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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distanc...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Reef Fish

Reef Fish

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Sandridge, from Railway Pier, in the 'Fifties'

Sandridge, from Railway Pier, in the 'Fifties'

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1850
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Painting depicts an oval shield-like figure between two lizards

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Painting depicts two pointed oval-shapes

Painting depicts two pointed oval-shapes

Anonymous (17/8/1968) collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver with accompanying leather holster and label referring to the bushranger incident.

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Revolvers
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United States of America
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Samuel Colt
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1850
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting John Macarthur

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Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1766
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Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accessories, trunk, spanner and jack

Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accesso...

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Concord, New Hampshire, United States of America
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Abbott-Downing Company
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1854
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Childbirth Scene, work on paper in the style of a bark painting, Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Building materials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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The Courthouse, Parramatta

The Courthouse, Parramatta

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1849
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Bean necklace, Ernabella SA

Bean necklace, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Necklaces
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Pokerwork mouse, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork mouse, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Handwritten note that was pinned inside a pocket of a fur coat

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Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Unknown
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1990
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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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Unknown
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1954
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Document known as the 'Batman Land Deed', between John Batman and Aboriginal 'chiefs' of the Kulin nation, Port Phillip area, 1835

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The Christensen Fund collection no. 3
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Documents
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Tasmania, Australia
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Joseph T. Gellibrand
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1835
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Bark painting  depicting a goanna, a snake, two turtles, a bird and fish - Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Abstract drawing from Ernabella

Abstract drawing 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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Unknown
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Men Dancing at a Ceremony

Men Dancing at a Ceremony

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Prison truncheon, about 1940

Prison truncheon, about 1940

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Weapons
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Unknown
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1954
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Craft Expo '82 poster

Craft Expo '82 poster

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Posters
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1982
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Bark painting - Djunkgao and Madalait at Arnhem Bay - Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Totemic Drawing of Fish and Eggs. (Although this title is listed in file, it does not seem to correspond with the painting)

Totemic Drawing of Fish and Eggs. (Although this title is li...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Spindle

Spindle

Ernabella Arts collection no. 2
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Spindles
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Unknown
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 1604 with accessories in a wooden case

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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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1850
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Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

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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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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Unknown
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1954
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Bean necklace, Ernabella SA

Bean necklace, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Necklaces
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Punishment equipment
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart
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1837
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Wooden portable writing desk with accessories used by Hanbury Clements, c1815

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Jean Clements collection
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Writing desks
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Jean Clements
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1810
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Unknown
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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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Small carved wooden sculpture of a mammal

Small carved wooden sculpture of a mammal

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown Artist
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Convict love token for James Godfrey

Convict love token for James Godfrey

Convict Love Token collection no. 1
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Convict love tokens
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England
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1820
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Oil on linen portrait of the racehorse 'Jorrocks'

Oil on linen portrait of the racehorse 'Jorrocks'

Jorrocks collection
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Unknown Artist
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1840
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Introduce things Australian to the Japanese public

Introduce things Australian to the Japanese public

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Posters
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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One-piece cream muslin dress with embroidered leaf pattern

One-piece cream muslin dress with embroidered leaf pattern

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dresses
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1810
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Painting depicts a large, wide-bodied serpent horizontally across bark and six fish

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Abstract drawing from Ernabella

Abstract drawing 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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Unknown
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These toys are for you to buy for your children and grandchildren

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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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