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Carcass of a bullock swept up into a tree in 1950 flood, Birdsville. January, 1953

Carcass of a bullock swept up into a tree in 1950 flood, Bir...

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Birdsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1953
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Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Spittoons
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Birdsville, Alex Rabig's house

Birdsville, Alex Rabig's house

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 2
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Negatives
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Birdsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1953
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Sign Here - So Help Me God! by Ellen Jose

Sign Here - So Help Me God! by Ellen Jose

Ellen Jose collection
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Oil paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Ellen Jose
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1992
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Non-conductive fibre

Non-conductive fibre

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Components
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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T.R.H. The Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh and their Children. Volume One

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Daphne Mabbott collection
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Books
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Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Queensland Book Depot
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1953
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Pair of snowshoes

Pair of snowshoes

Dane Wimbush collection
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Snowshoes
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Island Bend, Kosciusko National Park, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Dane Wimbush
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1950
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Photograph of a group of people standing with Fred Daly

Photograph of a group of people standing with Fred Daly

Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1947
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Carved wooden spearhead with six indents tapering to the point

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Odette O'Neill collection
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Arrows
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Rectangular wooden ornamental carving

Rectangular wooden ornamental carving

Odette O'Neill collection
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Wood carvings
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 8. Kangaroo Paw

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 8. Kangaroo Paw

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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Auger bit

Auger bit

George and Mary Weir collection
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Augers
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Redhead, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George F. Weir
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1949
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International Women's Day mug, 1994

International Women's Day mug, 1994

Union of Australian Women collection
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Mugs
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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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Piece of Australian red ochre

Piece of Australian red ochre

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Ochre
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Australia
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Mr Victor Carell
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1953
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Painted ceramic tumbler made by Martin Boyd Pottery

Painted ceramic tumbler made by Martin Boyd Pottery

Martin Boyd Pottery Tumbler collection
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Tumblers
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North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Martin Boyd Pottery
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1950
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Child's green cotton apron with embroidery depicting Snow White amongst a group of animals including rabbits, a fawn and birds

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Aprons
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1948
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Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Ladles
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Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1965
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Jungle Gym presented to Ainslie Primary School by Prime Minister James Scullin in 1930

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Ainslie Primary School collection no. 1
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Recreational equipment
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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Jungle Gym Inc
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1923
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Three women, an Asian woman, a Caucasian woman and an African woman

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Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Love-birds in Birdsville. Late January, 1953

Love-birds in Birdsville. Late January, 1953

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Birdsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1953
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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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Equal Pay Year 1986

Equal Pay Year 1986

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political 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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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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Owner's handbook for the Daimler 'Twenty-seven' and 'Straight Eight'

Owner's handbook for the Daimler 'Twenty-seven' and 'Straigh...

Daimler Twenty Seven and Straight Eight Handbook collection
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Handbooks
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1948
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Metal tray

Metal tray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Trays
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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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Centre drill

Centre drill

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Drill bits
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Pocket Politics No.6, 1954

Pocket Politics No.6, 1954

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 12
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Pamphlets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Liberal Party of Australia
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1954
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Women's International Democratic Federation 8th Congress medallion

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Medallions
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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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Black and white photograph of 'King of Canberra' Fred Daly 'knighting' an unknown youth in London Circuit

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Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne 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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Minton 'Kings Service' china 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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Saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Certificate awarded to Fred Daly 'commemorating your 31 years of service in the House of Representatives and Australian Labor Party'... 2 October 1974

Certificate awarded to Fred Daly 'commemorating your 31 year...

Fred Daly collection
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Certificates
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1974
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Black and white photograph of Fred Daly

Black and white photograph of Fred Daly

Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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Don't mix stars with wars

Don't mix stars with wars

Union of Australian Women collection
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Photographic postcards
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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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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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Elizabeth Crowned Queen

Elizabeth Crowned Queen

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Commemorative books
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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Ink bottle

Ink bottle

Les Robertson collection
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Ink bottles
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Black and white photograph of an unidentified bald man shaking hands with an unidentified woman in a polka-dot dress, 1963

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Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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China
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1963
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Aborigines, Birdsville. (

Aborigines, Birdsville. ("Corporal", old "Minchoolie's" pal,...

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Birdsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1953
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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Sinc...

Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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Album containing photographs of Fred Daly and others in Hong Kong

Album containing photographs of Fred Daly and others in Hong...

Fred Daly collection
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Photograph albums
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Hong Kong
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney at Keeling Cocos Island on 9 November 1914

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Margaret Gibb collection
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Commemorative cups
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England
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Samuel Radford Ltd
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1914
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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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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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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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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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Black and white photograph of Fred Daly seated between a lady and a man at a meeting, 1961

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Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Berlin, Germany
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1961
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Bore gauge

Bore gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Letter addressed to Fred Daly from the

Letter addressed to Fred Daly from the "Secretary to the Fed...

Fred Daly collection
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Letters
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1973
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1985  Participation Development Peace - IYY [International Youth Year].

1985 Participation Development Peace - IYY [International Y...

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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Jenny calipers

Jenny calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air mail covers re-enactment flight first official air mail Australia - New Zealand 1934-1984...11th April 1984'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air m...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Console for the satellite tracking system from the Orroral Valley Tracking Station

Console for the satellite tracking system from the Orroral V...

Orroral Valley Tracking Station collection
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Computer hardware
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Oregon, United States of America
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United States Navy
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1950
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Bread Knife

Bread Knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bread knives
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Wedges
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne 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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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Embroidered handmade doily

Embroidered handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1945
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Comb for sheep shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

Comb for sheep shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via...

Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
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Neil Woodhouse
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1910
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