elenba', central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920-1924

Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara men wearing wooden hair ornam...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Pialawa, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Bevel

Bevel

George Henry Taylor collection
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Bevels
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1900
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Shifting spanner

Shifting spanner

Phillip Porta collection
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Wrenches
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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Crucifix on stand from Mount Saint Canice, Hobart

Crucifix on stand from Mount Saint Canice, Hobart

Janice Konstantinidis collection
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Crucifixes
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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T. Gaunt & Co.
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Bunch of prison keys and tags

Bunch of prison keys and tags

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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Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Hair rollers
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Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1900
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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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Wooden boomerang bound with split cane and covered with adhesive and pigment in four places

Wooden boomerang bound with split cane and covered with adhe...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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Massachusetts, United States of America
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T H Witherby Tool Company
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1920
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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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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Rectangular fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, yellow and black stripe pattern

Rectangular fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a r...

Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Barren Jack before work started

Barren Jack before work started

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Burrinjuck Dam, Burrinjuck, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1896
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Camisole

Camisole

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Camisoles
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1900
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A bridge, with three arches, over a river and three people standing at the edge of the river  with poles and baskets.

A bridge, with three arches, over a river and three people s...

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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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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Weight

Weight

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Weights
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The highest peak on the range of hills west of and immediately behind Talifu Younnan Province, Dec 1918

The highest peak on the range of hills west of and immediate...

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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Universal Brand electric toaster with three mica elements

Universal Brand electric toaster with three mica elements

Bothwell Museum collection
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Toasters
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New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States of America
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Landers Frary & Clark
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1915
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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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 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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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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Calendar, 1899

Calendar, 1899

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Calendars
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1899
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Black and white photograph of the ship HMAS Balmoral Castle, signed by the Australian Cricket Team 1921

Black and white photograph of the ship HMAS Balmoral Castle,...

Nanette Ward collection
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Photographs
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1921
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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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Western electrical voltmeter, model 45 no. 24360

Western electrical voltmeter, model 45 no. 24360

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Voltmeters
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Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
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Weston
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1921
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The Federated Railway Loco Engineman's Association of Australia

The Federated Railway Loco Engineman's Association of Austra...

Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Certificates of appreciation
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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S D Townsend & Co
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1915
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1912 to 1934

Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1912 to 1934

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Minute books
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1912
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Retractable leather tape measure used by James Pitkeathly

Retractable leather tape measure used by James Pitkeathly

James Pitkeathly collection no. 1
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Tape measures
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England, United Kingdom
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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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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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Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Pris...

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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Drafting scale

Drafting scale

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Drafting instruments
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London, England
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Thomas Jones, Charing Cross
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Photograph of a pagoda style building and people standing on the stone wall

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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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