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Small oval oyster shell used by artists to scrape clean possum skins

Small oval oyster shell used by artists to scrape clean poss...

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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2002
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Four short metal cylinders

Four short metal cylinders

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gibb key

Gibb key

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Spring loaded tool

Spring loaded tool

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Dressing implement

Dressing implement

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Arm splint

Arm splint

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Health and medical equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Hand made water heating tool

Hand made water heating tool

Ron Bell collection
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Rotary burr

Rotary burr

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Metal knife with bone handle

Metal knife with bone handle

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Knives
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Sheffield, England
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Enamel and metal mug from North Head Quarantine Station

Enamel and metal mug from North Head Quarantine Station

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Mugs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Hole gauge attachment

Hole gauge attachment

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Cobbler's tool

Cobbler's tool

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Green wineglass

Green wineglass

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Wine glasses
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Photograph of nine men standing next to a tent and a portable boiler

Photograph of nine men standing next to a tent and a portabl...

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Signal lamp

Signal lamp

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Pincers for taffy

Pincers for taffy

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Precision ground flat stock gauge setting piece

Precision ground flat stock gauge setting piece

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Glass bottle with glass stopper

Glass bottle with glass stopper

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Bottles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Metal knife with bone handle

Metal knife with bone handle

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Knives
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Sheffield, England
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Ceramic teapot with lid

Ceramic teapot with lid

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Teapots
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Photograph of Quarantine Station and harbour

Photograph of Quarantine Station and harbour

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Doily maker

Doily maker

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Vice grips

Vice grips

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 1
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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Metal dibber

Metal dibber

Marion Flanigan collection
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Metal teaspoon

Metal teaspoon

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Teaspoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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V-block and cramp

V-block and cramp

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Photograph of ships in a harbour

Photograph of ships in a harbour

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Photograph of ships in a harbour

Photograph of ships in a harbour

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Metal implement, consisting of a cylinder opening to a curved spade shape at one end

Metal implement, consisting of a cylinder opening to a curve...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Metal fork

Metal fork

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Forks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Silver coffeepot

Silver coffeepot

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Coffeepots
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Elkington & Co
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Rotary burr

Rotary burr

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Suitcase containing breathing apparatus

Suitcase containing breathing apparatus

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Suitcases
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Surrey, England
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Terracotta water bottle with stopper and dish

Terracotta water bottle with stopper and dish

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Water containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Concreting screed

Concreting screed

Phillip Porta collection
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Dinner bell

Dinner bell

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Bells
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Metal scriber

Metal scriber

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Photograph of harbour with ships and wharf

Photograph of harbour with ships and wharf

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Silver dessertspoon

Silver dessertspoon

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Dessertspoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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White ceramic chamber pot

White ceramic chamber pot

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Chamber pots
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Gibb key - Strips of steel

Gibb key - Strips of steel

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Metal fork

Metal fork

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Forks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Round copper plaque

Round copper plaque

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Plaques
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Metal attachment for a measuring device

Metal attachment for a measuring device

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Toothpaste dish with lid

Toothpaste dish with lid

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Dishes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Laryngoscope and tongue depressor contained within metal tube

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North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Medical instruments
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Angle measuring piece

Angle measuring piece

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Metal scriber

Metal scriber

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Hone

Hone

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Signal lamp

Signal lamp

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Lamps
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Photograph of upper body of smallpox patient

Photograph of upper body of smallpox patient

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Knob

Knob

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Soap dish with lid and rack

Soap dish with lid and rack

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Soap dishes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Metal teaspoon

Metal teaspoon

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Teaspoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Capstan head

Capstan head

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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Metal one-handed hole punch

Metal one-handed hole punch

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Pair of wooden splints for arm

Pair of wooden splints for arm

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Health and medical equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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A wire bending tool

A wire bending tool

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Metal grooving tool

Metal grooving tool

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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