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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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Small magnifying glass, given to astronomer William Bayly by Captain James Cook on his third voyage

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Captain Cook Magnifier collection
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Magnifying glasses
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Australia
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William Bayly
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1776
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for King Wanney, 1861

Aboriginal breastplate for King Wanney, 1861

King Wanney Breastplate collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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1861
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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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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 King Billy, King of the Barwon Blacks

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1910
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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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Back-staff owned by Nevil Maskelyne

Back-staff owned by Nevil Maskelyne

Nevil Maskelyne collection no. 1
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Navigational equipment
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Nevil Maskelyne
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Achromatic, brass telescope eyepiece used by Captain John Gore

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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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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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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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Brass button with military insignia

Brass button with military insignia

Parsons collection
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Military buttons
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Brass belt buckle

Brass belt buckle

Parsons collection
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Belt buckles
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Retractable metal tape measure used by James Pitkeathly

Retractable metal tape measure used by James Pitkeathly

James Pitkeathly collection no. 1
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Tape measures
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Sheffield, England
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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1800
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Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Maharatta, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Patrol Box No.1 used by anthropologist Ian Hogbin in the Solomon Islands and New Guinea, 1933-1935

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Macleay Museum collection
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Boxes
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Guadalcanal, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Dr Ian Hogbin
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1932
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IMSI brand galvanometer and leather carrying case

IMSI brand galvanometer and leather carrying case

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Galvanometers
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1930
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Browne Marine Chronometer No 16728 in a wood and glass case

Browne Marine Chronometer No 16728 in a wood and glass case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Henry Browne & Son Ltd
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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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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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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 Joey, Chief of Petraman

Aboriginal breastplate for Joey, Chief of Petraman

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Petraman
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Not provided
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1931
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jack the Traveller, King of Bendora Bellevue Jembicumbane

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Edmund Milne collection
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Braidwood, 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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Brass button with military insignia

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Parsons collection
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Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles collection
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Motor cars
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Bean Car Company
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1925
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Carpenter's folding rule

Carpenter's folding rule

Guiseppe Picone collection
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Folding rules
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Mr Guiseppe '. Picone
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Richard Hollis & Sons .66 calibre single shot percussion pistol probably used by bushranger Frank Gardiner

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Thelma Brown collection
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Pistols
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Richard Hollis & Son
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1832
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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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Gold coloured cylindrical metal [postage?] scale or balance set on a single pillar

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Balances
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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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Mercer Marine Survey Chronometer No 14898 mounted in cylindrical metal case with lid

Mercer Marine Survey Chronometer No 14898 mounted in cylindr...

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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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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Camera lens

Camera lens

Robert and Irene Goard collection
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Camera lenses
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Taylor Hobson Cooke
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chronometers
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Liverpool, Merseyside, England
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W Jewitt & Co
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Spool and paper tape associated with the SNOCOM computer

Spool and paper tape associated with the SNOCOM computer

Kevin Rosolen collection
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Computer components
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University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Kevin Rosolen
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1958
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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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Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories in a wooden case

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

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Dovetail saw

Dovetail saw

George Henry Taylor collection
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Woodworking saws
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Philadelphia, United States of America
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Henry Disston & Sons
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Lindqvist Two Day Marine Chronometer No 114, with accessories in a wooden case

Lindqvist Two Day Marine Chronometer No 114, with accessorie...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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William Lindqvist
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Brass button with military insignia

Brass button with military insignia

Parsons collection
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Military buttons
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Pen nib

Pen nib

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Nibs
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Metal lectern

Metal lectern

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Lecterns
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Black velvet detachable collar

Black velvet detachable collar

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Detachable collars
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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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Propellor-shaped brass clip

Propellor-shaped brass clip

Parsons collection
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Dress clips
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Clothes brush

Clothes brush

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Clothes brushes
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Lamp used by Muriel McPhee for sewing

Lamp used by Muriel McPhee for sewing

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Oil lamps
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Lens adaptor

Lens adaptor

Robert and Irene Goard collection
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Camera accessories
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Plane table frame used by Captain James Cook

Plane table frame used by Captain James Cook

Captain Cook Plane Table Frame collection
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Surveying equipment
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England
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Captain James Cook
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1768
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